The Vestry

In the Episcopal Church, the Vestry is the governing church board of trustees.  The Vestry has three major purposes.  Those three are:  The Stewardship of Parish Finances, the Stewardship of Parish Property, and the Election of a priest to serve as the Rector, once approved by the Bishop.  The Vestry shares decision-making with the Rector on all other areas of parish leadership.  The parish Rector is the President of the Vestry and presides at all vestry meetings.

Typically at St. Paul’s, there are nine elected vestry members.  At the Annual Meeting each January, the congregation elects individuals from a nominating slate to fill open slots on the vestry.  In January 2022, by a motion and approved vote, the rules were suspended for one year, and the vestry was expanded to 11 members.  This change allowed for a smooth parish operation in a year of transition while a search was conducted for a new Rector.  The Senior and Junior Wardens will remain in their positions for an additional year.

2022  –  Your Vestry:
Barbara Mannor, Senior Warden, Elder for Outreach (
Becky Bennett, Junior Warden, Elder for Building and Grounds (
Maggie Hart, Treasurer, Elder for Finance (
Joel Arnold
Jan Bugbee
Ed Henneke
Dr. Elizabeth Jordan, Member of Diocesan Council
Ferrell Katzenberger, Elder for Pastoral Care
Celeste Lord
Tina Morrison
Walter Peake, Elder for Stewardship

The Reverend Dr. Don Davidson, Priest-in-charge (
The Reverend Deacon Donna Kusky, Deacon in Residence (
George Gibson, Director of Finance (
Holly Richardson, Director of Music (
Megan Faris, Administra­ve Assistant (
Rafeal McDaniel-Walker, Gospel Choir Director
Matthew Benkert, Organist
Terrance Whitehead, Sexton
Edythe Peake, Web Editor (
Jelecia Ford Geraghty, Member of Diocesan Standing Committee