Vestry Members

Term ending January 2020

  • Eric Anderson
  • Jim Brunner
  • Bruce Cartmel, Junior Warden
  • Deborah Cornue, Senior Warden

Term ending January 2021

  • Brenda Malonee
  • Richard Moore
  • Wendy Walker

Term ending January 2022

  • Barb Wenda
  • Weston Hinton

Treasurer

  • Candi Broadfoot

Clerk of the Vestry

  • Libby Penhallegon

What is the church vestry?

The Vestry is the governing body of the congregation adhering to the by-laws and constitution of the congregation and the Canon of the Diocese and the National Church. Its duties are:

  • Casting and Affirming the Parish Vision
  • Establishing Policies
  • Approving the Budget
  • Maintaining Fiduciary Integrity
  • Advising and Listening to the Congregation
  • Delegating and Empowering
  • Encouraging and Motivating
  • Attending Worship
  • Exercising Spiritual Disciplines
  • And Engaging in Outreach Ministries
  • The Vestry consists of twelve members, a Senior Warden, a Junior Warden, Treasurer and Secretary.

Most people are more familiar with how a board operates than a vestry. Though some of the functions are similar, a vestry differs from a board of directors in several significant ways. It strives to base its decision making process on Christian teaching, to recognize the dynamic of being part of a parish family, and to take seriously each member’s calling to be a spiritual leader.

Even the word “vestry” itself is a reminder of its unique role in the life of the church. The vestry began as simply a room in an Anglican church where the clergy vest or put on vestments (the special clothes worn during the liturgy). The church council also met in this place out of convenience. Eventually the council took on the name of the room. Just as by vesting for worship clergy take on a special role representing Christ and the greater church, so the vestry has a charge to faithfully care for the parish church as part of the body of Christ – alive and at work in our world today.