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Christ Church Vestry

In the Episcopal Church, the Vestry is the primary lay oversight body of the parish. It has many responsiblities, the greatest of which is praying for the congregation and discerning the path God has in mind for Christ Church.


Currently Seeking Nominations

The Vestry (our governing board) is currently taking nominations to serve a three-year term, starting January 2018. There are four positions available. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else, first secure the person’s permission, then email Rev. Shirley before October 25. Each year, the vestry identifies skills and experience particularly helpful to upcoming work. Read more about these here:
Vestry would be served well if candidate has any of the following criteriaFinancial acumen • Knowledge and appreciation of music ministry • Experience and/or comfort with buildings and grounds issues • Knowledge of children's ministry needs • Continued balance of men and women if possible •  Representation from over 60 population/long term members • Experience and/or comfort with leadership development • Representation from younger families with preschool aged children • Someone with a missions and outreach focus • Experience in marketing or program development •  Experience and/or comfort with land related issues • Racial diversity
Desired Competencies of Potential Vestry Members: able to see the big picture • positive energy and approachable • patience with collaborative decision making and implementation • ability to self-regulate emotions • collaborative style • comfort in making leadership decisions • understanding of the work of a board (policies, development of leadership vision and execution on vision vs. task based work) • willingness/availability to fulfill liaison responsibilities and VPoD duties • understanding of decision making that is grounded in risk assessments that support the growth of the church.

At Christ Church the Vestry currently consists of twelve people. Several persons are elected by the congregation each year at our annual meeting to serve three-year terms. Vestry Meeting Minutes can be accessed in the Christ Church group in Realm by clicking Files. 

2017 Vestry Officers

Jim Sowers
Senior Warden
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Jim Sowers photo

Kathy Duckworth
Junior Warden

>Email Kathy<


2017 Vestry Members

Debbie Bornholdt

Dutch Bumgardner

Andy Castellano

David Durr

Rick Golembeski

Margina Grow

Jen Hoernner

Jayme Klammer

Andrea Macgill

Preston Wigner

Contact information for vestry members can be found in our Realm church directory.


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