"The vestry is the legal representative of the parish with regard to all matters pertaining to its corporate property ... Vestry members are usually elected at the annual parish meeting. The presiding officer of the vestry is the rector. There are usually 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. A treasurer and a secretary or clerk may be chosen ... 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."
At St. Paul's, twelve lay members of the parish have been elected at our Annual Meetings to serve as members of the Vestry for a term of three years (on a rotating basis). Get to know our current Vestry below, and say hello the next time you see them!
Vestry Member / Term of Vestry
Ginny Barnicoat / 2017-2020
Gina Brownfield / 2018-2021
Meghan Clark / 2019 - 2022
Kathleen Davies Hendricks / 2019 - 2022
Frank Horrigan / 2018-2021
Geoff Hurd / 2018-2021
Bob Johnston / 2017-2020
Mark Lamendola 2018-2021
Jon Paulus / 2017-2020
John Sheehan 2019 - 2022
Stephen Sumpter / 2017-2020
Ell Vines / 2019-2022
Ginny is happy to be back in her childhood church home after 20 years living in Maryland. She is beginning her second year on the vestry and leads the Children and Youth Commission. Ginny teaches 2nd grade Sunday School and is a life-skills volunteer with a local refugee family.
Junior Warden, Property
My family and I have been at St. Paul's for 25 years. I have served in many ways, including usher corps leader, usher captain, LEM, lector and am a member of the Men's Group. On the Vestry, I am currently the Treasurer and have served in that role for many years, but have also been Senior Warden, Junior Warden, Stewardship co-chair and Fellowship co-Chair.
Gina has been a member of St. Paul's for over 20 years. She & her husband Todd have 3 sons. Gina is completing her first year on Vestry & is the Vestry representative to the Pastoral Care Commission. She also participates with Flower Delivery and Diocesan ECW, and has taught Sunday school in the past.
Children and Youth
Meghan, her husband, Chris, and son, Jack, have been a part of St. Paul's since 2014. Meghan has served as a Sunday school teacher for Kindergarten and 5th grade, on the Assistant Rector Search Committee, and is currently serving on the Vestry where she is Chair of the Children and Youth Commission. Meghan is active in the community and is always looking to meet new people to make new friendships. Please come up to say hi if you see her.
TERM: 2019 - 2022
Kathleen and her husband, Michael, have attended St. Paul’s
since 1999; her daughter, Eva, was baptized at St. Paul’s in 2003. Kathleen has
participated in the music ministry and the flower delivery ministry, and was a
member of the Rector Search Committee. She also enjoys reading the scriptures as
a lector. She previously served on the Vestry from 2005 to 2008.
TERM: 2019 - 2022
Frank, his wife Courtney, and children Matthew, Caroline, and Jack have been members of St. Paul’s since 1996. He has served as a LEM, Usher/Greeter and is active with the Sunday morning Men’s Group. This is Frank’s second term on the Vestry, having served previously from 2011 to 2013. He is the Chair of the Stewardship Commission and is active in Outreach.
Spiritual Growth & Formation
Mark has been a member of St. Paul’s since 2008. He and his wife Aimee have 4 children. This is Mark’s first term on the Vestry and he has been involved in teaching Sunday school, (currently teaching the Confirmation Class) & the Sunday Morning Men’s group. He leads the Commission on Spiritual Growth & Faith Formation.
TERM: 2018 - 2021
Jon has been a member of St. Pauls for over five years with his wife Dawn. They have just expanded their family with their first born, Meg. In addition to vestry, Jon is involved in flower delivery, the Young Adults social group, flower delivery Lay Eucharistic Ministry, as well as back of the house work for the fish fries. Jon had also been on the committee for the annual Pig Roast. He also likes long walks on the beach barefooted.
John has been a member of St. Paul’s since his family relocated to Mt. Lebanon in 2015. His wife Alexis is a Lebo native, a member of the board at St. Paul’s Nursery School, and active in various groups at St. Paul’s. His two daughters attend St. Paul’s Nursery School. John is a practicing attorney, a voracious reader, and a bit of a movie buff. This is his first term serving on vestry.
TERM: 2019 - 2022
Stephen and his wife Sarah have been members of St. Paul's since 2015. In that time he has been active with the Greeters ministry, the Young Adults group, the Sustainability Comittee and Commission, and leads the Finance comission. This is his first term serving on vestry and his term will conclude in 2020.
TERM: 2017-2020 (filling an unexpired term)
Capital Campaign, Endowment, Personnel
TERM: 2019- 2022