The Vestry of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

Amendments to the Trinity Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation

The Parish Executive Committee appointed a task force to review and update the Parish Bylaws.  The task force engaged in a detailed review resulting in numerous proposed revisions to update the Parish Bylaws, along with an amendment to the Parish’s Articles of Incorporation.  The proposed amendments have been approved by the Vestry and will be presented at the Parish Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 29th for approval by the Parish.  The links below provides a summary of the significant changes proposed to the Bylaws, a redlined copy of the Bylaws which identifies all of the proposed changes, and a copy of the proposed amendment to the Articles of Incorporation.  If anyone has any questions regarding the proposed amendments, you can contact the Senior Warden, Gus Chapman, or the Chancellor, Dan Fritze, prior to the Annual Meeting. Proposed Amendments to Trinity Parish By-Laws


The Vestry is responsible for the business affairs of the parish and represents the congregation in every area of decision-making. Vestry members are elected at the annual parish meeting held in January and serve staggered three-year terms. Also serving on the Vestry are the immediate past Senior Warden, the president of the Daughters of the Holy Cross and the president of the Trinity Foundation. The Vestry meets on the fourth Thursday of each month

2023 Wardens, Vestry, Diocesan Delegate,and Trinity Foundation Commission Nominations

The Nominating Committee recommends the following slate of candidates for presentation and approval at the Annual Meeting on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023:

Senior Warden – one-year term: Michael Beal

Junior Warden – one-year term: Pamela Lackey

Vestry – three-year term:

  • Rebecca Best
  • Emma Dean
  • Cantey Haile
  • Emily Moses
  • Curtis Ott
  • Rush Smith

Diocesan Delegates – three-year term:

  • Emery Clarke
  • Joie Ray

Diocesan Delegate Alternates – three-year term:

  • Ward Briggs
  • Barron Grier

Trinity Foundation – four-year term:

  • Jim Best
  • Tricia Morris

Additional nominations may be made from the floor at the congregational meeting by any adult communicants in good standing who are enrolled on Trinity’s records as a member of the Parish. Any such nominations from the floor must have prior approval from the person to be nominated. The nominee’s name must be provided to the Chair of the Nominating Committee at least seven days before the Annual Meeting. Any proposed floor nominations must be provided to Llewellyn Shealy ( or (803) 606-0542) by no later than Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023.


Vestry Links

Minutes & Financials


Parish Documents

2022 Vestry Officers

  • Gus Chapman: Senior Warden
  • Michael Beal: Junior Warden
  • Liz Summers: Treasurer
  • Dan Fritze: Chancellor

Serving through January 2023

  • Maryanne Belser
  • Ward Briggs
  • Scotty Frantz
  • Ann Gluse
  • Kenzie Newton
  • Jessica Shand

Serving through January 2024

  • Missy Caughman
  • Elizabeth Dorn
  • Hayne Hodges
  • Clarke Newton
  • Virginia Ravenel
  • Doak Wolfe

Serving through January 2025

  • Thomas Anderson
  • Elliott Epps
  • Pamela Lackey
  • William Moorman
  • Rebecca Rhodes
  • West Summers

Other Organizations & Committees

  • Jim Best: Trinity Foundation, President
  • Julianne Sojourner: Daughters of the Holy Cross, President
  • Llewellyn Shealy: Immediate Past Sr. Warden
  • Jack Parrish: SC Episcopal Home at Still Hopes

Vestry Liaisons

  • Children’s Ministries: Jessica Shand
  • Communications: Maryanne Belser
  • Education and Christian Formation: Hayne Hodges
  • Finance: Thomas Anderson (chair), Ann Gluse, Kenzie Newton, Missy Caughman
  • Friends of the Kitchen Committee: Doak Wolfe
  • Music and Liturgy: Doak Wolfe
  • Membership, Visitors and Newcomers: Rebecca Rhodes
  • Men of Trinity: Clarke Newton
  • Mission and Outreach: Virginia Ravenel
  • Nominations: Llewellyn Shealy
  • Parish Life and Fellowship: Elizabeth Dorn
  • Pastoral Care: Scotty Frantz
  • Properties: Ward Briggs, William Moorman
  • Stewardship: Michael Beal, Scotty Frantz, Elizabeth Dorn, Pam Lackey
  • Strategic Plan: Dean Boston
  • Trinity Learning Center: West Summers
  • Youth Ministries: Elliott Epps

Standing Committees List

Please click here to access the list of the Standing Committees.