St. Columba's Episcopal Church

The Vestry and Its Committees

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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. It consists of the rector, the senior warden, the junior warden and 12 members of the parish, who are elected for three-year terms.

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 as prescribed by the Executive Council of the Episcopal General Convention and collaborating with the rector in the preparation of the annual parochial report to the bishop of Washington. 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. It is responsible for ensuring that the governance of the parish is in conformity with the parish bylaws and that the bylaws accurately reflect the requirements of the Episcopal General Convention and the Episcopal Diocese of Washington.

The Stewardship committee is responsible for encouraging members of the parish to be good stewards of the resources God has given us, in particular our resources of time, talent and treasure. 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. Non-vestry members are encouraged to participate in the Stewardship committee.

The Building and Grounds committee works with the staff of the parish to maintain the physical plant, assess long and short-term building needs and recommend significant building projects to the vestry for its approval. Non-vestry members are encouraged to participate in this work.

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