What is Vestry?
The Vestry is the governing board of the parish and consists of the Rector, the Wardens and lay members. The Vestry at Holy Spirit consists of 12 members elected from the parish, plus the Treasurer and Rector. 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. Meet the nominees for Vestry.
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 Wednesday 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
Please contact the office at 542-2167 or if you would like a copy of the minutes.