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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. 


She 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. She currently serves on the Standing Committee for the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia.

Kathleen, her wife, is in strategic marketing for University of Lynchburg, and serves on the Digital Mission Team for the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia.

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
parish administrator


Heather Marshall,
nursery care director

Lisa Schafer is our parish administrator 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 admin at

Trinity's Vestry:

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


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

Members: David Johnson, Mary Tinsley, Sallie Cochran, Jane Johnson, Agatha Rule, Elaine Clement.

Our new officers for 2023 are David Cox, Bob Farmer, and Matt Johnston.

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