The vestry is the governing board of an Episcopal congregation.  The word comes from the name of the room where the clergy and other participants in the service vested or dressed for the service and where this committee met.

The senior warden is the president and the junior warden the vice president.  Warden comes from the middle English word that means to guard or to care for persons, animals or things.

At the annual meeting, the congregation elects lay members to serve a three-year term.  Vestry members oversee the church's financial and temporal matters.  They works closely with the pastor to achieve the church's mission of loving God, loving neighbor and changing the world.