Currently, our vestry consists of 9 members plus a treasurer. Please contact any one of them with questions or concerns.
Senior Warden - Diane Neuhaus
A little bit about Diane--
I grew up in Indiana and was raised in the Lutheran church. I graduated from Wartburg College, which is the reason I came to Iowa. In 2002, I began attending Trinity, and I fell in love with this church. People were friendly, I felt welcomed, and I knew that this was where I was supposed to be.
I have been on the vestry twice. My first term begin in 2003, when I attended the first annual meeting right after having transferred to Trinity. Talk about GREEN!! My second term was from 2009 to now. I am ready to retire from vestry, but Bishop Scarfe asked that I continue as Senior Warden until we have our next rector. I am attempting to fill that role as well as I can.
I have two children, Patrick and Kimberly. One of my loves has always been singing (runs in my family). I have been in choirs in high school, Wartburg, and here at Trinity. I also like to golf, babysit my grand-puppy (Bella), knit, spend time with my best friend, and get dirty working in my yard or on some other kind of project.
Trinity has been a special place for me. I believe in all of our members and our ability to handle all of the challenges ahead of us. Trinity is unique in a lot of ways. Having the honor of serving Senior Warden is beyond most anything I can image.
“Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass . . . It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” Vivian Greene
Junior Warden - Suzan Pierce
A little bit about Suzan--
I grew up attending Trinity. I became a member of vestry in January 2011 and was asked to be junior warden in June of that year. I've worked for Omega Cabinets here in the Cedar Valley for 12 years. I was recently married in Oct 2011 to Aaron Pierce, who owns Express Locksmith. We have a two-and-a-half year-old daughter, Lily. I love spending my free time with my family. I love working in the garden and doing improvements.
Treasurer - Chuck Adams
A little bit about Chuck--
I married into Trinity Episcopal Parish in 1988. I serve as treasurer at this time. I have served on Vestry and previously as treasurer. I enjoy golfing and working in our yard. My wife Becky and I enjoy the company of our 6 grandchildren when we can. Trinity has a wonderful and welcoming atmosphere and we invite all to worship with us.
Other Vestry Members
The History of the Vestry
The term "vestry" originated in Great Britain and referred to the room next to the nave of the church where the sacred vessels and vestments were kept. Those conducting parish business met in this room and came to be known as the vestry. The executive committee of the vestry is made up of the two wardens and the rector. The principle behind this, as well as the whole structure of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion, is one of ordered and diffused authority.
Canon Law of the Vestry
The Vestry has the following responsibilities
Eligibility for the Vestry
To serve on the Vestry in the Episcopal Church, one must meet the following requirements:
Election and Term