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The basic responsibilities of the vestry are to help define and articulate the mission of the congregation; to support the church's mission by word and deed, to select the rector, to ensure effective organization and planning, and to manage resources and finances.

Vestry members are usually elected at the Annual Parish Meeting.
• The Presiding Officer of the Vestry is the Rector.
• The Senior Warden leads the parish between Rectors and is a support person for the Rector.
• The Junior Warden has responsibility for church property and buildings.
• The Treasurer oversees the financial operations of the church.
• The Secretary or Clerk records minutes of the vestry meetings.