Meet our Vestry

What is the Vestry?

The Vestry is our governing board and is responsible for financial oversight, for the care our buildings, and for helping the Rector fulfill our mission and achieve our vision. Vestry members are elected by the congregation for three-year terms. Vestry members also act as liaisons with our committees and various ministries of the parish.

Wardens

The Rector’s Warden, is the senior lay officer of the parish and in the absence of a Rector presides over the Vestry. His or her duties are to counsel with the Rector concerning the parish and to assist in promoting the ministries of the parish.

The People’s Warden’s duties are to counsel with the Rector concerning the parish and to act as the representative of the congregation in matters that concern the general welfare of the parish.

The Rector’s and People’s Wardens are appointed by the Rector from among the elected Vestry Members.

The Accounting Warden is the Treasurer of the church and his or her duties include oversight of all financial matters as well as to counsel with the Rector concerning the parish. The Accounting Warden is elected by the congregation.

Along with the Rector, the Wardens serve as the Advisory Committee which meets between each Vestry meeting to discuss issues of the Church, to set the agenda for the next Vestry meeting, and to offer counsel to the Rector. They also help to make decisions on basic logistical matters that do not require the counsel of the full Vestry.

Vestry Members and Liaison Assignments

The Vestry is comprised of the Rector’s Warden, People’s Warden, Accounting Warden, Secretary, Chair of the Property Committee, the Youth Representative and seven other members.

Bill Stevers, Rector’s Warden and Liaison to Church Operations Ministries, Class of 2015

Linda Toia, People’s Warden and Liaison to Worship & Music Ministries, Class of 2014

Carole DeKalb, Accounting Warden and Liaison to Church Operations Ministries, Class of 2014

Cheryl Austin, Liaison to Outreach Ministries, Class of 2016

John Butterworth, Liaison to Inreach and Parish Life Ministries, Class of 2014

Calvin Haas, Liaison to Faith Formation Ministries, Class of 2015

Joani Harkinson, Liaison to Outreach Ministries, Class of 2014

David Kipphut, Property Chair and Liaison to Church Operations Ministries, Class of 2014

Jenna Linke, Liaison to Inreach and Parish Life Ministries, Class of 2016

Carol Lorentz-Burnett, Liaison to Worship and Music Ministries, Class of 2016

Laurel Mosteller, Liaison to Faith Formation Ministries, Class of 2016

Ken Rose, Secretary and Liaison to Church Operations Ministries, Class of 2015

Tim Voit, Liaison to Faith Formation Ministries, Class of 2015