St. John’s Vestry meets the third Sunday of each month at 7:00PM. Any vestry member is available to discuss concerns about any matter of our common life here at St. John’s.
If parishioners or church committees have items to be considered at an upcoming regular vestry meeting, those requests should be received by the Rector or Senior Warden 14 days prior to the meeting for review and/or inclusion on the agenda.
Meeting minutes are available upon request – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Vestry is the legal representative of the parish with regard to all matters pertaining to its corporate property. The number of Vestry members and the term of office varies from parish to parish; St. John’s has nine members. Three members are elected to a three year term at each Annual Parish Meeting to replace the three whose term is expiring.
The Vestry is specifically charged with oversight of the temporal affairs of the parish (finances and property). The Vestry is elected by the parish and operates according to the parish by-laws and the canons of the Dioceses of Olympia and the Episcopal Church. Each January, three new members of the Vestry are elected to a three-year term. Vacancies are filled by the Vestry. By Canon, the Rector is a member of the Vestry by virtue of the office, and presides at all meetings, or delegates at his prerogative the presiding of the meeting to the Senior Warden.
Being a Vestry member involves discerning God’s vision for us, communicating this vision to the congregation and committee leaders, developing and supporting parish leaders, and personally and actively advancing the mission and vision of St. John’s and its various committees in all settings and interactions.