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What is the "Vestry"?

The Vestry works together with the Rector to address the temporal concerns of the parish and to further the Church's mission. Its basic responsibilities are to help define and support our goals and priorities; to ensure effective organization and planning; and to manage our resources and finances. The Vestry consists of seven elected, voting members. Two of these serve as Vestry officers, known as the "Senior Warden" and "Junior Warden." In addition, two non-vestry members assist the Vestry in their work in the roles of "Treasurer" and "Clerk."


Vestry members serve for 3 year, staggered terms. Two or three new members are elected by the congregation each year at the Annual Parish Meeting. If you are interested in being nominated to serve, talk to any Vestry member.


Vestry meetings typically occur on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm in the parish workroom. Any members in good standing of Holy Comforter are welcome to attend. The minutes of all vestry meetings are available for all members to see, on request. 

2023 Vestry

Judy Shipman (Senior Warden)
Chris Jester (Junior Warden)

Jackie Watts

Sterling Luce

Jenna Brown

Susan Robinson

Robert Efthim

Assisting Officers

Andy Granger (Treasurer)

Patricia Trom (Clerk)

Vestry elections


The Vestry Nominating Committee announces the election of new Vestry members at our upcoming Special Parish Meeting on Sunday, February 04, 2024


How many new Vestry members will be elected?

Two new vestry members will be elected to replace those whose terms have come to an end (Judy Shipman and Chris Jester). They will be elected to serve full (three-year) terms.


Who are the candidates?

The candidates who have been nominated and vetted by the Nominating Committee are Rick Wagner and Corinne Johnston. Their profiles will be posted soon.


Who can vote?

Any member in good standing of the parish may vote. Pre-registration for the meeting is strongly encouraged to help ensure that we meet our quota for attendance.

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