The vestry is the legal representative of the parish with regard to all matters pertaining to its corporate property. New vestry members, usually four, are elected at the annual meeting in June. In all, twelve vestry members serve at any one time, in staggered 3-year terms. The presiding officer of the vestry is the rector. There are two wardens. The senior warden leads the parish between rectors and is a support person for the rector. The junior warden often has responsibility for church property and buildings. The basic responsibilities of the vestry are to help define and articulate the mission of the congregation, to support the church’s mission by word and deed, to select the rector, to ensure effective organization and planning, and to manage resources and finances. READ MORE…

Vestry Goals

In 2014, the Vestry chose four strategic goals that it continues to pursue:

  1. To strengthen and grow Youth and Young Families;
  2. To create a sustainable financial picture;
  3. To provide engaging worship that is rich and meaningful and brings people back; and
  4. To continue the tradition of being intentionally an inclusive and diverse faith community that celebrates its relationships with each other and the larger community.

Our Current Vestry

LINK: Meet the current Vestry members, their photos and statements.

Vestry Officers:
(The treasurer and secretary do not need to be members of the vestry. In our case, we appoint them, leaving members of the vestry free for other duties.)

  • Senior Warden: Rachel Gaskell
  • Junior Warden: Peggy Shane
  • Treasurer: Bill Kauffman
  • Clerk of the Vestry: Lisa Caperton

Serving to June, 2020

  • Jenna Christy
  • Norwood Coleman
  • Nana Soto
  • Linda Whitehead

Serving to June, 2021

  • Tom Angell
  • Rachel Gaskell
  • Patty Greene
  • Sam Lamptey

Serving to June, 2022

  • Mary Morgan
  • Danny Schweers
  • Peggy Shane
  • Dan Young

The Vestry meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. If that day is a holiday or the weather is bad, the meeting is delayed a week.

The Vestry has seven areas of stewardship:

  1. Adult Spiritual Enrichment
  2. Finance/Stewardship/Property
  3. Liturgy
  4. Marketing
  5. Outreach
  6. Pastoral Care
  7. Youth and Young Families

Recent Vestry Members:

  • 2016-2019 Laura Eisenman, Steven Jones, Sharon Leyhow, Carol Scott
  • 2015-2018 David Clouser, Audry Collins, John Goodill, Michelle Smith
  • 2014–2017 Bill Kauffman, Debbie Layton, Phyllise Wilkins-Church
  • 2016-2017 Queon Jackson
  • 2014–2016: Andres DeCos
  • 2013–2016: Tracey Dixon, Sharon Leyhow, Alice Sawyer, Leroy Trotz
  • 2013–2015: Shannon Faulk
  • 2012–2015: Tom Angell, Cyndi Dombrowski, Shawn Dorsey, Mark Williams
  • 2011–2014: Mary Anne Edwards, Josh Martin, Cheryl Thomas, Bob Young
  • 2010-2013: Cecil Gordon, Jim Linderman, Ida McCall, Matthew Shipp
  • 2009-2012: Nancy Miller, Monica Oates, Beatrice Stubbs Polk, Pat Saunders
  • 2008-2011: Charles Annan, Tracy Lea-Dorsey, Geoff Sawyer, Carol Scott
  • 2007-2010: Walt Cheatham, Dot Dorsey, Chip MacKelcan, Martha Wallin
  • 2006-2009: Carolyn Haon, Herbert Harvey Jr., Michelle Hastie, Bob Richmond
  • 2005-2008: Max Bell, Yvonne Gordon, Patricia Griffin, James Linderman