About Trinity

 

Like Episcopalians and Anglicans across the globe, at Trinity Excelsior we are “people of the book,” which means we worship every Sunday using the Book of Common Prayer.  First compiled in 1549, the Book of Common Prayer has been evolving ever since, both rooting us in our tradition and encouraging new words and expressions in our worship as our experience of God changes and deepens over time. 

At Trinity we prize our connection to, and relationships with, each other.  We understand that no one person knows all there is to know about God – that we need other people in order to learn and go deeper into our faith.  Each of us has been shaped by life, and every life's story has meaning and enriches all of us. From our youngest members to our elders, we are grateful to be connected to one another.  And most importantly, there is always room for more people!

Trinity is a congregation that values open-hearted conversations that thrive on curiosity and respect difference.  We believe in reason and experience, in the power of questions, in helping others, and in the possibilities of mystery.  We try hard to practice deep listening, where everyone has a voice and where no one is alone as we walk our lives together in Christ. 

Our Staff

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The Rev Devon Anderson
Rector | About
devon@trinityexcelsior.org
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Eric Bigalke
Director of Music | About
eric@trinityexcelsior.org
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The Rev Dr Anne
Miner-Pearson
Priest Associate | About
anne@trinityexcelsior.org
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Sarah Kimmelman
Parish Administrator | About
office@trinityexcelsior.org
 
 
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Gary Veazie
Facilities Manager | About
gary@trinityexcelsior.org
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The Rev Chip Whitacre
Deacon | About
chip@trinityexcelsior.org
 
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Laura Brubaker
Coordinator of Children's and Middle School Ministry | About
laura@trinityexcelsior.org
 

Our Vestry

Members of the Vestry are the elected leaders of the parish. Partnering with our clergy and staff, the Vestry manages our financial affairs, oversees policies and procedures, establishes action plans, and evolves our beautiful building and grounds. But most importantly, the Vestry cares for the spiritual and programmatic vitality our church. Through prayer and reflection, the Vestry works hard to align Trinity’s hopes and plans with Jesus’ commandments to love God and our neighbor.

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Chris Commers
Senior Warden

I have served on the Trinity Vestry once before and have been active in our youth program over the years.

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Julie Rohr
Junior Warden

As a longtime member of Trinity, I am looking forward to deepening my relationships with members of my faith community.

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Sarah Allcock

From the beginning, I have seen Christ's admonition to "love each other as I have loved you" in play at Trinity. This can be seen in the people who worship here and the work that we do. This is why I choose Trinity.

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Emily Boote

Our family has been a part of Trinity for three generations. I cherish being a part of the community, it’s history and being a part of its future.

 
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Betty Bright

Trinity’s openhearted community, its liturgy and the many opportunities for involvement and service have impressed me deeply.

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Ajit Daniel

We have chosen to drop anchor at Trinity, which, through its liturgy and nurturing ways, exemplifies that Christian faith is "the substance of things hoped for

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Cindy Derkacz

Our family really enjoy the intimacy of the service in the chapel. Matthew and I both serve as LEMs and Lectors and Jay is an usher. I also help with the middle school programs.

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Matt Frerichs

My faith and my family are central in my life and Trinity, our church home, both nurtures and inspires our spiritual growth through worship, fellowship, and community.

 
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Christopher Williams

Trinity is the community and fellowship within my family. Many close and lasting relationships have been created here.

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Adam Young

From the first service we attended, we know that Trinity was a very special place. It is a place where all are welcome to worship and explore their relationship with God.