Sunday, January 31, 2016
Following 10:00 a.m. service
The Annual Meeting of the Church of St. James the Less will take place on Sunday, January 31, 2016, following the 10:00 a.m. service. A light lunch will be served. At that time, the Nominating Committee will present a slate for the election of warden and the vestry, the Treasurer will present the budget for 2016, and various reports will be given. There will be a special program for the children.
The following slate of individuals has been proposed by the Nominating Committee:
Dorothy Yewer is a lifelong Episcopalian, having grown up at St. James the Less where she was baptized. Her grandparents joined St. James in the 1930s, and her family has been active members ever since. She married her husband David at St. James and their children, Tabitha and Brook (Kiki), were baptized here.
Dorothy served on the Vestry for three years and directed the Christmas Pageant. She taught Sunday School for five years, has been an usher, the music department liaison, the publicity chair, and currently serves on the Stewardship Committee. She is the Co-Founder and Chair of the Annual Children’s Benefit Concert, currently in its 9th year, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to send over 400 “at risk” children to life-altering camp.
Dorothy earned a BA from St. Lawrence University where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She was an advertising sales executive at Creative Theatre Marketing in NYC before moving back to Scarsdale and raising her children. She was the Committee Chair for the literacy program of the Junior League of Central Westchester and served on the Nominating Committee there. She currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Amazing Afternoons and Off the Streets Program in Mt. Vernon where she has been a mentor for the past nine years.
In her spare time, Dorothy loves to sail, read, and get kids to camp. As someone who grew up at St. James the Less enjoying the wonderful programs as a child — Youth Choir, Pageant, Senior Youth Group, Confirmation — she is honored to have the opportunity to serve the community of St. James the Less as a Warden.
Warren J. Dodge
Warren Dodge has been an important part of life at St. James the Less. Throughout Warren’s almost 30 years as a member, his contributions to the well-being of the Church, and his love for it are well known.
Warren has previously served as a Vestry member, has been a regular lector as well as a greeter. Warren’s three years as sole Chair of the annual Stewardship Campaign were distinguished by compelling biblical themes, and what were then successive record levels in pledging and fulfillment. For at least the past 15 years, he has been a regular, reliable member of St. James’ Midnight Run team. Warren always supported and assisted with Senior Youth Group activities for all of the years his children were involved. Warren was baptized and confirmed at St. James as an adult.
For the last 4 years, Warren has been an independent management consultant working with a number of clients in NY and Washington, D.C. He also is a Professor at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry. Previously, he was a professor at NYU from 1983 to 2013. In addition, Warren was a Senior Partner at Accenture for 29 years.
Warren holds an MBA from Boston University and a BA from SUNY @ Stony Brook. He is married to Lisa and has four children: Jenna (29), Ryan (26), Melanie (22) and Chelsea (22).
Douglass was born in Williamsburg, Virginia, and baptized at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, where his father served as curate in his first job out of Virginia Theological Seminary. He was raised in Nashville, Tennessee, and attended his father’s church — St. Augustine’s Episcopal Chapel on the Vanderbilt University campus. Douglass graduated from Bowdoin College in Maine with a dual degree in English and History.
Douglass worked in Washington, D.C., for most of his professional life. He spent six years working as a legislative aide in the U.S. House of Representatives and six years in the U.S. Senate as Senior Advisor and Speechwriter to U.S. Senator Olympia J. Snowe of Maine.
A new role, charged with driving Thought Leadership and Executive Communications at MasterCard, brought Douglass, Lisa-Marie, and their twins — Hannah and Shields — to New York three years ago. The Hatchers have been parishioners at St. James the Less ever since.
Lisa-Marie continues to co-chair the Hospitality Committee. Douglass co-chairs the Stewardship Committee and has recently begun serving as a lector. Both Hannah and Shields attend Pre-K at St. James’ Nursery School.
Sean Kindler Smith, his wife Rebecca Danielle Smith, and sons Harrison and Henry joined the parish in 2009.
He earned his B.S. in Finance at Ithaca College and, after Ithaca, Sean went to work at Redwood Trust, and then Merrill Lynch, before joining Auriga.
His intimates say of him that he’s a friendly, outgoing, personable and athletic father, son, and parish member. Sean is a lifelong Episcopalian and, in his boyhood, was a third generation communicant at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Mt. Kisco.
In between family life and working as a Director at Auriga USA, LLC, Sean can be found skiing, golfing, swimming, hiking and fishing with the family.
At Saint James the Less, he is a member of the Stewardship Committee, Men of St. James the Less, and serves as a Sunday School teacher. He also serves as a lector and member of the usher corps.
A heartfelt thank you to those members of the parish who served on the Nominating Committee for the 2016 elections: Tracy Haffner, Jim Hallowell, Wilder Howland, Sarah Kaspers, Cheryl Smith, and Ken Bohringer, Chair.