March 14, 2021 at 11:30 am
Meeting ID: 922 2309 8781
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I’m Christopher Hart. My wife Lisa and I recently celebrated our 42nd wedding anniversary. We’ve been members of St. Mary’s for over 25 years and active Episcopalians for a lot longer. I’ve served in various roles in our diocese and in the wider church, having been a deputy to seven General Conventions and elected to serve at an eighth one in 2022. I’ve represented St. Mary’s in our Diocesan Convention for many years and the Merion Deanery (of which we are a part) recently elected me again as a member of Diocesan Council. The one big church job that I have never done is to serve on a parish vestry. Now that I am retired from my work at Lumbermens Merchandising Corporation here in Wayne I’ve been encouraged to take on a new leadership challenge here at St. Mary’s. I hope to be worthy of the task.
Mary Knox Tatnall and her husband Frank came to St. Mary’s more than ten years ago, and were immediately impressed with the welcome and friendship offered by the congregation. A lifelong resident of the Main Line, Mary was raised at the Church of the Redeemer in Bryn Mawr before moving to Strafford and finally Radnor. She has two daughters and a granddaughter who live out of state. Until recently Mary was a regular attendee at Sunday morning services and is a member of the Women of St. Mary’s. She earlier had served on the vestry at Christ Church Ithan and was a board member and volunteer at several non-profit organizations including Surrey Services for Seniors, Associated Services for the Blind, the Bryn Mawr Hospital Women’s Board and the CONTACT helpline service. She looks forward to becoming actively involved with the vestry’s responsibilities at St. Mary’s Church, the center of her religious life.
Erlis Wickersham has been a member of St Mary’s for about six years. She moderates the book club and the drama reading group. Erlis and husband John are among the readers for Sunday mornings. She helps with the Adult Formation committee, as she has also done at churches attended in the past, and she teaches some Sunday morning classes each year. Her strong interest in Bible study makes her a frequent student both at St. Mary’s and in the surrounding community. She is also interested in church archives and St. Mary’s distinguished ministry of music, so ably led by Dr. Turk. Erlis values the strong sense of community and prayer at St. Mary’s. It turns a warm and friendly face to visitors and values its rich heritage. Serving on the St. Mary’s vestry would be a privilege.
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