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

Wardens & Vestry of St. George’s Church


2018 Vestry picture

2018 vestry - (front row, L-R) Jeffrey Wengrovius, Richard Unger, Fr. Matt Stromberg, Sandra Hughes, Suzanne Hartz; (back row, L-R) Gregory Thomas, Jonathan Pearson, Paul Smigelski, Margaret Hughes, Robert Paska. Missing from picture: Ralph Polumbo, Jane Moran.


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
Richard Unger   1st term expires 2019


Robert Paska 2nd term expires 2019
Jeffrey Wengrovious
2nd term expires 2019
Paul Smigelski

Partial term expires 2019

Gregory Thomas 1st term expires 2020
Jane Moran 2nd term expires 2020
Ralph Polumbo 1st term expires 2020
Margaret Hughes 1st term expires 2021
Jonathan Pearson - Parish Treasurer 1st term expires 2021
Sandra Hughes 1st term expires 2021


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.