The Episcopal Church has always recognized that laity have a right to participate actively in the church’s worship, and that the laity have a right to participate in the governance and decision-making of the church. The Vestry is the legal representative of the Parish in matters concerning its corporate property and the relation of the Parish to its Clergy.
While the priests take care of the spiritual aspects of the parish, the Vestry are annually elected parishioners who take care of the financial management of the parish. The Vestry meets together monthly, and their meetings are open for anyone in the parish to attend. Together, they count the money, pay the bills, sign the checks, and make sure that the fiscal side of the church is upholding the spiritual. The Vestry consists of ten members, and they meet the 2nd Thursday of the month in the Sophia Room.
Is the director of bands at Vineyard Junior High School in Rancho Cucamonga, California and also conducts one of the Los Osos Concert Bands. Mr. Evans graduated from California State University, Los Angeles with a degree in Music Education and recently received his Master Degree (MAEd) from Concordia University Irvine. His primary instrument is trombone, and he has studied under Ashley Alexander, Roy Main and Stewart Undem. Mr. Evans has worked at all levels of education from elementary school to college. He started his career in Baldwin Park California at Jones Jr. High School teaching 5th grade beginning strings and 6th grade beginning band at Vineland Elementary, Foster Elementary and Central Elementary from 1992 – 2001. While at Jones Mr. Evans developed very successful and award winning Marching Band and Concert Band Programs. He began working for the Alta Loma School District in 2002 and has developed a wellrespected, high quality music program that has received high awards and high ratings for Vineyard Jr. High School since his tenure. Mr. Evans has been a member of the 562 Air Force Band, The Air National Guard Band of the West Coast, for the past 30 years and holds the rank of Master Sergeant. He retired from the United States Air Force in August of 2016. His duties in this organization included Asst. Low Brass Section Leader, Low Brass Section Leader, NCOIC of Unit Moral, NCOIC of Awards and Decorations for the unit, NCOIC of Sound, and The Director of Operations for the Air Force Band over an area of operations that include 8 states and the NCOIC of Training for the unit. He has been awarded the Air Force Achievement Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal. Being in the 562 Air Force Band has taken Mr. Evans to play in such places as Australia, Dominican Republic, New Jersey, West Virginia, Delaware, Washington D.C., Florida, Washington State, Colorado, Arizona, Utah, Alaska, Pennsylvania, Georgia, New York, California, Utah, and also Lima, Chiclayo, Cuzco Peru. In the summer of 2012, Mr. Evans had the honor of serving in the Middle East. He was the NCOIC of the deploying unit and traveled and performed in countries such as Oman, Kyrgyzstan, UAE, and Qatar. While deployed, he performed for troops, dignitaries and students attending language school in Kyrgyzstan and troops deployed to these areas.
Born in San Salvador,El Salvador came to the United States at age 14 escaping the civil war of 1980s . In 2003, I was looking for an all inclusive church that would help teach my 8 month old daughter to learn about Jesus. I found St. Paul’s Church and have called it my home ever since then. I am the leader of the Spanish Ministry and I am involved in Social and Justice issues in our community.
I have been attending St. Paul’s Church for 5 years. I am a cradle Roman Catholic and was formally received into the Episcopal Church in 2015. l previously attended St. Madeline Catholic church in Pomona, where my three children (now adults) attended elementary school. For the last 2 1/2 years, I have been actively involved in the following ministries at St. Paul’s: Society of Mary, Daughters of the King, Seeds of Hope garden and Stewardship. Many Sundays before and after the 10:00 AM service, you will find me in the Kitchen replenishing coffee, or cleaning up. St. Paul’s has become my church home and I am excited to have this opportunity to serve on the Vestry. My motivation to serve, to actively participate and prayerfully make decisions, and to foster and strengthen relationships within the St. Paul’s community are virtues I bring to the Vestry
I came to St. Paul's 16 years ago. I fell in love with this church because I could feel the love and prayers poured into these walls for generations.
During the past 16 years I have been head of Altar Guild Flower Committee, Head of Altar Guild, Treasurer for 4 years, and finally the Minister of Hoopla for a period of time. I left the country and moved to Argentina for 6 years but alwyas felt supported by the community here at St. Paul's.
I returned to the United States in 2017 and am now happy to be on the vestry as treasurer. I am always happy to assist anyone so please feel free to ask.
KAITLIN (KATIE) MARSH
Katie is a southern California native and has been living in Chino Hills for over twenty years. She has been a Christian and felt called to vocational ministry since the summer of 2006. Katie graduated from Azusa Pacific University in December of 2013 with a B.A. in Biblical Studies. She then went back to school for her Master of Divinity (M.Div.), which she received in May of 2017 from Azusa Pacific Seminary. Katie is currently serving St. Paul’s as their youth minister and as a member of the vestry board. She has almost ten years of ministry experience, primarily working with teenagers. She is also in the process of discernment to possibly become a priest. Katie attends St. Paul’s with her husband, Corey, and her son, Jack.
My name is Victoria (Vicki) Ellis. I’m the mother of two adult children and a grandmother of 3 talented, kind and loving grandchildren. For over 35 years I’ve been involved in education. Initially I was a classroom teacher. After earning a Master’s degree in school counseling, I had the privilege of counseling students in in the Alta Loma School District. I gained additional expertise by participating in extensive trainings on drug abuse prevention, suicide prevention and divorce issues. I also taught a variety of parenting classes. In 1998, I was awarded counselor of the year for the county of San Bernardino. In addition, I was an Adjunct professor for Azusa Pacific University, teaching Master’s level counseling courses. It was in a tiny wooden church, in El Monte, CA, that I was baptized and confirmed in the Episcopal Church. l learned about service to the church in that little church from my mother. On most Saturdays one of my sisters and I “helped” our mother as she set up the altar for the Sunday services. We dusted, did a little polishing of silver and brass and pounded the heck out of the ancient pipe organ while Mom reverently conducted her Altar Guild duties. Since then I seldom missed a Sunday service except for the couple years I took off to rebel against organized religion. I attended a number of Episcopal churches until I settled in Alta Loma, CA. My husband and I were married at St. Mark’s in Upland and my daughter and grandson were baptized there. We were eventually commissioned by Fr. Bennison to build a congregation in Etiwanda. There, I was church treasurer and on the vestry. Somehow I grew restless and was looking for something else, but I really couldn’t identify what. Fourteen years ago I was asked by a dear friend of mine, Carol Golden, to come visit St. Paul’s Pomona “just once.” I only agreed to the one time since it was “too far to drive every Sunday. “ But we were struck by the warmth and love that is so evident there and soon made St. Paul’s our spiritual home regardless of how far it was to drive. I had recently retired and volunteered for anything and everything they’d let me do. This is the second time I’ve been on the vestry. It is a great vestry and I’m excited to be involved in it.