“The vestry is the legal representative of the parish with regard to all matters pertaining to its corporate property” (as cited in The Episcopal Church website).
In all reality, a call to serve on the Vestry is more than a business matter. They are a group of people whom the parish called their leaders and work with the rector as partners in ministry. We have nine people, three in each class–Junior, Middler, and Senior. In the three years of their duty, they grow together as a faithful disciple and servant leader of the congregation.
Penny Southwick Senior Warden (‘21)
Bill Irvin Outreach (‘21)
Bridget McMichael Worship (‘21)
Ted Pierie Junior Warden (‘22)
Sue Brotherton Formation (‘22)
David Dawkins Fellowship (‘22)
Linda Snyder (‘23)
Barbara Johnson (‘23)
Ray Brown (‘23)
Jennie Fahey Director of Children and Youth Formation
Gary Pope Director of Music and Organist
Robyn Fischer Parish Administrator
Fr. Andrew joined St. Paul’s in June of 2014 from East Lansing, Michigan. He is an immigrant from Japan. Before St. Paul’s, he has served in All Saints in East Lansing, Michigan; All Saints in Windsor, Ontario, Canada; St. Benedict’s in Lacey, Washington. He has earned the Master of Divinity from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary (now Bexley-Seabury Federation) in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to seminary, he worked in a DNA testing field with his Computer Science background.
Currently, he is a graduate student at Kent School of Social Work hoping to specialize in gerontology to pursue his passion to build an intergenerational ministry.