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 includes being the vestry contact or “point person” to other St. Mark’s organizations and ministries. Specifics of these opportunities is 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. Reports from the vestry officers and from vestry liaisons are provided to vestry members a few days before the meeting, and discussion of those reports includes only questions or discussion items from those reports. Minutes of each meeting are kept and reviewed at the next meeting for approval.

Meeting DateMeeting PacketApproved Minutes
September 27, 2022 Regular Vestry Meeting
August 23, 2022 Regular Vestry MeetingAugust 23 Meeting Materials
July 26, 2022 Regular Vestry MeetingJuly 26 Meeting Materials
June 28, 2022 Regular Vestry MeetingJune 28 Meeting MaterialsJune 28 Approved Minutes
May 24, 2022 Regular Vestry MeetingMay 24 Meeting MaterialsMay 24 Approved Minutes
April 26, 2022 Regular Vestry MeetingApril 26 Meeting Materials April 26 Approved Minutes
March 22, 2022 Regular Vestry MeetingMarch 22 Meeting Materials March 22 Approved Minutes
February 22, 2022 Regular Vestry MeetingFebruary 22 Meeting Materials February 22 Approved Minutes
January 25, 2022 Regular Vestry MeetingJanuary 25 Meeting Materials January 25 Approved Minutes
December 28, 2021 Regular Vestry MeetingDecember 28 Meeting Materials December 28 Approved Minutes
November 30, 2021 Regular Vestry MeetingNovember 30 Meeting Materials November 30 Approved Minutes
October 26, 2021 Regular Vestry Meeting October 26 Meeting MaterialsOctober 26 Approved Minutes
September 28, 2021 Regular Vestry Meeting September 28 Meeting MaterialsSeptember 28 Approved Minutes
August 24, 2021 Regular Vestry MeetingAugust 24 Meeting MaterialsAugust 24 Approved Minutes
July 27, 2021 Regular Vestry MeetingJuly 27 Meeting MaterialsJuly 27 Approved Minutes
June 22, 2021 Regular Vestry MeetingJune 22 Meeting MaterialsJune 22 Approved Minutes
May 25, 2021 Regular Vestry MeetingMay 25 Meeting MaterialsMay 25 Approved Minutes
April 27, 2021 Regular Vestry MeetingApril 27 Meeting MaterialsApril 27 Approved Minutes
March 30, 2021 Regular Vestry MeetingMarch 30 Meeting MaterialsMarch 30 Approved Minutes
March 18, 2021 Special Vestry MeetingMarch 18 Meeting MaterialsMarch 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.  

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 2022 Annual Meeting is on Sunday, February 13th, at 11:30am, in St. Mark’s Parish Hall. 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.