The vestry at The Episcopal Church of the Ascension is the governing body of lay representatives elected to three-year terms. To contact the vestry, email

Tom Hale, Senior Warden
Chuck Burton, Junior Warden
Jim Alexander
Allie Brown
Muffet Buckner
Danny Harb
Laura Johnston
Peggy Giles, Clerk
Ben McClanahan
Mark Medley, Treasurer
Tom Morgan
Marnie Page
Marilyn Roddy
Bob Sowell
Marsey Williams
Allan Willoughby
Kristy Starks-Winn

Vestry Nominations 2018

Vestry nomination forms are available in the parish office on the communications counter. If you would like to run for a three year term on vestry or you know of someone you’d like see on the vestry, come fill out one of the application forms. Candidates that affirm that they wish to run will speak on November 11 at a parish-wide meeting and vestry elections will take place the following Sunday during the annual meeting of the parish.

Download the Printable Nomination Form

Vestry Minutes

Below you can find both the minutes and the full minutes packet, including reports, from each vestry meeting. Minutes are approved at the following vestry meeting and published afterwards. If you have questions, please feel free to contact the church office at 865-588-0589 or by emailing the communications office, If you are looking for minutes that are older than two years, please visit the church library for a full set of vestry minute records.

Please note: For reports and information referred to in the minutes, please visit the church library to see the Vestry Minutes binders.

Vestry Minutes


January 2019 minutes are to be approved at the February Vestry meeting.


December 2018 Vestry Minutes
November 2018 Vestry Minutes
October 2018 Vestry Minutes
September 2018 Vestry Minutes
August 2018 Vestry Minutes
July 2018 Vestry Minutes
June 2018 Vestry Minutes
May 2018 Vestry Minutes
April 2018 Vestry Minutes
There are no minutes from March 2018.
February 2018 Vestry Minutes

January 2018 Parish Meeting Minutes


There are no minutes from December 2017 available at this time (pending update).
There are no minutes from November 2017 available at this time (pending update).
There are no minutes from October 2017 available at this time (pending update).
There are no minutes from September 2017.
August 2017 Vestry Minutes
June 2017 Vestry Minutes
May 2017 Vestry Minutes
April 2017 Vestry Minutes
March 2017 Vestry Minutes
February 2017 Vestry Minutes
There are no minutes from January 2017.


December 2016 Vestry Minutes
November 2016 Vestry Minutes
October 2016 Vestry Minutes
September 2016 Vestry Minutes
August 2016 Vestry Minutes
June 2016 Vestry Minutes
May 2016 Minutes