Saint Francis Vestry
The 58th Annual Meeting of Potomac Parish will be held Sunday, January 27, 2013 following the 9:00 service. In anticipation of that meeting, the Nominating Committee has been appointed, including these members: Kathy Barker, Roy Day, Dexter Ewel, Gail Feagles, and Lee Anne Jillings. Their report will present the names of four members of the parish for election to terms on the Vestry, as well as nominees for the positions of Senior Warden and delegate to diocesan convention. Among the criteria for nomination is membership in the parish as “an active, confirmed communicant in good standing”. The Committee welcomes suggested names for consideration.
A message from Laurel Bahar and Steve WilsonWe want to encourage you to make yourself known to us and other members of the parish vestry, at the coffee reception on a Sunday morning or whenever our paths may cross. We look forward to meeting you! According to the Canons of the Episcopal Church, "each vestry member shall extend personally a hearty welcome to the newly baptized, confirmed, received, or transferred members of the congregation." Please help us make good on that privilege.
An Episcopal church vestry cooperates with the Rector in promoting the spiritual welfare of his cure and assisting him in his duties. It's our responsibility to support the programs of Saint Francis and to encourage your support of her mission by our giving generously of our time and treasure to the ministries of our beloved parish.
We take our vestry responsibilities seriously. We love our church and believe that God's work is being done in and through Saint Francis. Your questions, comments, and suggestions are important to us. Feel free to contact us by reaching us via Ms. Christine Tetrault, the parish secretary.
Laurel Bahar Steve Wilson
Senior Warden Junior Warden
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"From you comes the theme of my praise in the great assembly; before those who fear you will I fulfill my vows."
Psalm 22: 25
Current Vestry Members
William Shand, Laurel Bahar, Steve Wilson, Phillip Ellsworth, Norma Young, Lee Anne Jillings, John Whatley, Gary Bachman, Jim Baker, Karen Brinkmann, Shanker Singham, Diane Seward, Danny Huntington, Bob Jannotta.
What is a vestry?
The vestry is the governing body of the church, elected to represent the people of the parish. Saint Francis wardens and vestry are elected at the Annual Parish Meeting the last Sunday of January.
Parishioners are welcome to attend vestry meetings, which are usually held on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm in the Kincaid Library.