The Vestry: Elected lay leaders responsible for the temporal affairs of the parish

  • Maintaining buildings
  • Making the budget
  • Raising funds
  • Providing materials necessary for worship
  • Calling the rector (with Bishop's consent)
  • Working with her/him for the ministry of the parish
  • Giving to the Diocese

"Vestry members are spiritual leaders who are committed to building up the Body of Christ so that it can be an effective instrument of mission and ministry in the world. Being on the Vestry takes a commitment of time, energy and heart. Vestry versons are elected to represent the parish membership in temporal matters and to make wise and prayerful decisions concerning the life and ministry of the congregation. Because their duties overlap, it is critical that the Vestry work in cooperation with the Rector and the Bishop." - Vestry Handbook.

We meet the last Sunday of each month, normally, and can be convened at other times as the need arises. Minutes of Vestry Meetings are posted on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall after they have been approved. Meetings are not Closed, which is to say any member of the church may attend and observe the procedings, but may not contribute in any way.

"The term of a Vestry member is for three years, and a Vestry member is not eligible for reelection in the year following the expiration of his/her term." - Vestry Handbook.

And speaking of willing members, two of our members are due to rotate off the Vestry: Mark Lunsford and Jim Reuter. Those members of the congregation who want to have a closer association with the parish, who might have some ideas they would like to try for raising funds, not only from out own congregations but other parishes or the community surrounding us, let your interest be known to one of the current Vestry members or our Rector.

Keith Lunsford (2nd year): Senior Warden
Mark Lunsford (3rd year): Junior Warden
Jim Reuter (3rd year)
Tom Vernon (1st year)
Maryann Morley (1st year)
Dennie Boettcher: Treasurer (Ex Oficio)
Fr. Alexander Hanks: Rector (Ex Oficio)

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