Understanding the Vestry: Adult Education

If you’ve ever wondered what the Vestry is or why it exists, come to find out more about this very important ministry. “Understanding the Vestry” is on October 29 and November 5, 2017. The class meets in the Education Building on the Redeemer campus at 9:30 am.

For more information, contact Fr. Jed Fox at rector@redeemer-kenmore.org.

Sarah Phillips, Senior Warden

What is a Vestry?

The Glossary on the Episcopal Church website gives this as part of the definition of Vestry:

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. The presiding officer of the vestry is the rector. There are usually two wardens. The senior warden leads the parish between rectors and is a support person for the rector. The junior 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.

Church of the Redeemer

Community life at Redeemer centers on worship in the Episcopal traditionArt and music vitally deepen this worship. Our faith expresses itself with service to people, locally to internationally.

Church of the Redeemer is at 6210 181st Street in Kenmore, Washington. We are a short distance north of Bothell Way, near the Burke-Gilman Trail. The entrance looks like a gravel driveway. The campus is larger on the inside than it is on the outside.

The Episcopal Church welcomes you.