Parish Leadership

The Vestry

This body, headed by the Rector and Wardens, is the leadership team for the parish. Consisting of the Rector and up to 7 elected members, the Vestry oversees church operations, provides direction to the committees described below and supports the mission and ministry of the parish.

Guests are generally welcome at all meetings.

Tom Shuster,
Senior Warden
Bob Rothermel,
Junior Warden
Kay Ayres
Amanda Cropper
Andy Diaz
Dan Harris
John Knotts,
Cheryl Nottingham,
Mark West


Buildings & Grounds: This committee is charged with overseeing our facilities and campus. They keep the building repaired and the gardens manicured and beautiful as an asset, not only to St. Paul’s, but, also, to the Town of Ocean City. They are very proud of our heritage and our recognition on The Maryland Historic Registry and The National Register of Historic Places. They are able to do this important work, not only with our committee members, but with the help of others members of St. Paul’s by-the-Sea.

Finance: This committee exercises general supervision of the financial affairs of the parish. It prepares the Annual Budget in a timely manner and recommends it to the Vestry.

Memorial Fund Committee: Receives gifts and donations on behalf of the parish in memory of the deceased.

Parish Life: This committee’s mission is the feeding of people in Body, Soul, and Spirit. As such it is involved in planning and supporting the programmatic and social life of the congregation.

Worship Committee: Involved in planning and supporting the worship life of the congregation.

Shepherd’s Crook Food Pantry: Provides and distributes food to those in need in our community.


Tom Shuster, Senior Warden
Bob Rothermel, Junior Warden
Cheryl Nottingham, Registrar
Paul Rogers, Treasurer

Class of 2024
Kay Ayres
Tom Shuster

Class of 2025
Amanda Cropper
Andy Diaz

Class of 2026
Dan Harris
John Knotts
Mark West

2024 Diocese Convention Delegates/Alternates
Amy Rothermel- Delegate
Tom Shuster- Delegate
Cami Rogers – Alternate
Paul Rogers – Alternate