Trinity invites you to meet our parish family.

We celebrate with the graduates of University of the South in Sewanee, especially Rev. Kristen Paul, seen here with the Rt. Rev. Jacob W. Owensby, the bishop of the Diocese of Western Louisiana.


With a great deal of excitement, Trinity Episcopal Church welcomes The Reverend Kristen Elizabeth Paul as its 39th Rector, effective June 1, 2024. 

Rev. Kris will receive a Master of Divinity degree from the University of the South in May and will be ordained as a priest in June.  She was ordained a Deacon in God’s Holy Church in December of 2023, in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland.  Kristen has also earned degrees in counseling (B.A and M.A.) as well as a law degree (J.D.).  She has operated her own counseling service, and she has worked within corporate structures with experiences in administration, business development and staffing.  Her seminary field experience included a summer term serving in Aotearoa, New Zealand, as well as work in churches of various sizes and worship styles.  Rev. Kris will also be assisting The Right Reverend Jacob W. Owensby, Bishop of the Diocese of Western Louisiana, with the development of mental health initiatives within the Diocese.

The people of Trinity Church offer heartfelt thanksgiving to God for directing this call to Rev. Kris for her service in our church and our diocese and to Rev. Kris for her willingness to accept it.  We also offer our appreciation to all of the members of the Search Committee and the Vestry who made this appointment possible.  We look forward to celebrating Rev. Kris’ arrival very soon.

The Rev. Peggy Scott, Interim Priest-in-Charge

The Trinity Vestry: Rick Harrington – Senior Warden, Michael Edwards – Junior Warden, David Zolzer – Treasurer, Patricia Brown – Clerk, Melanie Braquet, Jon Lentz, Bonnie Pace, and Gina Puls.

The Rector Search Committee: Frances Conine – Chair, Rick Harrington – Vestry Liaison, Doug Pesnell, Donna McDonald, Camille Hawthorne, Steve Hicks, and Kathleen Smith.