The Vestry is the governing body of St. Barnabas. Its twelve members are elected by the parish for three-year, staggered terms. The work of the Vestry includes both leadership and management:  visioning and empowering others, planning, organizing, fiscal management and staffing, and working in conjunction with the Diocese of Southern Ohio.


The Vestry’s leadership includes a senior and a junior warden, who work closely with the rector. The term “warden” dates back to 17th century England. Wardens are charged with the enforcement of specific canons and by-laws and provide leadership and council with the rector. As elected members of the Vestry, they typically serve a one-year term in this capacity. In addition, a secretary and a treasurer are appointed by the Vestry.

Members of the Vestry serve as liaisons to the Ministry Council Leaders (MCLs) of St. Barnabas, working as mentors and support in the areas of administration and finance, buildings and grounds, children and youth, communications, education and formation, newcomers/church growth, pastoral care, serving community/outreach, strengthening parish life, and worship and music.

Officers of the Vestry

John Davies 

Senior Warden

Jason Williams

Junior Warden

Sally Eversole


Bruce Perlson

Treasurer & Liaison to 

Administration & Finance Ministry

Vestry Members at Large

Veronique Hammons

Temporary Liaison to 

Building & Grounds Ministry

Liaison to 

Strengthening Parish Life Ministry

Diana Mattson

Liaison to 

Children, Youth, and Family Ministry

Brandon Rapp

Liaison to 

Strategic Planning and Organizational Development Ministry

Tara Pettit

Liaison to 

Education & Formation Ministry

Liaison to 

InReach Ministry

Satya Thanaseelan

Liaison to 

Newcomers / Church Growth Ministry

John Nolan

Liaison to 

Outreach Ministry

Bert Nelson

Liaison to 

Worship & Music Ministry

Ryan McCoy

Vestry Person At-Large

Della Rucker

Liaison to 

Communications Ministry

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