Vestry Biographies

Jr. Warden

Dory Holmes

I have been a member of St. Paul's Church, along with my husband, David, for 23 years.  In addition, both our now adult children, Jonathan and  Sarah, were confirmed here.  I have served in many capacities through the years and am currently Treasurer as well as a Eucharistic Visitor, Chalice bearer, Stewardship Committee member and Chairwoman of our Annual Christmas Bazaar.  I love our church!   I find in St. Paul's Church another home - another family of friends who love and support one another as we pray and work together for the community.  From January through November, I was part of New Start Ministry (an offshoot of IRIS in New Haven), a group of volunteers from various community congregations who worked to help settle a young Kurdish refugee family from Syria into a new home in Waterbury.  As the Transportation representative, my responsibilities included everything from providing driving volunteers, to finding bus routes and schedules, to setting up driving lessons, permit test and road test appointments and finally to obtaining car insurance and registering their donated car.  As of today, the couple and their two year old daughter have made many new friends and become a contributing part of their new country!  Hello!