The Reverend Hannah E. Atkins, Rector
The Rev. Hannah E. Atkins became Trinity's fifteenth rector in September of 2007. To prepare herself as a third generation Episcopal priest, the Reverend Atkins earned a bachelor of arts degree in history at Douglass College, Rutgers University and a masters degree in divinity at the General Theological Seminary in New York in May 1996, with additional studies in theology at Universidad Centroamericana Jose Simeon Canas in El Salvador. The Reverend Atkins previously served as Senior Assistant Rector at St. John's Church, Lafayette Square, Washington, D.C. Before joining St. John's Church, she served as Director of Theological and Christian Education in the Diocese of the Episcopal/Anglican Church of El Salvador, Associate Priest at St. John the Evangelist San Salvador, Priest-in-Charge at Holy Trinity Church Santa Teresa in San Martin, and as Interim Priest-in-Charge at St. Andrew's Church in Amatepec, Soyapango. The Reverend Atkins is married to Elmer Romero and they have four children (and Paco, the dog).
Collin Boothby, Organist/Choirmaster
Collin Boothby is an organist, conductor and musicologist, currently resides in Houston, TX. He is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Organ Performance at Rice University where he studies with Ken Cowan. Collin graduated summa cum laude from Texas Christian University in 2016 with a degree in Church Music and distinction as an Honors Laureate through the John V. Roach Honors College. At TCU, Collin studied organ and harpsichord with H. Joseph Butler and was named the Presser Scholar-the outstanding senior music major, as voted on by the entire music faculty. When he is not practicing or studying, Collin enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and his dog, Sport. He is an avid runner and is currently training for his first marathon. Although he enjoys living in Texas, Collin loves returning to the waters of Puget Sound and hiking in the Olympic Mountains when visiting home, near Seattle, Washington.
The Vestry is the "Board of Directors" for the parish corporation. The Vestry is the authoritative body of the Congregation and is subject only to the Diocesan and National Church Canons. The Vestry is responsible for determining the policies and goals of the congregation and is to communicate with the congregation about the goals, concerns, and functioning of the Church in the modern world.
The Senior Warden is appointed by the Rector from the Vestry members. The Junior Warden is elected by the vestry from its members. The wardens may be requested by the Rector to preside in his/her place.
Robert Snellgrove, Senior Warden
John Escoto, Junior Warden
Teddy Adams, Chancellor
Larry Laubach, Treasurer
Steve Lee, Assistant Treasurer
Joanne Starbuck, Clerk of the Vestry
Gayle Davies-Cooley, Historian and Archivist
Ken Jones, Bookkeeper
James Candler, Head Sexton
Erika Zavala & Yolanda, Nursery Staff
Jesus of Nazareth, Head of the Church
He is the Christ, the "Anointed One," or the "Messiah." The name "Jesus" is derived from the Hebrew-Aramaic word "Yeshua," meaning "Yahweh [the Lord] is salvation." The name "Christ" is actually a title for Jesus. It comes from the Greek word "Christos," meaning "the Anointed One," or "Messiah" in Hebrew. Jesus is the central figure in Christianity. His life, message and ministry are chronicled in the four Gospels of the New Testament. Jesus was a Jewish teacher from Galilee who performed many miracles of healing and deliverance. Jesus Christ was crucified in Jerusalem by order of Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor, for claiming to be the King of the Jews. He resurrected three days after his death, appeared to his disciples, and then ascended into heaven. His life and death provided the atoning sacrifice for the sins of the world.
The Reverend Rich Houser, Associate Rector
Rich Houser began his service in August of 2014. Rich served as a Staff Chaplain at C.H.I. St. Luke’s/ Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in 2013-2014. Prior to that, he completed a year-long residency as a Chaplain Resident at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center following a year spent as Bishop’s Fellow at St. Luke’s. He is a Provisional Board Certified Chaplain through the Association of Professional Chaplains. Rich began his ordained ministry in the Diocese of Texas at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church in Cypress, TX serving as the Associate Vicar in charge of Youth, College, and Young Adult Ministries. Rich Houser graduated from the University of the South, School of Theology receiving a Master of Divinity in May of 2009. Before seminary, Father Rich served two congregations as Youth Minister at Grace Episcopal Church, Alvin and St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, Lufkin. Rich grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas. Rich attended Texas A&M University, College Station, graduating in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Minor in Business. Rich was ordained Priest in January of 2010. Rich married Trish Muras in October of 2006. Patricia is a College Counselor at Episcopal High School in Houston. Rich and Trish have a daughter.
Marcia was born and raised in Houston, Texas from Salvadorian decent. She is currently working on finishing her Associate Degree at HCC and plans to obtain her Bachelor's in Psychology at Houston Baptist University (HBU). She has an 8 year old daughter, Jaylah. Marcia is a cradle Episcopalian and attends San Mateo in Bellaire, Texas where she is also the Youth Director.
Marcia Quintanilla, Administrative Assistant