By Tom Allen
After receiving the recommendations from the 20/20 Committee last year, the vestry is taking the first half of the year to review the recommendations, prioritize them, compare them to initiatives at St. Martin’s that may already be in flight, and determine what may be the highest priority for implementation this year. This process also includes understanding what resources may be necessary for implementation and what, if any, budgetary impacts should be accounted for.
As a first step of this, the vestry spent more than two hours at its February retreat embarking on a detailed review of the recommendations and beginning to formulate action steps. We see the this year’s 50th anniversary of St. Martin’s as an opportune time to put in motion new and exciting strategies to ensure the long-term growth and vitality of our church. To do this right, the vestry also understands that shared ownership of recommendations and implementation plans with all members of St. Martins is crucial to making the kind long-term difference that the 20/20 Committee envisioned.
Tom Allen is the vestry liaison for the 20/20 Committee, and served on the 20/20 task force created in 2013.