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 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 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.

Thomas M. Claflin, Vestry

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, 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.

Listo Fisher, Vestry

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.

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.

Lonsdale Koester, Vestry

A member of Trinity Church since the mid-2000’s Lonsdalle 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 anad her husband, Torin, live in Cambridge with their children Perre Coleman and Fritz.

Grace Lyons, Vestry

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 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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.