Based on our practice of baptismal ministry, Immanuel has a unique form of parish leadership. We have two bodies who take leadership roles in different aspects of parish life: The Vestry and Ministry Support Team. We also have Ministry Area Leaders.
Our Vestry is an elected group of parishioners, charged with oversight of our buildings, finances and other administrative matters. The Vestry approves contracts, hires parish employees, and does strategic planning. Vestry members can serve a total of six years. Then they must take one year off before returning to this role. The Vestry usually meets once per month.
Gloria Mansfield, Co-Senior Warden
Carol Jean Jones, Co-Senior Warden
Barbara Plumley, Junior Warden & Clerk
Charles Mansfield, Treasurer (pro-tem, ex-officio)
The Vestry supports us all by making sure the buildings are in good repair, the bills are paid, the snow removed in winter and the church and its congregation can exist into the indefinite future.
Ministry Support Team
Our Ministry Support Team is made up of parishioners who have been commissioned or ordained by the Bishop to serve the parish. They are charged with supporting the ministry of all members of the parish, leading and supporting each person to fully embrace their role as members of Christ's body.
The Rt. Rev. Thomas Clark Ely, Bishop of Vermont
The Rev. Steven Fuller, Priest, Preacher, Stewardship
The Rev. Charles Mansfield, Deacon, Stewardship
Gloria Mansfield, Education, Stewardship, Religious Education
The Ministry Support Team reminds us of the reality of the ministry of all the baptized and it encourages and challenges us all to fulfill our various ministries in the congregation and the world.
Ministry Area Leaders
Barbara Plumley, Buildings & Grounds
The Rev. Steve Fuller, Worship
The Rev. Steven Fuller, Outreach
Robert Bowler, Communications
Gloria Mansfield, Religious Education
The Rev. Charles Mansfield, Stewardship
Coordinated through Office, Pastoral Care
For further information on the structure of our ministry at Immanuel Church and the role of the Ministry Area Leaders, see The Minstry Development Working Document:
Ministry Development working document.pdf.
Robert Bowler, Parish Administrator
Wendy Bayliss, Administrative Assistant
Ralph Aiken, Buildings Maintenance, Groundskeeper