And when the bishop comes...
By Michael Hanley
It’s a standard joke. The bishop and the parish priest are in the sacristy just before the start of the service marking the bishop’s visitation to the congregation.
Good vestry members: born or grown?
By Loren Mead
I’ve often wondered — are good vestry members just born that way, or are they people who take on the job and grow into it?
Vestry service: light over darkness
By Ellen Bruckner
About twenty-five years ago, I began my leadership journey as an elected vestry person in my current congregation, Christ Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Who is responsible for what?
By Leonard Freeman
John Coburn, former bishop of Massachusetts and former president of the House of Deputies, once remarked that he liked to keep the canons of the church “behind” him for support but “not in front” of him as an impediment.