Wardens & Vestry

The Vestry is the legal governing and decision-making body of a Parish Church, consisting of the Rector and elected lay representatives.  Four Vestry members are elected each year by the Parish to serve a three year term.  There are a total of twelve elected Vestry persons.  The Vestry’s duties include calling the rector with the approval of the diocesan bishop, approving the budget and making governing policy.

Each Vestry has a Senior or Rector’s Warden and Junior or People’s Warden, Treasurer and Secretary or Clerk who serve as officers and carry certain fiduciary and legal responsibilities for the Church.  All of the officers save the Rector’s Warden are elected annually from among members of the vestry.  The Rector’s Warden is appointed by the Rector annually.

The current Vestry of St. Thomas the Apostle:

Canon Ian Elliott Davies

Mr. Ray Beaty
Rector’s Warden

Mrs. Wendy Chambers
People’s Warden

Mr. John Schleif

Mr. Stephen Kemp
Clerk of the Vestry

Mr. David Anderson

Mrs. Debby Driscoll

Dr. Sal Hernandez

Mr. Robert Jones

Mr. Ben Pratt

Mr. Ron Rosato

Mrs. Sarah Schulz

Mr. David Silvas

Mr. Christopher White


Approved minutes by the Vestry of St. Thomas the Apostle are available here.

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