Leadership

President's Report

Summer 2022

Welcome to the Chapel’s 139th season! 

We look forward to opening our doors in June! Thank you for your ongoing generosity and support, which gives the Chapel the ability to carry out its mission. 

We hope to resume all worship services, activities and programs to a pre-pandemic schedule this summer. Thank you for your patience and understanding these past two years as we navigated uncharted territory with our gatherings. Catherine Saynor will lead the Worship Committee once again. They meet in the spring and throughout the summer, to evaluate the latest diocese and state recommendations, among the many other components of worship. 

The Trustees met in February 2022 to approve the operating budget for the year ahead. Special thanks to our treasurer, Joe Wright, and the Finance Committee for their thorough consideration of every line item. You can read Joe’s summary of the Chapel’s financial health in this newsletter. As you know, we are dependent upon your gifts to make all Chapel programs possible, as well as to maintain our buildings and grounds. 

Our Outreach Committee meets in the spring and throughout the summer to identify the island’s ongoing community needs, which have been exacerbated during the past two years of the pandemic. Sincere thanks to Eileen Shields West and the Outreach Committee members for their care in researching the needs of so many island non-profit organizations. Details are in Eileen’s article. 

The Chapel will begin a Children’s Program this summer! After many years in the planning stages, this program has been thoughtfully developed by Chrissi Crampton and a group of enthusiastic board members. They are busy planning lessons and crafts, for children ages 3 – 12, during the Sunday worship hour. 

The entire Board is engaged in overseeing all aspects of Chapel life. In addition to the Committees mentioned, we focus on the maintenance of our beautiful grounds and columbarium areas, buildings and preservation, as well as communications, events, hospitality and pastoral support. We always need volunteers so please do not hesitate to reach out and offer a small amount of time. Options include bell ringing, becoming a docent for Chapel tours, or helping with the weekly news e-blast, to name a few! 

As we begin this blessed new season together, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Carr for all he does behind the scenes, as well as our administrator, Sheila Daume. Their omnipresence, tireless energy and versatility greatly helps our beloved Chapel run so smoothly. 

I wish everyone safe travels and a healthy joyful summer! 

With gratitude, Patti Brown
President of the Board of Trustees

“THE SCONSET CHAPEL IS AN HISTORIC SACRED PLACE OFFERING A SPRITUAL HOME TO ALL AND AS SUCH PROVIDES AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL TO WORSHIP, CELEBRATE, LEARN, MOURN, AND SERVE TOGETHER IN THE CHRISTIAN TRADITION”  

Officers 2021–2022

President - Patti Brown Clerk - Robert Felch
Vice President - Ann Johnson Secretary - Robert Felch
Vice President - Robert Felch Minister - The Reverend J. Carr Holland III
Treasurer - Joe Wright  

Board of Trustees 2021–2022

Patti Brown Ann Johnson
Chrissi Crampton Julia Ogilvy
Maggie Cooley Charley Polachi
Robert Felch Elizabeth Queally
Charlie Gailliot Eileen Shields West
Ed Hodge George Wilson
George Hubbs Joe Wright


Ex-Officio Trustees 2021–2022

President Emeritus Catherine Saynor
President Emeritus Jeffrey Lockhart
President Emerita Mimi Young
Chair - Columbarium Robert Felch
Chapel Administrator Sheila Daume
Reservationist Mary Will
Roman Catholic Clergy Father John Murray

Board Committee Chairs 2021–2022

Buildings George Wilson
Finance Joe Wright
Investments Joe Wright
Grounds Elizabeth Queally
Hospitality Ann Johnson
Outreach Eileen Shields West
Events Julia Ogilvy
Preservation Jeffrey Lockhart
Pastoral Care Elizabeth Cote
Worship Catherine Saynor

Standing Committee Chairs 2021–2022

Columbarium Robert Felch
Flowers Sheila Daume
Scheduling Mary Will
Wedding Coordinator Barbara Bispham
Docents Elinor Vaughter
Christmas Mailing Sheila Daume
Weekly Eblast Nell Wilson
Newsletter Sheila Daume