Wardens are elected by the parish and serve as the chief liaison persons between the parish and the Rector assisting the Church in fulfilling its mission. At Saint John’s there are two co-wardens who are fully engaged in all aspects of Parish life, including supporting the Rector, trouble-shooting issues and planning ahead to achieve parish goals. As members of the Vestry, wardens prepare the vestry agenda in consultation with the Rector, take turns presiding at the monthly meetings and facilitate the vestry’s leadership and management role with planning and budgeting, leading and organizing events, and communicating with the full congregation. At Saint John’s, wardens are elected each year and have a term limit of 3 years in the same position. Whenever the parish does not have a rector, the wardens function as the communication link with the diocese, and serve to make provisions for Sunday worship and take responsibility for the administration and maintenance of the congregation’s properties.