St. John's Vestry

The vestry is the legal representative of the parish with regard to all matters pertaining to its corporate property. The number of vestry members and the term of office varies from parish to parish. Vestry members are usually elected at the annual parish meeting. The presiding officer of the vestry is the rector. There are usually two wardens. At St. John's the wardens lead the parish between rectors, is a support person for the rector and often have the responsibility for church property and buildings. A treasurer and a secretary or clerk may be chosen. These officers may or may not be vestry members. The basic responsibilities of the vestry are to help define and articulate the mission of the congregation; to support the church's mission by word and deed, to select the rector, to ensure effective organization and planning, and to manage resources and finances.

Vestry Members

Warden & Vestry Election Results

On Sunday, Feb 2, 2020, we installed the newest members to the offices of Warden and Vestry. Please congratulate Ms. Yolanda Peters (c) -Warden. Mr. Oswald Henry (L) and Ms. Edolla Prince (R) for Vestry. We are blessed to have you in service!


Annual Parish Election Results


Warden: Sharon Hunter


Vestry:    Joydeth Lacey-Amos – Elected (2yr term)

                 Barbara Taylor  - Elected (3 yr term)

                 Nikki Young – Elected (3yr term)


Thank you to all the candidates for their prayers, discernment and answering the call to be considered to serve on the vestry. We continue to pray for those who have been elected that God may bless their time of service and give them strength, wisdom, and love.

Vestry Installation

St. John's Episcopal Church - Established:1926

PRIEST-IN-CHARGE: The Rev. Pauline A. Samuel



137-67 Belknap Street

Springfield Gardens

New York, 11413-2619


Office: (718) 525-1444

Rectory: (718) 525-8900


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Website Established: 2005

Webmaster: Sharon Hunter