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The mission of the vestry is to work with the Rector in advancing our mission. Its primary responsibilities are to collaborate with the Rector to discern God’s will, to provide the required resources for the advancement of that mission and vision by acting as wise stewards of the church’s finances, and to protect the integrity of the physical plant.

The vestry’s leadership gifts and energy are directed toward high-level and long-term goals to achieve the full breadth of what God has planned for us at COTHA. The Vestry does not “run” the church, but works collaboratively with the Rector as he and the staff prayerfully lead us to a deeper level of discipleship. The Vestry meets monthly to pray, discuss, support and help reflect on the current and future direction God is calling us as a congregation.​

Finance Committee
The Vestry is responsible for all financial matters of COTHA. In partnership with the Finance Committee and the financial staff of COTHA, they:

  • Approve the annual budget

  • Manage cashflow needs

  • Ensure that safeguards are in place and enforced to prevent mismanagement of funds

  • Assure proper insurance and record management protocols are in place

  • Confirm that an annual audit/review is conducted and reported

  • Approve and file the Annual Parochial Report

  • Encourage adequate stewardship education is undertaken in the congregation

  • Appoint Finance Committee Members and guide their activities


The Finance Committee is to serve as stewards of the financial resources of COTHA. While the Vestry has ultimate responsibility as steward of all the resources of COTHA, the Finance Committee can share the responsibility, and that of the Treasurer, by bringing its knowledge and experience to bear on financial matters.

Current Members:
Doug Eisele, Lay Leader

​Melissa Fuentes, Vestry
Alex Large, Rector
Donna Matthews, Administrator
Ron Smith, Treasurer
James Tomberlin, Vestry

Annual Reports:
Due to the size of our church and budget, the Vestry has elected to conduct an independent audit every 4 years and a review in the three years between audits.

2020 Review
2019 Audit
2018 Review

 

Quarterly Updates:
Click here for financial updates.