Vestry

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 info@knoxvilleascension.org.

PAT WINGO
PAT WINGO

Rector

LAURA JOHNSTON
LAURA JOHNSTON

Senior Warden & Temporal Business

JIM ALEXANDER
JIM ALEXANDER

Junior Warden, Finance & Endowment

MUFFET BUCKNER
MUFFET BUCKNER

Inreach Co-Chair & Worship & Music

JIM HODGE
JIM HODGE

Building & Grounds

TIM JEFFCOAT
TIM JEFFCOAT

Parish Events

TIM MORGAN
TIM MORGAN

Adult Christian Formation

MARK MEDLEY
MARK MEDLEY

Treasurer

SYLVIA PETERS
SYLVIA PETERS

Local Missions

PAT RICHARDSON
PAT RICHARDSON

Communications

MARILYN RODDY
MARILYN RODDY

Ascension Gifts

AMANDA ROWCLIFFE
AMANDA ROWCLIFFE

Outreach Chair & World Missions

PAT RUTENBERG
PAT RUTENBERG

Inreach Co-Chair & Worship & Music

JANET SHLABBEKORN
JANET SHLABBEKORN

Spiritual Life

BRIAN WANAMAKER
BRIAN WANAMAKER

Children & Youth, Clerk

NEALE WETHERALL
NEALE WETHERALL

Newcomers

Vestry Organization

Inreach

Inreach embodies internal affairs of the church relating to adult Christian formation, children and youth, worship and music, spiritual life, and parish events. Inreach is chaired by Allie Brown and Vice-Chaired by Pat Rutenberg. The concept of the new structure is to make sure no one person is alone in their work in each area. The following areas are overseen by these vestry members:

Adult Christian Formation-Allie Brown
Children & Youth-Brian Wanamaker
Worship & Music-Muffet Buckner and Pat Rutenberg
Spiritual Life-Chuck Burton
Parish Events-Laura Johnston

Temporal

Temporal encompasses internal affairs of the church relating to structural functions of the church such as Finance, Building and Grounds, and Communicatiosn. Temporal is chaired by Dave Irvin. The concept of the new structure is to make sure no one person is alone in their work in each area. The following areas are overseen by these vestry members:

Finance-Jim Alexander
Building & Grounds-Bob Sowell
Communications-Tom Morgan

Outreach

Outreach embodies external affairs of the church relating to Newcomers, Local Mission, and World Mission. Outreach is chaired byAmanda Rowcliffe. The concept of the new structure is to make sure no one person is alone in their work in each area. The following areas are overseen by these vestry members:

GCC (Great Commission Commission, Newcomers)-Allan Willoughby
Local Missions-Sylvia Peters
World Missions-Marnie Page

VESTRY MINUTES

What the vestry discusses in their monthly meetings. Older minutes are available in the church library.