Vestry Runoff This Sunday, December 10

Three members of the next Vestry class were elected last week: David Clay, Malcolm Hayward, and Phil Keene. A runoff for the fourth position will take place this Sunday. Details about the finalists appear below.

Confirmed members of St. Paul’s may vote on Sunday, December 10 after the 7:30 service and before and after the 8:45 and 11:00 services.
We are also accepting absentee votes through Sunday at midnight. To cast an absentee vote, either call Suzi Freeman at 442-7373 or email your vote to her at

You must vote for ONE nominee–no more than one–and any ballots with more than one nominee selected will be discounted.
Please keep in mind that the parish is best served by a diversity of age, race, and gender on the Vestry.

Elected members of the Vestry will be sworn in at the Annual Meeting in January and begin their terms at the first Vestry meeting of the new year on January 31, 2018.

Runoff Candidates:

Cathy Case
Cathy and her husband, Bob Rodweller moved to Fayetteville from the DC area in 2012. They have one daughter, Casey, who lives in Nashville. After Cathy’s retirement as the Director of Retail Marketing for a national real estate developer located in Maryland, she provided marketing, and strategic planning consultation to a variety of communities, businesses and non-profit organizations. Cathy presently volunteers at Osher Life Long Institute (OLLI) on the Advisory Council and as chair of the membership committee.
At St. Paul’s, she volunteers weekly in the church office, participates in baking of the communion bread and is a regular contributor to St. Spatula’s. She has also been an active member of a small Authenticity Group formed during the Journey to Authenticity training at St. Paul’s in 2012. Cathy and Bob attend the 8:45 am Sunday Service. The St. Paul’s community has been an integral part of the welcoming acceptance Cathy and Bob have experienced since moving to Fayetteville. She looks forward to the opportunity to give back to the St. Paul’s family and community as a member of the Vestry during this exciting time in the life of the church.

Lindsey Childers
St. Paul’s has been a part of my life since my parents moved our little family of 5 to Fayetteville from Pine Bluff when I was in the 3rd grade. So, when I think of St. Paul’s I feel and imagine “home.” I remember growing up as a choir member under Ms. Jennifer and Ms. Linda, being a Sunday school student in John W., Jim, and Bill’s class, a confirmation participant with Ms. Martha, and an usher with my friends, Nick, Kate, Lauren, and Chris. I have so many fond memories of my childhood at St. Paul’s. 12 years ago, Drew and I were married at St. Paul’s. We have 3 children, Charley (9), Campbell (5), and Bennett (1), who were all baptized in this church. Our children also feel at “home” here. St. Paul’s is the liturgy, the Eucharist, and the community within and around us. I want to support the growth and cultivation of all three.

Trent Palmer
Trent is a Realtor by profession and enjoys reading, music, camping, hiking, and boating. He grew up United Methodist and was a pastor in the United Methodist Church for 10 years, first in Louisiana and then in Arkansas. He moved with his wife, Kristi, to Little Rock in 1994, where she was a resident physician, training at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in pediatric medicine. Trent was confirmed in the Episcopal Church in 2008 at St. Margaret’s in Little Rock, and has been a member of St. Paul’s since he and his family moved to Fayetteville four years ago. Trent and Kristi have three children,Elizabeth – 21, Carter – 19, and Katherine – 16. Trent attends the 11:00 am worship service and enjoys being a Lay Eucharistic Minister and an EfM (Education for Ministry) Mentor.