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Lay Leadership

Members offering their gifts of leadership to the church

The Vestry

The vestry serves as our board and has 18 members in three classes elected for three-year terms on a rotating basis. 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. Elections are held annually at the parish meeting the last Sunday in January.



Barbara Strobel, Treasurer
Jennifer Weston, Chancellor
Scott Weber, Chair of the Endowment Fund

Committee Chairs

Beth Bunk, Chair of the Generosity Committee
Barbara Strobel, Chair of the Finance Committee
John Rossen, Chair of the Website Committee

The Associate Vestry

The Associate Vestry is a key part of our servant leadership development strategy. Since the 1950s, St. John the Divine has had an AV team that provides leadership in key ministry areas of the church. They usher on Sundays and help coordinate annual church events. At the same time, they have a chance to learn more about the inner workings of the congregation’s life and ministry. AV members are appointed by the rector for two-year terms.

Ministry Leaders

Rachel Rosson, President of the ECW
Marti Clement, President of the Daughters of the King
Laura Goehrs, Leader of The Gathering

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