Vestry Vestry is the elected governing body of the congregation that has responsibility for the administration of all church activities and maintenance. In between annual meetings, the Vestry has the authority to make decisions in the best interest of the parish. It consists of the Rector (who chairs Vestry), two church wardens (one appointed by the Rector and the other elected at the annual meeting), Secretary and treasurer, plus a number of general members of the board. Vestry members are normally elected for a period of three years, and, can serve beyond that only in extenuating circumstances. Because we are a one congregation parish our Vestry also serves as the Parish Council. We hold monthly Vestry meetings on the third Wednesday of each month. The Vestry always has the best interests of the parish at heart, as well, as fulfilling our parish Mission statement.