The vestry members are the legal representatives and agents of the parish.  They are elected by the members of the parish for three-year terms and share leadership responsibilities with the rector and the wardens.

St. James 2021 Vestry

Dean Perry, term expires Jan. 2022

Barbara King, term expires Jan. 2022

Dorian Ely, term expires Jan. 2023

Bill Sofia, term expires Jan. 2023

Amy Celentano, term expires Jan. 2023

Phil Colantonio, term expires Jan. 2024

Liz Findlay, term expires Jan. 2024

Jolene Folger, term expires Jan. 2024

Expectations of Vestry Members

St. James By-Laws Guidance on the Vestry

St. James By-Laws, approved Jan. 2017


Wardens are elected by the people of the parish for a two-year term during which they work with the rector to provide leadership in identify the mission, vision and goals of the congregation.

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  • Judy Essig


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