[The Treasurer is not a Vestry member. This is Scott’s statement when he was a nominee for Vestry in 2021.]
My name is Scott Serota. I have been a member of SsAM for almost a decade, ever since the Cathedral Church of St. John closed in 2012. I was a member of that church’s vestry toward the end of its life and thus was able to take an active role in the difficult decisions which had to be made, strategizing outreach and how to grow the congregation, and creative problem solving to prioritize and address myriad issues.
I grew up in the Methodist Church and have been a part of church life for as long as I can remember from choirs to camps to youth groups and everywhere in between. As with many, I grew away from the church to seek out life and my own answers but, gratefully, found my way back and a home at the Cathedral but also in the Episcopal faith writ large once I moved to Delaware from Texas.
I have over twenty years of experience in management, most recently piloting an education program for Sephora and training educators in the district as well as my employees and those in other locations from onboarding to continuing education including management. I also have fifteen years of experience in bookkeeping as well as creating sales projections and goals, profit and loss reports, forecasting and planning.
With a focus on people and a strong background in finance, I feel that it is the right place and the right time to take on a more active role within the congregation and the church and, with your trust, to make myself available to steer this church toward a brighter future.