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/ Liaison to Stewardship: Peggy Brown - firstname.lastname@example.org
Chairperson for Stewardship: Annette Cook – email@example.com
Junior Warden / Liaison to Pastoral Care: Kerry Suggs – firstname.lastname@example.org
Chairperson: Lola Thomas – email@example.com
Liaison to Evangelism: Matt McClung - firstname.lastname@example.org
Chairperson: Kelley Dial – email@example.com
Liaison to Communications: Corinne Scott – firstname.lastname@example.org
Liaison to Finance: Drew Tonsmeire – email@example.com
Chair of Finance Committee: Gabe Agan – firstname.lastname@example.org
Liaison to Buildings and Grounds: Jamie Hamilton – email@example.com
Chairpersons: Floyd Braid – firstname.lastname@example.org and Keith Martin – email@example.com
Liaison to Christian Formation: Rick McKee - firstname.lastname@example.org
Chairperson: Chris McAbee – email@example.com
Liaison to Fellowship: Todd Harper – firstname.lastname@example.org
Chairperson: Brenda Worley – email@example.com
Liaison to Outreach: Tiffany Tindall – firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Chairpersons: Kyle Harshey – email@example.com and Kathy Gnann – 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.