Clergy & Staff
Our rector (an Episcopal word for ‘pastor’) serves as our spiritual leader, conducting worship services, administering sacraments (such as Holy Communion and Baptism), providing pastoral care and counseling to parishioners, teaching and preaching, fostering community within our congregation and the local area, and participating in the governance and life of our congregation. As a priest in The Episcopal Church, our rector also works with our bishop and other priests, serving on diocesan committees and the councils of the Church, but extends that ministry and mission into our Penn Yan community, collaborating with local clergy from other denominations.
The treasurer is a non-Vestry leadership role responsible for managing the church's finances, keeping accurate records of income and expenses, and providing financial reports to the vestry. They help ensure sound fiscal stewardship to support the church's mission and activities.
Connie GibsonMinister of Music
Astuti BijlefeldNursing Home Chaplain
Our rector also collaborates with our staff and Vestry, who help facilitate and support the ministries of the parish and its members. The staff members supply music for worship services, oversee financial operations, and exercise care and upkeep of our campus, while the Vestry members support and increase our ministry in areas of service, worship evangelism, education, pastoral care, parish life, and stewardship.
In an Episcopal church, the vestry serves as a group of elected lay members responsible for assisting the parish priest in the governance and administration of the congregation. They typically oversee financial matters, make decisions on property management, and collaborate on important church policies and initiatives. The vestry acts as a vital link between the clergy and the congregation, working together to support the church's mission, ensure smooth operation, and foster a sense of community within the parish.
Jim CorningSenior Warden '25
The senior warden is the lay leader and chief representative of the congregation. They collaborate closely with the rector or priest-in-charge, providing support, overseeing the vestry's work, and assisting in the church's day-to-day operations to help fulfill its mission and vision.
Jim HendersonJunior Warden 24'
The junior warden is a lay member of the vestry responsible for maintaining and caring for the church's physical property and facilities. They assist the senior warden and work collaboratively to ensure the smooth functioning and upkeep of the church building and grounds.
Jeannette FrankClerk '26
The vestry clerk is responsible for maintaining accurate records of vestry meetings, including minutes and important decisions. They assist in administrative tasks and ensure effective communication among vestry members and the congregation.
Kathy SandbergVestry Member '24
Cat GravesVestry Member '25
Laura HartVestry Member '26