Father Andrew and Senior Warden Betsy Douglass have commissioned a strategic planning committee to explore how our Church can remain strong and grow even stronger over the next five years. Our work is going well, but we cannot stand still!The committee, called Faithfully Forward, is comprised of the following vestry-nominated parishioners:

Patrick Akins
Nic Ayling
Laurie Brown
Anne Davidson
Kate Harris
Jim Holbrook
Tracee Holmes
Tom Horlacher
Gayle Jackson
John Koykka
Stephanie Nash
Sam Panke
Terese Portell
Nancy Reynolds
Patience Schock
Joe Sheehan
John Tyler

The Faithfully Forward committee is now focusing on four key areas:
1) observing what other churches are doing, both locally and nationally, for good ideas that could apply to us,
2) talking with internal Church staff and lay leaders for their opinions and ideas,
3) planning for focus groups and a parish-wide survey to take place over the next several months, and
4) considering the best ways to communicate with everyone in the parish on an ongoing basis, so that everyone is informed, in touch, and excited about what’s going on here at CSMSG.

We anticipate that the planning will take a year, with a full report presented to the Vestry and the congregation upon its conclusion.[/column]