The vestry is the legal representative of the parish with regard to all matters pertaining to its corporate property.

At St. Philip's there are nine vestry members. Three are elected each year at the annual parish meeting. The presiding officer of the vestry is the rector. The vestry elects its own officers. There are two wardens. The senior warden leads the parish between rectors and is a support person for the rector. The junior warden often has responsibility for church property and buildings. The clerk takes minutes and signs official documents on behalf of the vestry. The vestry also appoints the church treasurer.

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. The vestry normally meets on the third Tuesday of the month. If you have anything you want added to the vestry agenda, please contact the Rector or the Senior Warden.

2023 Vestry

L to R: Kathy Gravino, Brian McBride, Sharon Cukras, Bill Wagner, Meaghan Tierney, Jen Hatchett, Deb Refior, Nigel Betts, Gary Vella.


Senior Warden: Jen Hatchett

Junior Warden: Gary Vella

Treasurer:  Jack Anderson

Clerk:  Kathy Gravino


Nigel Betts

Sharon Cukras

Brian McBride

Deb Refior

Meaghan Tierney

Bill Wagner


Vestry Minutes

December 19, 2023

November 21, 2023

October 17, 2023

September 19, 2023

August 15, 2023

July 25, 2023

June 20, 2023

April 24, 2023

Mar 11, 2023

Feb. 21, 2023

Jan 17, 2023