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Vestry/Governance

The vestry is the agent and legal representative of the parish in all matters concerning its corporate property and the relations of the parish to its clergy.

Vestry Members

The vestry consists of the rector, the senior warden, the junior warden and 12 members of the parish, who are elected for three-year terms.
Access our directory of vestry members.

Committees

There are currently seven standing committees of the vestry:

The Finance committee is chaired by the parish treasurer, who has the responsibility for maintaining all parish funds, receiving and disbursing monies in accordance with approved budget, maintaining accounts. Membership on the Finance committee is open to vestry and non-vestry members.

The Governance committee is a vestry committee appointed to examine and suggest ways to improve the work of the vestry and vestry committees, to develop leadership in the parish and to support the work of non-vestry parish committees.

The New Leadership committee is charged with helping to identify the next generation of leaders within our parish.

The Nominating committee is charged by the parish bylaws with proposing candidates to stand for election to the vestry and as delegates to the diocese. Committee members assess the vestry seats to be filled, the skills and talents required, and then  recruit the required number of candidates.

The Rector Evaluation Format committee has been tasked with formalizing the outline for vestry feedback to the rector.

The Stewardship committee leads the parish’s annual stewardship campaign, which raises the funds needed to maintain the church property, pay the salaries of clergy and staff and support the ministry of the church.

The Transition committee has been assisting the vestry with smoothing the transition to a new rector.

Elections

On Oct., 19, 2017, the Nominating committee put forth a slate candidates for election at the Annual Meeting to be held on Sun., Nov. 19.

Click here for a directory of Candidates. Download the Candidates handout for more information and bios.

Important Links

Vestry Directory
The By-Laws of St. Columba's Parish
Finance Presentation – Annual Meeting Feb. 2017 (PDF)
Finance Presentation – Annual Meeting Nov. 2017 (PDF)