The Vestry

Holy Comforter’s Vestry consists of 12 persons, each elected by the congregation to serve no more than a three-year term. The terms of each group of four are staggered so that four are elected annually and four are retired. The Vestry carries out its canonical duties through an organization of the officers (senior warden and junior warden), register, secretary, treasurer, assistant treasurer, committee chairs, and members at large, with the Rector as the chair. In making a commitment to serve, each Vestry member gives their time and talents to fulfilling this role.

Vestry Vestry Person of the Month (VPOM)

Each month one Vestry member is the Vestry Person of the Month (VPOM). The role of the VPOM is to serve as the point person for our combined interaction within the Holy Comforter community and the Vestry’s canonical role and responsibility in promoting the spiritual well-being of our parish.

For the month of September 2023, the VPOM is Steve Littlewood.

Steve and his family have been active members of the Holy Comforter family for over 25 years. His wife, Patricia, who passed in 2008, served as the Director of Children and Youth Ministries as well as sang soprano in the Adult Choir. His Mother, Pauline, who passed away in 2017, was a member of the Wednesday Group in the backroom at Pennywise, and an active member of the Senior Saints. His son, Christopher, now lives in Tampa with his wife and three beautiful children. He was an active member of the Holy Comforter Youth community and regularly attended Sunday School. Steve’s son and daughter-in-law, Katie, were married at Holy Comforter, even though they were living in Chicago, because of the importance of this parish to his family.

Steve served on the Vestry back in 2010 and was Finance Committee Chair and before that the Vestry Liaison to the Finance Committee. This term, Steve chairs the Stewardship Committee and will develop and direct the stewardship campaign with your help, support, and good ideas for the upcoming 2023–24 season.

You can see Steve each Sunday in the baritone section of our wonderful Adult Choir. If you have any comments, questions, or are in need of pastoral care, please do not hesitate to reach out this month’s VPOM, Steve Littlewood.

Meet Your Vestry

Ashley Boam

Brian Land

Byron Knight

Chris Doyle

David Grove

Harriet Church

Kathy DeSanti-Paulini

Linda Lee Malone

Mark Schmitt

Sherryl Dorch

Steve Littlewood

Suzie Garrod