St. George's Episcopal Church, Schenectady, NY * St. George's Episcopal Church, Schenectady, NY

Wardens & Vestry of St. George’s Church


Group shot of the vestry January 27, 2019

2019 vestry - (front row, l-r) Marilyn (Lynn) Paska, Richard Unger, Fr. Matthew Stromberg, Sandra Hughes, James Turley; (back row, l-r) Jeffrey Wengrovius, Margaret Hughes, Suzanne Hartz, Christopher Henry, Gregory Thomas. Missing from picture: Ralph Polumbo, Paul Smigelski.


The Wardens and Vestry comprise the first and often the most visible line of the laity’s leadership in the parish.

Tending to “things temporal”, the Vestry works within the structure of the Canons of The Episcopal Church, the Canons of the diocese, and NYS law to oversee the parish property, collection and disbursement of funds and the calling and care of a Rector.

Wardens provide Vestry leadership, preside over parish affairs in the absence of a Rector, facilitate communication within the parish and often act as a bridge between a Rector and the congregation.

Both Wardens and Vestry members give sacrificially of their time, talent and treasure, basing their work on a broad foundation of prayer, worship and stewardship.

Wardens are eligible to serve 2 consecutive 2-year terms.  Vestry members are eligible to serve 2 consecutive 3-year terms.



Suzanne Hartz   1st term expires 2020
Christopher Henry   1st term expires 2021


Gregory Thomas 1st term expires 2020
James Turley Partial Term exp 2020
Ralph Polumbo

1st term expires 2020

Margaret Hughes 1st term expires 2021
Jeffrey Wengrovious
- Parish Treasurer
Partial term expires 2021
Sandra Hughes 1st term expires 2021
Paul Smigelski 1st term expires 2022
Marilyn "Lynn" Paska 1st term expires 2022
Richard Unger 1st term expires 2022


Each Warden and Vestry member has a direct area of responsibility as head or member of a committee.  They organize the resources within the Vestry, the congregation and the community to achieve their goals.