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TRINITY CHURCH ON THE GREEN

ASSISTANT RECTOR

Trinity’s Mission Statement

God’s love calls us to proclaim with joy the Good News of Jesus Christ, to welcome all people into the community of faith, and to serve Christ through serving others.

Trinity Church on the Green, a thriving congregation in a historic building on the New Haven Green, seeks a full-time Assistant Rector who demonstrates strong liturgical and preaching skills and who will be a pastoral, spiritual presence in the varied worship styles of our parish.  The Assistant Rector will engage in the Urban Ministry through social justice, arts, and spiritual leadership, with the city as the main context for ministry. We are seeking a candidate who is comfortable with our varied liturgies, is interested in supporting membership care, has some experience in leadership, is comfortable with urban ministry, and possesses a keen collaborative spirit.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide liturgical leadership including:
    • Preside at Sunday services in rotation with the Rector
    • Deliver Sunday sermons in rotation with the Rector
    • Participate in liturgical preparation
    • Preside at Wednesday weekly Eucharists
    • Preside at twice-monthly Eucharists at the Whitney Center in Hamden
    • Preside at funerals, weddings and other pastoral services in collaboration with the Rector
    • Assist with pastoral services
  • Coordinate Trinity’s Outreach Ministries, including Chapel on the Green, together with the Outreach team.
  • Provide leadership for an Urban Ministry that connects with the broader community.
  • Provide pastoral care to our parish members as part of the pastoral team.
  • Coordinate with the Children and Family Ministry
  • Coordinate the various staff positions and responsibilities in concert with the Rector
  • Contribute to parish communications
  • Participate in meetings with the Wardens and the Staff
  • Assist the Rector in leadership for the Trinity Home Board by attending their meetings and activities
  • Assist with organizational responsibilities as needed and in collaboration with the Rector

Qualifications:  The preferred candidate will have excellent organizational abilities, strong oral and written communication skills, the ability to work effectively with others including parishioners and volunteer teachers, and the ability to multitask.

Contact:

The Reverend Dr. Luk De Volder, Rector
950 Chapel Street, 2nd Floor
New Haven, Connecticut 06510
(203) 624 3101
ldevolder@trinitynewhaven.org

Specific terms, conditions, compensation and benefits are included the standard Letter of Agreement as outlined by the Bishop of Connecticut.

 

DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY MINISTRY

Trinity Church on the Green seeks a part-time Director of Children and Family Ministry to define, shape, and lead the Christian education of young people in the parish.  The Director oversees Sunday School teaching and activities while connecting with families as Trinity enhances the Church’s environment and experience for families.  A vibrant faith community, Trinity Church offers a variety of worship experiences and seeks to support and enrich young people in their education.  Trinity’s mission:  God’s love calls us to proclaim with joy the Good News of Jesus Christ, to welcome all people into the community of faith, and to serve Christ through serving others.

The ideal candidate will have experience working with children and youth as well as a commitment to guiding young people in their growth through faith.  Excellent communication skills, the ability to connect with children and parents, and joy in creating an appealing program will be required.

Location:
New Haven CT

Type of Position:
Part-time, 20 hours per week, full year, beginning May 1, 2020.

Contact:
Interested candidates, please send a cover letter and resume to Charlotte Rea, crea92@icloud.com

Deadline for submission: 
February 15, 2020.

 

OUTREACH COORDINATOR

Trinity Church on the Green seeks a Coordinator of the Outreach Program to oversee its ministry to the urban, New Haven community. Chapel on the Green provides a brief, outdoor Sunday worship service followed by a meal. The Spiritual Fellowship focuses on the sharing of stories and prayer and provides a light lunch.  The Coordinator supports the programs, leads the Sunday services, engages with Trinity staff, and connects with members of other congregations to enhance the programs.  15 hours per week, year-round.

Location:
New Haven, CT

Start Date:
May 25, 2020

Deadline:
March 16, 2020

Interested candidates should write to Charlotte Rea, crea92@icloud.com

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.

For the Sunday Conference call, click here.

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
Priest Associate:
The Rev. Dr. Peter W. Sipple
Tel: (203) 624-3101
Email: Rev. Dr. Peter Sipple

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:
Jerrick Cavagnaro
Email: Jerrick Cavagnaro

Minister of Drama (non-stipendiary):
The Rev. Robert Sandine
Tel: (203) 624-3101
Email: Rev. Robert Sandine
Organ Scholar:
Carolyn Craig
Email: Carolyn Craig
Pastoral Associate for the Homeless:
The Rev. Dr. Charles C. Lemert
Email: Rev. Dr. Charles C. Lemert
Communications Manager:
Kyle Picha
Tel: (203) 624-3101
Email: Kyle Picha
Seminarian/YDS Intern:
Charlie Heeley
Email: Charlie Heeley
Director of Development
Georgia Cosgrove
Tel: (203) 624-3101
Email: Georgia Cosgrove
Seminarian/Coordinator for
Children, Youth, Families:

Maddie Hill
Email: Maddie Hill
Outreach Coordinator:
Heidi Thorsen Oxford
Tel: (203) 624-3101
Email: Heidi Thorsen Oxford
Outreach Minister
James Earl Thomas
Tel: (203) 624-3101
Business Manager:
Linda Becconsall
Tel1: (203) 624-3101 ext. 224
Tel2: (203) 776-2606
Email: Linda Becconsall
Associate for Pastoral Care:
Lilian Revel
Tel: (203) 858 1243
Email: Lilian Revel

Sextons

Head Sexton:
Jeff Perron
Tel: (203) 865-3930
Email: Jeff Perron




Sextons:
Ben Paquette
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
Priest Associate:
The Rev. Dr. Peter W. Sipple
Tel: (203) 624-3101
Email: Rev. Dr. Peter Sipple

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:
Jerrick Cavagnaro
Email: Jerrick Cavagnaro

Minister of Drama (non-stipendiary):
The Rev. Robert Sandine
Tel: (203) 624-3101
Email: Rev. Robert Sandine
Organ Scholar:
Carolyn Craig
Email: Carolyn Craig
Pastoral Associate for the Homeless:
The Rev. Dr. Charles C. Lemert
Email: Rev. Dr. Charles C. Lemert
Communications Manager:
Kyle Picha
Tel: (203) 624-3101
Email: Kyle Picha
Seminarian/YDS Intern:
Charlie Heeley
Email: Charlie Heeley
Director of Development
Georgia Cosgrove
Tel: (203) 624-3101
Email: Georgia Cosgrove
Seminarian/Coordinator for
Children, Youth, Families:

Maddie Hill
Email: Maddie Hill
Outreach Coordinator:
Heidi Thorsen Oxford
Tel: (203) 624-3101
Email: Heidi Thorsen Oxford
Outreach Minister
James Earl Thomas
Tel: (203) 624-3101
Business Manager:
Linda Becconsall
Tel1: (203) 624-3101 ext. 224
Tel2: (203) 776-2606
Email: Linda Becconsall
Associate for Pastoral Care:
Lilian Revel
Tel: (203) 858 1243
Email: Lilian Revel

Sextons

Head Sexton:
Jeff Perron
Tel: (203) 865-3930
Email: Jeff Perron




Sextons:
Ben Paquette
Boris Shpitalnik
Donna Szarmach
James Thomas
Tel: (203) 865-3930

Emergency

Should misfortune strike—death, hospital, accident, other crisis situations—we are available day or night to respond. Here’s how to reach us:

  • If you have a pastoral care emergency and wish to talk to a priest, you may call the Rev. Luk De Volder at  (475) 227-9583, or the Rev. Elíse Hanley at (203) 772-8082. Please call to let us know if someone is near death or in the hospital, or 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 the clergy at the church office at (203) 624-3101.

Vestry

Trinity currently has 12 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.

Leigh Cromey, Sr. Warden
Email:
Leigh Cromey, Sr. Warden
Charles Kaywood, Jr. Warden
Email:
Charles Kaywood, Jr. Warden
Soper, David HeadshotDavid Soper, TreasurerLisa Omark, Clerk

Class of 2021:

Gloria HodaBarbara Jongbloed
Barbara HedbergBill Pagano

Class of 2022:

Marsha AckermanMarian Frederickson
Micah LuceBob Werner

Class of 2023:

David AssisTony Bacewicz
Robert DorlandDaniel Robles

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.

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