Clergy and Staff
St. Peter's offers many opportunities for ministry to the parish and to
others as we seek to fulfill our mission. Click on a link at the left in
order to learn more about what we do and you can do.
Episcopal Parishes are non-profit corporations. As such they need
to have a Board of Directors elected by the membership. In the
case of Episcopal Parishes, the Board of Directors is called the
Vestry. They set the budget, regulate expenses, and set forth
programs, always within the scope of the Corporate By-laws.
elections are held at the Annual Meeting each January. Because
some of the terms expire each year, there is always an election for
two or more members. Any pledging member over 16 years of age
may serve as a Vestry member.
The Coffee Hour at St. Peter's is a time to sit down, have tea,
coffee, or juice and a bite to eat, and chat with old friends or new
acquaintances. Teams of two prepare, serve, and clean up for
Coffee Hour. It is a voluntary ministry participated in by nearly every
one in the congregation. There is a rotating schedule that assigns
the volunteers and always others who are helpful to beginners as
they learn "the ropes'.
getting better acquainted with everyone in the congregation
because there is no knowing in advance who will be the co-worker
any given Sunday.
At St. Peter's many opportunities exist to help maintain the building
and grounds. Anyone who notices something that needs to be done
is free to take care of it. If, for instance, a person notices a towel
holder is out of towels, then it's OK for that person to fill it. If the
person doesn't know where the towels are, a few questions will find
in the way of helping out.
There are several aspects of the Memorial Garden Ministry:
Pruning for removing dead flowers and controlling growth
Adjustment of the sprinkler timer depending on seasons
Removing dead plants and replacing them
Recording records in the Book of Remembrance
Anyone with an interest in gardening may feel free to assume this
Each year the member parishes and missions of the Diocese of El
Camino Real, meet in convention. Each member congregation
sends delegates to this convention. In addition, the delegates from
St. Peter's meet about six times per year with the delegates from the
other parishes of San Luis Obispo County, a gathering called the
San Luis Obispo Deanery. The delegates and alternates are
elected each year at the annual meeting in January. Any pledging
member may be elected to the Convention Delegate Ministry.
The Finance Committee is an advisory to the Vestry. The treasurer,
the rector, and a Vestry member are members of the committee as
well as three other individuals. The committee assists the Vestry in
preparing the annual budget and meets from time to time to review
the current financial progress of the year and make
recommendations for any changes to the budget that need to be
This committee was created by the documents which created the
St. Peter's at 50 Endowment Fund and its composition and duties
are outlined in those documents.
Some members may elect to serve St. Peter's by accepting elected
positions on the Diocesan Level. There are several boards and
committees for the Diocese of El Camino Real and those who
assume this ministry can play a vital role as well as helping St.
Peter's membership to stay informed of affairs of the wider church.