"For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another."
Vestry meets the 4th Sunday of the month following morning worship. All are welcome to attend.
michael kopp - senior warden
My name is Michael Kopp and I have been a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church for my entire life. My maternal grandparents Faye and Wilbur Schurman were members of St. Paul’s and I literally grew up in the same church my mother (Mary Kopp) grew up in. Sunday school, confirmation class, acolyting, youth vestry member, and the baptism of my own three children are just some of the experiences that make up my timeline at St. Paul’s. Like anybody, I have had many challenges and changes as I have moved through the phases of life. My St. Paul’s family has been a constant source of comfort and support at every twist and turn. When your roots run deep it is easy to love something, and serving on vestry is one small way to give back to a church that has given me so much through the years.
Rob Christie - junior warden
I love singing hymns, the invigorating power of our worship services, and Community Soup Night. I'm a lifelong Episcopalian, confirmed at St. Paul’s in 1963 and committed to St. Paul’s work in the community. I'm retired after careers in manufacturing management (MBA) and as a health care provider (RN). I've worked in inner city schools and served on boards for HUD housing projects through Houston, Texas parishes. My training and practice includes manufacturing management, trauma and surgical intensive care, and anesthesia. My goal is to make St. Paul’s as strong in the 21st Century as it has been in the 20th.
bruce hicks - treasurer
Originally from Jefferson, I spent 20+ years in the US Navy retiring as a Master Chief Petty Officer. I have attended ST Paul’s since 1996 along with my wife Sheila who is a lifelong member of ST Paul’s. Because of my military service I have had the opportunity to attend church services from a variety of different Christian denominations and have found that it is the People who make a church not necessarily the church affiliation. I have served on Vestry, been Senior Warden and Treasurer. I have served in these positions because I feel that the mission of ST Paul’s is important to both our congregation and the community.
Joyce Willey - member
I serve the Vestry as a way to give back and contribute to the well- being of the community of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Richard Carlson - Member
Richard Carlson resides in Guildhall Vermont with his high school sweetheart and wife Rev. Susan Carlson. Richard is the proud father of three daughters and grandfather of six grandchildren. A 45 year career in retail management with Sears and Walmart, retiring in 2014. Community service includes Westport MA Finance Board, Guildhall Auditor, Guildhall Public Library Treasurer and serving on the Boards of United Way of Fall River MA. Junior Achievement of Fall Fiver MA., CT. Retail Board and UMC Elder Care Center. Church service includes Finance Boards, Trustee, Pledge Drive Chair, Building Fund Drive Chair and St. Paul's Weekend Backpack Coordinator
Caryn Whitney - Member
I have lived in most of my life in Lancaster. St. Paul's is my home. Vestry is a part of making things flow well and making a difference for the church and its members. Vestry is just another part of the core that I will enjoy being a part of it.
Amanda Wetherbee - clerk
Hello my name is Amanda Wetherbee. I'm 24 years old and I live right in the middle of Lancaster. I am a soon to be graduate with my BA in Human Services with a minor in Early childhood. I have been apart of St. Pauls for about 24 years and have enjoyed being apart of many aspects of the church community including Sunday school, youth group, acyolyting, lay reading, and lecturing. I'm hoping Vestry will be another big part of my life here at St. Paul's.
Walter Lazarz - Member
I am a civil engineer for the State of New Hampshire, specifically in the North Country. I love to stay active with sports and workouts, and I also read, hike, and draw in my free time. I look forward to serving as a member of vestry, and I hope for it to be an intellectually rewarding endeavor.
Lorena Johnson - Member
I am new to the North Country and a mere seedling at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. I hope to grow and become a productive member and am grateful for the examples set before me by the long-term members of St. Paul's. I am grateful for the opportunity to gather with others and share and rejoice in the glory of God. I am honored to be a member of the vestry where I hope to support the unity within St. Paul's and also support the many good works of St. Paul's in the community.
Colleen Cassady - Member
I moved to Lancaster in 1972 with my mother and sister from Long Island NY. I went to church in NY, sang in the choir, participated in the youth group and loved every minute of it. Unfortunately when I was young, I married a catholic man and never went to church for many years. After attending the funerals of Dot Carr, Marilyn Lacroix ,and Margaret Carr, I said I have to start going to church. So I did and I found a whole new family here at St. Pauls. And after my husbands death in December, I felt I really needed to be more involved in my church. I joined the ECW, the altar guild, I also volunteer with the backpack program. And occasionally I bake a goodie for soup night. When the vestry seat came open I said I'll try it, still not sure of what to do, but I will give it my all whatever that is.