Church Leadership

An Episcopal Church is managed by a team of church elected church members, called The Vestry, and the Rector. 

 
Church Vestry

The Vestry and Wardens of St. Mary's, together with the Rector, provide leadership and oversight of the church’s vision, mission and ministry. Members of the Vestry are elected at the Annual Meeting in January or by appointment if there are vacancies throughout the year.

The Vestry of an Episcopal Church has three primary responsibilities, all undertaken with spiritual leadership:

  • Managerial - take care of the parish finances
  • Property - take care of the parish buildings
  • Fill the Vestry Positions - choose individuals to fill various positions of parish leadership and representation: the election of a rector, the choice of delegates to the diocesan convention, the selection of other individuals as the diocesan canons and parish bylaws may stipulate
Current Leaders:

Marge Smith - Co Warden

Cate Williams - Co Warden

Peter Becker - Co-Treasurer

Lynda Drake - Co-Treasurer

Judy Tracy - Clerk of the Vestry

Vestry Members:

John Amrein

Peter Carroll

Mike Choquette

Mark Cornelissen

Tracy Higgins        

Jerry Kolarczyk

Dan McLaughlin

Judy Thornton

Sally Van Vranken    

For more information regarding Vestry Leadership please contact the church office, 815-459-1009.

 

Stewardship Ministry

The purpose of this groups is three-fold:

  • To educate the parish throughout the year on the good practice of Christian stewardship of our time, talent and treasure
  • To provide educational seminars and printed material to parishioners
  • To serve as a resource for questions about the practice of stewardship. 

This committee is also responsible for the annual pledge drive held in the fall. 

 

Other Church Leaders:

Youth Group:

Rev. Fran Holliday

Mike Choquette

Children's Worship:

Catherine Carroll

Men's Bible Study:

Peter Carroll

Women's Bible Study:

Catherine Carroll

Meet Your Ministry Leaders  

Book Club:

Carol Dingle

Chair Yoga:

Catherine Carroll

Christmas Baskets Coordinator

Jennifer Kolarczyk

Community Meal Program

Mike Choquette

Crystal Lake Food Pantry

Chris Bednaroski

Cate Williams

Labyrinth Committee

Catherine Carroll

St. Mary's Seniors:

Rev. Fran Holliday

Welcome Bakers:

Tracy Higgins




 

 

 
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