HOW TO SHARE YOUR CONCERNS
We want St. Paul’s to be a church where concerns, even ones that you do not feel that you can communicate to the Rector, are heard.
For issues of RISK of ABUSE, INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR, and FINANCIAL or BUSINESS MISCONDUCT, we are following the diocesan’s “Whole and Healthy Church” process and documentation. Concerns can be directed to a member of the clergy, one of the wardens or the chair of the personnel committee. The senior warden is Bill Phillips, the co-junior wardens are Ron Goerss and Bryan Vander Lugt. The chair of the Personnel Committee is Karen McCormick.
Alternatively, the diocesan form can be completed independently, sealed in an envelope and returned to the office. The envelope will be logged in and the senior warden will be notified. Blank forms and envelopes can be found in the Parish Hall and the Narthex. These concerns may also be submitted to the Diocese by clicking here.
For OTHER CONCERNS here at St. Paul’s (procedures, staff, vestry, programs, safety, etc.), again we encourage you to contact the clergy, one of the wardens or the personnel chair. We have a separate form titled “Feedback for Improvement” that can be completed. This form with envelopes will also be in the Narthex and Parish Hall. The form can be completed, sealed in an envelope and returned to the office. The envelope will be logged in and the senior warden will be notified.
Following receipt of either type of concern, the senior warden will call a discernment discussion of wardens and personnel chair to address next steps. Action will be taken as appropriate. Follow-up with complainant will occur following discussion and any action. The complainant will remain confidential where appropriate.
Any congregant or staff person can come to a warden or the personnel chair, or use one of these forms when they have a concern but do not wish to speak to a clergy person directly. Click here to email Senior Warden Bill Phillips, or click here to email Co-junior Warden Ron Goerss, or click here to email Co-junior Warden Bryan Vander Lugt, or click here to email the Personnel Committee Chair, Karen McCormick.