In the Episcopal Church, the Vestry is similar to a board of directors of a nonprofit organization. Under the canons, the Vestry "shall cooperate with the Rector...in promoting the spiritual welfare" of God's people, and "shall support the programs of the Church through a commitment to service and biblically-based standard of proportional giving." The Vestry does not "run" the parish, but serves in an oversight role, constantly considering the integrated bigger picture rather than the details - being cheerleaders who "continuously encourage the members of the congregation to support the programs of the Church and to give generously towards the support of those programs." Candidates for Vestry also must be confirmed adult communicants in good standing (confirmed or received; sixteen years old or over; "faithful in corporate worship, unless for good cause prevented," and "faithful in working, praying, and giving for the spread of the Kingdom of God").
Nominees should be willing to carry out Vestry responsibilities, including taking a leadership role in the parish, being regularly involved in and familiar with parish activities and events, attending an overnight or all-day Vestry retreat, and attending monthly Vestry meetings.
If you are interested in serving on the Vestry, or want to nominate someone, please contact either a member of our Vestry Nominating Committee, or the Parish Office. After screening to confirm eligibility, candidates will be invited to attend a one-hour discernment meeting to reflect on their calling to Vestry service before any commitment will be requested.
our current wardens & vestry
Senior Warden/Vestry Liaison to Communications: Corinne Scott – email@example.com
Junior Warden/Liaison to Outreach / Community Service: Peggy Brown – firstname.lastname@example.org
Chairperson: Lacy McClung – email@example.com
Liaison to Evangelism: Richard Cunningham – firstname.lastname@example.org
Chairperson: Kelley Dial – email@example.com
Liaison to Finance: Drew Tonsmeire – firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair of Finance Committee: Gabe Agan – email@example.com
Liaison to Buildings and Grounds: Charles Cook – firstname.lastname@example.org
Chairpersons: Floyd Braid – email@example.com and Keith Martin – firstname.lastname@example.org
Liaison to Pastoral Care: Kerry Suggs – email@example.com
Chairperson: Lola Thomas – firstname.lastname@example.org
Liaison to Stewardship: Collins Pratt – email@example.com
Chairperson: Kathi White – firstname.lastname@example.org
Liaison to Christian Formation: Jim Owens – email@example.com
Chairperson: Chris McAbee – firstname.lastname@example.org
Liaison to Fellowship: Todd Harper – email@example.com
Chairperson: Brenda Worley – firstname.lastname@example.org
Liaison to Worship and Liturgy and Chairperson: The Very Rev. Mary K. Erickson – email@example.com
Clerk of the Vestry: Nancy Haight – firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Mal Underwood – email@example.com
To view the minutes for the vestry meetings, click below.