Bishop’s Committee (Vestry)

“The Bishop’s Committee (BC) is the legal representative of the parish with regard to all matters pertaining to its corporate property. The number of BC members and the term of office varies from parish to parish. BC members are usually elected at the annual parish meeting. The presiding officer of the BC is the rector. There are usually two wardens. The senior warden leads the parish between rectors and is a support person for the rector. The junior warden often has responsibility for church property and buildings. A treasurer and a secretary or clerk may be chosen. These officers may or may not be BC members. The basic responsibilities of the BC are to help define and articulate the mission of the congregation; to support the church’s mission by word and deed, to select the rector, to ensure effective organization and planning, and to manage resources and finances.” -The Episcopal Church Glossary

The BC members of St. James’ Church are:

  • Rick DeLaney, Senior Warden
  • Dennis Pappenfus, Junior Warden
  • Mother Betsy Porter, Assisting Priest
  • Mary Springer, Elected BC Member
  • Karen Pryor, Elected BC Member
  • Darlene Simmons, Elected BC Member
  • Hugh Naftel, Elected BC Member
  • Lizette Carter, Elected BC Member
  • Jim McCoy, Elected BC Member
  • Carol Belt, Clerk
  • Woodie Acord, Treasurer