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.

THE REV. BO TOWNSEND
THE REV. BO TOWNSEND

Interim Rector

BRIAN WANAMAKER
BRIAN WANAMAKER

Senior Warden

TIM JEFFCOAT
TIM JEFFCOAT

Junior Warden, Finance

JIM HODGE
JIM HODGE

Building and Grounds

NANCY JONES
NANCY JONES

Worship and Music

ED LESTER
ED LESTER

Adult Christian Formation

CLAY MCMANUS
CLAY MCMANUS

Parish Resources

MARK MEDLEY
MARK MEDLEY

Treasurer

KELSEY MITCHELL
KELSEY MITCHELL

Children and Youth

JENNIFER MOFFITT
JENNIFER MOFFITT

Parish Events

SYLVIA PETERS
SYLVIA PETERS

Beloved Community

PAT RICHARDSON
PAT RICHARDSON

Newcomers

AMANDA ROWCLIFFE
AMANDA ROWCLIFFE

World Missions

PAT RUTENBERG
PAT RUTENBERG

Beloved Community

JANET SLABBEKORN
JANET SLABBEKORN

Spiritual Life

NEALE WETHERALL
NEALE WETHERALL

Search Committee

BILL WOOD
BILL WOOD

Communications and Local Missions

Andrew Hale

Clerk

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 co-chaired by Pat Rutenberg and Kelsey Mitchell. 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  Ed Lester
Children and Youth – Kelsey Mitchell
Worship and Music –Nancy Jones
Spiritual Life – Janet Slabbekorn
Parish Events – Jennifer Moffitt

Temporal

Temporal encompasses internal affairs of the church relating to structural functions of the church such as Finance, Building and Grounds, and Communication. Temporal is chaired by Tim Jeffcoat. 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 – Tim Jeffcoat
Building and Grounds – Jim Hodge
Communications – Bill Wood
Parish Resources – Clay McManus

Outreach

Ascension’s Outreach includes Local, World, Youth, and Newcomers ministries. Outreach is co-chaired by Amanda Rowcliffe and Clay McManus

Newcomers – Pat Richardson 
World Missions – Amanda Rowcliffe 
Local Missions – Bill Wood 
Beloved Community – Sylvia Peters & Pat Rutenberg 

VESTRY MINUTES

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