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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.

The St. Raphael 2018 Vestry

C.C. Johnson, Senior Warden

Carole Mize

Hunter Mathews

Jonathon Melton

Lovell Larkin

Marie Jacobs

Tony LoBianco

Merritt Anderson

Roger Kirk

Clerk:  Roger Kirk

Treasurer:  Paula Sevigny

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