A member of Trinity since 1972, Dick graduated from the Kansas School of Ministry in 2000 and was ordained a deacon in that year. His ministry includes pastoral care, assisting with worship, Christian Education, and proclaiming the Gospel to the world. Dick is retired from the Psychology and Research in Education department at KU.
Rita graduated from the Kansas School of Ministry in 2000 and was ordained a Deacon that year. Her ministry includes pastoral care, assisting with worship, Christian Education, and proclaiming the Gospel to the world. Rita is retired from the School of Nursing faculty at Washburn University.
Steve was ordained to the Diaconate on June 3, 2006. He is an Otolaryngologist. He is also a Scout Master and has been Senior Warden at Trinity. Steve has a special interest in the relationship of medicine and faith. He has spent summers serving as a medical missionary in Kenya. At Trinity, he will assist in the Sunday evening service and occasionally on Sunday mornings.
Originally from West Virginia, Mark began his life's work as a church musician while still in high
school. He has served as organist in United Methodist, Roman Catholic, and Episcopal parishes. Mark
completed a Bachelor of Arts degree (organ emphasis) at Hood College, Frederick, MD, and most
recently the Master of Music degree (organ emphasis) from the University of Kansas. Presently, Mark
is pursuring the Doctorate in Organ Performance from KU. Mark also holds a Master of Science
degree in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University in Maryland. His primary teachers include:
William Sprigg, organ; James Higdon, organ; Michael Bauer and Kevin Vogt, church music.
Filippa Duke, Associate Organist
Filippa serves as the organist for the Solemn High Mass at Trinity. She is working toward her Doctorate in Musical Arts in Church Music at the University of Kansas. She holds a B. Music in Organ Performance from East Carolina University and a M. Music from Indiana University.
Doug Lawrence, M.M., joined the Trinity staff in October 2012. His concert
soloist career took him around the world several times singing with nearly
every major orchestra in the world under the batons of conductors such as
Leonard Bernstein. He taught voice at the University of Southern California
and was a guest lecturer at several other colleges and universities. His
great preoccupation, however, has always been churches, their message
and their people.
He served as the Minister of Worship at two of the largest Presbyterian
churches (PCUSA) in the country, Hollywood and Menlo Park (where he is
Emeritus Minister of Worship) for 25 years. His observations on church
culture and worship also appear in several Christian publications including
CreatorMagazine.com and ChurchCentral.com.
Susan Ralston, Children's Choir Director
Susan is the director of the Trinity Choristers, our youth choir. She also directs the music for the Christmas pageant and Vacation Bible School. An active member of our Adult Choir, Susan teaches music at Schwegler School. She holds both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree from the University of Kansas.
Tyler Kerr, Youth Director
Tyler is a chemistry student and peer minister at KU. He recently moved to Lawrence from Wichita. He graduated from Maize High School and attended Wichita State University for two years. For his whole life, Tyler has played an active role in the Diocesan youth program, and hopes to continue that throughout his ministry at Trinity. He love working with kids, and is excited to continue building Trinity's youth program
Diane Leming, Sexton
Jasmyn Turner, Nursery Attendant
Jasmyn is a sophomore at Baker University, where she also plays volleyball. She is working toward her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science and plans to become a Physical Therapist. She has spent many years caring for children, and hopes someday to do physical therapy with children.
Natalie Wilkins, Nursery Attendant
Natalie is currently a senior at Lawrence High School. She was raised as an Episcopalian and baptized at Trinity. She is involved with many things at her school including soccer, basketball, National Honors Society, and choir. Natalie will attend the University of Kansas this fall.
Dr. Mark Holmberg
Volunteers of Trinity Episcopal Church
Ruth Turney, Librarian
The parish librarian, Ruth, came to Trinity in 1994. Under her leadership, our library has grown toinclude over 3,000 books, CDs, and videos. She is a graduate of Brown University and holds a library degree from Southern Connecticut State University.
Bill Benso, Treasurer
Bill Benso graduated from KU with B.S. in
Electrical Engineering in 1959 and received a M.S. in Engineering from UCLA in 1964.
He worked for the North American Aviation Company for 25 years and later joined Lockheed Martin Corporation, eventually
retiring as President of their overseas division. Bill is a member of Theta Tau, Professional Engineering
Fraternity and is a member of Sigma Tau, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, and Pi Mu Epsilon scholastic
honor societies. He is a recipient of
the US Navy Meritorious Public Service Citation and KU School of Engineering Advisory Board
Distinguished Engineering Service Award.
Sylvia Forbes, Solemn High Mass
David Paden, Sunday School Superintendent
David Paden began teaching preschool during the first summer of Head Start, after graduating from Lawrence High School in 1966. Since then, he has taught all ages from 3 year-olds through adult education. He has a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood, and is close to earning a PhD in Education, with an emphasis in Cognitive Psychology. He started coming to Trinity in the early 1980’s, and he soon was involved in Christian Education. He has served as the Chair of the Christian Education Committee; as a Member of the Vestry; and as the Liaison to the Parish Council under Father John McCauley. In addition to serving as the Facilitator of Trinity’s Sunday School program, David co-teaches the 3rd – 4th grade Sunday School Class.