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Who are you?
We are all made in the image of Christ. Our decisions, our history, our family - all make up who we are today.
Who we are
Our loving church is a casual group of friends and family from different walks of life united in our faith. We are grateful to our Father God, who has so loved imperfect people such as ourselves that He would give His only Son, Jesus Christ, to redeem us from our sin and help us to live new lives through the power of the Holy Spirit.
The Vestry is the representative of the parish with regard to all matters of the church. The below Vestry members were elected at the annual parish meeting on January 29, 2023. Sally Allen was selected as Senior Warden by the Bishop. The Senior Warden leads the parish between Rectors and is a support person for the Rector. Our Junior Warden is Pam Thompson and the responsibility for the Junior Warden is to oversee the church property and buildings and steps in when the Senior Warden is unavailable. Karen Dolan is our Treasurer and Clerk.
The basic responsibilities of the Vestry are to help define and articulate the mission of the congregation; to support the church’s mission by word and deed, to select the Rector, to ensure effective organization and planning, and to manage resources and finances.
Sally Allen, Senior Warden
Pam Thompson, Junior Warden
Karen Dolan, Treasurer & Clerk
Gerry Gardner, Lay Pastor
Gerry Gardner is a long-time member of Church of the Holy Spirit. She is an ordained Chaplain with the International Fellowship of Chaplains and is a chaplain with Tidewell Hospice in Sarasota. Gerry is a gifted teacher, prayer minister, and author. Her book, “Hearts That Matter Much” is a powerful resource for parents and other adults who care for the emotional needs of children and youth. Gerry has over 28 years of experience in inner healing ministry and previously served as the senior pastor at Community Gospel Chapel on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. Gerry and her husband Scott are the founding directors of Compelled by Grace – A Global Ministry. The passion for their ministry is found in Hebrews 12:15 – “…that no one misses the grace of God.”
Robin Dofflemyer, Administrative Assistant
Office Hours: Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Carolyn Mac Millan, Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Carolyn Mac Millan served as the church Administrator for Church of the Holy Spirit for over four years. She now serves as the Marketing/Communications Coordinator which is responsible for marketing, website, social media, and bulletins. Raised in Illinois, she is one of nine children. Carolyn and her husband of 40 years, Dick, moved to Sarasota in 1991 after falling in love with Siesta Key. They have two boys and three grandchildren. Carolyn is also a freelance graphic designer with many hobbies including photography, traveling and decorating. She was blessed to be able to visit and tour the Holy Land in 2015 and 2018 and looks forward to returning one day.
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