In the Episcopal Church, the vestry is the legal governing body of a parish. All members of the vestry, except for the rector, are lay people, elected by the congregation at its annual meeting. The vestry is responsible for all the financial and property-related business of the congregation.
Any vestry has to make decisions about how to organize its work. At our 2019 vestry retreat, the vestry decided to establish four standing Vestry Committees that will help carry out the vestry’s core administrative functions. These replace the Admin Committee that has been in place for the past several years. Charters describe how each of these committees functions with links on this page. Each committee will be comprised of both vestry members and others from our congregation who are appointed by the vestry.
We’re blessed to have a wealth of talents and skills among our members. It takes all of us, in many different roles, to help our parish thrive. Please pray for our vestry, and for our new committees, as they go about their work this year. And please consider whether you might be called to serve on vestry, or one of these committees, in the future.