The Wardens and other officers share in leading the parish and Vestry. Each Warden and Officer is responsible for taking care of their particular area of responsibility. The Senior Warden, for example, is often called the "Rector's Warden," and the Junior Warden, "the People's Warden." The Wardens and other officers are members of our parish elected by the church membership. They work in tandem with the Vestry and Rector to implement a vision and oversee the church's activity and welfare.

Vestry

The Vestry is the governing board of the church. It consists of the Rector, the four officers and 12 members of our parish elected by the church membership. The Vestry is particularly responsible for the care of church finances and buildings. The lay members of the Vestry and the Rector work in tandem to create a vision and oversee the church's activity and welfare.

 

Warden/Vestry Bios

Peter Lawrence, Senior Warden

Pete has been a member of Trinity since 1999. During that time, he has served on the Stewardship Committee, including as Co-Chair, as Chairman of the Nominating Committee, as a Vestry member and as a board member of Trinity Boston Foundation. Pete’s wife, Pam Warren, is a teacher with Children’s Ministries, and they have two daughters, Jane (13) and Claire (10). Pete is President of the biotechnology company, ArQule, Inc., and is a board member and Vice Chairman of The Greater Boston Food Bank. Despite a recent move to Lexington from Back Bay, Trinity remains the focal point of the Lawrences’ church life.

Anne Phillips Ogilby, Junior Warden

Anne was baptized and married at Trinity and returned to Trinity in 1996 after a decade at a suburban church, drawn back by the joy and beauty of the services and the great youth and acolyte programs for her two children. She has served as a board member and clerk of the Trinity Boston Foundation. She is also a vestry member of her summer church in Maine and the board chair of the Cotting School in Lexington. Anne is a partner at the law firm of Ropes & Gray LLP and lives in Belmont with her husband and children.

Geoffrey Smith, Treasurer

Geoff Smith began attending Trinity in 1999. He has served on the Vestry and various committees, including Audit, Budget and Grants, where he was the chair, and the Urban and Justice Steering Committee. He is also active on the Anti-Racism Team and has been an usher, Lector and small group facilitator of various classes including DOCC, Inquirers’ and Confronting the Seven Deadly Sins. Geoff recently retired from a banking career and lives in Beacon Hill.

Michael P. Jones, Clerk

Michael P. Jones has attended Trinity Church since 1988 and has been Head Usher since 2005. He is a Trinity tour guide and serves on the Art and Architecture Committee, the Clergy Search Committee, and the Steering Committee for parish conversations. Michael is a retired high school principal and has published in the fields of literary criticism and education. He and his wife Luisella Raffo were married at Trinity Church and reside in Weston. They have six adult children.

Grace D. Clark, Vestry

Grace began attending Trinity 24 years ago. She participated in the outreach steering comittee and presented the initial statement of affirmation with Jim Cullion to the vestry. Grace has been a member of the Altar Guild, discernment comittees, Trinity Anti-Racism Team and the Diocese anti-racism team. She has also been a volunteer with Hale House, a Eucharistic Visitor, and a co-facilitator for DOCC. She lives in Dorchester and is the school nurse at the Epiphany School.

Ralph Cole, Vestry

Ralph Cole has been an active Trinity parishioner for nearly a decade, serving as the Bread for the World ministry leader, a Lector and Lay Eucharistic Minister, on the Christian Formation Task Force, the Anne B. Bonnyman Symposium Design and Implementation Teams, and the Sherrill House Board of Visitors. A resident of Back Bay, Ralph is actively involved in real estate development, with projects ongoing in Boston and Atlanta. He is an avid hiker, and his favorite treks are in the California desert mountains.

Pauline Haddad, Vestry

At Trinity since 1999, Pauline has been active in the choir, volunteered with the Pine Street Inn team, and has served as a Sunday school teacher. More recently, the mother of four children (ages 2-11) is a choir parent – two of her sons are choristers, and the family joined them on the England tour last summer. She and her family live in Lexington, and are faithful participants in the Parish Family Weekend at the Harris Camp. Pauline is deputy CFO at MSH, a NGO working to close the gap in public health in developing countries, on behalf of the US Agency for International Development.

Keith Morgan, Vestry

Keith has been a Trinity parishioner since 1996, with the hiatus of a decade when he and his family lived in the Berkshires. At Trinity, he chairs the Art and Architecture Programs Committee, serves on the Building Committee and help with the Trinity team at the Pine Street Inn when he can. When not at Trinity, he can be found wondering around the city or the larger world looking at architecture, his profession and passion.

Mark S. Morrow, Vestry

Mark and his wife Kathleen have been attending Trinity since 1993, drawn here by the community, the music and the power of the teaching. Trinity has also proved a wonderful church home for their son Will, through youth classes and, especially, the acolyte program. Mark, who taught for several years in the church school, has served as chairman of the Urban and Justice Steering Committee, on the Parish Profile Committee and is currently a member of the TEEP Advisory Board. He is the Deputy Managing Editor/Sunday & Projects of the Boston Globe. He lives in Jamaica Plain with his family.

N. Read Norton, Vestry

Read began attending Trinity regularly after receiving an invitation to participate in a DOCC class in 2004. The vibrant community and breadth of offerings have kept him coming back. Read has served on Stewardship, the IT Committee, the Trinity:Next Committee, has attended and facilitated DOCC classes and has led volunteer trips to Honduras since 2002. He is a director of professional services at OpenAir in Boston and lives with his wife and son in Belmont. His mother Perry Colmore and step-father Chuck Medler are also Trinity members.

Elizabeth P. Roberts, Vestry

Libby has been attending Trinity since 1986 and sat in the back of the church for about a decade. While currently a brand new usher, she has served or chaired several Trinity committees since the late 1990s, including: Stewardship, Strategic Planning, Campaign Special Gifts, Membership, and two discernment committees. She has also been a three-time Inquirers’ Class Facilitator and a DOCC participant. Libby is Vice President, Campaign and Major Gifts at Boston Children’s Hospital Trust. She is completing her final term this spring as President of the Boston Ronald McDonald House, where she has served on the board for 15+ years. She has just given her 199th platelets donation at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Mary Renner, Vestry

Mary and her husband, Peter, have been members of Trinity Church since 1990. Drawn initially to the church by its architectural beauty, Trinity has become a wonderful spiritual place to raise their three daughters, Madeline (21), Maggie (18) and Lindsey (15). Mary has focused her interests on Children’s Ministries, including service as a church school teacher and member of the Children’s Ministries Committee. Her favorite activity is the creation of the Children’s Easter Gardens, which she has overseen for the past 16 years. She has her own business, The Detail Source, which specializes in interior and event design.

Kathy Sheehan, Vestry

Kathy and her husband Kevin joined the Trinity community about 13 years ago when their son Dillon was baptized. At Trinity, Kathy and her family have found a place that is spiritually grounded and intellectually curious with a wide-range of opportunities for ministry. Kathy has been involved with the Children’s Ministries Committee, most recently serving as co-chair. She is the Executive Director of the Perkins Trust at Perkins School for the Blind, and previously served on the senior management team at Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston. Kathy and her family live in Belmont.

Samuel W.M. Thayer, Vestry

Sam has been a Trinity parishioner for about a decade. He’s been involved with the choir, DOCC, stewardship, lay eucharistic visitors, cancer support, Pine Street, Education for Ministry, and the Trinity Boston Foundation. He works as a diocesan business consultant and spiritual director. 

Michael Widmer, Vestry

Michael has been a member of the Church since 1997 and is deeply involved in our life. A regular at the 6pm service, he has served in an array of worship ministries, participated in both the Inquirers’ Class and DOCC, been active in Trinity’s GBIO (Greater Boston Interfaith Organization) effort, serves on the Nominating Committee, and co-chaired the recent Membership Task Force. Michael is a vice president at State Street Corporation, and he and his husband Alvaro Amador reside in Boston.

Robert Y. Wood, Vestry

Robert began attending Trinity in 1999 after moving to Boston from Atlanta. He enjoys the diversity of a larger parish and the opportunities in worship, education, and outreach. At Trinity, Robert has served as a reader, a member of the Children’s Ministries Committee, and stewardship volunteer. He is currently co-chair of the Children’s Ministries Committee. Robert is married to Elizabeth, who taught Godly Play for a number of years. They live in Brookline with their children. Robert is the Chief Development Officer at Akamai Technologies in Cambridge, MA, responsible for mergers and acquisitions, investments, and strategic initiatives.

Megan Zug, Vestry

In the eight years since joining Trinity and getting married in an Episcopal church in Maine, Megan has been an active parishioner. She and her husband David and young sons Gavin and Garrett attend the 9 am service. Megan served on the TEEP advisory committee, and is now a member of the Christian Formation Task Force and a DOCC participant. Outside of Trinity, she consults on a part-time basis to charter schools and other education nonprofits, having previously worked in roles at Uncommon Schools, Boston Collegiate Charter School, and the Tiger Foundation. She also currently serves on the board of uAspire and as a volunteer at her sons’ schools. She attended the Harvard Kennedy School and Georgetown University.