Like all Episcopal churches, leadership is provided by members of the church as well as clergy and staff. Members, known as “lay” leaders, offer their time in many different capacities to provide financial oversight, run ministries, and support worship.
The Vestry is the governing and decision-making body of an Episcopal church, consisting of elected lay (non-clergy) representatives. Vestry members must be “Voting Members,” which means they are official members at Holy Comforter, confirmed, 16 or older, and faithful in attending worship, and in giving of their time, talent and treasure.
Our clergy represent Christ and his Church by caring for parishioners, proclaiming the Gospel; administering the sacraments; and overseeing the church.
Our staff works in conjunction with clergy to support the spiritual growth and community life of parishioners.
The way we organize many ministries at Holy Comforter is through “Circle Groups”. Different in function from committees, these groups include deliberate spiritual formation, prayer, fellowship, and community building as a formal part of the ministry process. We believe that not only will ministries be dreamed and accomplished, but that we will grow closer to God and one another through deliberately working together with these ends in mind.
The Holy Comforter Foundation is charged with granting money to further the mission and ministry of the church, outside the annual operating budget, and separate from capital campaigns. Currently the Foundation manages two funds - the Mission and Ministry Fund and the Building and Grounds Fund.
Diocesan Convention Delegates
Diocesan convention is an annual meeting wherein the business and work of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina is conducted, budgets approved, resolutions discussed, committees appointed an…