The ministry of the Vestry at St. Michael’s includes strategic governance and fiduciary responsibility. The expectation is that the Rector with the Vestry leadership  will lead the parish to be a relevant, welcoming and Christ centered place. Many members are involved in other areas of interest, but the focus of this ministry is to lead the leaders of the church. Each vestry member identifies a ministry in which they will participate as a liaison between the committee work and the strategic goals.

The goal of the vestry is to help our ministries stay focused and get the support the need to succeed.  Currently we are working on new strategic goals and marketing ourselves better within the Carmichael and Sacramento communities. It is the role of the Vestry to keep the church fiscally healthy. We meet regularly to discuss and identify opportunities of growth, areas of concern, and areas to celebrate! We want to help all members grow and spread the gospel to those who have not yet experienced it.

This year, at our annual meeting, we elected three new members.  We have two openings for vestry.  One is for a three year term and the other is or a one year term.  You must be a member of good standing for at least six months before you can be on the vestry.  If you are interested in this work, please fill out a nomination form and return it to Rev. Mary.

Nomination Form

2023 - 2024 Vestry

Tammy Murray — Senior Warden
Doug Davy — Junior Warden
Chris Chamness — Clerk
Andrea LaMattina — Member
Pamela Lueders — Member
Janet West — Member
Rick Larkey — Member
Jane Samuelson — Member
Mary Kessler — Member
Renée Pierce — Member

2023 Diocesan Delegates

Holly Yue
Kate Muris
Sr. Tina Francesca Ferriot
Renée Pierce
Mary Davy
Suzanne Phinney
Janice Bowdler

Annual Meeting – January 22, 2023

Every year in January we meet as a congregation to take a look at the state of our church.  Each ministry of the church submits an annual report.  They are collected and presented to the congregation in preparation of the annual meeting.  At this meeting, we elect our upcoming vestry and our diocesan delegates.  We also present our financials for the past year and present the budget for the next.  Thank you for joining us for our 2022 Annual Meeting and please mark your calendars for the 2023 Annual Meeting – January 22, 2023.

Tammy Murray

Senior Warden

I view serving on vestry as an opportunity to give back to St. Michael's. I have previously served as a member on vestry and was also Senior Warden. My involvement in the life of the parish also includes Altar Guild, EfM and fundraising. I have facilitated and participated in team building activities and strategic planning over the years for St. Michael's. It would be an honor to serve St. Michael's vibrant congregation once again in this way.

Doug Davy

Junior Warden

I am a long-time member of St. Michael’s and an active participant of several of our ministries. My wife, Mary, and I raised our two children here and St. Michael’s continues to be a vital institution in both our lives. I believe that serving others in church ministry is essential for personal and spiritual growth. Previous ministries have included ushering, stewardship, finance, and chairing the campus space renovation. I have also benefited from helping provide community dinners at St. Matthew’s Center and to feed unhoused people in the Winter Shelter program. This will be my third term on the Vestry. St. Michael’s has been an important part of the Carmichael and wider Sacramento communities for many years and will be for many more.

Chris Chamness


I am blessed to be a lifelong Episcopalian and love what St. Michael's offers in religious services, educational ministries and community outreach. I am a retired military logistics officer with an MBA degree. As a practicing attorney at law, I advised small businesses and start-ups as well as starting my own small business in 1988. I served as a Vestry member from 2019 to 2021 as well as Stewardship Committee Chair and found the duties to be very fulfilling.

Mary Kessler

Vestry Member

I have a long relationship with St. Michael’s as our now-grown sons attended St. Michael’s Episcopal Day School. My husband, Michael, and I have participated in several St Michael’s ministries including Rise Against Hunger, Trunk or Treat, Halloween gift bags during the pandemic, Gifts from the Heart, Coffee Hour, and serving meals at St. Matthew’s Center and the Winter Shelter program, as well as volunteering in various school activities. I am a Project Management Professional working on a large project at CalSTRS. I enjoy gardening, cycling, travel and music.

Andrea LaMattina

Vestry Member

I sing in the choir at the 10 a.m. service and have hosted coffee hour with the choir. I have also volunteered at the crab feed. I am excited to support the great works of the parish and to give back for the support I receive here. I want to be part of our evolution.

Rick Larkey

Vestry Member

Rick was born and raised in Sacramento, in his youth went to St. Matthews, came to St. Michael’s in 1980. He is happily married to Inez and together they have six children and eight grandchildren ranging in age from 3 months to 26 years. Rick is committed to helping people find meaning careers and gainful employment especially in trade and technical occupations (dirty jobs). He has a AA from American River College, a BA from Sac State, and a MPA from the JFKSG Harvard.

Pamela Lueders

Vestry Member

I would like to be able to serve our church by providing guidance and support to the church and its outreach in the community. I have professional experience as a manager, event planning, teaching, outreach as well as a therapist. I also have past experience of volunteering with the church and serving as a Sunday School teacher.

Renee Pierce

Vestry Member

I am a committed, active member in the St. Michael's community. I served as a leader in various capacities, including as Senior Warden at the height of the Pandemic and shutdowns. I demonstrated an ability to lead with a love of service and Evangelism in my time on Vestry, as well as on the Bishop Transition, Stewardship and Fundraising Committee's.

Jane Samuelson

Vestry Member

The St. Michael’s community has been a part of my life for the last 10 years since 2012. I am an active participant of many of our worship, program and outreach ministries. I would like to help St. Michael’s continue to grow in service and would be honored to serve our community in this way.

Jan West

Vestry Member

I’ve enjoyed attending church, singing in the choir, and getting to know the St. Michael’s family since April of 2017. I’m a life-long Episcopalian, confirmed in the church way back when they confirmed sixth graders! Can’t imagine I really knew what I was getting into at that time, but I’m proud to say I still love the Episcopalian way of things today. I’m so proud to have been nominated for the Vestry; just like in the sixth grade, I’m sure I have no idea what I’ve gotten myself into. Still, I’m sure I’ll love the way of things because what I have seen and experienced so far is so very wonderful. I want to help St. Michael’s grow. The past year has taught us all that the strength of community with faith and love is of paramount importance to all people, regardless of where they come from or how they got to the present moment. I am blessed to be able to use my skill set and my heart in the service of St. Michael’s.

2022 Diocesan Delegates to Convention

The 113th Annual Convention of the Diocese of Northern California is November 3rd, registration beginning at 7:30am (to 7pm) and November 4th with the business session beginning at 8:30 and wrapping up the convention at 4pm.

Register HereMore Information