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. There are usually two wardens. The senior warden (rector’s warden) leads the parish between rectors and is a support person for the rector. The junior warden (people’s 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. (taken from www.episcopalchurch.org/library/glossary/vestry)
Allison Ramsey, Vestry Clerk
Ken Medaris, People’s Warden
Lee Jefferson, Vestry Treasurer
Virginia Robbins-Bugg, Rector’s Warden
Jennifer Earle serves as the Church Treasurer.
In conjunction with the Rector and the Church Treasurer, the Vestry meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Fireside Room. After the minutes of a meeting are approved (usually at the next vestry meeting), they are posted in the Parish Hall. Any member of the Vestry would be happy to present requests or concerns to the full Vestry. Parishioners can also present them directly to the Vestry at its meetings.
Constitution and canons of the Episcopal Church and The Diocese of Lexington
The Constitution and Canons of The Episcopal Church are the rules and by laws by which the church is governed. The General Convention of The Episcopal Church meets every three years to set up the Episcopal Church's Constitution and Canons. More information about these and how the National church is governed can be found here.
At the local level, each diocese of The Episcopal Church his its own Constitution and Canons. The Diocese of Lexington’s Constitution and Canons can be found here.
Trinity By-Laws and Vestry Responsibilities
Our by-laws govern the life of our congregation, including defining membership, members of Vestry (our governing board), and our financial life. To read them, click here
The Vestry is responsible for the day-to-day governance and financial life of the Parish. Here are some documents that relate to our life together. Click on each title to find out more information: