What is a vestry?

The vestry is the leadership council of the parish, and is elected by the parish. Each vestry member serves a three year term. In January 2015 we completed a three-year transition from nine vestry members to six.

At our annual parish meeting each January, two vestry members are elected by the parish. Under the constitution and canons (laws) of the Diocese of Dallas, a vestry member may not run for re-election when his or her term expires. Instead, there must be a period of at least a year before a vestry member is eligible to run for vestry again.

Who can be a vestry member?

In order to be elected, candidates must be at least 18 years old, be a confirmed communicant in good standing, and must be a financial "contributor of record" to the parish. 


The senior warden is chosen by the rector and provides counsel and guidance to the rector. The junior warden is elected by the vestry and has responsibility for overseeing the physical property of the parish. Both the senior and junior warden must be vestry members.

Who are our vestry members and wardens?

Our current vestry members are:

  • Cheryl Bass - elected January 2013
  • Jan Benitz - elected January 2015
  • Jim Cox - elected January 2013
  • Dick Greene - elected January 2014
  • Carlos Randol (Senior Warden) - elected January 2014
  • Mike Yeoman (Junior Warden) - elected January 2015
  • David Jurgens (Treasurer)