What is a vestry?
The Vestry is an elected group of parishioners, serving as “legal representatives and agents, charged with specific responsibilities by the canons of the Episcopal Church. The vestry functions much like the board of any non-profit, with responsibility for finance and management of property and human resources.” The vestry also works collaboratively with the rector and congregation to “create a vision and plan of action that reflects God’s dream” for the church. The vestry thus balances its role in “discerning God’s mission and vision with sound stewardship of its property and resources”.
(Episcopal Church Foundation, 2015: Vestry Resource Guide, rev. ed. 2015: New York.Forward Movement. forwardmovement.org)
When does the CEC vestry meet?
The vestry currently meets on the last Sunday of the month at 12 p.m. All are welcome to attend; however, only vestry members are allowed to vote. If you wish to add a specific topic to the agenda, please contact Toni Alexander, our senior warden one month ahead of the scheduled meeting.
Who Serves On the Vestry?
Here's our current Vestry, as of CEC's 2023 Annual Parish Meeting:
The CEC Vestry is also advised by the following church committees:
Buildings and Grounds committee