"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!
Secretary & Outreach
Children & Youth
Assistant Treasurer & Welcoming
Capital Campaign & Endowment