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

BRIAN WANAMAKER
BRIAN WANAMAKER

Senior Warden

TIM JEFFCOAT
TIM JEFFCOAT

Junior Warden, Finance & Endowment

JIM HODGE
JIM HODGE
NANCY JONES
ED LESTER
ED LESTER
CLAY MCMANUS
MARK MEDLEY
MARK MEDLEY

Treasurer

KELSEY MITCHELL
KELSEY MITCHELL
JENNIFER MOFFITT
JENNIFER MOFFITT
SYLVIA PETERS
SYLVIA PETERS
PAT RICHARDSON
PAT RICHARDSON
AMANDA ROWCLIFFE
AMANDA ROWCLIFFE

Outreach Chair & World Missions

PAT RUTENBERG
PAT RUTENBERG

Inreach Co-Chair & Worship & Music

JANET SLABBEKORN
JANET SLABBEKORN

Spiritual Life

NEALE WETHERALL
NEALE WETHERALL

BILL WOOD

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 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 Communication. 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

Ascension’s Outreach includes Local, World, Youth, and Newcomers ministries. Amanda Rowcliffe serves as chair of Outreach and liaison to the vestry. 

Local Missions- Sylvia Peters
World Missions- Amanda Rowcliffe
Youth Missions- GiGi Logan
Newcomers Ministry- Karen McKinney

VESTRY MINUTES

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