Vestry Members and Elected Leaders

The Vestry consists of the Rector, two Wardens, 7 to 9 members, and two non-voting members – the Treasurer and the Secretary of the Vestry. In addition, the Parish elects a Delegate and an Alternate to the annual Diocesan Convention to represent St. Mark’s to the Diocese. Current Members

Vestry Duties and Opportunities

Vestry members serve as leaders in the life of St. Mark’s. They have legal and fiscal responsibilities, but are also called to work in partnership with the rector and to seek ways to form community. The Vestry is a group of individuals seeking to discern, with the rector, what the parish is called to do, and to have oversight of that work.

The Diocese of Washington has a large assortment of resources available to vestry members that are useful in defining the role and expectations of vestry members. The Vestry 101 toolkit includes information on the national and diocesan mission, how St. Mark’s fits into the Diocese, How the Diocesan staff can help the vestry, roles and responsibilities and many other resources. Vestry members are encouraged to make extensive use of the tools and knowledge presented here. In addition, the Warden Toolbox provides a list of resources that, while specific to the wardens, should be helpful to all members of the vestry.

Vestry Meetings and Minutes

The Vestry meets monthly. Special meetings may also be called to accommodate urgent business that should not wait until a monthly meeting. Minutes of each meeting are kept and reviewed at the next meeting for approval. Approved minutes are published below.

Meeting DateApproved Minutes
February 28, 2023 Regular Vestry MeetingFebruary 28 Approved Minutes
January 24, 2023 Regular Vestry MeetingJanuary 24 Approved Minutes
January 3, 2023 Regular (December) Vestry MeetingJanuary 3 Approved Minutes
November 22, 2022 Regular Vestry MeetingNovember 22 Approved Minutes
October 26, 2022 Regular Vestry MeetingOctober 26 Approved Minutes
September 27, 2022 Regular Vestry MeetingSeptember 27 Approved Minutes
August 23, 2022 Regular Vestry MeetingAugust 23 Approved Minutes
July 26, 2022 Regular Vestry MeetingJuly 26 Approved Minutes
June 28, 2022 Regular Vestry MeetingJune 28 Approved Minutes
May 24, 2022 Regular Vestry MeetingMay 24 Approved Minutes
April 26, 2022 Regular Vestry MeetingApril 26 Approved Minutes
March 22, 2022 Regular Vestry MeetingMarch 22 Approved Minutes
February 22, 2022 Regular Vestry MeetingFebruary 22 Approved Minutes
January 25, 2022 Regular Vestry MeetingJanuary 25 Approved Minutes
December 28, 2021 Regular Vestry MeetingDecember 28 Approved Minutes
November 30, 2021 Regular Vestry MeetingNovember 30 Approved Minutes
October 26, 2021 Regular Vestry MeetingOctober 26 Approved Minutes
September 28, 2021 Regular Vestry MeetingSeptember 28 Approved Minutes
August 24, 2021 Regular Vestry MeetingAugust 24 Approved Minutes
July 27, 2021 Regular Vestry MeetingJuly 27 Approved Minutes
June 22, 2021 Regular Vestry MeetingJune 22 Approved Minutes
May 25, 2021 Regular Vestry MeetingMay 25 Approved Minutes
April 27, 2021 Regular Vestry MeetingApril 27 Approved Minutes
March 30, 2021 Regular Vestry MeetingMarch 30 Approved Minutes
March 18, 2021 Special Vestry MeetingMarch 18 Approved Minutes

Annual Meetings

St. Mark’s Annual Meetings are open to all parishioners. At this meeting we update the congregation on the activities of the past year as well as plans going forward. An extensive Annual Report is available at these meetings that includes reports from all the committees and ministries of the church as well as a summary. The 2023 Annual Meeting was held on Sunday, February 12, 2023, in St. Mark’s Parish Hall. The 2023 Annual Report is here.