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Vestry

What is Vestry?

The vestry is the governing board of the parish and consists of the Rector, the Wardens and lay members.  The Vestry of the Episcopal Parish of Alton is comprised of twelve members.  Each year at our Annual Meeting the congregation elects new members for three-year terms.  A Rector’s Warden is appointed annually by the Rector and a Parish Warden is elected annually by the Vestry.  A Clerk of the Vestry and a Parish Treasurer are also chosen annually by the Vestry, in consultation with the Rector.

The Rector presides at meetings of the Vestry which is responsible for the parish’s business and temporal matters.  The Vestry also serves as advisory council to the Rector who by church law is the parish’s chief liturgical and pastoral officer.  The primary responsibility of the Vestry is to oversee the parish’s financial health.  In partnership with the Rector, it develops and approves the annual budget. 

Vestry members serve on one of the following nine commissions:  Property and Maintenance, Finance and Insurance, Parish Life, Education, Evangelism and Outreach, Public Relations and Communication, and Liturgy and Music.

The Vestry of the Episcopal Parish of Alton meets monthly in Trinity Chapel’s fellowship hall.

If you need to contact any member of the Vestry, please contact the parish office at epialton@episcopal.org

Or phone 618-465-9149.

Our Vestry

Mimi Almonroeder
Education Committee 

Jean Downey
Evangelism & Outreach

Chuck Drennan
Evangelism & Outreach

Jeff Dunnagan, Rector’s Warden
Chair Finance/Property & Maintenance

Diana Enloe
Public Relations/Evangelism & Outreach

Martha Fisher
Chair of Property & Maintenance

             

Harold Green
Finance Committee/Property & Maintenance 

Thom Harris
Liturgy & Music

Marti LoRusso, People's Warden
Parish Life Committee

Dan Plate
Parish Life and Public Relations

Carl Slaughter
Liturgy & Music

Beth Speich
Education Committee

Other Parish Officers

Jasper Fisher
Treasurer

Linda Dunnagan
Clerk of the Vestry