St. Alban’s Vestry

In a long-standing tradition, each parish in the Episcopal Church elects lay members to serve with the Rector on a Vestry, the governing and decision-making body for the church. The Vestry’s duties include calling the Rector, approving the budget and making policy. The Vestry is led by the Senior and Junior Warden, and works closely with the Rector in faithfully guiding the parish forward. Authority within the church is divided between the Bishop of Maine, the Rector and the Vestry working together in a collaborative way.

At St. Alban’s, eleven vestry members serve and are elected at an annual meeting in January to serve three year terms. At St. Alban’s the Vestry meetings are scheduled the second Tuesday of each month and open to the whole congregation.


Latest Vestry News October, 19, 2017

Parish Leadership Nominations are Open!

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Latest Vestry News   September 21, 2017
With the retirement of Mike and Janie Watson and their move to Texas, Mike’s seat on the vestry was made vacant and to fill out his term your vestry has selected:
Sarah Choi
IMG_0328I’ve spent most of my life in Maine, moving here when I was 7, then away for college in Pennsylvania, and a handful of years in the Boston area where I met John and had my first son, Ted, then back to Maine.  I was baptized into the Episcopal Church in San Diego, and have been attending church ever since, becoming a member of St. Alban’s in 2002 when we moved to Cape Elizabeth. My two younger sons, Chris and Andy, were baptized here, and over the years, all three boys have participated in the youth programs.  I have been involved in many different ministries at St. Alban’s, including youth programming, bread baking, needlepoint, newcomer committee, and am also a convention delegate.  Now that the boys are in middle and high school, I work at Pond Cove Elementary here in Cape Elizabeth, as a secretary in the front office.


Current Vestry Members


John Hartley

John Hartley      Junior Warden      871-5711

St. Alban’s has been a wonderfully welcoming place for my family.  There is always a smile, a laugh or a tear to share with people who, at their core, are incredibly supportive and loving.

Lisa Newbold

Lisa Newbold    Junior Warden  741-2755

Frank Governali

Frank Governali     Treasurer     799-5842

St. Alban’s is not only a rich spiritual home, but also key to building connectedness to our communities near and far.

Joan Hankinson     2020


David Stankiewicz     2020


Katie Payson     2020


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Susan Hamilton      2018


Andy Leblanc

Andrew LeBlanc  2018


Beth Callaway  2019


Liz Davy 2019


Doug Jones

Doug Jones 2019


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St. Alban's Episcopal Church
885 Shore Road
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
Phone: (207) 799-4014