After the annual election, the Vestry selects three officers from its ranks: A Senior Warden, a Junior Warden and a Clerk. (With the approval of the Vestry, the Clerk’s position may be filled by a non-Vestry member.) A Treasurer is also appointed to serve the parish for the upcoming year.
The Senior Warden is responsible for administering the parish in the absence of a Rector, and provides guidance to the Vestry in setting its agenda.
The Junior Warden, by long tradition in the Church, is responsible for the maintenance of the parish’s buildings and grounds, and fills in for the Senior Warden upon his/her absence.
The Clerk of Vestry prepares and distributes the minutes of Vestry meetings and provides other reports as necessary and requested by the Vestry.
The Treasurer is an appointed position, normally occupied by a person with an extensive accounting and/or finance background. The Treasurer is responsible for keeping accurate accounting records for the parish, for providing such reports as are required, and for giving guidance to the Vestry on matters of parish finance.