The Vestry is our board of directors, elected in staggered three-year terms.
Meetings take place monthly, on the third Sunday (following worship). All are welcome to attend, except when personnel issues are discussed.
Senior Warden, Kathryne Ann has been a member of St. Alban’s since 2005 when she moved from the east coast to be with her daughter, Susan Matteson, also a member, and Susan’s two children, Florence-Faith and Nelson. She spent several years as the Hospitality Chair and is now in her second year on the Vestry. Music is also a major interest and being in the church choir. Kathryne Ann teaches bridge to several groups and is in the process of writing her memoirs.
Steve Hitchcock has been worshipping with St. Alban’s since 2010, and he and his wife Jan have lived in Albany since 1985. For past 12 years, he has worked for Bread for the World, which is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger here in the United States and abroad. In addition to serving on the Vestry, Steve sits on the Finance Committee and is an enthusiastic participant in the Thursday Morning Prayers group.
Michael Trevino has been a member of St. Alban’s since 2000, a year after he and his wife Lori moved to the area, and joined the Vestry in January 2019. For the past 20 plus years he has worked as a dean or director for the University of California, and currently serves as Executive Director of the UC Berkeley Chicanx Latinx Alumni Association, Principal Consultant for Fiat Lux Educational Planning, and Council Member for GLG Research.
Rick Kern has been at St. Alban’s since 1993, a year after he and his family moved to Albany. Rick works at UC Berkeley, where he is a professor of French and applied linguistics and director of the Berkeley Language Center.
Susan Weinberg started coming to St. Alban’s 14 years ago after her mother, Kathryne Anne Lindsey, joined the congregation. Both she and her mother have appreciated the music on
Sunday morning and have been faithful members of the choir. Her son Nelson was baptized at St. Alban’s, played in the nursery and eventually did Godly Play. Her daughter Faith joined a thriving youth group. Susan has served as junior warden for many years and worked alongside the men’s group and others to help take care of our building. She served on search and outreach committees. Susan values the relationships she has with many people who were here when I joined and those who have come since. She is pleased that St. Alban’s is a church community that welcomes and serves.
Margaret began her current term on the vestry in 2021. She and her husband, Peter, have been members of St. Albans since 2001. She has served two previous vestry terms and was senior warden from 2010-2013. She has been a member of the altar guild for 17 years, as chair since 2014. Margaret has also, in the past, been a member of the stewardship committee and the pastoral care committee, and was a Godly Play doorkeeper.
Deb Jesch has been worshiping at St. Alban’s for 25 years and has been serving as clerk of the Vestry for 10 years. She looks forward to returning to worship in the church along with the people of St. Alban’s as soon as it can be done safely.