Each year at our Annual Meeting in February, the congregation elects members to serve a three year term on Vestry. The basic responsibilities of the Vestry are to help define and articulate the mission of the congregation; to support the church’s mission by word and deed, to support the rector, to ensure effective organization and planning, and to manage resources and finances. To learn more about this important role for lay leaders, please contact The Very Rev. Beth Franklin.
As a reminder, to stand for election for Vestry the Canons of the Diocese of Virginia state that only lay persons, who are confirmed adult communicants in good standing of the church, as defined in General Convention Canon I.17., shall be eligible for election as Vestry members of such church. Canon I.17 Sec. 3. of the Episcopal Church specifies that all communicants of this Church who for the previous year have been faithful in corporate worship, unless for good cause prevented, and have been faithful in working, praying, and giving for the spread of the Kingdom of God, are to be considered communicants in good standing.