Vestry Nominees 2022
Each year at Grace’s annual meeting, the nominating committee presents a slate of candidates for election to a 3-year term on the vestry. Vestry members may elect to run for a second term. This year’s Annual meeting will be on January 30, 2022. Following is the slate of candidates for the class of 2022.
Susie Reis is a lifelong St Louisian and a lifelong Episcopalian. She grew up at St. Michael and St. George in Clayton, where her parents were very active. She attended Mary Institute and Wheaton College in Norton, MA. Susie is running for a second term on the vestry. Susie is married to Joe Reis and is the mother of two grown sons and three beautiful granddaughters. She has lived in Glendale for 40 years and has worked as a teacher for most of her adult life, except for a couple of forays into retail, owning Simply Shaker in Kirkwood for nine years, and Gelato di Riso in three locations for six years. Susie serves on the Altar Guild, is the kitchen pantry supply person, and is an editor and proofreader for the parish office.
Mike Casey has been a member of Grace since 2010, and this is his second term on the vestry. He grew up in the Catholic Church attending St. Stephens Parish in South St. Louis. During his time at Grace, Mike is also an usher, and he is always available to help when asked. Mike is married to Dianne Casey, and they have five children. Mike works in a research lab at Washington University and as a Staff Scientist in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. Mike is also active in Scouting and enjoys running.
James Wethington is a lifelong resident of St. Louis. He and his family have been members of the church since 2017. James is married to his lovely wife Jennifer, and they have three children: Jacob age 15, Felicity age 9, and Salome age 6. James has been a police officer in the St. Louis area since 1998. He is currently employed by the City of Maryland Heights, where he is a Sergeant in charge of technology. Prior to law enforcement, James served in the U.S. Army as a Combat Engineer. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Safety Administration and Leadership from Arizona State University. Finally, James has executive board experience serving as Vice President for Lodge 15 of the Fraternal Order of Police, State Trustee for the Missouri Chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police, and President of the Maryland Heights Police Officers Association.
James WethingtonVestry Member
Class of 2025