The Rev. Seldon M. Walker
Seldon’s day off is Friday.
Phone: 757.898.3261 ext. 130
Phone: 757.898.3261 ext. 120
Director of Children and Youth Ministry
Phone: 757.898.3261 ext 140
Director of Music
Phone: 757.898.3261 ext 120
Phone: 757.898.3261 ext. 150
Elsa Bakkum, M. Div
Resident Spiritual Director
Dr. David Miller
Phone: 757-898-3261 ext. 110
Grace’s Vestry is its lay leadership. Here, four parishioners are typically elected by the parish annually for a three-year term; a total of 12 (sometimes more, sometimes fewer) parishioners make up the Vestry and serve staggered terms. These people have three basic roles: to take care of parish finances and buildings, and to choose various leaders (like the rector) and representatives (like the parishioners who serve as Grace’s delegates to the annual diocesan convention). Leading the Vestry is the Senior Warden, who is elected by Vestry peers, and the Junior Warden, who typically assumes oversight of the campus buildings and grounds. Each Vestry member serves on a commission dedicated to a different aspect of church activity. The Vestry meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month.
Grace’s commissions, which changed at the beginning of 2021 and are to be considered a work in progress to better reflect the work of this parish and its people, are: Stewardship, Mission, Worship, Christian Formation, Shepherding, and Mission.
The current Vestry and their commission assignments are:
- Senior Warden Marlene Bryan
- Junior Warden David O’Brien (Stewardship – Building and Grounds)
- Jerry Twigg (Stewardship – Endowment, Planned Giving)
- Matt Chamberlain (Stewardship – Annual Giving)
- Bonnie Baffer and Jim Giesken (Mission)
- David Douglas (Worship)
- Christine Mahan, Diana Mason-Smelt and Ellen Thacker (Christian Formation)
- Ed James and Kim Lenz (Shepherding)