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Contacts for offices, clergy and staff

Seeking information about who makes up the Trinity team? Here are the locations, names and contact information for our offices, clergy, liturgical and administrative staff members.

Parish Office

(send all Trinity mail to this address)
950 Chapel Street, 2nd Floor
New Haven, CT 06510-2515
Main Tel: (203) 624-3101
Fax: (203) 624-2412
Email: Administrative Assistant

Church Building

(send all Trinity mail to Parish Office address)
230 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06510
(corner Church and Temple Streets)
Sexton's office Tel: (203) 865-3930

Clergy/Seminarians

Staff


Rector:
The Rev. Dr. Luk De Volder
Tel: (203) 624-3101, ext. 222
Email: Rev. Dr. Luk De Volder
Biography of Rev. Luk De Volder

Director of Music:
Walden Moore
Tel: (203) 776-2616
Fax: (203) 777-9499
Email: Music

Assistant Rector:
The Rev. Elise Ashley Hanley
Tel: (203) 624-3101 x223
Email: Rev. Elise Ashley Hanley
Biography of Rev. Elise Hanley

Music Program Manager:
Rachel Segger
Tel: (203) 776-2616
Email: Rachel Segger


Deacon for Urban Ministry:
The Rev. Kyle Pedersen
Tel: (203) 624-3101
Email: Rev. Kyle Pedersen

Senior Organ Scholar:
Nick Quardokus
Tel: (203) 776-2616
Email: Nick Quardos

Minister of Drama (non-stipendiary):
The Rev. Robert Sandine
Tel: (203) 624-3101
Email: Rev. Robert Sandine

Organ Scholar:
David von Behren
Email: David von Behren
Pastoral Associate for the Homeless:
The Rev. Dr. Charles C. Lemert
Email: Rev. Dr. Charles C. Lemert

Administrative Assistant:
Glenda McLean
Tel: (203) 624-3101, ext. 225
Email: Administrative Assistant


Sunday School Director:
Gregory Johnston
Tel: (203) 624-3101
Email: Gregory Johnston

Chapel on the Green Coordinator:
Samantha Butler
Tel: (203) 624-3101
Email: Samantha Butler
Holly Tomrose3Seminarian/YDS Intern for Liturgy:
Holly Clark
Tel: (203) 624-3101
Email: Holly Clark
Business Manager:
Linda Becconsall
Tel1: (203) 624-3101 ext. 224
Tel2: (203) 776-2606
Email: Linda Becconsall

Seminarian/YDS Intern for Liturgy:
Paul Daniels
Tel: (203) 624-3101
Email:

Volunteer Staff:
Peggy Bekeny
Tel: (203) 624-3101, ext. 226
Email: Peggy Bekeny
Outreach Minister
James Earl Thomas
Tel: (203) 624-3101
Associate for Pastoral Care:
Lilian Revel
Tel: (203) 858 1243
Email: Lilian Revel
Priest Associate:
Karen Maleri
Tel: (203) 624-3101
Email: Karen Maleri
Associate for Spiritual Care:
Barbara G. Jarry
Tel: (203) 858 1243
Email: Barbary G. Jarry

Sextons

Head Sexton:
Sam Sigg
Tel: (203) 865-3930
Email: Sam Sigg






Sextons:
Jeff Perron
Boris Shpitalnik
Donna Szarmach
James Thomas
Tel: (203) 865-3930

Profile

Trinity was founded as a parish in 1723.  Its first wooden church was built in 1752–53. The second Gothic stone church, built in 1814–1816—with its carefully maintained and inspiring Gothic revival exterior and interior—is a landmark structure on the New Haven Green at the corner of Temple and Chapel Streets.

Trinity offers compelling preaching, diverse worship styles, and absorbing programs for adults, teens, and younger children.

Trinity’s multiple opportunities for fellowship and outreach are typified by its Chapel on The Green, a weekly Sunday afternoon outdoor service of worship, food and fellowship, open year-round to all and conducted in collaboration with other New Haven area churches.

The church’s strong music program is centered in its choirs: the Choir of Men and Boys, founded 1885 and one of only two such choirs in Connecticut; the Choir of Men and Girls, founded in 2003; and the Trinity Parish Choir, a mixed adult choir that sings a variety of sacred choral pieces.

 

LIfe at Trinity

As we pray, sing, serve others and learn together, we discover more about who God is in our lives. We realize our lives are intertwined with one another and that God is calling us to do something for the world in which we live.

Currently, hundreds of people pass through Trinity’s doors during an average week. We are usually bustling with activities; whether it is one of our three choirs practicing, committees meeting, or a social event, there is always something going on at Trinity.

We invite you to be part of our life together. At Trinity, there are many opportunities for involving yourself, for serving others and for growing in your spiritual journey.

Trinity people take adult and youth mission trips all over the country and beyond its borders. Locally, Trinity people help many important organizations carry out their missions: preparing meals for Columbus House, building homes for Habitat for Humanity, and finding numerous other opportunities to serve God in the world.

Trinity offers many educational activities and programs for children and adults. Each winter and spring, we offer different spirituality programs. On most Sundays, we offer exciting Sunday School classes for children and engaging forum topics for adults. We have two active and vibrant groups for school-aged youth.

As the largest Episcopal church in New Haven, we are fortunate to have many active programs and opportunities to see God at work in the world.

Addresses, Clergy, Staff

Here is contact information you’ll need to reach Trinity offices, clergy and staff.

Parish Office

(send all Trinity mail to this address)
950 Chapel Street, 2nd Floor
New Haven, CT 06510-2515
Main Tel: (203) 624-3101
Fax: (203) 624-2412
Email: Administrative Assistant

Church Building

(send all Trinity mail to Parish Office address)
230 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06510
(corner Church and Temple Streets)
Sexton's office Tel: (203) 865-3930

Clergy/Seminarians

Staff


Rector:
The Rev. Dr. Luk De Volder
Tel: (203) 624-3101, ext. 222
Email: Rev. Dr. Luk De Volder
Biography of Rev. Luk De Volder

Director of Music:
Walden Moore
Tel: (203) 776-2616
Fax: (203) 777-9499
Email: Music

Assistant Rector:
The Rev. Elise Ashley Hanley
Tel: (203) 624-3101 x223
Email: Rev. Elise Ashley Hanley
Biography of Rev. Elise Hanley

Music Program Manager:
Rachel Segger
Tel: (203) 776-2616
Email: Rachel Segger


Deacon for Urban Ministry:
The Rev. Kyle Pedersen
Tel: (203) 624-3101
Email: Rev. Kyle Pedersen

Senior Organ Scholar:
Nick Quardokus
Tel: (203) 776-2616
Email: Nick Quardos

Minister of Drama (non-stipendiary):
The Rev. Robert Sandine
Tel: (203) 624-3101
Email: Rev. Robert Sandine

Organ Scholar:
David von Behren
Email: David von Behren
Pastoral Associate for the Homeless:
The Rev. Dr. Charles C. Lemert
Email: Rev. Dr. Charles C. Lemert

Administrative Assistant:
Glenda McLean
Tel: (203) 624-3101, ext. 225
Email: Administrative Assistant


Sunday School Director:
Gregory Johnston
Tel: (203) 624-3101
Email: Gregory Johnston

Chapel on the Green Coordinator:
Samantha Butler
Tel: (203) 624-3101
Email: Samantha Butler
Holly Tomrose3Seminarian/YDS Intern for Liturgy:
Holly Clark
Tel: (203) 624-3101
Email: Holly Clark
Business Manager:
Linda Becconsall
Tel1: (203) 624-3101 ext. 224
Tel2: (203) 776-2606
Email: Linda Becconsall

Seminarian/YDS Intern for Liturgy:
Paul Daniels
Tel: (203) 624-3101
Email:

Volunteer Staff:
Peggy Bekeny
Tel: (203) 624-3101, ext. 226
Email: Peggy Bekeny
Outreach Minister
James Earl Thomas
Tel: (203) 624-3101
Associate for Pastoral Care:
Lilian Revel
Tel: (203) 858 1243
Email: Lilian Revel
Priest Associate:
Karen Maleri
Tel: (203) 624-3101
Email: Karen Maleri
Associate for Spiritual Care:
Barbara G. Jarry
Tel: (203) 858 1243
Email: Barbary G. Jarry

Sextons

Head Sexton:
Sam Sigg
Tel: (203) 865-3930
Email: Sam Sigg






Sextons:
Jeff Perron
Boris Shpitalnik
Donna Szarmach
James Thomas
Tel: (203) 865-3930

Emergency

Should misfortune strike—death, hospital, accident, other crisis situations—I’m available day or night to respond. Here’s how to reach me.

  • If you have a pastoral care emergency and wish to talk to a priest, you may reach me, the Rev. Luk De Volder, at  (475) 227-9583. Please call to let me know if someone is near death or in the hospital, or if you’re facing other critical situations.
  • For non-emergency needs—to arrange for a pastoral visit, a house blessing, a confession, or to have the Sacrament brought to those who are home-bound—please call me or any other Trinity clergy through the church office at (203) 624-3101.

Clergy

Wherever you are in your journey, we invite you to join us. We invite you to be open to the possibility that God loves you and created you for a purpose, and that you might discover that purpose here with us.

The best way to reach any one of us is by calling the parish office or sending us an email. No matter how busy we may be, we’ll do our best to respond quickly.


Rector:
The Rev. Dr. Luk De Volder
Tel: (203) 624-3101, ext. 22
Email: Rev. Dr. Luk De Volder
Assistant Rector:
The Rev. Rowena J. Kemp
Tel: (203) 624-3101
Email: Rev. Rowena Kemp

Deacon for Urban Ministry:
The Rev. Kyle Pedersen
Tel: (203) 624-3101
Email: Rev. Kyle Pedersen
Priest Associate:
The Rev. Ellen Tillotson
Tel: (203) 624-3101
Email: Rev. Ellen Tillotson
Priest Associate for Elderly Care:
The Rev. Estelle Webb
Tel: (203) 624-3101
Email: Rev. Estelle Webb

Vestry

Trinity currently has 14 vestry members. Each of us is a parish member who serves Trinity as a volunteer. Together with the Rector, the Senior and Junior Wardens, the Clerk and the Treasurer, we make up Trinity’s governing board.

cropped-and-repaired-image-of-angle-reading-paper-from-tablets-in-narthaxWe vestry members serve three-year terms. To provide for both continuity and renewal, a new class of five volunteers is proposed by a nominating committee then elected each year by Trinity’s members at the church’s annual meeting. Wardens must serve as vestry members prior to their election. Each warden is elected to a four-year term, two as Junior Warden before moving on to become Senior Warden for two more years.

To view the Vestry Covenant, click on the image of the angel, taken from the 1803 tablet in our narthex.

We meet monthly with the Rector, Wardens, Treasurer and Clerk. It’s our job to: function productively as a governing team; understand and represent the views of Trinity’s members; support and provide counsel to the Rector; ensure that Trinity works efficiently and plans strategically; provide for constructive use of Trinity’s resources; and, at a time of transition, help guide Trinity in searching for and calling a new Rector.

Vestry PortalAny parish member is eligible for consideration as a vestry nominee. Those who might wish to serve on the vestry are encouraged to make their interest known to the Rector and Wardens. While being a vestry member takes a good commitment of time, each of us can say without question that it is both worthwhile and exceedingly rewarding to serve!

Vestry Portal

Here is a rundown on current our membership.

Lisa Omark, Sr. Warden
Email:
Lisa Omark, Sr. Warden
Rea, CharlotteCharlotte Rea, Jr. Warden
Email:
Charlotte Rea, Jr. Warden
Soper, David HeadshotDavid Soper, TreasurerRichard Mammana, Clerk

Class of 2018:

Assis, David HeadshotDavid AssisSheila Bonenberger
Isaacs, Karen HeadshotKaren IssacsJenkins, David HeadshotDavid Jenkins
Kim Morris

Class of 2019:

Boucher, FionaFiona BoucherCasey, BarbaraBarbara Casey
Owen, SheilaSheila OwenRivera, DavidDavid Rivera
Woodford, SarahSarah Woodford

Class of 2020:

Geri MauhsAndrew Smyth
Mary Ann StroupPatricia Thurston

Committees

Being in a church is about building relationships. Trinity’s many organizations help to make our church a truly vibrant community.

Trinity’s lively and active parish community is led by volunteers who engage with each other through numerous committees, ministries and interest groups. Here are key contacts to guide your search for activities of interest to you.

EntityKey ContactEmail Address

Chorister Academy

Current Members and Parents
Inquiries
Walden MooreWalden Moore

Chapel on the Green

Chapel on the GreenSamantha ButlerSamantha Butler

Historic Trinity

Properties CommitteeDuo DickinsonDuo Dickinson
History MinistryPeg ChambersPeg Chambers

Administration & Operations

Communications CommitteeCaren CarpenterCaren Carpenter
Finance CommitteeCharlotte ReaCharlotte Rea
Governance CommitteeJack TebesJack Tebes
Investments CommitteeCarolyn GouldCarolyn Gould
Nominating CommitteeJack TebesJack Tebes
Technology CommitteeNeil OlsenNeil Olsen

Worship

AcolytesCris SigovitchCris Sigovitch
Altar GuildJan TredwellJan Tredwell
Lectors / Chalice BearersAdministrative AssistantAdmin. Assistant
Liturgy CommitteeCarol DavidsonCarol Davidson
Ushers
9 AM Service
11 AM Service
Joe DzedaJoe Dzeda
House ChurchNeil OlsenNeil Olsen

Music and the Arts

Choirs
Men & Boys
Men & Girls
Trinity Parish Choir
Walden MooreWalden Moore
Music CommitteeBarbara HedburgBarbara Hedburg
Book GroupJenny BriggsJenny Briggs
Trinity PlayersBob Sandine

Neil Olsen
Bob Sandine

Neil Olsen

Outreach

Abraham's TentLeigh CromeyLeigh Cromey
Bed FundLuk De VolderLuk De Volder
Columbus HouseWarner MarshallWarner Marshall
Community WorksLeigh CromeyLeigh Cromey
Cupcake MinistryGloria HodaGloria Hoda
Deanery / DioceseMurray HarrisonMurray Harrison
DESK (Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen)Chuck KaywoodChuck Kaywood
Front Step Flower Outreach MissionDeborah JohnsonDeborah Johnson
GrantsBob WindomBob Windom
Habitat for HumanityLeigh CromeyLeigh Cromey
International OutreachBoyd GriffinBoyd Griffin
Special Outreach EventsEllen FreilerEllen Freiler
Trinity GreensRich Walser


David Lindsay
Rich Walser

David Lindsay

Education

Christian Formation
Adults
Teens
Children
Julia JohnsonJulia Johnson
Men’s Bible StudyJoe DzedaJoe Dzeda
Sunday ForumsLuk De VolderLuk De Volder

Planning Your Special Event

BaptismLuk De VolderLuk De Volder
Church Facility RentalsAdministrative AssistantAdmin. Assistant
Columbarium GuildBarbara Fennelly

Judy Kniffin-Shattuck
Barbara Fennelly

Judy Kniffin-Shattuck
ConfirmationLuk De VolderLuk De Volder
FuneralsLuk De VolderLuk De Volder
WeddingsLuk De VolderLuk De Volder

Participate

GreetersLisa OmarkLisa Omark
Holiday BazaarMary-Ann StroupMary-Ann Stroup
HospitalityLiz DickinsonLiz Dickinson
Membership CommitteeLisa OmarkLisa Omark
NewcomersCandy Carl-StannardCandy Carl-Stannard
Trinity Women (ECW)Luk De VolderLuk De Volder
Young AdultsRose PawlikowskiRose Pawlikowski

Giving

Development Committeetbdtbd
Stewardship CommitteeJack TebesJack Tebes

Care and Support

Circle of CaringChristine JanisChristine Janis
Conference Call MinistryBarbara FennellyBarbara Fennelly
Eucharistic VisitorsBarbara FennellyBarbara Fennelly
Healing MinistryBarbara FennellyBarbara Fennelly
Prayer Shawl MinistryCandy Carl-StannardCandy Carl-Stannard
Visiting MinistryBarbara FennellyBarbara Fennelly
Trinity Home BoardCarol DavidsonCarol Davidson
FL King FundParish AdministratorParish Administrator