LEADERSHIP

Join us in person for worship Sundays at 8:00 & 10:00 or live on YouTube

St Aidans Cross

We often carry heavy burdens and the world around us can sometimes leave us feeling more anxious than loving or peaceful. Having a place to find rest, to connect with the truest and deepest parts of ourselves, and to practice Jesus’ way of love gives us the strength we need for the journey God has for each of us.

No matter who you are, or where you are on the journey of faith, God welcomes you and loves you. And so does St Aidan’s, Camano Island!

The Rev. Drew Foisie, Vicar

SUNDAY SERVICE TIMES

8:00 AM  – Holy Eucharist Rite I  
10:00 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite II
9:15 AM – Education Hour in Dietel Hall   
Child Care available 9:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Join us for coffee hour after the 10:00 AM service.
Wednesday Morning service: 
Holy Eucharist, Rite I, 10:00 AM
Intercessory prayer and anointing available

Bishop's Committee

The board of lay leadership (normally called a Vestry) is here called a Bishop’s Committee, because St Aidan’s is a “mission” church of the Diocese of Olympia. The bishop of the diocese is directly responsible for mission churches in his diocese, but delegates pastoral responsibility to the Vicar (from Latin vicarius, ‘substitute’).

​Bishop’s Committee leaders are often the most visible leaders of the church. Together with the vicar they provide leadership in many areas. They make decisions and give direction in the areas of budget, maintenance of church property, gifts and endowments, and discerning how it all fits within the stated vision and mission of the church. They also prayerfully discern with the vicar mutual ministry goals and empower the community to respond with their gifts.

Bishop’s Committee members are elected to a term of 3 years. The Senior Warden and the Junior Warden (or ‘People’s Warden’) are B.C. members elected or appointed to one year terms (occasionally two).

  • The Bishop’s Committee meets on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 PM in the conference room. (Meetings can occasionally move, so double check the church calendar
  • All meetings are open meetings. Anyone is welcome to attend. If you plan on attending, please give us a heads-up so that we can better welcome you.
  • Anyone may submit items for discussion at Bishop’s Committee meetings. They should be submitted to the Office Administrator no later than 1 week prior to the next meeting, in writing, so nothing gets lost in translation. 
  • Any church member may ask any B.C. member to speak in their stead regarding a topic/proposal they wish to forward, so long as the person making the request agrees to be named in the reporting.
  • If a critical or sensitive vote is being taken, the BC may go into a “closed door” session and ask visitors to leave for a period of time. 

The 2022 Bishop’s Committee

  • Donna L. Myers, Senior Warden
  • Kevin King, Junior Warden
  • Jim McNally, liaison for Technology
  • Pam Sontheimer, liaison for Christian Formation
  • Sue Perry, liaison for Congregational Life
  • Ray Riches, liaison for Buildings and Grounds 
  • Gayle Thomas, liaison for Buildings and Grounds
  • Peter Dunphy, liaison for Outreach
  • Vonda Buse, liason for Worship

Officers of the Bishop's Committee

  • Jeff Maxwell, Treasurer
  • Kathy McNally, Clerk