In the Episcopal Church the laity have a crucial leading role in the governance and decision-making of the church. This ministry is formally exercised through a “Vestry,” whose members are elected by the parish. Vestry members serve three-year terms of office.
Their basic responsibilities are to manage the financial affairs of the parish; to help define and articulate the mission of the congregation; to support the church’s mission by word and deed, to select the rector, and to ensure effective organization and planning. The rector is the presiding officer of the Vestry and selects a “Senior Warden” from the elected members. The senior warden leads the parish between rectors and is a support person for the rector. A “Junior Warden” is elected by the members of the Vestry to be the primary eyes, ears, and voice of the congregation in parish leadership.
Maury Leinenbach, Senior Warden
Glynis Rosendall, Junior Warden