Vestry serves a key leadership role at St. Philip's, setting policy and holding
financial responsibility as the canonical business board of the parish. Vestry
members are also spiritual leaders within the parish by example and participation
in parish ministries. The Vestry represents many different ministries and voices
but always reflect the values and mission of the entire parish as decisions are
made. The Senior Warden heads the Vestry and is appointed by the Rector in January
for a 1-year term. The Junior warden is elected for a 1-year term. The Junior
Warden represents the interests of parishioners. There are fifteen members of
the vestry, each elected for 3-year terms. Five members of the vestry "retire"
Vestry meets the third Wednesday of each month (except July), at 7 p.m. Interested
persons are welcome to come and observe.
St. Philip's many ministries and programs
are organized around a structure called "commissions" based on Jesus's
"Great Commission" to serve God in the world, as well as his "Great
Commandment" to love one another. These seven commissions are Outreach, Stewardship,
Worship, Evangelism, Education (Adult Formation and Children, Youth, & Family
Ministries), Pastoral Care, and Mission Support (all functions that support the
needs of the physical plant, human resources, and financial management). Commissioners
are lay leaders who nurture, support, coach, and mentor the ministries of St.
Philip's In The Hills to follow our call to be Christ's image to the world.
Bill Carrell, Jr.