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Vestry - 2017

Vestry Leadership - 2017

The Grace Church Vestry, the governing body of the church, shares leadership responsibilities with the Rector, and consists of 9 'active' parishioners who are 'members in good standing' elected to serve three-year terms.  They meet monthly to oversee the temporal affairs of the church, as well as to support the Rector and staff in promoting the spiritual welfare of the congregation. In addition, the vestry, in conjunction with the Finance Committee and Trustees, is accountable for the fiscal responsibility of Grace Church.

In 2013, it was decided to reduce from a 12-member vestry that elected 4 new members to a smaller 9-member governing body.   Under the new program, three new members are elected each January during the Annual Meeting of the church.  Once seated, the vestry selects a Senior Warden and Junior Warden to serve as vestry leaders until the following year's vestry nominations and election.

Although vestry meetings are closed meetings and not open to the general congregation, everyone is invited to the annual meeting held each January .  

 

The current vestry is made of of the following members:

Member

Term Ends

Jess BACON – Senior Warden

2019

Tom McFILLEN – Junior Warden

2020

Ned BURKS - Register

2020

English Griffith KOONTZ

2018

John LINCOLN

2018

LaShonda PRESTON

2018

Colin GREENE

 

2019

Nadine PLUCHINSKY

2019

Penny POE

2020