Current vestry members and term end
Class of 2022: Sharon Pilmer, Ann Gregory, Will Cowart
Class of 2023: Maura Lane, Bryan Stanke
Class of 2024: Indira Balkissoon, Irene Plunkett, Matthew Schooler
Annual Meeting Packet, February 2023 (to come)
2019 Annual Meeting & Vestry Minutes
2018 Annual Meeting & Vestry Minutes
2017 Annual Meeting & Vestry Minutes
DRAFT Annual Meeting, 2017
Retreat, January 2017
Special, January 2017
Meeting, February 2017
Meeting, March 2017
Meeting, April 2017
Meeting, May 2017
Special, June 2017
Meeting, June 2017
Meeting, September 2017
Meeting, October 2017
Meeting, November 2017
Meeting, December 2017
2016 Annual Meeting & Vestry Minutes
Responsibilities of a Vestry
The work of the vestry has two purposes: leadership and management.
As managers, the vestry strives for stability, reliability and efficiency. Good vestries are mission-driven and leverage differences of opinion to achieve shared goals. Management tasks include:
As leaders, the vestry strives for purposeful, mission-driven change. In this role, they help move the organization forward. Leadership tasks are often vision-driven and include:
Purposeful change always entails some "creative destruction," some unfreezing of established patterns. In this way, there is artful, creative tension between the leadership and management aspects of governance. Members of the vestry are legal agents in the congregation who, with the clergy, provide leadership.
The clergy and vestry, with the Holy Spirit, co-create a vision responding to God's call and plan of action for the congregation. In that spirit, the vestry process includes prayer, silence, watching, listening, open and honest dialogue and thoughtful decision-making. The vestry, with the clergy, is called to articulate and champion the vision of the Church's future.
For more on the role of the vestry, the clergy and the laity visit the Vital Practices website of the Episcopal Church Foundation. (This information was taken from The Vestry Resource Guide 2007).