"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
Lisa Brown / 2017-2019
Gina Brownfield 2018-2021
Jon Delano / 2016-2019
Frank Horrigan 2018-2021
Geoff Hurd 2018-2021
Bob Johnston / 2017-2020
Mark Lamendola 2018-2021
Jon Paulus / 2017-2020
Stephen Sumpter / 2017-2020
Pat Eagon Stafford / 2016-2019
Ell Vines / 2016-2019
Pat has been a member of St. Paul’s since 2002. She served on vestry previously (2006-11) as secretary, chair of Outreach, and member of other commissions. She is currently in her third year of vestry membership, serving as Senior Warden of the Vestry and chair of the Outreach Commission. She is also a member of the diocesan Social Justice and Outreach Committee, where she is the coordinator of the Garden Grants Program. She is now in her third, and final, year of service.
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.
Children & Youth
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.
I have served St. Paul’s Vestry as part of the Stewardship commission; and helped to facilitate a new phone directory. My background is in children’s ministry, and I continue to support these ministries by sharing resources from the broader church. I work in church communications, with a focus on digital ministry, so I also support the St. Paul’s communications staff as needed.
TERM: 2017-2019 (filling an unexpired term)
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.
Jon Delano grew up at St. Paul's and is now serving his third stint on Vestry. He was senior warden from 2016 to 2018, which involved him in most aspects of the church, especially the call of a new Rector to St. Paul's. His particular interests have been in Worship (where he coordinates the Lay Eucharistic Ministers & Readers) and in restructuring St. Paul's governance systems for the 21st century (where he chairs the committee rewriting the church's bylaws). Jon is also active in Diocesan affairs, serving his second term as president of Diocesan Council and a second term as a Lay Deputy representing the Diocese at the General Convention of the Episcopal Church.
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.
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
Assistant Treasurer & Welcoming
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.
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