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Trinity Episcopal Church values faithfulness to the Gospel, joy, and accountability in its leadership. As a parish in the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia, we participate in regional mission and the life of the diocese, as guided by our bishop, the Rt. Rev. Mark Bourlakas. As Trinity parish, we elect members to the vestry, our church board to guide and support the ministries of the parish.

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The Rev. Gail Goldsmith, rector

The Rev. Gail Goldsmith loves parish ministry because the church is a place of rest to hear Jesus' love for you and the church is our best practice for the Kingdom of God. 


Gail is currently a SEEDS Fellow through Faith + Lead at Luther Seminary. She also serves as president of the Standing Committee for the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia.


Gail earned her M. Div at University of Chicago Divinity School and Bexley Seabury, and most recently served as curate + college minister at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Auburn, AL.

Kathleen, her wife, is in strategic marketing, and just launched a historic walking tour business.

You can call her Gail, Rev. Gail if you prefer, but more importantly: call her for pastoral care, to talk ideas for Trinity’s ministries, to ask whatever question is on your heart and to share how God is moving in your life.

Email her at gail at


Polly Flint, senior warden

Polly Flint is the senior lay leader of the vestry, the elected board that together with the rector, supports the ministries of the parish.


Lisa Schafer


Heather Marshall,
nursery care director

Lisa Schafer is our bookkeeper very part-time, and has previously served as executive director of Interfaith Outreach and Meals on Wheels. She is a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynchburg. She enjoys time with her family and grandkids. You can reach her at info at

Trinity's Vestry:

Vestry members are elected at the annual parish meeting by the congregation


Officers: Polly Flint, senior warden; David Johnson, junior warden; Luke Cromwell, clerk; Betsy Laundon, treasurer.

Members: Mary Tinsley, Sallie Cochran, Elaine Clement, David Cox, Bob Farmer, and Matt Johnston.

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