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.
- Peter Lawrence ('19), Senior Warden
- Anne Phillips Ogilby ('17), Junior Warden & Clerk
- Geoffrey Smith ('20), Treasurer
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.
- Thomas M. Claflin ('19)
- Ralph Cole ('18)
- Colin Diver ('20)
- Listo Fisher ('19)
- Pauline Haddad ('20)
- Mark King ('20)
- Lonsdale Koester ('19)
- Grace Lyons ('18)
- Keith Morgan ('18)
- Marva Nathan ('18)
- Libby Roberts ('17)
- Samuel W.M. Thayer ('17)
- Megan C. Zug ('17)
Pete has been a member of Trinity since 1999. During that time, he has served as co-chair of the Stewardship Committee, Chairman of the Nominating Committee, a board member of Trinity Boston Foundation, and since 2011, as Senior Warden. Pete is President of the biotechnology company, ArQule, Inc., and is a board member and Vice Chairman of The Greater Boston Food Bank. Pete’s wife, Pam Warren, has been a teacher with Children’s Ministries, and they have two teenage daughters, Jane and Claire. The Lawrences live in Lexington.
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.
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.
Tom has been attending Trinity Church with varying degrees of regularity since 1960, when his parents became active members of the church. Tom has served as Trinity’s representative to the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts and is currently a member of the Mission Task Force. Retired from a forty-year career in venture capital in Boston, he has been actively working with several non-profit organizations as well as coaching a high school sports program. He and his wife, Rachel, were married at Trinity in 1984 and reside in Beacon Hill. Between them they have five married children and eight grandchildren.
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.
Colin and his wife Joan returned to Trinity in 2012, after living out of state for more than 20 years. He has served at Trinity on the Decision-Making Protocol Task Force and Prayer Chain. Colin also serves on the Board of the Trinity Boston Foundation, and was a co-chair of its annual Bostonians for Youth event for two years. His long career as an educator has included service as dean of the Penn Law School in Philadelphia and president of Reed College in Portland, Oregon. In his active and varied “retirement,” he teaches Administrative Law at Boston University School of Law, and pursues such hobbies as tennis, carpentry, and
sampling the cultural and culinary riches of his hometown.
Listo has been attending Trinity for nearly 40 years, where he has served as an usher and occasional Lector at the 11:15 am service, a delegate to the Episcopal City Mission, and on the Trinity:Next strategic planning committee and the Adult Christian Formation Task Force 2014. An award-winning newscaster, Listo’s voice is recognizable throughout the Boston area from his many years on WBZ, WHDH, WRKO and WCRB, and throughout the Trinity community as the voice of the Trinity Stewardship videos. A self-described “news junkie” and classical music lover, he lives in Brookline with his wife, Lydia Rodman, who was baptized at Trinity in 2002. They were married at Trinity in October 2005.
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.
Mark and his wife Judith were married at Trinity Church in May 1976, after being drawn to the parish by its work in low cost housing and by Richardson’s architecture. Since returning to Boston in 1993, Mark has served as a member of the Stewardship Committee, and bikes in the annual Rodman Ride with Team Trinity. Mark is Founder and Senior Partner of Back Bay Life Science Advisors, a strategy consulting firm for biotech, pharma and medical device companies.
A member of Trinity Church since the mid-2000’s Lonsdale has served on the Clergy Search, Budget, and Stewardship committees, including co-chairing the annual pledge drive for campaign years 2013-15. She was recently appointed Executive Director of the non-profit organization Science Club for Girls, a leading provider of enrichment and mentoring programs in STEM fields for underserved girls in grades K-12. She is also on the board of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra. Lonsdale and her husband, Torin, live in Cambridge with their children Perre Coleman and Fritz.
Grace began attending Trinity Church in 2005, drawn in by our vibrant and engaging Softball Ministry. After attending Trinity’s Inquirers Class, she was confirmed and began attending our 6pm service regularly. Grace returned to Trinity three years ago after a period of living overseas in Luxembourg and England. She is currently serving on the Membership Committee, as a Lay Liturgist, Lay Eucharistic Minister, on the Softball and Trinity Table teams, and last year was an alternate delegate to the Diocesan Convention. She works in event planning, and lives in South Boston with her husband of 16 years, Charlie.
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 wandering around the city or the larger world looking at architecture, his profession and passion.
Marva became a regular at Trinity in 1997 when she found that the Sunday sermons were providing spiritual nourishment. The camaraderie of parishioners and the ability to “ask troubling questions and to find lasting answers” have kept her coming back. She currently serves as a co-chair of the 2016 Anne B. Bonnyman Symposium Planning Team, and is a member of the Anti-Racism Team. Previously, she was a member of Urban & Justice, Grants, and Parish Profile Committees. She co-chaired the 2006 Rector Search Committee and served on the Vestry. Recently retired from Medicare, Marva lives in Jamaica Plain and is a docent at the Museum of Fine Arts.
Libby has been attending Trinity since 1986. Currently serving as co-chair of the comprehensive campaign and as an usher, she has chaired or served on Trinity committees including: Stewardship, Strategic Planning, Campaign Special Gifts, Membership, Nominating and two discernment committees. She has also been a three-time Inquirers' Class facilitator, a DOCC facilitator and a Bible Study convener. Libby is a Vice President at Lois L. Lindauer Searches, an executive search firm serving non-profit organizations. She serves on the boards of the Boston Ronald McDonald House and the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy at Dartmouth College. She has given platelets 210+ times at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
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.
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.