Deacon Barb Mitchell is a lifelong Episcopalian spending most of her life at Zion Church in Hudson Falls before coming to St James Church in Lake George. Deacon Barb is married to Dave Mitchell and has one grown daughter Tina. She resides in Glens Falls. Deacon Barb has been involved in many ministries while at Zion such as Altar Guild, Lay Eucharist Ministries, Vestry, Sunday School, Daughters of the King, and Jr. Daughters of the King.
The Vestry meets once a month on the first Sunday of the month after Church Service
What is the Vestry?
The vestry is the legal representative of the parish with regard to all matters pertaining to its corporate property. The number of vestry members and the term of office varies from parish to parish. Vestry members are usually elected at the annual parish meeting. The presiding officer of the vestry 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 vestry members. The basic responsibilities of the vestry 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. (An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church)