|| The Vestry
is an elected body within the congregation that, along with the
clergy, leads the parish.
· helps to discern the vision toward which God is drawing
that particular community,
· articulates and communicates the vision,
· holds the community accountable for the realization of
that vision, and
· keeps the mission of the Church and that of the individual
congregation clearly before the parish community.
The Vestry constitutes
the trustees, directors or other persons who, by the laws of the
Articles of Incorporation, are empowered and authorized to manage
the affairs or conduct the business of such Parish. All members
of the Vestry, except the Rector are laypersons and qualified
electors of the Parish. The Vestry is elected by the members of
the congregation through secret, written ballot.
There are three offices
within the vestry: Senior Warden, Junior Warden, and Clerk. The
Rector appoints the Senior Warden, and the vestry members elect
the Junior Warden and Clerk.