The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ. (Ephesians 4:11-13)
The dedicated members of the vestry partner with the clergy to guide the community of St. Stephen’s to closer relationships with God. While the vestry is often seen simply as the “governing board” of the parish, its decisions go beyond mere policy, affecting not just the structure and finances of the church, but also the spiritual lives of its people. As such, members of the vestry take on a sacred duty to listen to God, one another, the members of the parish, and the deep hunger of the world, and then discern how the community of St. Stephen’s is called to use our unique giftedness to bring God’s kingdom closer to earth.
The 2018 Vestry
Sam Pease (Senior Warden) ♦ Jeff Antos (Junior Warden)
Bob Jackson (Treasurer) ♦ Dick Avery (Assistant Treasurer)
Daniel Dubeau (Clerk)
Matt Templeton ♦ David Bigley ♦ Mary Lou Lawrence ♦
Bruce McWhorter ♦ Sally Tague ♦ Jim Laprade
Alan Wittrup ♦ Tanya Buchanan ♦ Sally Tague ♦ Declan McHugh, (Youth Representative)
The Vestry meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 7pm in the Watermelon Room. Except in uncommon situations, vestry meetings are open to any parishioner to attend. Meetings begin with a short devotional period and then the month’s business.
Minutes of Recent Meetings
The minutes from the most recent month’s vestry meeting must be approved the following meeting, so they will not appear on the website until the third week of the next month.
Annual Meeting Minutes
Approved at the 2017 Annual Meeting.
2016 Annual Meeting Minutes
Approved at the 2016 Annual Meeting.
2015 Annual Meeting Minutes