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The Vestry

The vestry, who are elected by the congregation at the annual parish meeting, is the governing body of the parish. It is the vestry’s responsibility to be the final decision-making body that hires the rector, approves the parish budget, makes parish policy decisions.

The vestry consists of a senior warden, who is appointed by the rector, and 12 members who are elected by the congregation. From the 12 vestry members, a junior warden is selected and approved by the vestry. Normally, the vestry members are elected for 3-year terms, with four members elected each year. At the annual meeting in each calendar year, the rector nominates a treasurer and a clerk and the congregation elects the nominees. Nominations may be made from the floor. The rector, treasurer, and clerk are not voting members of the vestry.

The senior warden presides over the meetings of the vestry, which are generally held on the third Thursday of the month. In the absence of the senior warden, either the rector or junior warden presides. The senior warden leads the parish when the parish is without a rector, and is the support person for the rector. The junior warden has the responsibility for the church property and buildings and grounds. 

The role of the vestry is to establish policy, approve the budget, maintain fiduciary integrity, listen to, encourage, motivate, and help define the mission of the congregation.

The vestry members are expected to be present at the monthly meetings, and take part in the life of the church by attending major parish events, including the annual meeting, attending regular worship, and by giving of their time, talent, and treasure.

Jeanie Smith

Jeanie Smith

Titles: Senior Warden
Lauren Arington

Lauren Arington

Titles: Junior Warden
Katie Smith

Katie Smith

Titles: Treasurer
Bruce Stone

Bruce Stone

Titles: Clerk
Tracy Corte

Tracy Corte

Titles: Class of 2022
Elizabeth Erwin

Elizabeth Erwin

Titles: Class of 2022
Shannon Pesnell

Shannon Pesnell

Titles: Class of 2022
Mary Statkewicz

Mary Statkewicz

Titles: Class of 2022
Bebe Goetter

Bebe Goetter

Titles: Class of 2023
Earl Jackson

Earl Jackson

Titles: Class of 2023
Chris Nelson

Chris Nelson

Titles: Class of 2023
Ben Codding

Ben Codding

Titles: Class of 2024, Vestry Liaison to the School Board, School Board Member
Peter Gaillard

Peter Gaillard

Titles: Class of 2024
Laura Jones

Laura Jones

Titles: Class of 2024
Matthew Myrick

Matthew Myrick

Titles: Class of 2024