The St. Catherine’s Vestry
The Vestry is the board of directors for the church. They ensure the church runs smoothly by overseeing its operation including finances, facilities, personnel, and policies.
Members are elected by the congregation for a three-year term, with four members rotating off each year. Vestry members also serve as facilitators for each of the church’s ministry teams.
The Senior Warden leads the vestry after serving for a year as Junior Warden.
VESTRY/CLERGY LIAISON ROLES FOR 2023
Ellen Adams and Barbara Perry
Chair: Elizabeth Lopez
Sunday morning classes, weekday classes, Bible studies, Education for Ministry, intergenerational programs and other special educational events.
All God’s Children: Harriett Pyburn
Racial healing, reconciliation, diversity, inclusive and economic and social justice
Nelson Gale (Junior Warden)
Financials, investments, Great Oak Fund, Memorials, Temporarily Restricted Funds, and Facilities.
Chairs: Lisa Spessard and Maureen Donoghue
Chair: Dave Banko, Mens Group
Fellowship events, Foyers, Newcomer Ministry and Men’s Group
Margaret Shaw (Senior Warden)
General Pastoral Care, Daughters of the King, Stephen Ministers, hospital visitors, Sonshine Meals.
Fred Lopez and Michael Wherry
Fred (8:30am) and Michael (10:45am) liaisons to heads of the Ushers, Greeters, Acolytes, Readers, Intercessors, LEMS and Altar Guild for Sunday services.
Nursery, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Young Families with Children and children’s ministries
All events using the Parish Hall kitchen and outside barbeque.
Chair: Harriett Pyburn
Process of hiring, interviewing, background checks, workplace policies, and Safe Church program for both church and preschool employees.
Barbara Perry and Linda Scott
Director: Pam Kulpa
Vestry members on St. Catherine’s Preschool Board of Directors.
Year-round time-talent-treasure stewardship activities, environmental stewardship of buildings and grounds as well as educational activities.
Mother Sarah , Rector
Chairs: Emily Gale (Flower Guild), Kelly Iacobelli & Katja Michael (Altar Guild), Barb Selby (Wedding Guild) and Marilyn Hunter (Funeral Guild)
All worship activities including Sacraments, Baptismal Preparation, Flower, Altar, Wedding and Funeral Guilds.
Father Trey, Director of Youth
Mentoring Program: David Banko
Oversight and Director of all Christian formation, Rite 13 and Journey to Adulthood programming, youth trips, fundraisers and all activities of youth, grades 6-12, along with Youth Mentoring program.