St. Luke's Episcopal Church
In the Episcopal Church, the governing body of the local church is called the Vestry. The vestry is an elected group of parish members who oversee the church and its operations.
In the Diocese of Delaware, Canon 12, Sec. 1, provides, "The Vestry shall take charge of the property of the Congregation, regulate all its temporal concerns, elect and call a Tenured Pastor, Pastoral Team Leader and/or Covenanted Pastor, as appropriate, provide for clergy maintenance, keep order in the Church during the celebration of Divine Worship and, in general, act as helpers to the Tenured Pastor, Pastoral Team Leader or Covenanted Pastor in the furtherance of the Gospel."
Vestry members are elected to three year terms. The current Vestry of St Luke's, their roles, and their tenures are:
Bill Hubbard- Senior Warden, Finance, 2020
Dick Mickles - Junior Warden, Worship, 2019
Diana Yelverton - 2018
Cinni Cummings - 2018
Jan Grantz - 2019
Joe Coladonato - 2019
Linda Robinson - 2020
Deb Spandikow, Pastoral Care - 2020
Rich Boyd, Webmaster - 2018
Positions appointed by the Vestry are:
- Lisa Lee, Treasurer & Parish Administrator
- Bill Hubbard, Finance Committee Chair
Delegates to Annual Convention, 2017
- Jan Grantz
- Gene Grantz
- Linda Robinson, Alternate
- Dick Mickles, Alternate
Pastor The Reverend Marianne S. Ell
Senior Warden Bill Hubbard
Junior Warden Dick Mickles
Parish Administrator Lisa Lee
Organist Albert Pinkerton
Children's Chapel Diana Yelverton
Pastoral Care Deb Spandikow
St Luke's Vestry meets once a month, and as needed. Meetings are normally the second Sunday of each month, immediately after worship. All church members are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Minutes of Vestry meetings for the last 12 months are provided below for the convenience of the church members.
Our Parish House is available to other churches, community groups and families. It has a commercial kitchen and a banquet room that will seat about 100 persons. Contact Lisa in the Parish Office at 629-7979 for details.
Parish Office: 202 N. North Street Seaford DE 19973
Office Hours: Tue-Thu 9:00 am - 2:00 pm