Meet Our Vestry

 Jan Schuck, Warden

I have been a member of Trinity Church for 43 years and have been very active.  I have served on the Vestry all but one of those years and have held the following positions; Clerk (27 years), Senior Warden (5 years), Junior Warden (5 years) and am currently a co-warden.  In addition to my work on the Vestry I became a Church School Teacher in 1978 and Director in 1980.  I am still in this position.  It’s impossible to list all that I am involved in at the Church but it is plenty.

Margie Grose, Warden

I’ve been a member of Trinity Episcopal Church for approximately 12 years. I am on the Altar Guild and have served on the Vestry, off and on, for 7 years. I am a Eucharistic visitor bringing communion to the home bound. I am a newly elected warden of the Church.

Patti Kierol, Clerk

I have been a member of the Trinity parish for approximately 12 years. In addition to serving on the Vestry as Clerk since 2013,  I am also a member of the Altar Guild.  I am not a “cradle Episcopalian”, but feel blessed to have found this loving, supportive Christian community.

Steve Smith, Treasurer

I grew up and attended church school and served as an acolyte at Trinity throughout my childhood. I have held several positions including Treasurer, Trustee and have been a member of the Finance Committee.

Kim Barton

My name is Kim Barton. I have been a member of Trinity since the day I was born. I was baptized and had my confirmation here. Throughout my childhood, I attended Sunday School, and was a member of the Jr. choir and the Young People’s Fellowship. My husband and I were married at Trinity and both of my children were baptized here. When my children were younger, I volunteered in the nursery on Sunday mornings and taught Vacation Bible School each summer. I am currently serving a second term on the Vestry. In addition to being on the Vestry, I am a counter, an usher, and I am on the Outreach Committee.

Debbie Engstrom

I began attending in 2004, after the birth of the first of my 2 sons, and started on Vestry in 2007.  I chair both the Evangelism Committee and the Altar Guild and am a member of the Trustees. As an active member of this parish, I am looking forward to the future as we search for a new rector to help us grow in our faith and spirituality during these distressing times.

Teresa Smith

I am a cradle Episcopalian and first worshiped at Trinity Church when my family moved to Seymour when I was 3 years old. Since then my life has taken twists and turns and I always end up back ‘home’ at Trinity. Jim and I were married 33 years ago at Trinity and our 2 children were baptized here. I am presently a choir member, Eucharistic Minister, Lector, Vestry member, transition team member, counter, occasional coffee hour host and at one point was proud to serve as Parish Secretary.  I look forward to what the future holds for Trinity and am blessed to share in worship and fellowship with my Trinity family.

Betty Sobieski

Retired Pre-school Director/Teacher. Married to Bill for 43 years, mom to 3 children and grandmother to 6 awesome grand kids.  Blessed to have been a member of the Trinity Church since I was a little girl. Presently I am a Eucharistic Minister / Visitor to home-bound and the Prayer Shawl co-ordinator. Also, I have been on the Vestry for multiple terms.  I am also on the Property Committee and a Transition Team member.

 Leslie Sojka

I first came to Trinity Church when I was in second grade, shortly after moving to Seymour. I attended Church School and was confirmed at Trinity. As a teenager, I was a member of the Young People’s Fellowship. During my teen years, I volunteered at Vacation Bible School and began to teach Church School. I taught for almost twenty years. In the early 1990s, when we were looking for a new priest, I was the chairperson of the Search Committee. Over the years I have served on numerous vestries and was Senior Warden for three years. I am currently on the Vestry and the Finance and Outreach Committees. I am a lector, usher, and counter. I am also the chair of the Recruitment Team.

Harry Yost

I have been a member of Trinity Church for nearly 60 years.  I have served on Vestry as Junior Warden as well as a member of the Trustees and Property Committee.  I was a co-founding member of the Seymour / Oxford Ecumenical Food Bank and helped move the food bank into the basement of Trinity during 1982.  During that time I served as Treasurer.