Staff

CLERGY:
The Rev. Canon Laura Thomas Howell, Obl.S.B., Rector mo laura - bishop jack
Mother Laura has been Trinity’s rector since 2007, having first arrived here in the late 1990s as an associate priest. Trained as a spiritual director and hospice chaplain, she has a keen interest in the spiritual lives of Trinity’s parishioners. In addition to her responsibilities, which include pastoral care, working with the Vestry and its committees, and supporting the staff, she also facilitates a crafters’ group which provides hand-knitted goods to needy hospital patients, as well as using her talents in service to the Diocese of Bethlehem. Mo. Laura is an Oblate of St. Benedict, and associate oblate director for the Bethlehem Oblate Chapter of Sacred Heart Monastery, Yankton, SD. Email

The Rev. Elizabeth Miller, Deacon IMG_2512-sm-garyabecker

Deacon Liz began working at Trinity as the part-time Soup Kitchen coordinator in 1991. Liz has a strong background in all areas of foodservice, is the daughter of an Episcopal priest, and loves working in a church setting. She had her first experiences of mass quantity cooking in the church kitchen at St.John’s Episcopal Church in Sharon, PA. She graduated from Sharon Senior High School in 1972. Recruited to study for ordination for the vocational deaconate by Father Nick Knisely, she was ordained by Bishop Paul Marshall in May of 2003. She currently serves as the full time Deacon in Charge of Trinity Soup Kitchen, co-chair of the Deacons of the Diocese of Bethlehem and is a member of The Executive Committee of New Hope North Eastern Pennsylvania. Email

Priests Associate: 

The Rev. Canon Clifford B. Carr
The Rev. Dr. Richard C. Ditterline
The Rev. Dr. Jane S. Gaeta
The Rev. Dr. Gerard Gaeta
The Rev. Canon Gwendolyn-Jane Romeril

STAFF:

Aram Basmadjian, Artist-in-Residence and Director of Music

Aram Basmadjian has served as Trinity’s Artist-in-Residence since 2011. He has conceAram Basmadjian head shotrtized extensively throughout the United States and abroad where his performances as an organ recitalist have won acclaim from audiences and critics alike.

Aram began his organ studies under the direction of Episcopal composer and organist Dr. Ray Urwin. In 1983, he made his debut with the world acclaimed Philadelphia Orchestra. Shortly thereafter he relocated to Salt Lake City and studied organ with M. Lee Suitor at the University of Utah and Dr. James Drake at Utah State University. Having a strong desire to broaden his approach to the organ, Aram moved to California to study with Virgil Fox’s protégé, Ted Alan Worth, who encouraged him to pursue a concert career. Email

Jenny Scott, Pastoral Associate and Director of Family Ministries

Gabriele Whittier, Associate for Administration  IMG_2291-sm-garyabecker
A member of Trinity since 1976, Gaby took on the job of Parish Administrator upon her retirement from Air Products.Her four-legged “fur children,” 2 cats and 2 large dogs, keep her occupied when not playing bridge, writing Icons, knitting, beading, reading, or trying to maintain her house. As a parish friend once said, “anyone with 16 extra feet running around their house deserves whatever they get.” Gaby considers her job at Trinity much more than, “just a job.” She says, “it is a ministry, and one of the ways I give back to God the talents He has given me.” Basic to the job is communications, including the endless tasks of manning the phone and answering questions. She also maintains the calendars, produces worship service bulletins, newsletters, and other printed materials. Email

Elizabeth Russo, Social Services Coordinator
Karen Ernst Reiner, Treasurer
James Propst, Sexton
Charles Johns, Security

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