Vestry members serve as trustees of the parish, taking charge of church property and regulating its temporal (secular) concerns. The vestry consists of lay people elected by communicants in good standing, ages 16 and older. In general, vestry members help minister in whatever manner is appropriate to the laity for the furtherance of the gospel. The vestry speaks for the people of the parish. St. James Parish has appointed vestry commissions in several specific areas of responsibility.
Vestry members serve three-year terms, with four new members elected at the Annual Parish Meeting held early in Advent. Retiring members are ineligible to serve again for one year. The vestry elects a senior warden annually upon nomination by the Rector and a junior warden from among the remaining members. The vestry also elects a clerk and a treasurer (not necessarily members of the vestry). St. James Vestry meets the second Monday of each month. Minutes are available to parishioners at the parish office.
Our Next Vestry Meeting
Vestry MeetingMonday, Jun 12, 2023, 5:15 PM
The St. James Strategic Plan can be found here
2023 Vestry Commissions
Rector: The Rev. C. Phillip Craig, Jr. - [email protected]
Senior Warden: Leslie Jarrett - [email protected]
Junior Warden: Alex Murchison - [email protected]
Treasurer: Mike Brown
Clerk: Dianne MacAskill
Class of 2023: Kay Dougherty - [email protected], Tom Hackler - [email protected], Leslie Jarrett - [email protected], Al Marr - [email protected]
Class of 2025: Dean Gornto- [email protected], David Joyner - [email protected], Erin Trask - [email protected], Brandon Candler Tully - [email protected]
- Parish Life - Web Cowden
- Faith Formation - Erin Trask
- Worship - Kay Dougherty
- Outreach - Rachel Colonna
- Congregational Care - Barbara Whitesides
- Evangelism - David Joyner
You can find the most recent updates from our Vestry and Leadership here: These days, updates come quickly. To help you keep up with all of the information shared, we have created a one-stop page for all of our letters from leaders and clergy. ...
Letters from Leadership and Clergy
These days, updates come quickly. To help you keep up with all of the information shared, we have created a one-stop page for all of our letters from leaders and clergy.