Staff

“Feeding All in Body, Mind and Soul”
A Community of God’s People
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CLERGY:
The Reverend Doctor Pamela Payne, Rector

Pam PayneThe Reverend Doctor Pamela Payne was ordained to the priesthood in the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama, where she served as Rector at St. Michael’s, Fayette. Pam (as she wishes to be called) previously has served as a pastor, church musician, religious communicator, and teacher in the Midwest and South. She received her M.Div. from Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, the Ph.D. in theology from Vanderbilt University, and a Diploma in Anglican Studies from the School of Theology, University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee. Pam is a fellow with Greenfaith and with the Center for Religion and Environment, Sewanee. She is the mother of two grown sons, Daniel Allen, who lives in Philadelphia, and Christopher Allen, who lives in Indianapolis.

The Reverend Elizabeth Miller, Deacon and Soup Kitchen CoordinatorIMG_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

Assisting Clergy: 

The Reverend Canon Clifford B. Carr, Priest Associate
The Reverend Doctor Richard C. Ditterline, Priest Associate
The Reverend Droctor Jane S. Gaeta, Priest Associate
The Reverend Droctor Gerard Gaeta, Obl.S.B., Priest Associate
The Reverend 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

Millard S. Cook, Parish Administrator and Pastoral Assistant 

camisa morada for webpress (cropped)Millard is a native of the Old Beech Mountain Community in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. He was graduated from Beech Mountain Elementary School and Avery County High School. While at ACHS he studied Latin, French and Spanish. After graduation from ACHS, Millard lived for a semester in France and audited classes at the Faculté De Droit Et Lettres, at the Université De Reims Champagne Ardenne.

Millard was graduated from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina with a B.A. in European History and minors in French and Spanish.

Millard was a seminarian for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte, North Carolina and attended St. Marys Seminary and University in Baltimore, MD. He served one summer as the Director of the Greensboro Migrant Ministry Program in Reidsville, NC.

Millard joined the Benedictine Community of Saint Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, PA. He completed his theological studies and was awarded an M.A. in Systematic Theology and the M.Div. While at St. Vincent, he attended the Summer Workshop for Seminarians at the Appalachian Ministry Education Center in Berea, KY. He wrote a research paper dealing with “Inculturation in Appalachia.”

Following his Solemn Profession of Vows and Ordination as a Deacon, Millard was assigned to the Faculty of Benedictine Military High School in Savannah, GA. He completed his Diaconate Internship at the Church of Saint James the Less.

Following his Ordination as a Priest, Millard served for a year as Parochial Vicar at the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in St. Marys, PA.

Millard attended the Rose Hill Campus of Fordham University in the Bronx and was awarded an M. A. and the M.Phil in Early Modern European History. He also attended the Institut Catholique de Paris and was awarded a diploma in written French-Level One. His work at Fordham focused on European History from 1500-1800 and his specialized research dealt with the origins of the Jansenist movement, in Seventeenth Century France, at the reformed Cistercian Communities of Port-Royal-des-Champs and Port-Royal-de Paris.

Millard served as a Parochial Vicar at St. Benedict Parish and St. Gabriel Parish in the Bronx and at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish (bi-lingual) in Hamilton Heights. He served on the Faculty of Saint Vincent College in Latrobe and as the Latino Ministry Chaplain at the State Correctional Institute in Greensburg, PA.

Millard served as the Chaplain and on the Faculty at Iona Prep High School in New Rochelle, NY.

Millard worked as a Technical Support Technician for Logos Church Management Software in Santa Paula, CA. He then served as an Education Advisor at Concordia College in Bronxville, NY and as an Administrative Assistant and Adjunct Faculty Member at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY.

Millard also served as  the Executive Assistant to the Rector of St. Bartholomew’s Church in New York, NY. Email

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

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