What is a vestry?
The vestry is the legal representative of the parish with regard to all matters pertaining to its corporate property. The number of vestry members and the term of office varies from parish to parish. Vestry members are usually elected at the annual parish meeting. The presiding officer of the vestry is the rector. There are usually two wardens. The senior warden leads the parish between rectors and is a support person for the rector. The junior warden often has responsibility for church property and buildings. A treasurer and a secretary or clerk may be chosen. These officers may or may not be vestry members. 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 select the rector, to ensure effective organization and planning, and to manage resources and finances.
Our Cathedral Vestry
Christ Church Cathedral’s current vestry membership is listed below. The vestry meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 5 PM. The meetings are open to all members. Members who wish to have an item submitted for the agenda need to submit the item to the dean’s office no later than the Wednesday prior to the meeting.
If you would like to join a meeting, simply email here and type “VESTRY MEETING ATTENDEE” in the subject box.
If you have a question for a specific vestry member listed below, simply use the contact form to the right and select VESTRY MEMBER from the drop down box.
Senior Warden: Michael Henrickson
Junior Warden: Mary Grover
Members: Drew Abbott, Sue Brammer, Elizabeth Brown, Patrick Daffin, Matt Dunn, John Gillespie, Jack Jose, Dan Lakamp, Quinton Jefferson, Ethan Nichols, Paula Rose, Julieta Simms, Michael Unger
Clerk of Vestry: Marjorie Fox
Treasurer: John Gillespie
Vestry Standing Committees: Adult Formation, Buildings & Grounds, Children & Families, Communications, Outreach, Pastoral Programs, Resource Stewardship, Welcoming Ministries, Worship & Music, Youth.
Code of Regulations
Amended and Restated Rules of the Vestry
2021 Annual Meeting Report
Vestry Response to Confederate Memorials: September 14, 2017
Update on Confederate Memorials: February 15, 2018