Many people are needed to assist in all kinds of ways in order for Church of the Ascension to fulfill its mission. The main church governing body is called the ‘vestry.’ Its members are elected at our annual meeting and serve terms of three years. The vestry is led by the ‘Senior Warden’ who is appointed by the Rector. It also has a special officer called the ‘Junior Warden,’ who is voted into that position by other vestry members. The vestry has a Treasurer who oversees the financial life of the church, a Clerk who records minutes of all meetings and a Chancellor who oversees the legal affairs of the church.
Church of the Ascension Vestry
Jim Foster, Senior Warden
Ginger Weeber, Junior Warden
Nate Barrett, Treasurer
Paul Fuener, Chancellor
Roger Maddalena, Clerk
Church of the Ascension Committees
There are numerous sub-committees of the vestry that focus on particular areas of our church life. Each committee is appointed a chair person and has several members. If you would like to be in touch with a committee chair please call the church office for contact information.
Finance Committee, Jim Foster (chair)
Stewardship Committee, Ginger Weeber (chair)
Property Committee, Guy Tomcik (chair)
Parish Discernment Committee, Jim Wilson (chair)
Missions Committee, Conn Thieman (chair)
There are lots of particular ministries at Ascension which have lay or clergy leaders: acolytes, ushers, greeters, altar guild, prayer ministers, hospitality, readers, chalice bearers, small groups…the list goes on! If you would like to become involved in a particular ministry area, please contact Marilyn Chislaghi, Director of Community Life. She would love to help get you connected! You may also fill out a ‘Connect Card’ in church pews and we will get back to you as soon as we can.