Every Episcopal parish has a Vestry, which is an elected leadership board. Members of the parish may be elected to three year terms, and meet monthly to discuss the direction of the parish and its programs, the allocation of budget, and the stewardship of the resources entrusted to the parish by generations of faithful members.
How the Vestry works
Every Vestry meeting begins with Evening Prayer, and then with some sort of formation. Typically this takes the form of a prayerful group Scripture listening practice. This helps connect our business meeting to our bigger Christian calling to worship and pray, and to be anchored always in the living word of God as found in the Scriptures.
Trinity's Vestry is divided up into three subcommittees, or working teams:
After our formal business is done, the Vestry discusses other matters in a free-form way. Plans come up, questions are asked and (maybe) answered, and we conclude our time with prayer.