What is a mutual ministry goal?

An area of focus designed to inform and guide our work as a community. 

In April 2021, the Vestry set three goals centered upon the work of justice, creation care, and intergenerational ministry. These goals were again unanimously approved by the vestry in February 2022 to continue the course of lifelong spiritual formation for every person in this cathedral community. They are intended to touch every aspect of our common life.

What are the mutual ministry goals? 

Creation Care & Carbon Reduction:

In solidarity with future generations, grounded in our Christian duty to preserve and protect God’s creation and promote justice, we will educate, empower, and support the cathedral and its members to become carbon neutral by 2030. 

Intergenerational &Innovative Community:

As we envision ways of being Church in a post-pandemic world, we will foster spiritual growth and nourishing relationships among members of the cathedral community through intergenerational programming, small group gatherings, and innovative ways to incorporate those new to Saint Mark’s as we seek to become Beloved Community.

Restorative Justice & Systemic Change:

Drawing on our scriptural enjoinder to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God, we will renew our commitment to seek and serve Christ in all persons, working toward restorative justice and the dignity of every human being while lamenting and working to change those systemic evils— in the church and the world—that corrupt and destroy the creatures of God.

Click here to view and print a PDF of the document. 

2023 Vestry liaisons and clergy/staff by ministry scope

The Vestry restructured standing committees to embrace these goals and reflect on the work in light of them. 

Creation Care & Carbon Reduction 

      • Vestry liaison: Kathy Minsch & Doug Thorpe
      • Clergy/staff liaison: The Rev. Canon Jennifer King Daugherty

Intergenerational & Innovative Community

      • Vestry liaison: Kristen Kelly, Becky Kacel, and Alexandra Thompson
      • Clergy/staff liaison: Canon Wendy Claire Barrie

Restorative Justice

      • Vestry liaison: Doug Thorpe, Scott Hulet, Carmen Brady, Katie Prettyman
      • Clergy/staff liaison: The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason
Recently the vestry has been discussing ways to engage in ministry at Saint Mark’s even when you can’t make it to campus. Click here to learn more.

A Sunday morning forum on the current state of these goals was offered on Sunday, March 27, at 10:10 a.m., in person in Bloedel Hall or online via Zoom.

View the slides from the presentation here.

View a video of the event below. (Note that the first few minutes of the forum were not recorded.)
The role of the Mutual Ministry Goals in the life of the cathedral may be imagined like the pyramid above. Click the image to enlarge.