Lay Leadership

Lay Leadership

The Vestry is the lay (non-staff) governing body of the parish. Working closely with clergy and staff, the Vestry takes an active role in caring for parish finances and buildings; and developing strategy and vision for St. Stephen’s Church. Vestry members come from across the parish, representing different ages and interests.


The Vestry consists of lay members of the church and is lead by the Senior Warden. In addition, the Vestry officers include the Junior Warden, Treasurer, and Clerk. All Vestry members, including the officers, are elected by the congregation at the annual parish meeting each January.

The 2021 Vestry

Jim Korslund, Senior Warden
Julia Gutz Moller, Junior Warden
Tom Bracken, Treasurer
Jody Hennen, Clerk

Vestry Members

  • Marillene Allen
  • Tom Beringer
  • David Cooper
  • Jack Dempsey
  • Judy Edin
  • Ward Godsall
  • Rachel Reeves
  • Paul Scoggin
  • Caroline Seiler
  • David Sudduth
  • Lora Thielen
  • Mary Sue Vorbrich

Read the St. Stephen’s Vestry Covenant here.