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Stewardship 2023

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Snapshot of the 2023 Budget


$360k on our Staff: One Rector, six lay employees, seven nursery workers, and nine college interns. We want to take care of our greatest asset —our people.


$140k - in Diocesan Support: Two bishops, Three camps in TX and CO, and mission partnerships in Brownsville, San Antonio, Navajoland, and Honduras.

$135k - For our Campus: Twenty acres, four buildings, and two playgrounds which host everything from Terry Hendrix’s Snowbird Concerts, to a Diaper Pantry, to HCWC, PFLAG, COHI meetings, and so many special events for weddings, funerals, and ministry partnerships.

$70k - Ministry Programming: Sunday Morning Worship and Formation, Wednesday Night Fellowship and Learning, VBS, Godly Play, Nature Enrichment, Adopt a Highway, Meals on Wheels, Blood Drives, Chili Cookoffs, River Baptisms, Cemetery Eucharists, and Parish Picnics.

$45k - Business Expenses: Payroll taxes, Office supplies, Information Technology, Postage, Website, Copier leases, etc.

Our Total 2023 Budget: $759k in Expenses, and $702k in Income. The $57k deficit is being funded from a legacy gift.

2023 Successes
We went from 101 to 130 pledges.
We funded a Middle School Youth Program
We hired three new staff members
We offered pension benefits for two staff positions
We corrected long term plumbing issues in the Sanctuary
We returned to 100% capability in campus HVAC

  2024 Goals
Striving for 145 pledges
Expand benefits to staff
Pass a balanced budget
Offer Childcare for more events
Partner with more local non-profits
Upgrade the Sanctuary Sound System
Hold 150th Anniversary celebrations
Explore a Curate

Every little bit helps…
If everyone who pledged in 2023 gave $43 more a month, we could erase our projected deficit.
If everyone gave $52 more, we could erase our deficit, expand pension benefits, and even add health benefits to one position.
If everyone gave $84 more, we could erase the deficit, expand benefits, and approach the diocese about hiring a curate (newly ordained priest).