Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Ministries

Holy Trinity Episcopal School

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church School
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church School

A Mission of Holy Trinity Parish

Justin McCallister, Interim Head of School

352.787.8855 school.htes@gmail.com

Holy Trinity Episcopal School was established in 1996 and is Holy Trinity’s primary ministry. It serves students with learning differences in grades 6 - 12. Each of its ~37 students are provided with an individualized course of study leading to the highest possible level of achievement. A faith-based educational program that values good citizenship, sound character, and scholarly learning are the hallmarks of Holy Trinity Episcopal School.

School Support Team

Jim Kelly, Team Leader

913.558.2636   jimkelly8143@gmail.com

Members of this team provide broad-based support to the School in myriad ways; trained parishioner tutors work individually with assigned students

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Liturgy & Worship


Pat Casson, ROTA Coordinator


Ushers warmly welcome members and visitors as they enter the church. Various additional duties are involved during and after the service.  Training is provided.



Pat Casson, ROTA Coordinator


Lectors read both the Old Testament and New Testament Lessons during one service (Saturday 4:15pm - seasonal, Sunday 8am, or Sunday 10:30am) on a rotating basis. Training is provided.

Lay Eucharistic Minister (LEM)

Lay Eucharistic Visitor (LEV)

Applications available in our church office.

Lay persons are licensed by the bishop to administer the consecrated bread and wine.

Additional LEMs and LEVs are needed!  


Holy Trinity Episcopal Church School

Sharon Redding, Music Director

352.267.6990 sredding10@comcast.net

Our Adult Choir provides musical leadership for congregational singing during worship, and also offers special anthems and musical offerings to the glory of God.  The choir rehearses Wednesdays at 7pm. They sing at our Sunday 10:30am service the Sunday after Labor Day and continue through Trinity Sunday (June); they also sing at most of the extra services, during Holy Week and on Christmas Eve.  There is no required audition. It is most helpful if you can carry a tune and enjoy singing. The choir is a joyous group as they share wonderful music.


Communications Team

Deb Keeler Yee, Leader

703.472.1573 debkhogan@gmail.com

This team manages our advertising, photography, website, monthly The Tidings newsletter, in-house displays, and Facebook.  We work to support all teams and the Vestry.  A newly designed website has been contracted for and is under development. Together we help facilitate timely, consistent-in-message and format, and user-friendly communications.

Buildings and Grounds Care

General Repairs and Landscaping

Preservation of Historic Structures

Pat McLaughlin, Junior Warden

352.751.6487 pmclaugh7@gmail.com

Our historic buildings, Holy Trinity Episcopal School, the cemetery, and our property all require ongoing tending to preserve their beauty and functionality. Needed are parishioners who enjoy garden and basic landscape work, and those with skills to help with small yet important repairs and/or paint projects.  Handypersons, gardeners, woodworkers, painters and the like are sought!

A one-time assist is greatly appreciated.  Ongoing service is especially needed.  Several times a year, an all-hands call for a general work day is planned.

A Pet Cemetery and Memorial Garden was recently created. Leading the effort were parishioners Janet Dearcopp and Neven Matthews.

Fellowship and Parish Life

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church School

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church School

Altar Guild

Dianne Casson, Director

352.787.0508   dcasson@embarqmail.com

The members of the Altar Guild serve God by preparing and tending to the altar. For each service, members share responsibility for vesting the altar, setting the table, arranging the hymn board and readings, and providing for flowers. With joy and reverence, the linens, vessels, utensils, and hangings are lovingly cared for.  The Guild is the priest’s partner in helping make the worship life of the parish run smoothly. There are three teams of 5-6 members each, and the teams alternate duty.  This is a ministry of love undertaken in the name of Christ.

Meetings: 1st Saturday of each month at 9:30am in the Parish Hall (except June, July, and August). The Guild always welcomes new members. Training is provided.

Pastoral Care Team

Mike Browne, Team Leader

352.446.2426   mbrowne@thevillages.net

A group of 25 parishioners assists our rector and priest. They provide home visits, occasional meals, local transportation, and one on one contact by mail, phone, and visits.  Some members are also administering home communion.  Prayer shawls, made by members of the congregation, are offered.

Salvation Army                              

Annette Freeman, Team Leader

352.406.7608   net389@aol.com

A growing tradition of support by parishioners includes: weekly collection of non-perishable food collected in the red wagon, cooking weekday breakfasts, a day of bell-ringing, and seasonal collection of personal care items.

Holy Hackers

Pat McLaughlin, Junior Warden

352.638.2000 pmclaugh7@gmail.com

One Saturday every month, this group of fun-loving golfers gathers to play on a local 9-hole Executive Course with lunch and fellowship afterwards. All are welcome regardless of playing level. Signup in the Parish Hall on the bulletin board.

Esther House Re-Entry Program

Is a 12-month Christian residential reentry program for up to five women released directly from incarceration (jail or prison) who possess a strong desire to change their life. Several women parishioners are involved with this Fruitland Park ministry as transportation helpers and daytime or overnight housemothers. Additional volunteers are always needed! ECW kindly answers the call for pantry supplies periodically.

Learn more at: estherhousereentry.weebly.com

Annual Charity Golf Tournament

A Benefit for Holy Trinity Episcopal School

Sid Yee, Chairperson

703.966.2615   sidney1949yee@gmail.com

The benefit golf tournament, now in its 5th year, raises crucial funds for our church’s primary ministry, Holy Trinity Episcopal School. A Four-Person-Scramble with senior tees, the 2019 tournament was held at Harbor Hills Country Club in Lady Lake on Oct 26th. Many hands are needed well prior to the event and especially on tournament day. Please contact Sid Yee at any time of the year to express your interest in working on this our parish’s largest fundraising event.

Men’s Group

Dave Aldrich, Men’s Group Leader

352.461.0969   aldrichkp68@gmail.com

The Men’s Group, open to all men (and guests) at Holy Trinity, meets once a month for fellowship, discussion & planning. On the last Sunday of every month, the men cook and serve breakfast between the 8am and 10:30am services as a fundraiser.  They gather for outdoor projects on the church/school campus. A major ministry of the group is Holy Trinity’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament.

ECW (Episcopal Church Women)

Nancy Mitchell, ECW VP – Programs

352.399.6152   nancymitchell1407@cfl.rr.com

ECW is the circle of all women at Holy Trinity who gather for growth through shared faith, fellowship, service, and enrichment. Meetings are held monthly on the 2nd Friday at 1pm in the Parish Hall.  All women (and guests) at Holy Trinity are invited and encouraged to attend!

Parish Life Team

[Open], Team Leader

This role serves as scheduling, leadership, and coordination point of contact for all of Holy Trinity’s fellowship groups.

Membership Team

Dave Aldrich, Team Leader

352.461.0969   aldrichkp68@gmail.com

This team works with various teams to support the healthy growth of the church through the recruitment, welcoming and retention of new members. Manages membership process.

Hospitality and Events Committee

Janet & Jim Callahan, Leaders

352.750.6543   jimjan2@comcast.net

Janet and Jim provide and serve, as a gift to Holy Trinity, our Sunday Morning Coffee Hours following the 8am and 10:30am services. When we come together for a funeral, memorial service, celebration or special event, they and the Parish Life Team call upon parishioners to assist with decorating and set-up, bringing food or beverage, and with clean-up. In partnership with other teams, seasonal events providing fun, fellowship, and service are planned throughout the year.  A major event is the Annual Yard Sale fundraiser.

Newcomers Committee

Liz Mustin, Leader

262.894.4412   immaui88@gmail.com

This group cordially welcomes visitors during fellowship time after our Sunday services. They reach out to and call upon those who have visited our church and who express an interest in more information about Holy Trinity.  The committee plans and hosts several Newcomers Receptions “Meet and Greets” throughout the year, attended by clergy, vestry, new members and visitors.

Prayer Shawls

Terry Colla 352.408.5786

Beautiful and comforting shawls are hand-made by a group of women in our parish under the direction of Terry.  If you would like to use your talents to aid in this ministry, you are welcome to join. Please reach out to Terry and let her know of your interest

Parish Lay Leadership


Dan Curtis, Senior Warden

618.694.5560  dan.curtis57@gmail.com

Patrick McLaughlin, Junior Warden

352.638.2000 pmclaugh7@gmail.com


The Vestry is the legal representative of the parish with regard to all matters pertaining to its corporate property. Our vestry consists of nine members (listed on back of booklet), who are elected to three-year terms by church members at our Annual Parish Meeting in late January. The Vestry is led by the rector and two wardens. The rector selects the senior warden who leads the parish between rectors and is a support person for the rector. The junior warden, elected by the Vestry, has responsibility for church property and buildings. The vestry also elects a treasurer and a vestry secretary.  The basic responsibilities of the vestry are to help define and articulate the mission of the congregation; to support the church's mission by word and deed, to select the rector, to ensure effective organization and planning, and to manage resources and finances. Vestry members each head a team.

Finance & Stewardship

Sunday Morning Counters

Russ Casson, Treasurer 352.787.0508


Counters process the checks and cash received in the service offerings and prepare a bank deposit. The team works in pairs once a month.

Finance Team

Parker Bauer, Leader 352.732.3006


Gay Hensley, Co-Leader 352.693.5683


Stewardship in the financial sense is a key focus for this team, including stewardship through the annual pledge campaign (pledges exponentially increase our ability to budget accurately), and communication of tax-incentivized ways of giving to the church. A Planned Giving Program with an associated Gifting Club to encourage legacy gifts will be implemented soon. The Finance Team works with the Treasurer and church administrator to identify technology to streamline monthly reporting efforts.