People's Warden: Jerome Battiste
The wardens, one appointed by the Rector and the other elected by members at the annual congregational meeting have equal status and responsibility in the congregation. The Wardens share with the Rector overall responsibility for all aspects of Church life, including Worship, Education, Outreach, Finance, Property, and Stewardship. The Warden advises the Rector of matters requiring attention; and advises the Bishop of concerns pertaining to the suitability and performance of parish clergy.
The Secretary elected at the Parish Annual Meeting is eligible to serve for a three year term. The duties of Secretary is to keep minutes of all the meetings of vestry; To perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the Vestry from time to time.
The duties of the Treasurer: To keep proper account of all money for the Parish. To report regularly to the Rector, Churchwardens, and Vestry on the financial affairs of the Congregation; To provide information for the preparation of the budget of the parish. To ensure that all money contributed for special purposes are duly applied to such purposes, and where applicable, remitted promptly; To perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the Vestry from time to time. The Treasurer shall be responsible to the Vestry through The Churchwarderns.
At St. James we have a full-time office worker, Mrs. Wanda Lomond, who performs 1/2 time the duties of Parish Treasurer/and 1/2time the duties of Parish Office Secretary. As Parish Office Secretary she performs the duties of envelope secretary, attends to office duties, maintaining records, preparing bulletins, photocopying, receptionists and other duties as required. The office hours are monday to friday, 1:00pm - 5:00pm.