What is the Vestry?

The Vestry is a group of elected congregational leaders within the congregation of an Episcopal church. Its basic responsibility is to:

  • Help define and articulate the mission of the congregation;

  • Support the mission by word and deed;

  • Elect a rector when the need arises;

  • Ensure effective organization and planning;

  • Ensure adequate resources in leadership and in financial stewardship;

  • Manage resources effectively;

  • Determine that appropriate programs, policies, and procedures have been developed and are followed;

  • Assess its own performance.

It has some similarities to a board of directors, but it is important to remember that this ministry of leadership is exercised within a church. The success of a congregation is not measured in terms of numbers of members or size of the endowment, but rather in the degree to which it is working toward fulfillment of the mission of the Church.

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Vestry

Current Vestry 

 

The Rev. Terry Street, Rector

 

Lisa Graham, Sr. Warden 

 

Gary Mullins, Jr. Warden 

 

Judyth Wilson, Clerk 

Duane Carter 

 

Deaderick Van Dyke 

Rebecca Holley 

Patti Solomito 

Tina Stephens 

 

Jessica Heckle (Treasurer)