Leadership at Restoration is provided by three main groups of people: our clergy, staff, and vestry. Recognizing that we’re all broken (and mess things up regularly!), all three groups are all called to display the sort of character described in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1.
Clergy and Staff
Our clergy are responsible for leading our community toward the vision God has given Restoration. These pastors have been trained in seminary and set apart to occupy a particular office in our Anglican tradition. We currently have two different types of clergy: presbyters (also called priests) and deacons. They have different types of responsibilities, but they work together to serve the whole church and to come alongside our staff and volunteer leaders in teaching, discipling, and providing pastoral care to the congregation. All our clergy are under the authority of Bishop John Guernsey, the bishop (or overseer) for the Anglican churches that make up the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic.
Our staff are a dedicated group of faithful, fun, and talented folks. Whether overseeing kids’ small groups, training musicians, or keeping track of our finances, the staff are the people who keep much of Restoration’s life on track. They love Jesus, and they love to serve his church.
Our vestry, or board of elders, is made up of nine women and men who wisely and prayerfully help lead our church. They are responsible for the oversight of our finances and our facility, and they partner with our clergy and staff to discern God’s vision for Restoration. Our vestry members are people of sound character, deep faith, and great wisdom. They serve our church by generously sharing their time, energy, and prayers.