Vestry of St. John's

Vestry

 

Role of the Vestry​

According to the by-laws 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.

Our Current Vestry:

Class of 2023

Daverly Cole

Richard Gabbidon

 Leslie Rogers-Wright

Class of 2024

Jestina Heroe

Valerie McCree

 Paul Ruffins

Class of 2025

Jennifer Elba

Neil Knights

 Hannah Rogers-Wright 

Sonia Anderson
Daverly Cole
Jennifer Elba
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Deanie Anderson

Vestry Member

Vestry Member

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Richard Gabbidon

 Vestry Member 

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Jestina Heroe

Vestry Member

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Neil Knights

 Vestry Member 

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Valerie McCree

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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Simone Bramble
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Layard Pabs-Garnon
Joan Stuart

Treasurer's Assistant

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Egerton Forster-Jones

Delegate to Convention

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Avril George

Delegate to Convention

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Fredericka Ortiz-Hamilton

Alternate Delegate

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