St. Johns Vestry May 2016(LtoR) Ellen Baker, Jr. Warden, Amy Currier, Susan O'Malley, Linda Runnion, Rev. Susan B. Taylor (ret), Carol Doss,  Mary O'Brien, Sr. Warden; Steve Eubanks

The Vestry is the legal representative of the parish with regard to all matters pertaining to its corporate property. Beyond that, St. John's Vestry is a visioning body working to define and articulate the mission of the congregation, supporting the Church's mission - as partners in God's mission! By Canon law, membership is comprised of no less than three but not exceeding twelve members elected by the parish at its annual meeting. Additionally, a Clerk of the Vestry aids in recording and filing minutes. There are two wardens. The Senior Warden is a support person for the Rector and leads the parish in between periods of settled clergy. The Junior Warden has responsibility for church property and buildings.

The vestry works in collaboration with the Rector to ensure effective organization and planning, and manages resources and finances. As we conduct our spiritual business, we build fellowship, respect and accord; plus a good sense of humour offers the opportunity to laugh from time to time! As recent Vestry retiree  and Senior Warden Nancy Wright summed up, we "listen, learn, winnow, serve."