Welcome Monica Beniste, new Administrative Assistant

Monica Beniste joins Trinity on Monday, June 18 as Trinity’s new Administrative Assistant. Monica has extensive experience in administration at Episcopal churches, including at Holy Redeemer Episcopal Church (Palm Springs, Florida), St. Alban’s Episcopal Church (Annandale, Virginia), and Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (Miami, Florida).

Bilingual in English and Spanish, she has a degree in Business Administration from the Universidad Anahuac de Xalapa, Mexico. Monica is married to the Rev’d Canon Jean Beniste, a native of Jean Rabel, Haiti and Canon for Latino Ministry at Christ Church Cathedral. They have two daughers, Annelise and Solange, both students at St. Richard’s.

Hello, friends and family from Trinity Church!

I am very excited to be joining your family on Monday, June 18!

My name is Monica Beniste and I am originally from Mexico; my family and I moved from Palm Beach County, Florida, last September when my husband, Jean was called to become the Canon for the Latino Ministry at Christ Church Cathedral. We have two daughters, Annelise and Solange, and three dogs, Sasha, Max, and Emma. We are just getting to know Indy and its beautiful places, so any suggestion will be welcome. If you have a chance, please stop by the office, I would love to get to know you all!

God’s peace,

Monie

Administrative Assistant, Julie O’Mara, to attend the MBA program at Vanderbilt

On July 1, Julie O’Mara will be moving with her partner Ben and their dog Archer to Nashville, Tennessee where she will start her first-year as an MBA student at Vanderbilt University in the Owen Graduate School of Management. She was awarded the Forte Women’s Scholarship.

Julie started working at Trinity as the Administrative Assistant in August of 2016, a part-time position shared with St Nicholas Early Learning, LLC in the Trinity Outreach building. In August 2017, she joined Trinity full-time.

In her words, “I’ve always imagined myself going to graduate school but hadn’t had enough work experience to know what I wanted to study. Trinity and St. Nicholas provided the impetus to consider a business degree as I learned a financial system and served as the Office Manager at St Nicholas. Vanderbilt values my work experience and my double major from Butler University, BA in Vocal Performance and German, as they strive to have an MBA class with diverse backgrounds.
Thank you Trinity and St Nicholas for allowing me to grow into this community!”

Julie’s last day at Trinity is Friday, June 29.

Welcome Albie Marco, Director of Finance & Administration

Albie Marco, Finance Administrator at Trinity for the last thirteen years, accepted the renamed position of Director of Finance and Administration, and started on June 1, directly after Parish Administrator Kevin DePrey’s retirement on Thursday, May 31.
Albie joined Trinity’s staff in 2005, bringing years of experience working in church communities, particularly in the area of finance. He has worked as a bookkeeper of Whitewater Valley Presbytery (Indianapolis), financial consultant of North United Methodist Church (Indianapolis), and internal auditor of Silliman University Church (Dumaguete City, Philippines). Before his immigration to the United States, he practiced as a certified public accountant in Dumaguete City in the Philippines.

His education includes Bachelor of Laws (equivalent to J.D.), Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, and Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Management, all from Silliman University, Philippines.

Albie moved to the U.S. in 2003, shortly after marrying his college sweetheart, Aileen who works as the Rehabilitation Services Manager at Greenwood Meadows. Both of them were born and raised in the Philippines, and together they are parents to Aaron (13), Alben (11), Cheska (5) and AJ(3). The older three children are current students of St. Richard’s Episcopal School and AJ will begin attending in the Fall. Albie and his family are members of Southport Presbyterian Church. His family loves to travel, go camping, and trying new food.

He looks forward to the new challenges this new position brings and is excited to help Trinity’s parishioners in any way that he can.

“I am excited to be a part of making sure that Trinity is not only vibrant but also relevant, not only fiscally sound but also spiritually sound, not only a provider of social services and outreach but also a training ground for God’s servants.”

Transition News: Celebrating Mother Karen & Kevin DePrey

Beloveds of Christ ,

Resurrection joy to you! I hope this Eastertide season finds you basking in some spring sunlight, long awaited and much anticipated. I write with some updates about our impending transitions at Trinity.

At the annual meeting in January, I announced that two treasured members of our staff will be ending their time at Trinity at the end of May—Parish Administrator Kevin DePrey and Senior Associate Rector Mother Karen King.

Please save two important dates to celebrate Kevin and Mother Karen and their years of service at Trinity.

Mother Karen will be honored at the all-Parish Picnic, on the Feast of Pentecost, Sunday May 20, after the 10am service. As it will be Mother Karen’s last Sunday with us, I hope you will all plan to attend to celebrate her fifteen-plus years of ministry at Trinity. If possible, please plan to bring a side dish or dessert, as is our tradition for parish picnics. The Guild of Unexceptionable Cuisiniers will be serving some of Mother Karen’s favorite dishes in the School Gym.

It is a tradition of the Church for parishioners to contribute to a “purse,” or monetary gift, for departing longtime clergy. She will be presented with the purse, as well as other gifts and remembrances, at her celebration on May 20.

If you would like to give a gift towards Mother Karen L. King’s purse, please make the check out to National Bank of Indianapolis and put “For Karen L. King” in the memo line.

You can mail the check out to:
The National Bank of Indianapolis
c/o Tricia Anthony
Or, if you prefer, you can drop your check in the collection plate or leave it at the parish office and we can take it to the bank for deposit.

Just four days later, on Thursday May 24, we will celebrate Kevin DePrey’s almost fifteen years of service at a reception honoring his retirement. Please join us for a libation and light bite, from 6 until 8pm in the Fortune Room. Nursery and childcare will be provided. To RSVP, both for the reception and childcare, please send an email to: [email protected], “Kevin DePrey Celebration” in the subject line. Please let us know if you need child-care, including ages of children.

Separate communications about future staff and clergy at Trinity will be provided in weeks and months to come. For now, please hold Kevin, Mother Karen and our whole Trinity community in your prayers during this time of transition.

Faithfully, and with love,

 

The Rev’d Julia E. Whitworth, Rector

Welcome the Rev’d Benjamin J. Anthony, Ph.D. to Trinity

The Rev’d Benjamin J. Anthony, Ph.D. has accepted the call to be Trinity’s new Associate Rector for Formation and Invitation and Chaplain to St. Richard’s Episcopal School.