Vestry and Officers

The Vestry of St. James’ is elected by the congregation of the parish to attend to the financial affairs of the church, providing lay leadership to and oversight of the various parish activities and programs. Some members of the Vestry are elected every year, each member serving a term of three years.

Laura BatesLaura Bates
Senior Warden (Class of 2019)

Lifetime member of St. James’
Laura is a cradle Episcopalian and is the fourth generation of her family to be a member of St. James’. She has served on the vestry several times, Sr. Warden four times, as well as serving on different committees; was Altar Guild Director and Choir Director. She has been active in the Diocese and was selected by Bishop J. Neil Alexander to be on the Diocesan Strategic Planning Commission in 2001. Laura is a native of Cedartown where she has lived and worked almost her entire working career.

Suzy HubbardSuzy Hubbard
Junior Warden (Class of 2018)

Parishioner at St. James’ since: 1971
I came to Saint James’ Church from the Baptist church in response to a call to be the organist and continue to play. I have served several terms on the Vestry and serve on the Altar Guild. I am a registered nurse and work at Redmond Regional Medical as the clinical coordinator for inpatient and outpatient Cardiac Rehab.

King AikenKing Aiken
Parish Life Commission (Class of 2020)

Parishioner at St. James’ since: 20__
King’s bio is currently under construction…

George HuntGeorge Hunt
Mission/Outreach Commission (Class of 2019)

Lifetime Member of St. James’
George was baptized and married at St. James’ Church. He is currently a cattle farmer, and a long time Boy Scout Leader. George is an Army veteran where he served as a diver. He spent his professional career as a commercial diver, inspector and consultant, primarily in the North Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. George and his wife Alice and have been married since 1965 and have three married children and ten grandchildren. Their children, Karen, Ed, and Steve, were all baptized and confirmed at St. James’. This is George’s first time on the vestry.

Bill FronBill Fron

Parishioner at St. James’ since: 2010
Bill came to St. James’ from the United Methodist church and has served the church as Treasurer for the past 4 years. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business and his Master of Science in Educational Administration from the University of Tennessee. Bill has been married to Faye since 1993 and they have five children and nine grandchildren.

Vestry Resource Materials