ABOUT US

At Trinity we truly live by our motto: Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, Trinity welcomes you. We are a church family made up of varied backgrounds and faith stories, and we want to invite you to add your voice to our collective story. We do not expect our members to have the same beliefs now, or ever.  What we do hope is that you will find in Trinity a true community of faith. Where every person is both a teacher and a student and all are valued equally as their authentic selves. Below we outline the foundations of our beliefs, but we are truly at our best when we listen and grow together.

 
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WHAT DO WE BELIEVE?

At Trinity there is no "right way."  Every person is entitled to their own beliefs, and we encourage questions and celebrate civil debate.  We honor every human as a beautifully made manifestation of God, affirming all individuals as their authentic selves. We believe in doing the hard work to break down injustice and barriers to equality. And we welcome you and your unique contributions to our community.

As Episcopalians, we believe that God is love.  We have experienced that love in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, who teaches us to love our neighbor as we love ourselves. In response, we share God’s love without reservation.


We believe that God redeems and restores human lives through Jesus Christ who tells us to make disciples of any who seek God's grace and steadfast love. Led by the Holy Spirit, we discern opportunities to speak humbly and happily with others about our faith.

We believe that God calls us into covenant with God and each other. We gather for worship, fellowship, and friendship, to care and to encourage, to learn, to grow in love, and faith. We build a faith community not only to do these things but also to offer caring service to the community and to share God’s love with others.


We believe in striving for justice and peace among all people, and respecting the dignity of every human being. At Trinity we welcome and affirm people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and presentations. We believe all people are equal recipients of God’s grace and that all people may fully partake of the sacraments and spiritual benefits of faith given to us by God as signs of that grace.

 

MEET OUR TEAM

The people are the church. We invite you to meet our parishioners, staff, and vestry.

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FR. LEE DOMENICK

Rector

As a priest, I have seen how individuals joined in a faith community are woven together by the Holy Spirit, to be the living presence of Christ in the world. Every greeting, every meeting, each ministry of outreach, and every ordinary administrative task is part of God’s Holy workings among us. The joy in our community is about being awake to God’s love in everything! I love being in the context of a faith community. Those gathered together on a journey of experiencing more and more how much God loves them, a community growing in grace and learning what it means to truly love God and neighbor and discovering the freedom in following Jesus through the death and resurrection into the new life in Christ.

MO. CHERYL HARDER

Associate Rector

I have felt called to the ministry since I was sixteen years old (1973!).  Being a child of the 70s I grew up with God's love.  My mission is to share God's AGAPE love with every person I encounter.

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FR. CHRIS COLE

Curate

In our creation story, God creates the cosmos out of the dark, swirling waters of chaos, and this new creation is called good.  As part of God’s creative work, we carry that divine spark within us.  We might even call it the Spirit of the Living Christ.  I don’t think we can ever truly lose that divine spark or be abandoned by Christ’s spirit, but we can forget.  We may be created in the image of God, but that image can be covered up, sometimes with layers and layers of worldly cares so thick that we no longer know or feel in who’s image we exist.  I love being a priest because priests have the amazing privilege of being with people, of walking with people, as they learn and re-learn the truth about their essential selves as beloved children of God, creative, life-affirming beings laboring to build a community that will always, with God’s help, keep those dark, swirling waters at bay.

DEACON BERT BIBENS

Deacon

Perpetual Deacons are supposed to "stand on the bridge" between church and the world, helping each side to notice the other.  With my work in education, I've often sought to channel God's love to students and parents, especially during times of hurt and loss...and, when someone asks me about my church home, or my secret to leading my life the way I do, I'm quick to point in the direction of my own faith journey and community, as the anchor of my existence.
Whether we are lay people or ordained, Christ calls us to represent Him with our words, smiles, actions and prayers. We live in an often harsh and cynical world, so the ray of sunshine that we might represent, becomes even more important as an alternative voice and symbol for others to cling to and follow.

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DEACON DEBORAH UNDERWOOD

Deacon

I love working at Trinity because I love serving. I love helping people understand the Episcopal  church, and helping them to find their place in it. Sometimes people need help finding what their spiritual gifts are.  I enjoy helping them figure out where their strengths and interests lie, and plugging them in with a ministry that will make use of their gifts.

DEACON LINDA PAUL

Deacon

God's Love is a wonder to watch in all who work, live, and play within our boundaries! This Love inspires me to continually be a growing member of this community. Living our Baptismal Covenant is to greet every person who walks through our doors, to "seek and serve Christ in all others" with humility and delight. As a Deacon that serves in Prison Ministry on a weekly basis, I hope to inspire all to answer the call of the 25th Chapter of Matthew: "I was hungry and you fed me ... I was sick and in prison and you visited me."

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CASEY CANTWELL

Organist & Director of Music 

I have felt the call to music ministry in the church since I was a child.  The power of sacred music to uplift, heal, inspire, and celebrate is incredible.  I am blessed to have the opportunity to unleash this power.

BARBARA HARLAS

Printer

God and Family. I am blessed to experience both at Trinity. Printing is what I’ve done for over half my life and I enjoy being a part of informing parishioners of all the wonderful “happenings” going on at Trinity. I have had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful parishioners and develop so many friendships. God’s grace is  so very abundant here and I experience that with the Staff I work with-they are family to me. God and family....I have it all!

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DONNIE HENDERSON

Sexton

I work here because this is where God lead me. All my friends and family are here at Trinity, and when they leave, I'm leaving, too. :)

CHAD JOHNSON

Music Intern

I feel incredibly fortunate to be a part of such a talented choir, and to be able to learn and grow as a musician and person.

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HANNAH MIDDLEBROOK

Director of Operations

I felt called to Trinity, but didn't understand exactly what it was - thinking more about a job in my field with flexible hours. Over the course of my years here, my call has become clearer. I have enjoyed growing alongside our staff and parishioners, exploring new ideas together and pushing ourselves to live more fully into the command to love one another. I have had the pleasure of supporting this incredible community in many ways over the years. But I have also experienced the power of this parish when my own family was in crisis. There is a prayer we read every week at the end of our staff meeting and it has become something I very much try to live by (even when I'm failing miserably!): "See Christ in others, be Christ to others, that he may dwell in us and we in him."

LORA WRIGHT MORGAN

Housekeeper

My love of God was instilled in me by my grandmothers.  They also taught me to treat all people the same - show respect & be cheerful. Treat people the way you want to be treated.

When I needed help finding a job that would allow me to work part time and take care of my son with health issues, my job at Trinity came through prayer.  Trinity was his answer.   When God gave me this job, I gained not just a job, but a support system to help me through this trying time as our son faces health challenges. 

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BECKY MOSEMAN

Director of Youth & Young Adults

“Weren’t our hearts burning with fire as he walked with us on the road?”  This line from the Road to Emmaus story in Luke is at the heart of why I do what I do.  It is in the small interactions, the Sunday school classes, the chats over coffee, and sharing experiences such as a beautiful landscape or beautiful worship service that makes my blood burn with the Holy Spirit.  These moments of deep connection, of beloved community are how I grow spiritually.  In finding such wonder and love, I want others to experience the same and so I seek to do that in many different ways at Trinity. I love hearing children and young people ask deep theological questions or reply to a friend in such a beautiful way that completely sums of God love for us.

KAREN RICH

Assistant Organist

Music has always been an integral part of my life.  I have been fortunate to make music in many different venues, but the music of the church is my first love. It is an absolute joy to be a part of the sacred music that fills Trinity’s sacred space.  

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JENNY ROBERTSON

Financial Secretary

I enjoy working with numbers and I love the people I work with, and the atmosphere of Trinity.

ED ROLING

Archivist & Pastoral Care

My work has always been for me a calling from God, a ministry to assist seekers to find and identify God, and how they are to serve God and neighbor.   These days my job is to visit with the home-bound and sick, to pray with and support them spiritually, to bring them Eucharist, to help them increase in trust of God’s always present love, and to bring them peace and joy.   I pray!

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DEB SCHNEIDER

Pianist/Reception/Security

I grew up in a church family. By 12 years old I was the full time pianist at our church, under the direction of my dad. I have been in church service ever since. In 2010 I began playing at Trinity for Church Down Under, and then Taize, and now I assist with Reception and Security, too. I am a full time service dog trainer for Anthem Service Dogs and love bringing my dogs to meet everyone at the church. I think Church is just in my DNA.

JAN SCHNEIDER

Front office coordinator

All my adult life I have worked in some capacity with church ministry.  My husband and I were youth and music leaders for 16 years in our church in Colorado Springs, CO.  Youth and Music has always been an important part of my life.  When we moved to Oklahoma we were actively involved in the music and teaching classes in each church we attended.  Church has always been an important part of my life. It is my great blessing to be able to work with such wonderful people who have become part of my staff family.  The Lord has been very good to me and has always provided me with all my necessities.  My life would not be complete without having Christ as my daily protector and strength. “God is Good – Always.”

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ANGELA TILLEY

Housekeeping/Security

I found Trinity when I  went to Iron Gate for food. I was looking for work, but I have found so much more than a job. I have a much bigger family than I had when I started and I'm so thankful and happy for that.

 

OUR VESTRY

What is the Vestry?

The Vestry is an elected board of parishioners who work with the rector to ensure Trinity runs smoothly.  The Vestry’s primary responsibilities include the church buildings and finances. The Vestry may also assist the rector and staff with outreach, planning and programs, as requested by the rector. Each Vestry member participates with the board, as a whole, and as members of committees, where appropriate.  

PAT WOODRUM

Senior Warden

JOE WILKINSON

Junior Warden

BILL NAY

Chancellor

JOE WOLTZ

Clerk

HARRY DANDELLES

Treasurer

EMILY BIBENS

Class of 2020

DALE BILLAM

Class of 2020

PATTI SMITH

Class of 2020

JESSICA SMITH

Class of 2021

CAROLINE CRAIN

Class of 2021

GEORGE WALLS

Class of 2021

JENNIFER GRASSMYER

Class of 2022

BRAD MORGAN

Class of 2022

RUSTY RENFROW

Class of 2022

 
 

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