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. This may include being the vestry contact or “point person” to other St. Mark’s organizations and ministries. Specifics of these opportunities are available here.
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 Date||Approved Minutes|
|January 27, 2023 Regular Vestry Meeting|
|January 3, 2023 Regular (December) Vestry Meeting||January 3 Approved Minutes|
|November 22, 2022 Regular Vestry Meeting||November 22 Approved Minutes|
|October 26, 2022 Regular Vestry Meeting||October 26 Approved Minutes|
|September 27, 2022 Regular Vestry Meeting||September 27 Approved Minutes|
|August 23, 2022 Regular Vestry Meeting||August 23 Approved Minutes|
|July 26, 2022 Regular Vestry Meeting||July 26 Approved Minutes|
|June 28, 2022 Regular Vestry Meeting||June 28 Approved Minutes|
|May 24, 2022 Regular Vestry Meeting||May 24 Approved Minutes|
|April 26, 2022 Regular Vestry Meeting||April 26 Approved Minutes|
|March 22, 2022 Regular Vestry Meeting||March 22 Approved Minutes|
|February 22, 2022 Regular Vestry Meeting||February 22 Approved Minutes|
|January 25, 2022 Regular Vestry Meeting||January 25 Approved Minutes|
|December 28, 2021 Regular Vestry Meeting||December 28 Approved Minutes|
|November 30, 2021 Regular Vestry Meeting||November 30 Approved Minutes|
|October 26, 2021 Regular Vestry Meeting||October 26 Approved Minutes|
|September 28, 2021 Regular Vestry Meeting||September 28 Approved Minutes|
|August 24, 2021 Regular Vestry Meeting||August 24 Approved Minutes|
|July 27, 2021 Regular Vestry Meeting||July 27 Approved Minutes|
|June 22, 2021 Regular Vestry Meeting||June 22 Approved Minutes|
|May 25, 2021 Regular Vestry Meeting||May 25 Approved Minutes|
|April 27, 2021 Regular Vestry Meeting||April 27 Approved Minutes|
|March 30, 2021 Regular Vestry Meeting||March 30 Approved Minutes|
|March 18, 2021 Special Vestry Meeting||March 18 Approved Minutes|
St. Mark’s Parochial Report
St. Mark’s submits a Parochial Report to the Diocese each year. The report contains general information on the health of the parish, including top-level financial information, congregation size, activities over the past year, and for 2020, impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the church.
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 will be held on Sunday, February 12th, at 11:30am, in St. Mark’s Parish Hall. The 2022 Annual Meeting was held on February 13, 2022 and the 2022 Annual Report is here.
In addition, St. Mark’s is represented at the annual Conventions of the Diocese of Washington. A report from our delegate to the 2021 Convention is available here.