The role of our vestry is to advise and support the priest, the parishioners and the diocese and sustain the property, its environs and the church’s finances. The vestry is comprised of nine confirmed and elected individuals of good standing who are the legal representatives of the parish. They meet monthly, participate in all activities of the parish and serve in whatever capacity necessary and commensurate with their abilities during their three-year tenure. The positions are rotated so that each year three new members join as three rotate off. The members of the vestry also recognize and utilize the time, talents and treasures of the parish members, head up committees and promote the prayer life of the church. 

The roles of Senior and Junior Wardens require a true commitment to time and talent.

Our Senior Warden, Lynne Taleff, meets regularly with the Rector to collaborate on the direction of ministry. Her main role is that of communicator, to vestry members and parishioners and handles all things that pertain to the church.

The Junior Warden, Rob Calcote, leads all matters related to maintenance of the building and its grounds.

Our Treasurer, Melissa Calcote, reports to the vestry and rector the financial health of the church and advised them on all financial matters.

The other members of the vestry are:

Jan. 2018 - Jan. 2021: Brandon Dunn, Wayne Wuestefeld

Jan. 2019 - Jan. 2022: Rick Barry, Lee Loeb, Meredith Roberts

Jan. 2020 - Jan. 2023: Tim Hanschke, Michelle Lewis, Katie Simmons

Clerk of Vestry: Anne Chalk

Feel free to contact any of these members with any questions or concerns.

1116 23rd Avenue

Meridian, MS 39301



Monday thru Thursday • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Friday • 8 a.m. to noon

© 2018 St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Principal Photography: Mark Davis, St. Paul's Member

Design: Kim Gianakos, St. Paul's Member

St. Paul’s is a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi, the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion.

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Mission Statement
St. Paul’s mission is to support and encourage one another in living out our baptismal vows and to share God’s unconditional love with the broader community.

Statement of Inclusion
“This is the Lord’s house, home of all his people, school for the faithful, refuge for the sinner, rest for the pilgrim, haven for the weary; all find a welcome.” (Hymn 51; Verse 4)

Core Values
• Worship
• Serve Christ and neighbors
• Celebrate the blessings of life
• Grow in the knowledge and love of Christ