Traditionally and by canon law, the vestry, consisting of wardens and other members, is the legal representative of the parish “in all matter concerning its corporate property and the relations of the Parish to its Clergy, “except as may be provided by state law or diocesan canons. (Constitution & Canons of the Episcopal Church, 1.14.2)
The Vestry of the Church of the Holy Comforter meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month in the Parish Hall from 6 – 8 p.m. Any member of the parish may attend a meeting; however, we do ask that you contact the Senior Warden prior to the meeting so you can be added to the agenda.
The minutes from monthly Vestry meetings are stored in a binder in the church office. Anyone wishing to review the minutes may do so during church office hours.
Do you feel a call to serve on the Vestry?
“The Vestry is responsible for the parish finances, buildings and programmatic direction. These members are representatives of the church who are leaders willing to learn and engage others to participate in the work of the church. They are the chief decision-makers. In corporate lingo, they are members of the Board of Directors who oversee the activities of a company, whereas the vestry is really about overseeing God’s spiritual work.” *
Vestry members are elected at the Annual Meeting by the congregation for a term of three years. Although our Annual Meeting does not occur until January, this is the time of year we look for new candidates to serve in place of those rotating off in January. Each year we elect 3 new members to serve on this nine (9) member group of leaders. Are you seeking a ministry by which you will give your time and talents to CHC? Do you see yourself as a leader and looking to grow spiritually through service? Do you support and envision CHC as a vital community presence and representative of what it means to be God’s people? Perhaps this is your opportunity to offer your service to be a part of the vestry. Take some time during coffee hour and chat with some of our current vestry members and listen to what they have to say about their overall experience. If you decide you are interested in serving on the Vestry, simply let any Vestry member or the Junior or Senior Warden know.
This is an exciting time to serve as part of our key leadership and take a more active role in helping to shape the future priorities and growth of our church community. Please consider sharing your time and talents to this vital ministry.