HOLY INNOCENTS’ EPISCOPAL CHURCH Vestry Members
Greg Johnson
Senior Warden
What is your favorite part of being on the church vestry?
Getting to know my fellow members and working together with them in serving the church.

What is your favorite scripture verse or passage?
I am nothing except what God has made me. His spirit and will are in me, and I am his divine child. Therefore, he wants nothing but the best for me and the best is health, prosperity, happiness and peace of mind. This is God's will and so it shall be if I will but surrender myself to his loving care and guidance.

Who lives with you in your home?
My wife and best friend, Pam.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Outdoor activities including camping, biking, hiking, and sailing.

Richard Schnabel
Jr. Warden
What is your favorite part of being on the church vestry?
The opportunity to serve Christ and my fellow parishioners. I accepted being nominated after multiple parishioners asked me if I would be willing to serve.

What is your favorite scripture verse or passage?
Too many good verses to choose from! I enjoy listening to the Psalms, as I find it relaxing.

Who lives with you in your house?
My wife, Kelle; our daughter, Rachel; our cat, Snickers.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Music has always been an important part of my life, whether listening to good music or singing with the choir. The wonderful music found in our hymnal, along with Kelle, is what first attracted me to the Episcopal Church.
Tom McBride
Jr. Warden Assistant
Who is in your family?
I have been married 37 years to my high school classmate Patricia McBride. We were married here at Holy Innocents' in 1981 in what is now the Parish Hall. We have one son named Chad, who is married to Rachel. They have a three-year-old son named Caleb.

What do you do?
I was an enlisted member of the USAF and then worked in the phosphate industry for over 30 years. I currently work as the Environmental Inspector/Assistant Manager of the Risk Management & Safety Department for Hillsborough County Schools.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I like to golf. I am a board member of the Diamond Hill Men's Association. I'm an active member of the Holy Innocents' Parish Choir for over 15 years. And I love spending time with my grandson.
Connie Barfield
Christian Education
What is your favorite part of being on the church vestry?
Getting to know church members on a more intimate level.

What is your favorite scripture verse or passage?
Psalm 139:13 - “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.”

Who lives with you in your home?
My husband Rick - the guitar man!

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Walking and spending time with our grandchildren.

Graham Roberts
Parish Life
What is your favorite part of being on the church vestry?
Being able to assist in any way I can to help our church grow, learning how the church works, helping and assisting other parishioners, and helping in any way I can with missions, resources, etc..

What is your favorite scripture verse or passage?
Psalm 23. It was my mom's favorite, and the words are so comforting.

Who lives with you in your home?
My wife, Chris, and my oldest son Jonathan.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Getting out and about, and doing anything creative (drawing, painting, etc.).
Jim White
Stewardship & Parish Hospitality
What is your favorite about being on the church vestry?
I believe the Holy Spirit brought us to Holy Innocents'. I want to give thanks by making a lasting contribution to our congregation.

What is your favorite scripture verse or passage?
Matthew 7:7 - "Ask and it shall be given unto you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you."

Who lives with you in your home?
My wife, Bunty.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Spending time with family and friends; camping; reading history, archaeology, and mystery novels; fishing; grilling and cooking.
Pat Magnant
Mission & Outreach, Parish Hospitality
What is your favorite part of being on the church vestry?
Learning about the church and how it operates.

What is your favorite scripture verse or passage?
John 3:16 - “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Who lives with you in your home?
My husband Mike.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
What free time? Between church and work there is no free time! When I do find some time, I like to work in the yard.
Kim VanCura
Pastoral Care
What is your favorite part of being on the church vestry?
I am new on the Vestry, but look forward to serving where I am needed, becoming acquainted with more people, and working to grow God's kingdom.

What is your favorite scripture verse or passage?
There are so many, and it varies according to what season I happen to be in at the time. But one I have dwelt upon often is Jeremiah 29:11 - "I know the plans I have for you, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope." Sometimes I just need the 23rd Psalm. St. Paul reminds me in I Corinthians 13:13, "And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love."

Who lives with you in your home?
I live with my dear husband of almost 53 years, John, and have lots of visits from grandsons and the granddog!

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
We moved to Florida to remain close to our son and his family, and our first obligation is to support them in any way we can. I teach piano and voice part-time at a music school, and enjoy working with singers who come to Florida to study voice with John. I love reading and writing, and since we have moved a lot, I like to keep up with friends around the country.
Noel Ritch
Pastoral Care
What is your favorite part of being on the church vestry?
Helping others.

What is your favorite scripture verse or passage?
Psalm 139

Who lives with you in your home?
My wife and daughter.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Fishing and listening to music.
Ron Carr
Treasurer
What is your favorite part of being on the church vestry?
I appreciate the opportunity to offer my time and talent to my church family who have been such an important part of my life.

What is your favorite scripture verse or passage?
Romans 10:9 - "Because if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved."

Who lives with you in your home?
My wife Melinda and I are now empty-nesters.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I enjoy playing golf and spending time with my grandchildren.
Dawn Soublet
Secretary
What is your favorite part of being on the church vestry?
Being able to serve the church and others.

What is your favorite scripture verse or passage?
Psalm 119:105 - "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path." Proverbs 31:25 - "She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come."

Who lives with you in your home?
My three dogs: Taz, Shorty, and Lily, who is staying with me while my daughter is deployed.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
When I have spare time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, working in my yard, and the beach.