Meet our Vestry Candidates
Our Annual Meeting is this Sunday. At the meeting, we will be voting on a slate of two candidates for the Vestry, Jack Jagoe and Dan Williams. This is a chance to get to know a bit about them.
A Letter from Jack Jagoe
Greetings brothers and sisters,
With many of you I have cherished and enjoyed sharing in Bible studies, fellowship after services and congregational activities. Recently my name was submitted to serve you as a member of the Vestry. The following is offered that you may become more acquainted with me and my services to Christ Church.
In our preparation to move to California from New Mexico in the summer of 2011, Charlene (Char) and I asked The Rt. Rev. John Gurnsey, Bishop of the former Diocese of the Holy Spirit, if he would recommend an Anglican church close to Yucaipa where we could attend with the opportunity of becoming members there. The Bishop, with an immediate response, introduced us to Christ’s Church, Yucaipa.
Our first visits to Christ Church revealed to us a praying church with warmth, caring and love that you all have with your outreach to people. Char and I now understand that you confirm this church’s trademark, “Reverent, Relevant, Relational”.
I have had the honor in being responsible for worship service set-up and take down; being an usher; becoming acquainted with and understanding the neighborhood walk program; participating in The Fourth Day and Ultreya gatherings and for serving at two men’s Cursillos.
I believe that a congregation and a Vestry that together challenge and overcome difficult and seemingly insurmountable barriers will be richly rewarded by God. The warriors in the many stations within this church will, under God’s guidance, overcome the barriers that are and that will be facing us. I want to be involved in those challenges. I want to be active in glorifying God.
My vision is that the light of Jesus Christ shines from each of us as beacons showing where hearts are Reverent, the Word of God is Relevant to the needs of all who hear and that living in The Word is Relational to achieving the utmost that one can achieve in life.With your approval of me as a vestry member I pledge to you that I will, under God’s guidance, use my previous life and vestry experiences in faithfully serving this church and community.
In His Light,
Jack Jagoe, gratefully a member of Christ’s Church, Yucaipa, California.
An Interview with Dan Williams