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ST. DAVID'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
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2017 Annual Meeting & Vestry Elections

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 10:30am | St. David's Hall

Join us for the 2017 Annual Meeting, where we take a look at the past year and elect vestry members for the year to come. All parishioners are strongly encouraged to attend this important meeting!
*Note: No 11:15am Service will take place on this day*

Vestry Elections

Vestry Elections will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2017 during the
Annual Meeting (10:30am in the Chapel).

Vestry Nominations must be received by April 3, 2017.

Click Here for a Nomination Form >

 

Absentee Ballots are available for those parishioners who will not be able to attend
the Annual Meeting & Vestry Elections on May 7, 2017.
 

Ballots must be inserted into the Absentee Ballot Box during the following dates:

Absentee Voting Period: May 1, 2017 (9:00am) - May 6, 2017 (5:00pm)

Read the Absentee ballot to make sure you are eligible to submit an Absentee Ballot. If the answer is yes, follow the instructions below:

 1 - Fill out Ballot/Declaration Form

2 - Be sure to read Declaration, then sign and print name legibly

3 - Fold the form in thirds and place in the Absentee Ballot Box

Absentee Ballot & Declaration

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Thank you to the following Vestry members who will be stepping down this year. We appreciate all of your hard work in making St. David's the best that it could be!

Vestry Nominees 2017

Susan Barber

 

 

Susan grew up in the area and left in 1996 to attend The College of William & Mary. After graduating she moved to Arlington, Virginia for two years before moving back to the area in 2002 to attend The University of Pennsylvania. Upon completion of her Master’s program, Susan spent a year as a professional counselor, two years as a school guidance counselor, and the past ten years teaching Family & Consumer Science, formerly known as Home Economics. It was a random path and she feels lucky that God lead her to a career that’s so insanely fun! 

Susan and her husband Josh joined St. David’s in 2008. Since joining the church, Susan has served on the Discipleship Commission, created MATCH, helped promote both the Advent and Lenten Giving Drives coordinated by the Outreach Commission, volunteered at past fairs, written several pieces for the Lenten Devotional Booklet and The Dove, serves on the Fellowship Commission, co-leads the 20s, 30s, and Beyond group, serves as a chalice bearer and lay reader, serves on the Altar Guild, and has attended many women’s ministry events where she cherishes the relationships she’s formed with other women in the church. Her favorite part about St. David’s is listening to her two oldest children sing in Primary Choir. She looks forward to the opportunity to serve on Vestry and give back more to a church that has given her so much! 

Susan lives in Bryn Mawr with her husband, Josh, and their three children Jace, Ella, and Wren. Susan and Josh are expecting a fourth child, a girl, in the Fall. Susan could not possibly donate a minute of her time to the church if it weren’t for the support of her husband, who cares for the kids while she’s volunteering. For that she’d like to publicly thank him. 

 

                                                                                                           

Byard Ebling

 

Byard was welcomed into the membership of St Davids in 2016. He and his wife Barbara relocated back to the east coast having spent 25 years in Chicagoland. As a son of a Lutheran Minister, he grew up in northeast Pennsylvania in that tradition and worshipped as a Presbyterian while in Naperville IL.

Byard is leading the St John’s Norristown Soup Kitchen Ministry and is a regular member of both the Rector's and Men’s Bible Studies. He also participates in the Men’s Fellowship, Wine and Dines as well as Driving Angels Ministry.At past congregations he has  chaired Pastoral Call Committees, New Member Outreach and multiple Long Term Planning Commissions.

Byard completed his undergraduate studies at Muhlenberg College earning a degree in English. He holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing. He is currently retired from a 35 year career as a Food Marketing and Sales Executive with Tootsie Roll Industries and most recently in private equity work in sweet baked goods sector.

Byard and his wife reside in Newtown Square and have 4 grown children, Byard D., Rebecca, Amanda and Zoe, spread around the country. They became grandparents this past December welcoming a grand daughter to the world.

 

                                                                               

Janet Helms

 

Janet joined St. David’s in 2013.  She previously attended churches of the Lutheran, Presbyterian and Universalist Unitarian denominations and has finally found a “home” at St. David’s.  The St. David’s community is a source of great joy to her.    

Janet has participated in various Education & Discipleship Programs, such as Alpha and Renovare, as well as Pastoral Care Programs, including Stephen Ministry and Walking the Mourners’ Path.  She serves on St. David’s Finance Commission, is a recent addition to the Ushering teams, has begun to attend Endre’s excellent Exercise in Faith classes on Saturday mornings, has volunteered at the Book Tent during the St. David’s Fair and, on an as needed basis, volunteers for the Gift Shop. 

Janet holds an undergraduate degree in Economics and Business from Lafayette College and a MBA, with a concentration in Financial Management, from Drexel University.  Over a 38 year career, she has gained experience in commercial banking, technology and real estate fields.  Currently, she is employed as a Vice President of Commercial Lending by Beneficial Bank.

Janet, and her Partner of 19 years, have three, four-legged “daughters”, 2 Birman kitties and a Goldendoodle, each of whom have been blessed by St. David’s clergy!  They also have two grandsons, Otis and August, who fill their hearts and are the joys of their lives.  Janet resides in Wayne, PA.

 

                                                                                                          

Michael D. Parrish

 

 

 

Mr. Parrish has over 30 years of senior leadership experience in growing and acquiring various technology related businesses globally. Most recently, Mr. Parrish has been Chairman & CEO of several publicly traded companies and was founder and CEO for several start-ups including an environmental services business which was recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine's HOT 100 highlighting the top 100 start ups in America for 2004 as well as by INC magazine as the 7th fastest growing private environmental company on its INC500 list for 2006 and 2007.

Previously, Mr. Parrish held various executive leadership positions with several General Electric Companies where he served in roles such as General Manager for global logistics and services for GE's Water business, and, earlier, as Managing Director for GE Capital specializing in ecommerce, six sigma, and productivity of several of GE's equipment management groups.

Prior to GE, Mr. Parrish served for 14 years on active duty in the U.S. Army where he held various leadership positions of increasing responsibility as an Army Aviator, serving as an Air Operations Officer during Desert Storm and culminating as a member of the Army Acquisition Corps. He is currently a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves. 

Mr. Parrish has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point as well as a Master's in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA with honors from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.  He is the past President of the West Point Society of Philadelphia and served on the advisory boards of the Delaware Valley Industrial Resources Center, USO of Southeast Pennsylvania/New Jersey and the United States Military Academy at West Point.  Mike has been a member of St. David’s for 15 years and has three children, Connor (14), Vivian (11), and Grace (7).

 

                                                                                                           

Gillian Waldron

 

Gillian and her husband, Jeff, met as students at the Dickinson School of Law. They came to St. David’s Church with their children in 2001. Gillian joined the Altar Guild and began volunteering in Kinder Worship. Shortly thereafter, she trained and became the catechist for the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, and taught three classes of pre-schoolers and first graders for three years.

In the years since, she has served as an Alpha table leader and confirmation mentor. She remains active in Monday Morning Flowers as a driver, St. John’s Feeding Ministry, Driving Angels, centering prayer and as a lay assistant. In 2013, she trained and was commissioned as a Stephen Minister and, following additional training, was commissioned as a Stephen Leader in 2015.

Along with Jeff, she serves as a lay Eucharistic visitor. For the past three years, Gillian has been privileged to serve as the coordinator of the St. David’s Lenten Devotional book. In 2014, she was appointed Altar Guild Director and in that capacity serves on the Worship Commission. Currently, she is also serving on the Stewardship Commission. Gillian and Jeff have a daughter, Molly Waldron Morse, who teaches Latin at Malvern Prep, and a son, JP, who is the associate director at an art gallery in New York City.