The Rev. Canon Andrew T. Gerns is the Rector. He has served in parishes and hospitals in Connecticut and West Virginia before coming to Trinity Church in 2002. He is married to Peg and has two grown children.
He is President of the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Bethlehem.
Fr. Gerns graduated from Drew University in 1979 with a BA in religion and The General Theological Seminary in New York City with an M.Div. in 1982. He also studied at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, England (theology), Andover-Newton Theological School (pastoral care and counseling), the Hartford Seminary (lay ministry and church leadership), West Virginia University Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center (Palliative Care, Hospice, Medical ethics, spiritual care of the terminally ill and dying), and the Mexican American Catholic College, San Antonio, TX (Pastoral Spanish). He completed Clinical Pastoral Education at Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, NJ, The Diocese of Connecticut, Hartford Hospital in Hartford, CT, and Cabell-Huntington Hospital, in Huntington, WV. He also completed the Parish Development Course in the Diocese of Connecticut (1985-86), and the Congregational Development Institute (2002-03).
Andrew was ordained in the Diocese of Connecticut in 1982, and served congregations in Connecticut, West Virginia and Southern Ohio before coming to Trinity, Easton. He was a Board Certified Chaplain in the Association of Professional Chaplains and a trained trainer with the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation.
His wife, Peg, is a clinical social worker in private practice and teaches at Moravian Theological Seminary in Bethlehem.
Canon Gerns is interested in classic cars, trains, cartooning, iconography, choral music and is avid movie and baseball nut.
You may call the Rector at (610) 253-0792 ext. 202.
Sister Patricia-Michael Hauze is the parish administrator. Sr. Patricia-Michael is a solitary religious under the direction of the Bishop of Bethlehem. Dedicated to a life of prayer, she provides spiritual direction, makes and teaches the art of creating Anglican Prayer Beads (a kind of rosary), writes prayers and teaches contemplative prayer. (610) 253-0792 ext. 201
David B. Macbeth is Organist and Director of Music. Dave, a founding vocal/choral faculty member of the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts and current Vocal Department Artistic Director, conducts three of the school’s six choral ensembles, and teaches classes in honors level Music History, Advanced Placement Music Theory, Vocal Techniques, and Keyboarding. Dave holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Music Education from West Chester University, studying voice under Dr. Larry Dorminy and choral conducting under Dr. David DeVenney. While at West Chester Dave was awarded numerous merit and performance scholarships, as well as a teaching/performance graduate assistantship. In 2013 Dave was awarded the American Guild of Organists Choir Master Certification with a third place national ranking among that year’s applicants. Since becoming a Lehigh Valley resident in 2003, Dave has become a sought after choral conductor, vocal coach, accompanist, and baritone soloist. The fall of 2014 marks the beginning of Dave’s 16th year as a professional church musician, with former music leadership experience in the Presbyterian Church USA, the Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA), United Church of Christ, and United Methodist Church. His ensemble’s recent performances include Mozart’s Coronation Mass, excerpts from Beethoven’s Mass in C, Berstein’s Chichester Psalms, Randall Thompson’s Feast of Praise, Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeternam, Faure’s Requiem, Rutter’s Gloria and Mass for the Children, as well as smaller choral works by composers from Josquin to the present day. Under Dave’s leadership, the Touring Choir of the Lehigh Valley Charter HS for the Arts placed third in the mixed youth choir division of the 2012 World Choir Games. The ensemble is now listed on the INTERKULTURE 100 top youth choirs world ranking. (610) 253-0792 ext. 203
Kathleen Lynch, Christian Formation Coordinator
Bill Korp is our bookkeeper. (610) 253-0792 ext. 204
Isaac Hauanio is our sexton.
Kris Pennypacker is our housekeeper.
Bishop Provisional of Bethlehem:
The Rt. Rev. Sean Rowe of Northwest Pennsylvania is Bishop Provisional of the Diocese of Bethlehem and continues to serve as Bishop of Northwest PA during his time in our diocese.
Bishop Sean Rowe was ordained bishop of Northwestern Pennsylvania, which comprises thirty-three congregations in thirteen counties, in 2007. He is known for developing transformational leadership and earned a Ph.D. in organizational learning and leadership at Gannon University. He is a 2000 graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary and a 1997 graduate of Grove City College, where he earned a bachelor of arts in history.
Bishop Rowe serves as parliamentarian for the House of Bishops, chair of the Episcopal Church Building Fund, and member of the General Board of Examining Chaplains, the Task Force for Reimagining the Episcopal Church and the Council of Advice to the President of the House of Deputies. A native of Sharon, Pennsylvania, he is married to Carly Rowe, a Christian educator. They have a daughter, Lauren, who is three.
Watch a video conversation with Bishop Rowe here.
Read a profile of Bishop Rowe here.