Sept. 20, 2015 -- At its first meeting since the resignation of Fr. David Cobb as Rector,* the Ascension Vestry was led in discussions by Fr. Jim Steen from the Diocese of Chicago. Fr. Steen chaired the meeting and provided the agenda. An atmosphere of civility and calm prevailed.
Parish finances were not a focus of discussion, apart from some technical details of the outgoing Rector's severance. Plans for a swift succession of clerical leadership were discussed; more news on that is expected soon from the parish office.
A meeting of the entire parish is to be called shortly.
* Fr. Cobb's ministry at Ascension is to end on Oct. 18.