Leadership

Clergy & Staff

Reverend Shayna J. Watson

Reverend Shayna J. Watson

Rector and Pastor

Reverend Alethea Long-Green

Reverend Alethea Long-Green

Deacon

Reverend Dr. Shawn Strout

Reverend Dr. Shawn Strout

Assisting Clergy

Officers

Marilyn Boayue
Treasurer

Cora O. Dixon
Assistant Treasurer

Nnenna Ugorji
Assistant Treasurer

Caroline Edwards
Assistant Treasurer

Mark Johnson
Assistant Treasurer

Evangeline Wotorson
Assistant Treasurer

Joan Taylor Brown
Clerk

A.C. Toles-Greene
Warden, Victory Tower


Staff

Donna Weston
Parish Administrator

Kelvin Page
Music Director

Thomas Ramsey
Sexton

The Vestry

Jordan Jean – Senior Warden
Quallyna Porte – Junior Warden

Class of 2024

Jordan Jean
Altmann Pannell
Hilda Sylla
Rhoda Weeks-Brown

Class of 2025

Tracy Anderson
Donald Jones
Lincoln Marshall
Henry Ogbuokiri

Class of 2026

Tina Easter
Barbara Howard
Quallyna Porte
Margaret Stubblefield

Purpose

Congregations that have been granted parish status by their diocese are governed by their rector and the Vestry. Traditionally, and by canon law, the Vestry, consisting of wardens and other members, is the legal representative of the parish “in all matters concerning its corporate property and the relations of the Parish to its Clergy,” except as may be provided by state law or diocesan canons. The number of vestry members and term of office varies from parish to parish.

The vestry has a legal and moral responsibility for managing the congregation’s resources, including operating funds, investments, furnishing, buildings and ground. In addition to the legal roles and responsibilities, there is the spiritual responsibility of leading a congregation. The mission of the church is “to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ” (BCP, p.855). The elected leaders, lay and ordained, have a responsibility to model that mission in their work and to lead the congregation in fulfilling that mission.

Responsibilities of the Vestry (as a Body)

  • Support the Mission by Word and Deed
  • Ensure Effective Congregational Planning
  • Select the Rector
  • Establish and Monitor Programs and Services
  • Communicate With the Wider Community
  • Assess Its Own Performance
  • Ensure Adequate Resources