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GERNS, ANDREW

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.

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. He was a Board Certified Chaplain in the Association of Professional Chaplains and was a trained trainer with the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation before coming to Trinity.

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.

Canon Gerns is a member of the newsteam for the Lead on the Episcopal Cafe keeps his own blog called Fun’n'Games in the Kingdom of God.

You may call the Rector at (610) 253-0792 ext. 202.

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The Rev. Raymond L. Harbort, Priest Associate

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The Rev. Frances Hlavacek, Deacon

The Rt. Rev. Sean Rowe, Bishop Provisional of Bethlehem, has appointed the Rev. Fran Hlavacek, Deacon, to Trinity Church, Easton. Fran served her home parish Good Shepherd/St. John’s in Milford, Pennsylvania since her ordination on November 1, 2011. Prior to that she interned at Grace Church, Honesdale.

She is currently working on her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work through Briar Cliff University. She is also completing a program in spiritual direction through a program called Oasis. Fran says, “I find both topics very interesting, satisfying and needed.”

When she is not studying, she enjoys cooking (baking not so much!), yoga, hiking and kayaking. She says she also looks forward to the day “that I can read books on which I will not be tested.”

In describing herself she says, “I like to think of myself as an environmentalist, and several parishioners in my previous parish called me the ‘tree-hugger hippie deacon.’ I wore that title with pride!”

A deacon exercises “a special ministry of servanthood” directly under the bishop, serving all people and especially those in need (BCP, p. 543). This definition reflects the practice of the early church, in which deacons were ordained “not to the priesthood but to the servanthood [diakonia] of the bishop” (Hippolytus, Apostolic Tradition).

In the liturgy, deacons proclaim the gospel, lead (or introduce) intercessions, and prepares the Eucharistic table. The recent revival of the order of deacons as a full and equal order of ministry has emphasized the Biblical and Early Church’s emphasis on their particular ministry of care and service to the poor, the outcast, the sick, and those in special need. A deacon also has a teaching and prophetic role because they bring to the attention to all members of the Church the needs, hopes, and concerns of the world.

Deacon Fran will work with the Mission and Outreach Committee, the Ark Soup Kitchen, and share in the liturgy and preaching. Her dog Hailey lives with her in Forks Township. “I’m inspired and happy to meet the fine folks here at Trinity,” Fran says.

Please join us in welcoming Fran to the ministry team at Trinity, Easton.

Deacon Fran has graduated from Oasis Ministries for Spiritual Development in the Spiritual Direction for Spiritual Guides program and now holds a certificate in Spiritual Direction.

If you are in need of a spiritual director (or sometimes called, “companion”) please contact Deacon Fran.

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Sr. Patricia-Michael Hauze, Administrator

 

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

 

 

 

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M. Chad Levitt is Director of Music Ministry and Organist.

M. Chad Levitt is a conductor and organist based in New York City. A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, he studied under David Gilbert, formerly of the New York Philharmonic, and Ennio Nicotra, of the University of Milan-Bicocca (Italy), for conducting and McNeil Robinson and Alan Morrison for organ. Chad holds over twenty years of leadership experience in the sacred music field, most recently serving as the Director of Music at the landmark St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn Heights. In fall of 2015, he joined the faculty of Saint Ann’s School as co-director, conductor, and coach for their Bach Ensemble, an instrumental and vocal ensemble which focuses on the music of J.S. Bach and his contemporaries. As a conductor, he has led many prestigious orchestral ensembles consisting of players of the Allentown Symphony and the MET Opera Orchestra. As an organist, he has performed at such major venues in the US such as Central Synagogue and the Church of Saint Mary the Virgin in New York City and abroad including Eglise de Notre Dame, Epernay, and Eglise de Saint Croix de Bordeaux in France. (610) 253-0792 ext. 203

 

LYNCH, KATHLEEN; (Staff)141

Kathleen Lynch, Christian Formation Coordinator

 

Bill Korp is our bookkeeper. (610) 253-0792 ext. 204

Melissa Amator is our sexton.

Kris Pennypacker is our housekeeper.

 

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Sherman is our Pastoral Therapy Companion.

Bishop Provisional of Bethlehem:

Bishop Sean RoweThe Rt. Rev. Sean Rowe was ordained and consecrated as the eighth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania in September of 2007. He also serves our Diocese of Bethlehem, where he was elected Bishop Provisional in 2014.

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 in 201. 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 received an appointment to the Theology faculty at Gannon University, PA, in 2008.

At the church-wide level, Bishop Sean currently serves as the parliamentarian for the House of Bishops, a member of the President of the House of Deputies’ Council of Advice, a member of the C095 Task Force on Structure of The Episcopal Church, and a member of the General Board of Examining Chaplains.

Born in Sharon, Pennsylvania, Bishop Sean graduated from Grove City College in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History. He immediately entered the Virginia Theological Seminary and graduated in 2000 with a Master in Divinity degree. Bishop Sean recently completed work on his Ph.D. in Organizational Learning and Leadership at Gannon University.

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,Bishop Sean resides in both Fairview and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Carly, and their daughter, Lauren.

Watch a video conversation with Bishop Rowe here.

Read a profile of Bishop Rowe here.


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