Governance

You may think of the church in terms of worship and Sunday morning. However, behind the scenes, All Saints’ is a medium-sized non-profit with an annual budget around $1 million dollars. We have a governance structure that is particular to our own parish needs and also organized according to the canons of the Episcopal Church. We need church members to serve in many roles of leadership in order to keep our parish functioning effectively and faithfully.

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The leadership of the local church is shared between the rector (senior clergy person) and the elected vestry members (lay people) of All Saints’. We have a vestry of 12 members, 3 classes of 4 people who serve for 3 year terms. This means that each year, 4 people complete their term and 4 new members of the vestry are elected at the annual meeting. The rector appoints 4 people to serve as Senior Warden, Junior Warden, Treasurer, and Registrar. These members are the executive committee and assist the rector in the work of running the business of the church. The people appointed to the executive committee are not voting members of the vestry unless they have also been elected to serve on vestry.

If you want to know more about the functions of church governance, you can read the by-laws here.

The minutes of the vestry are public documents, available to anyone who would like to know the content of a vestry meeting. The meetings themselves are also open to the community of the church, unless for reason of confidential content, the vestry chooses to meet in closed session. The vestry meets every third Tuesday of the month at 7pm.

The rector is responsible for the worship and spiritual life of the church. The vestry is responsible for the buildings, grounds, and finances of the church. Together, the rector and vestry discern the mission of the church with the help of the Holy Spirit.

The vestry has several standing committees that make recommendations to the vestry for specific areas of oversight that address the concrete resources of our parish.

Governance & Vestry at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Frederick, MD

The Budget and Finance Committee – Financial Resources

Governance & Vestry at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Frederick, MD

The Buildings and Grounds Committee – Property Resources

Governance & Vestry at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Frederick, MD

The Personnel Committee – Staff Resources

All Saints’ is part of the Diocese of Maryland. Each diocese of the Episcopal Church is overseen by a bishop and the staff of the diocese. To learn more about the diocese visit www.episcopalmaryland.com.

The Episcopal Church is a collection of dioceses around the globe that meets in convention every three years. Learn more about the governance of the entire Episcopal Church.

The Vestry

The vestry is part of the administrative entity in an Episcopal parish, composed of the rector and a group of elected parishioners,
which carries out the affairs of the parish.

All Saints’ vestry has established the following standing committees: Budget and Finance, Communications, Executive, Investment, Parish Council, Personnel, Rector’s Development Team, Stewardship, and Strategic Planning.

Governance & Vestry at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Frederick, MD

Mark Gibson
SENIOR WARDEN

Mark Gibson, Senior WardenMark Gibson
SENIOR WARDEN

Governance & Vestry at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Frederick, MD

Dan Huebner
JUNIOR WARDEN

Dan HuebnerDan Huebner
JUNIOR WARDEN

Governance & Vestry at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Frederick, MD

Sharon O’Rear
TREASURER

Sharon O'RearSharon O’Rear,
TREASURER

Governance & Vestry at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Frederick, MD

Scarlett Gibb
REGISTRAR

Scarlett Gibb RegistrarScarlett Gibb
REGISTRAR

CLASS OF 2022

Governance & Vestry at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Frederick, MD

Jim Filson

Governance & Vestry at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Frederick, MD

Jody Deveney

Governance & Vestry at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Frederick, MD

Leslie Skyrms

Governance & Vestry at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Frederick, MD

Darryn Naylin

CLASS OF 2023

Governance & Vestry at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Frederick, MD

Jill Browning

Governance & Vestry at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Frederick, MD

Dan Huebner

Governance & Vestry at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Frederick, MD

Lorraine Kituri

Governance & Vestry at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Frederick, MD

Rosie Russo

CLASS OF 2024

Governance & Vestry at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Frederick, MD

Aimee Isaac

Governance & Vestry at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Frederick, MD

Michael King

Governance & Vestry at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Frederick, MD

Waymon Wright

Governance & Vestry at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Frederick, MD

Hilary Pettigrew

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