2020 ANNUAL MEETING
Everyone is invited to attend the 2020 Annual Meeting, which will happen on Sunday, February 2nd, between services at 11:30 am. Read here an invitation from Dean Mary.
Meet the Candidates for Vestry Class of 2020
I have been at the Cathedral for 14 years and a member of the Episcopal Church for 37 years. I am currently Senior Warden of the Vestry and involved in Hats for Indy the knitting group that knits and crochets hats and scarves for the homeless, a member of the Board of Directors for WayCross and a member of the Diocese Standing Committee. I am a graduate of EFM. Read more here.
First I want to greet you and thank you for taking the time to read these lines. My name is Mario Ávila. I belong to the Christ Church Cathedral since 2015. In 2017, I became a member of the Latin American Choir. Being part of the choir has been a great blessing to my life. Sharing with all of you in the congregation has been a unique experience. As a member of the Church I have had the opportunity to meet many more people with a great spirit of service, and that for me has been a great motivation. Read more here.
I have attended Christ Church Cathedral for over 24 years. We found a church home then and I was Baptized and Confirmed as an adult in the Cathedral, my late wife was received and sent off here, and my oldest grandchild was baptized as well. Our family came to the Cathedral when my oldest daughter joined the Cathedral Girls’ Choir. We have stayed as a family because of the Music, Liturgy and Traditions. We have given of our talents to the Cathedral in different ministries over the years and continue to serve each in our own ways now. Read more here.
MATTHEW “MATT” HENRY
I grew up in a church: attending youth group, participating in mission trips, singing in the choir, playing the piano and trumpet for services, leading the praise service team, and numerous other activities to eventually serving on Pastor/Parish Relations (the Methodist version of Vestry). In the early 2000s as I began to accept the realization that I was gay, I found myself confused by church teachings and was certain I would pay for my “sin.” At the same time, I was asked to leave the church by some of the very people I looked up to because they believed God’s love (and therefore their love) was conditional. Fast forward through a long journey of learning who God really is… My husband and I were introduced to Christ Church Cathedral through friends. From the moment I walked in, it looked like a church, but something felt different. Love and acceptance were and continue to be present every time we step foot into the building. Reyn and I are proud to say we have a church home. Read more here.
My wife Marjo and I joined Christ Church Cathedral in 1982 when we moved to Indianapolis. We joined Christ Church because it was then, as it is now, the most urban and most diverse of the Indianapolis Episcopal parishes. Leadership experiences at CCC for which I am particularly grateful include serving on the steering committee of CCC’s annual Bible lectures throughout the life of the series (over fifteen years), chairing a committee on worship at Christ Church, leading a Lenten study series on the Book of Psalms, and serving a three-year term on the Vestry during Steve Carlsen’s deanship. Read more here.
WILLIAM “BILL” WHITE
To the the clergy, staff, and members Of Christ Church Cathedral Indianapolis: I would like to thank the members of Christ Church Cathedral for the honor and privilege of serving on your vestry for the past three years. It has been an informative and rewarding experience and I believe that I have been able to make a contribution to the governance and evolution of the church and parish. I have also been elected by the vestry to be a member of the board of directors of the Christ Church Cathedral Foundation. This foundation oversees and directs the financial assets and endowment of the cathedral. Read more here.