The Vestry is the body within St. Peters congregation that, with the clergy, leads the parish. The Vestry helps to discern the vision to which God is drawing us, articulates and communicates the vision, and keeps the mission of St. Peters clearly before the parish community.
The vestry consists of 12 persons, four of whom are selected each year from currently active members to serve three-year terms.The Vestry participates in long-range planning and chairs committees for Vestry Initiatives derived from planning. The Vestry interacts with the Rector, providing regular feedback, addressing clergy wellness issues and encouraging clear and direct communications.
Vestry members participate regularly in worship, education and other programs; offer talents to support congregation ministries; and pledge financial support, working toward tithing. The Vestry is also responsible for the care of paid and volunteer personnel and has legal and moral responsibility to manage the parish resources (funds, investments, furnishings, buildings, and grounds).The Vestry Bylaws provide the framework for the governance of St. Peters Parish under the diocesan canons.