Meet the Vestry!
Meet the members of the St. Mary's Vestry, our church's governing board.
Sarah Stanley, Senior Warden
in her second term, 2022-2024
The Senior Warden is the primary elected lay leader of the congreation and serves as principal liaison between the parish and the Rector, and as a leader to the Vestry. In the unlikely absence or disability of the Rector, the reins of leadership of the Church canonically fall to the Senior Warden.
Tell us about yourself:
I am a 48-year old preacher's kid who's lived in Alaska 26 years and attended St. Mary's for 20. More importantly, things that bring me joy include: hiking, books, maps, my family, the community of St. Mary's, other people's children, learning new things, Ecclesiastes, Easter Vigil, and this world.
What do you value and love about St. Mary’s?
St. Mary's values and lifts up its lay members. Anything is possible at St. Mary's if you have a passion and wish to take it on. And you'll always find brothers and sisters to build it with you!
Where do you believe that God is calling us as a community of faith in the years ahead?
God is calling us to empower our lay ministers (all the people of God) to create God's kingdom on earth.
St. Mary's Vestry members
Senior Warden - Sarah Stanley
Junior Warden - Brad Sewell
Adult Christian Formation - Eric Backman
Caring Ministries - Maggie Wilkinson
Children’s Christian Formation - Amy Gruber
Community-Building - Maggie McKay
Early Childhood Ministries - Tom Nighswander
Growth and Communications - Sarah Coulson
Outreach Ministries - Sara Stoops
Stewardship Development - Al Alvarez
Worship - Charlene Davis
Youth Ministries - Sandra DeHart-Mayor