The Vestry is the governing body of an Episcopal Church, elected to represent the people of the parish. At St. Luke’s, our vestry is made up of twelve parish members, the Senior and Junior Warden and the Rector. The wardens and vestry members are elected at the Annual Parish Meeting held each January, and serve three-year terms of office.
The Vestry is responsible for all church property and assets, approves the budget, and authorizes major expenditures. The Vestry calls (hires) the Rector, with the approval of the Bishop, and sets the Rector’s salary on the recommendation of the Wardens. The Rector, in turn, hires and supervises all other Clergy and church staff, and has canonical responsibility for the liturgy and worship programs of the Parish.
The Vestry meets monthly to discuss, reflect and take action on the many important aspects of Parish life. It consists of 12 members of the parish, the Senior and Junior Wardens, the Secretary (clerk), the Treasurer, and the Rector. The Wardens and Vestry members are elected at the Annual Parish Meeting held each January, and serve three-year terms of office. It is important to the Vestry that all parishioners feel welcome to share their thoughts and ideas about God’s vision for us as a Christian community, and about your ideas for St. Luke’s. Parishioners are welcome to attend Vestry meetings, which are usually held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm in the Library/Conference Room.
Vestry Leadership: Rector – The Rev. Melinda St.Clair;
Senior Warden – Lynn Jensen; Junior Warden – Ryan Funk;
Treasurer – Doris Gerstner; Secretary – Maria Surdahl
Vestry Members: Margo Land, Nancy McManus, Joey Crawford,
Mike Jackson, Karen Andre, Jean Buer-Mott and Gayle Gransbery