The Rev. Todd Miller has been Rector of Trinity Parish since December, 2006. Todd is native to Wisconsin, married, and a father of two. He attended the Weston Jesuit School of Theology, and then Virginia Theological Seminary, where he graduated in 2004. For nearly seven years in the 1990's, Todd was a brother in the Society of St. John the Evangelist, a religious community for men in the Episcopal Church, in Cambridge, MA. Todd is an avid swimmer, loves to cook (especially grilling and smoking), and brews really good beer!
The Rev. James R. La Macchia had been serving as the Rector of the Parish of the Messiah/Auburndale-West Newton since 2012 and came to Trinity when that church merged with us in the fall of 2015. From 1998-2012, he served as Associate Chaplain & Religious Studies Teacher at Saint Markís School in Southborough, Massachusetts.† He held the Martin S. Fenton, Sr., Chair in the Humanities there. He has spent twelve summers in Israel/Palestine studying biblical Hebrew and archeology, together with Middle Eastern & Islamic civilization at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.† He is a commissioned presenter of the method of Centering Prayer for Contemplative Outreach, a mentor for the Education for Ministry program, and a Holocaust educator.
A native of Worcester and the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts, Joshua T. Lawton joined Trinity Parish as Music Director in August, 2014. †While he fooled some of his classmates into thinking he was a Music major while attending Williams College (he graduated with a Bachelor's degree in English, later supplemented with a Master's in Organ Performance with distinction from the Longy School), music was a part of his life from an early age. †He is very active as an organ, piano and harpsichord recitalist, chamber musician and composer ó that is, when not hiking, reading, or raising his young daughter.
Carrie Burr is a life-long Episcopalian and, with her two school-aged children, has been a member of Trinity Parish for more than 7 years. Carrie is actively involved at Trinity, acting as Clerk for the vestry, and co-chair for both the Sunday School Steering Committee and the annual pledge drive. As a Sunday School teacher, Carrie has been certified in the Godly Play curriculum. Beyond Trinity, Carrie is involved in managing fund-raising events, hosting a book club, and enjoying her family.
Ashley Duggan is co-chair of Sunday School and mother of two children. She is a professor of Communication at Boston College, with particular research expertise in body language in relationships and in doctor-patient interactions. She grew up in the foothills of the mountains in north Georgia and completed her doctoral work at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Outside the office, she can be found planning an adventure in travel, hosting an event, or at the beach.
Karen Hilliard is a Muscular Therapist with a long-standing practice in Brookline. Her early university experience was in Psychology and Religious Studies, as well as modern dance. Born and raised in Newton, Karen has been a life-long Episcopalian, deeply connected to the Anglican tradition. Trinity was her Parish home throughout her formative years, and after many years exploring other churches in the diocese, she returned to Trinity in 2008. Karen enjoys all expressions of the arts, especially music and dance, and is an active member of the Victorian Society, which supports historic preservation in the greater Boston area.
Martha Bancroft taught high school art for 32 years, the last 18 as Director of Art for the town of Weston.† She is a visual artist but music has been equally as important to her life.† Over the years she has sung in the volunteer chorus of Handel and Haydn Society, sung professionally with the 16 voice Wintersauce Chorale, and sings today with Commonwealth Chorale, formerly Newton Choral Society.† Marthaís faith puts God at the source of all her creativity and she never forgets how fortunate she is to have these gifts of expression.† Her biggest work, the Jesse Tree mural on the chancel wall of Parish of the Messiah, is still a wonder to her.† She takes very little credit for its result, but is convinced that she was but a conduit for Godís ideas.† Most people donít know that she had to paint Mary and Jesus, 18 feet at the top of the tree, twice. She claims it had to do with trusting God to not let her fall off the scaffolding. †God knows it was the very tall step ladder for her to lean against that allowed the painting to be completed. Martha has 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandsons and enjoys following them on facebook.