Trustees

Position : Trustees

ARTICLE V - TRUSTEES

SECTION 1.  There shall be at least three (3) Trustees.

The Vestry shall ensure "the appointment of Trustees under the Code of The Commonwealth of Virginia to hold the legal title of the Church property..."


Church Staff/Officers

John Fountain, Treasurer

Joan Campbell, Assistant Treasurer

Robin Magee, Register

Cecil Jones, Minister of Music

Verger, John Thompson


 

Sandra Garner

Position: Lay Readers, Chairperson

Location: Petersburg, VA

What ministry can a lay reader perform?  In Anglican (Episcopal) tradition he is limited to certain functions within the range of worship services of the Church.  He/She can:

George W. Henderson

George W. Henderson

Position: Men's Club, President

Location: Petersburg, VA

The Patterson-Ransom Men's Club of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church of Petersburg, VA supports the mission of the Church through prayer, service and education in knowing Christ. 

Patrice Gilliam

Position: Episcopal Church Women (ECW), President

Location: Petersburg, VA

"Centered in congregations, the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) empower women to do Christ's ministry in the world."

Robin Magee

Position: Altar Guild, President

Location: Petersburg, VA

The Altar Guild is a group of women who work behind the scenes preparing and tending the sanctuary where we worship. Our goal is to work with our priest, Rev Foster, to see that the service runs smoothly. We try to avoid surprises by having the sanctuary prepared before worshippers arrive and by having everything needed for the service cleaned and in its place so that the sacraments and offices of the church can be conducted with order, decency and beauty. Our Altar Guild prepares for and cleans up after three services weekly. In addition we prepare for and clean up after all special services that occur at our church — seasonal services, weddings and funerals.

Michael Walker

Michael Walker & Nancy Ross

Position: Acolyte Masters

Location: Petersburg, VA

In Anglican churches such as the Episcopal Church of the United States or the Church of England, altar servers
are called acolytes and can be of either sex and any age (although usually no younger than ten).

An acolyte can assist in worship by carrying a processional cross, lighting candles, holding the Gospel book, holding candles or "torches", assisting a deacon or priest set up and clean up at the altar, swinging incense or carrying the incense boat, handing the offering plates to ushers, and many other tasks as seen fit by the priest or acolyte warden