Our Vestry

What is Vestry?

The Vestry is the governing board of the parish and consists of the Rector, the Assistant, the Wardens and lay members. The Vestry at Holy Spirit consists of 12 members elected from the parish, plus the Treasurer, Rector, and Assistant. Each year at our Annual Meeting in late January, the congregation elects new members for three-year terms. Once in place, the vestry annually selects a Senior Warden and Junior Warden to serve as Vestry leaders. Click here for a list of current Vestry members. 

The Rector presides at meetings of the Vestry which handle the parish's business and temporal matters. Additionally, the Vestry serves as a council of advice for the Rector. As its primary responsibility, the Vestry oversees the parish's financial health. In partnership with the rector, it develops and approves the annual parish budget. The Vestry also serves as an advisory council to the rector who by church law is the parish's chief liturgical and pastoral officer. Click here for the Vestry By-Laws.

When does the Vestry meet?

The Vestry meetings take place on the second Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. in the Guild Room (unless otherwise noted), and the meetings are always open to all members of the parish. Vestry agendas and approved minutes can be found below and are posted on the Vestry bulletin board in the Parish Hall.

Vestry agendas and minutes  

Vestry agenda 06.11.24

Vestry minutes 05.14.24

Vestry minutes 04.10.24

Vestry minutes 03.14.24

Vestry minutes 03.02.24 Vestry Retreat

Vestry minutes 02.19.24 Special Vestry Meeting

Vestry minutes 02.14.24

Vestry minutes 01.28.24 following Annual Meeting

Vestry minutes 01.10.24

Vestry minutes 12.13.23

Vestry minutes 11.08.23

Vestry minutes 09.13.23

Vestry minutes 08.09.23

Vestry minutes 07.12.23

Vestry minutes 06.14.23


Please contact the office at 542-2167 or  if you would like a copy of the minutes.