Married to Joyce, began attending The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in May of 2012. Was elected to the vestry in January of 2015 and served as Senior Warden in 2017. I am close to a cradle Episcopalian as I began attending All Saints Episcopal Church in 1957 at the age of 8. I served on the vestry of All Saints several times while a member there. While in college I served as a youth representative to the Department of Christian Education for the Diocese of West Missouri. I have been in the Life Insurance business for 44 years and have spent the last 25 years teaching a cram course for State Insurance Licensing, mostly with our company, Biggs Insurance Services since 2001. I consider it a privilege to have served on our vestry for the past 3 years and would appreciate the opportunity to continue to be a member for another three years.
I am interested in the Vestry and have been a member of Resurrection for four years. I serve as an acolyte and am very active in the outreach programs that include the Kansas City Kitchen, Uplift and Community Services League projects. My interest in serving on the vestry is to learn about and positively contribute to the inner workings of the parish.
Hello, my name is Arla Witte. My children and I have recently become regular attendees at the 10:30 services. My children - Emma, Nicholas and Alexandra (Alex) - and I have been members of Resurrection since 2010. I am an attorney, but currently work for the US Citizenship and Immigration Services as a Privacy Officer. We have lived in Independence since 1998 and now we have found a permanent home at Church of the Resurrection. Since regularly attending Sunday services, I have found a new sense of community and spiritualism in my life.
I feel a need to serve the Church and one way to accomplish that is to serve on the Vestry. Helping to shape the future of the Church and be a voice for the membership is just one of many ways I can serve the needs of the congregation and contribute to Resurrection's success.
PROPOSED CHANGES TO BYLAWS
The Senior Warden will present a proposal at the Annual Meeting to revise and update the Bylaws for the Church of the Resurrection. The Vestry has approved the proposed changes.