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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. Trinity is an affirming church, with LGBTQ members in leadership, both lay and ordained.

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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 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 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


Matt Johnston, senior warden

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

Heather Marshall, nursery care

Trinity's Vestry:

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


Officers: Matt Johnston, senior warden; David Johnson, junior warden; Ashton McCachern, treasurer.

Members: Mary Tinsley, Carolyn Ludwig, David Cox, Luke Cromwell

You can read our vestry minutes on Google Drive. 

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