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our vestry

Our lay leaders are our vestry and wardens (equivalent to a board of directors or council and chairs), who are elected by the congregation. The primary leader of the congregation is the rector/priest-in-charge.

Our Vestry

The wardens and vestry have ultimate authority and responsibility for the governance of the church, including the responsibility for parish property and financial affairs. In collaboration with the rector, the wardens and vestry are responsible for developing and executing policies that promote the church’s mission through worship, education, social action and service.

The Vestry’s Responsibilities

  • The vestry has primary responsibility for finances, the building, outreach, and parish life. Specifically, the vestry approves the annual budget and monitors its implementation and is responsible for the property of the parish.

  • While mission, evangelism, and stewardship are the responsibility of the whole congregation, the vestry and senior wardens, in consultation with the rector, guide and coordinate the congregation’s efforts in these areas.

  • As we search for a new, permanent rector, the vestry is functioning as the call committee, leading the search process.

The Co-Senior Wardens' Responsibilities

  • Leadership of vestry: The Co-Senior Wardens chair the vestry, including setting the annual calendar for vestry meetings and retreat, setting the agenda for each meeting in consultation with the rector, and chairing meetings. The Co-Senior Wardens also communicate vestry decisions to the parish.

  • Finance: The Co-Senior Wardens appoint the Treasurer, stewardship chair and others as needed. With the Parish Director of Operations and others, the Co-Senior Wardens establish budget-building, fiscal planning, and fundraising processes.

Current Members of the Vestry

Co-Senior Wardens (contact them): Atiba Pertilla and Jane Bishop

​Junior Warden: Elaine Alston

Clerk: Carlos Rios

Liz Foster

Erin Hutson

Tony Lara

John Linn

Adan Luna

Sandy Ovalle

Claudia Pabo

Ex-officio: Sarah Padre, Treasurer

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