The Canons of the church give exclusive authority over the fiscal affairs of the parish to the Vestry. But Vestry members are also spiritual leaders who are committed to building up the body of Christ so that it can be an effective instrument of mission and ministry in the world.
1. Be a confirmed member of the Episcopal Church enrolled as a member of the parish, 18 years of age or older.
2. Have been regular in attendance at the services of the church in the years preceding election.
3. Made and maintained a financial commitment to the parish, known to the treasurer, in the year preceding election
These are qualifications not only for election but for continued service on the Vestry. A Vestry member should lead the way in participation in the worship life and financial support of the parish.
Term of Office: The term of a Vestry member is for three (3) years, and a Vestry member is not eligible for re-election in the year following the expiration of his/her term. At Holy Cross, the vestry consists of 8 members. The Vestry consists of three teams: People Team, Program Team, and Property Team.
Meet the Vestry
Elected each year by Vestry as Clerk of the Vestry who carries out duties as provided per Canon 4 Vestries, Section 5 of the Canons of the Diocese of East Carolina.
Your Vestry is here primarily to serve the Holy Cross church family. Any concerns, ideas, questions can be directed to any member of the Vestry. The Vestry typically meets the third Wednesday evening of each month.
Vestry meeting time was moved to the 4th Wednesday of the month. The next meeting is Wednesday, January 26th.
Sr. Warden - Michael Cobb
Jr. Warden - Lee Stroud
Clerk - Jonathan Graves
Treasurer - Trevor Hursthouse
People Team: Becky Underwood (Head), Jeremy Hotalen, Michael Cobb
Program Team: Dan Morton, Krista Anderson, Lee Stroud
Property Team: Adam Alphin, Michael Cobb, Pete Lake (Head), Trevor Hursthouse