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, communications, education and formation, inreach, newcomers, outreach, strengthening parish life, worship and music, and youth.

The Vestry meets monthly on the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. Please check our calendar page to confirm the time and location.

Officers of the Vestry

Bert Nelson

Senior Warden


Jason Williams

Junior Warden


Sally Eversole


Bruce Perlson

Treasurer & Liaison to 

Administration & Finance Ministry

Vestry Members at Large

Alison Main

Liaison to 

Building & Grounds Ministry

Diana Mattson

Liaison to 

Children and Family Ministry


Youth Ministry

Tara Pettit

Liaison to 

Education & Formation Ministry

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Della Rucker

Liaison to 

Communications Ministry


Cathy Zalba

Liaison to 

InReach Ministry


Satya Thanaseelan

Liaison to 

Newcomers / Church Growth Ministry


John Nolan

Liaison to 

Outreach Ministry

Laura Leigh Hahn


Liaison to 

Strengthening Parish Life Ministry


Brad Thomson

Liaison to 

Strategic Planning and Organizational Development Ministry

Matt Krumanaker

Liaison to 

Worship & Music Ministry