“The vestry is the legal representative of the parish with regard to all matters pertaining to its corporate property” (as cited in The Episcopal Church website).
In all reality, a call to serve on the Vestry is more than a business matter. They are a group of people whom the parish called their leaders and work with the rector as partners in ministry. We have nine people, three in each class–Junior, Middler, and Senior. In the three years of their duty, they grow together as a faithful disciple and servant leader of the congregation.
Senior Class (’21)
Penny Southwick – Senior Warden
Bill Irvin – Stewardship
Bridget McMichael – Worship
Middler Class (’22)
Ted Pierie – Junior Warden
Sue Brotherton – Fellowship
David Dawkins – Outreach
Junior Class (’23)
Linda Snyder – Secretary
Barbara Johnson – Formation
Ray Brown – Building and Grounds
Jennie Fahey – Director of Children and Youth Formation
Gary Pope – Director of Music and Organist
Robyn Fischer – Parish Administrator
Fr. Andrew joined St. Paul’s in June of 2014 from East Lansing, Michigan. He is an immigrant from Japan. Before St. Paul’s, he has served in All Saints in East Lansing, Michigan; All Saints in Windsor, Ontario, Canada; St. Benedict’s in Lacey, Washington. He has earned the Master of Divinity from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary (now Bexley-Seabury Federation) in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to seminary, he worked in a DNA testing field with his Computer Science background.
Currently, he is a graduate student at Kent School of Social Work hoping to specialize in gerontology to pursue his passion to build an inter-generational ministry.