Erik Hembre, Senior Warden
As a parent of students at St. Richard’s Episcopal School, and a Trinity parishioner, it is important to me that there continues to be strong relationship between Trinity Church and St. Richard’s School, especially as both the church and the school transition to new leadership. I would like to see Trinity continue to evolve as a center of outreach into our community – maintaining the strong programs we have developed and looking for ways to fill additional needs. I think it is important that Trinity continue to be fiscally responsible and work toward reducing our reliance on the endowment to meet our financial needs.
Leigh Ann Hirschman, Junior Warden
I look forward to helping with the great balancing act of a church: the need for careful financial stewardship and openhearted generosity; the need to care for our physical plant and the most vulnerable of our neighbors; to treasure our beautiful music, liturgy, and Anglican traditions while growing our membership and preparing for the challenges that are coming our way.
CLASS OF 2019
Member of Trinity Church: 13 Years
We have an exciting time ahead: welcoming our new Rector and inviting in all those who a new visionary will attract. I hope to support all the opportunities to grow our cur- rent outreach ministries and find new ways to meet the future needs in our community.
Member of Trinity Church: 27 Years
Welcoming, orienting, and supporting a new Rector will be the major focus for the Vestry during the next three years. The recent Parish Profile gives an excellent description of Trinity’s strengths and struggles, of who we are and who we hope to be. The Vestry’s job will be to work with our new Rector to capitalize on our strengths to improve our programs and grow our outreach. I will use my governance experience at Trinity and St. Richard’s (an important partner for Trinity) to support the Vestry’s work with our new Rector.
Member of Trinity Church: 15 Years
At all times, I believe Trinity should continue to be a welcoming space for spiritual inquiry, development and nourishment, responding to the needs of our- selves and those around us. For the short term, it is important that as a parish and vestry we continue to prepare for a new rector, assist in the transition once that person is called, welcome the new rector in an affirming and eager manner, and continue to be supportive and meaningfully engaged as he/she learns about the special and unique ministries of Trinity.
It is equally important to openly listen to new ideas and vision presented by the rector, give constructive feedback, and work to creatively and prayerfully integrate such a vision, where appropriate, into Trinity’s life within and beyond the parish community.
Karen E. King
Member of Trinity Church: 34 Years
Now that our wonderful parish community is in the process of internal revitalization, we need to grow and sustain our presence in the neighborhood. Our newest ministry, childcare, can be a springboard for other outreach programs here on our campus. We also need to successfully integrate ourselves and our new rector through the transition process, as well as the new head of St. Richard’s. We need to continually look at our endowment and use it for the greater good of our community, which includes stewardship of our physical facilities and to be a good shepherd of all our resources: financial; and our parishioners’ time and talents.
CLASS OF 2020
I believe Trinity can and should take a larger leadership role in reducing violence near the church. As a resident and parishioner, I believe that I can serve as a bridge between the church and the organizations that are working to stop this violence. As a member of the Vestry I can make myself available to local organizations as a representative of our congregation so that those in the community can know that we are committed to serving God by loving our neighbors as ourselves.
I have spent the past 6+ years helping transform ArtMix from a nonprofit on the verge of closing down to a nationally award-winning organization. This has required a great of passion and patience, and careful stewardship of limited resources. I value clear goals, teamwork, facts, prayer, and fun. I strive to daily live out our baptismal covenant, respecting the dignity of every human being I encounter.
My family and I have been member of Trinity Episcopal Church for four years and have graciously served in the Ushers and Chalice Bearers Ministries. My desire to serve on the vestry will afford me the opportunity to blend my work experience to reach out to the needy in our community especially, the disabled and also explore the possibility for Trinity to establish new partnership with the Episcopal Church of Liberia. Remember, “in Christ there’s no East or West, no North or South but one great fellowship of man throughout the whole wide world”.
It is an exciting time at Trinity Church and I am very optimistic for our future. Our current members create a warm and welcoming environment which I believe we are called to share. Having served in ministries across life’s spectrum – young and young at heart – I am particularly interested in expanding where I see a gap – young adults. As an urban church, I believe there is potential to reach out to the growing trend of those choosing to make downtown their home and would like to explore that outreach with our existing programs.
CLASS OF 2021
Linda E. Brown
TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH
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