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.

Bruce Jones
Senior Warden (Class of 2024)

Parishioner at St. James’ since: 2021

Although Bruce made St. James’ his home church only recently, his wife Kitty grew up in the Parish, and she and Bruce were married here in 1968. Bruce retired from Norfolk Southern Railway in 2000 after working for the company for thirty-three years! Prior to that, he served in the Navy for two years aboard the U.S.S. Springfield. Bruce attended Eastern State College in Richmond, KY, and he and Kitty have two sons, Brad and Stuart Jones.

Peter Suarez
Parish Life (Class of 2025)

Parishioner at St. James’ since 2020

Bio under construction…




Kristen Lawler
Mission/Outreach (Class of 2025)

Parishioner at St. James since: 2019

Bio under construction…




Judy Guard
Member-at-Large (Class of 2026)

Parishioner at St. James’ since 2022

I’ve been an Episcopalian since the third grade when my mother (Roman Catholic) and father (Southern Baptist) decided to find one church for our family to attend and have attended this beloved church ever since. I belonged to youth group in high school and was a member of Canterbury Club in college. Over the years, I’ve taught Sunday School, directed Bible School and youth choirs in several churches and been a member of/ directed several bell choirs. I also served on the Vestry at Church of the Atonement, in Atlanta, where Alex and I attended for many years. I have three grown children and four grandsons and Alex has two grown children, three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. We are so happy to have found our way to St. James’ in Cedartown, and I consider it an honor to serve on the Vestry of this wonderful church.

Lauren Myers
Member-at-Large (Class of 2026)

Parishioner at St. James’ since 2012

Growing up, I primarily attended The Tabernacle Baptist Church in Atlanta until it closed its doors. Since then I didn’t really have a church home or church family and always wanted that for myself. I spent a little time in my youth searching but never finding anything that fit what I was looking for. In 2006 my husband and I welcomed our twins, Will and Kate, to our lives and it really seemed like it was time to find a place to help raise them and guide them. We began our Episcopal journey 8 months later at St. Luke’s in Jacksonville, AL where a co-worker attended with her family. The moment I attended my first service, I knew that the Episcopal church was my home. It has always met every need I had been looking for in a church. When we began attending St. James to be closer to our house serveral years later after, our youngest son Luke was born, so we could have the ability to be more involved. We fell in love from the very first day. “Don’t worry if your kids make noise. We like that sound here” was the first thing ever said to me, and my kids have been loved by the congregation ever since. That is something I am eternally grateful for. To serve this church in any capacity is a great honor. It’s given me and my family more than we can ever repay.

Marsha Zepp
Member-at-Large (Class of 2026)

Parishioner at St. James’ since 2019

I was born in Ogden, Utah. I lived in Evanston Wyoming until I was 9 years old and then moved back to Roy, Utah, before relocating to Temple Georgia in 1970. I’ve lived in Cedartown for the last 10 years. I have 3 living children, 8 grandchildren 13 greats and 3 great-greats with another due in March. I’m retired from home nursing after 28 years. I enjoy attending church, painting, reading and traveling.

Mason Brumby

Parishioner at St. James’ since: 2007

Mason and his wife Hazl came to St. James’ Church after having previously attended the Baptist
church. He is retired from a decades-long career in social services and enjoys golf, gardening and UGA Football. Mason has served on the Vestry in a variety of positions over the years. He and Hazl have two children and five grandchildren.


Suzy Hubbard
Clerk of the Vestry

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.

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