The Vestry is charged with the responsibility for conducting the temporal affairs of the church. As such, they help discern, establish, implement, and evaluate policies and procedures whereby the governing of the church is effected.
The Vestry is made up of twelve lay people elected to three-year terms (on rotation) from among the members of St. Martin’s Church. The elections take place at the annual parish meeting in January. Officers include the Senior Warden (appointed by the Rector), Junior Warden (elected by the Vestry), Secretary (Clerk), and Treasurer. The Clergy and staff of St. Martin’s Church are ex officio members, and clergy of the Church have canonical responsibilities with and through the vestries of congregations they serve.
Regularly scheduled meetings of the Vestry are on the fourth Sunday of the month at 12:00 pm. The meetings are open to members of the congregation; however, on occasion sensitive pastoral or ecclesiastical matters may dictate that portions of the meeting be with and among the Vestry members only.
The approved minutes and financial statements of the Vestry meetings are available upon request.
Our current Vestry members and term expiration year