The Vestry consists of elected lay members of the church that participate with the rector in the oversight of parish life and ministry. Vestry members share the responsibility of ensuring that the spiritual mission of the church is maintained as well as carrying out the duties related to church property, finances and personnel.
The Vestry at Emmanuel has six members each serving a 3 year term. Nominees are announced and voted on each year at the annual church meeting in January. Vestry meetings are usually held monthly.
Oversees the work of the church and serves as a consultant to the priest
Beth Wilbanks – Junior Warden
Responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the church buildings and grounds
John Kauffmann – Clerk
Takes minutes at Vestry meetings and sends out monthly news and activities of the church
Meg Donnelly – Stwewardship Chair
Outreach Coordinator: Betty Long
Treasurer: Rachel Rondell
Vestry Adopts Behavioral Covenant
At the meeting on May 28, 2023, the following Covenant was adopted:
In our work and conversations as members of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, we realize that there can be conflict, disagreements, and misunderstandings. In order to maintain clear communication and personal assumptions, we covenant together the following: