St. John’s Vestry leads the parish in partnership with clergy. The Vestry governs in three primary capacities: fiduciary (budgets and buildings), strategic (long-range planning) and generative (providing wisdom, guidance and creative ideas for mission and ministries).

Vestry members, who represent the congregation in every area of decision making, are elected at the annual parish meeting held in early February and serve staggered three-year terms. The Vestry meets monthly.

Contact Person:  

Mahaska Whitley

This body of spiritual leaders is currently led by:

Mahaska Whitley, Senior Warden

Steve Peters, Junior Warden

Cindy Sessions, Treasurer

Jim Messer, Finance Chairperson

Brooke Kennerly, Secretary

George Gwynn, Chancellor

Vestry Chair Contacts

Adult Education Commission: Mary Byrd SimsGreg Springer

Children/Family Commission: Rebecca Brown & Chris Schoonover

Communications Commission: Lucy Carter

Finance Commission: Jim Messer

Lively Café Commission: Peggy Bielby

Music and Worship Commission: Greg SpringerLance Langston

Nominating Committee: Mary Byrd Sims

Outreach Commission: Dayne Shelton

Parish Life Commission: Peggy Bielby & Susan Gwynn

Pastoral Care Commission: Marcy Muldrow Sanders

Personnel Commission: Janine CouchChris Schoonover

Stewardship Commission: JR Saginario

Youth Commission: Janine Couch

2022-23 Convention Delegates

Pam Anderson
Virginia Perkins


Jim Apthorp
Tom Bateman

2023-24 Convention Delegates

Skip Foster
Kelly Kirby


Jonathan Jackson
Brooke Kennerly