Left to right: Bill Cass, Ben Houck, Hildegard Kent, Jim Keller, Jennifer Childs, Kat Dunne, Lisa Di Cicco, Michael Zullo, and Rick Fitzgerald. Not pictured: Vincent DiPentino, Dana Hall, and Samuel Reeves.

What is the Vestry?

Originally the word “vestry” referred to the room where the priest would put on his vestments, at which time local laity would meet with him to discuss the affairs of the parish. Over time the name of the room came to signify the group that governed a parish because it was where they met. While the vestry meeting location has changed, the name has remained the same.

The vestry of an Episcopal church consists of lay members elected by the congregation at the annual parish meeting. The vestry meets monthly to review and approve normal operational expenses of the church, receive reports from various committees, plan and approve capital improvement projects, and attend to concerns within the parish. The vestry also serves as an advisory council to the rector.


Bill Cass, Accounting Warden: [email protected]

Jennifer Childs: [email protected]

Lisa Di Cicco: [email protected]

Vincent DiPentino: [email protected]

Kat Dunne: [email protected]

Rick Fitzgerald, Rector’s Warden: [email protected]

Dana Hall: [email protected]

Ben Houck, Secretary: [email protected]

Jim Keller: [email protected]

Hildegard Kent: [email protected]

Samuel Reeves: [email protected]

Michael Zullo: [email protected]