San Gabriel the Archangel Episcopal Church is governed by its rector and vestry.

What is a vestry? What does it do?

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. (Definition from

The warden (the lay leader of the vestry) and the treasurer are appointed by the rector.

2018 Vestry Members

Vestry members:  Mia Prieskorn, Betty Harrison, Diane Bourg, Joyce Smith, Jane Sageser

Treasurer: Diane Bourg

Senior Warden: Mia Prieskorn