Each year the entire church gathers for a parish meeting to reflect upon what God has done in the previous year and to anticipate the next. This meeting includes the presentation of the 2020 budget, the election of new Vestry members, and the Annual Parish Report for 2019. This year we will also vote on whether to encumber our current real estate so that we can secure a loan for the building of phase one of our Mission Abbey. We will meet Wednesday, January 29 at 6:00 p.m. and frame our time together with Evening Prayer.
As it pertains to Vestry members, according to the bylaws of our church, members of the Vestry serve a term of two years. Each year, those outgoing members of the Vestry serve as the Nominating Committee for new members to be elected at the Annual Parish Meeting. After receiving recommendations from the parish, the Committee, chaired by Jonathan Stewart, submits the following candidates for election.
Vestry Nominees for 2020
Lynn Binkley has been married to Rob for thirty-three years, and they have six wonderful children, two terrific sons-in-law, and three precious grandchildren. Their oldest daughter, Rachel, lives with her husband, Nathan, and children, Josiah and Anna Clare, in Jackson; their son, Aubrey, lives in Nashville; their daughter, Tansil, and her husband, Casey, and daughter, Gina Lynn, live in Hendersonville; their son, Travis, just graduated from Union and lives in Jackson; and their sons, Hayes and T ad, are in college in east T ennessee at Lee and Covenant, respectively. Lynn grew up living all over the U.S. and overseas as an Air Force “brat.” She and Rob fell in love in law school, and she practiced law for eight years before retiring to stay at home with their growing family. As one who’s been a foreigner and a stranger, she is thankful for the opportunity to help with our immigration services. She loves spending time with her family, encouraging others, playing games, and fishing, even recently learning to fly fish in Colorado.
Joy Moore moved to Jackson in 2007 for a position at Union University that quickly reshaped after the tornado of 2008. In her time there, she has helped start the university’s first coffee shop and music and arts venue, developed a campus roastery, designed a second shop in the university’s new library, trained and managed dozens of baristas, and hosted many musicians. Along with this work, she has taught writing courses in the English department. More recently, she has begun working as the Assistant Director for the Honors Community. She came to All Saints in 2014 and was confirmed that November. For leisure, Joy enjoys writing, reading, spending time with her family in Little Rock, and traveling to places with mountains to hike and/or great architecture and art to see.
Steven Swanson grew up in Southern California (yes, that can happen!). He is a retired Presbyterian minister with degrees in theology from Fuller Seminary and Princeton Seminary, as well as a doctorate in Old Testament Studies from the University of Edinburgh. He also retired last year after thirty-one years of teaching high school math, most recently at USJ. He is involved in All Saints’ prayer and healing ministries, sings in the choir, attends Bible studies, and helps out where he can. Steven has been married to Sally for seven years, and has two grown children and three grandchildren. He recently completed the Tennessee Extension Master Gardener program because he enjoys working in the dirt.
Lloyd Tatum was one of five children raised in Henderson, TN. He graduated from Rhodes College and Cumberland School of Law, Samford University. He has practiced law in Henderson since 1986. He and his wife Lynn have four children. Lloyd was on the founding board of All Saints. He has previously served as a Vestry member and presently serves as the LEM Ministry Champion, a Stewardship Team member, and a choir member. In his spare time Lloyd is a student of World War II, golfer, and sports fan.