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Vestry of St. John's

Our Current Vestry:

Class of 2027

Alfred During

Jestina Heroe

Paul Ruffins

Class of 2025

Jennifer Elba

Neil Knights

 Hannah Rogers-Wright 

Class of 2026

Daverly Cole

Antoinette Johnson

 Leslie Rogers-Wright

Sonia Anderson
Daverly Cole
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Deanie Anderson
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Vestry Member

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Jennifer Elba

Vestry Member

Jestina Heroe

Vestry Member

Antoinette Johnson

Vestry Member

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Alfred During

Vestry Member

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Neil Knights

Vestry Member

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Hannah Rogers-Wright

Vestry Member

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Leslie Rogers-Wright

Vestry Member

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Paul Ruffins
(Vacant)

Vestry Member

Youth Representative

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Cheryl Johnson
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Layard Pabs-Garnon
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Joan Stuart

Treasurer's Assistant

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Avril George

Delegate to Convention

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Paul Ruffins

Delegate to Convention

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Brian Roman

Alternate Delegate

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Vestry

 

Role of the Vestry​

According to the                of St. John’s Parish, “The duties of the Vestry include responsibility for management of Parish assets, decisions regarding financial obligations and contractual matters, participation in Annual and Special Parish Meetings, and such other duties as are consonant with applicable Federal and State law, and with the Canons of the Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Washington.” Thus the Vestry is the group of people that has the legal authority and accountability to expend and invest funds on behalf of the members of the parish and to provide for the upkeep of the property. Vestry members also serve as liaison between the parishioners and the clergy and parish staff.


While clergy are responsible for a congregation’s spiritual and pastoral needs, parishioners with concerns about parish management or upkeep should bring them to a member of the Vestry.

Some of the ways the Vestry carries out these responsibilities are: adopting a parish budget, organizing the Annual Parish Meeting, managing the use of the property, and approving extraordinary or emergency expenditures or purchases. When the time comes, it is also the responsibility of the Vestry to call a Rector who, among his or her other duties, serves as the chairperson of the Vestry.

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