Our Staff & Vestry
The vestry is like a board of directors that is in charge of the temporal affairs of the church—in other words, our finances and short-term and long-term planning. The vestry is also committed to a ministry of presence and leadership in the full life of worship and fellowship in the parish. Each member is committed to the vision, mission, and ministry of Christ here at Holy Cross and to our mission statement of making Christ visible in God’s community.
Our vestry includes the rector and nine parishioners. In addition, the treasurer is an ex officio member with voice but no vote. At our annual meeting in January, the congregation elects three parishioners for a three-year term, and each year, three people rotate off. If you feel called to serve on vestry, please contact the rector or the senior warden.
The vestry meets twice a month: on the first Tuesday for a spiritual meeting and on the third Tuesday for a business meeting. We have an annual weekend retreat in February and a day-long retreat in August. Any member of the parish is welcome to attend our business meetings. If you wish to address the vestry during the meeting, please contact the senior warden 10 days before the meeting so your topic can be placed on our agenda.