A member of Trinity since 1972, Dick graduated from the Kansas School of Ministry in 2000 and was ordained a deacon in that year. His ministry includes pastoral care, assisting with worship, Christian Education, and proclaiming the Gospel to the world. Dick is retired from the Psychology and Research in Education department at KU.
Rita graduated from the Kansas School of Ministry in 2000 and was ordained a Deacon that year. Her ministry includes pastoral care, assisting with worship, Christian Education, and proclaiming the Gospel to the world. Rita is retired from the School of Nursing faculty at Washburn University.
Steve was ordained to the Diaconate on June 3, 2006. He is an Otolaryngologist. He is also a Scout Master and has been Senior Warden at Trinity. Steve has a special interest in the relationship of medicine and faith. He has spent summers serving as a medical missionary in Kenya. At Trinity, he will assist in the Sunday evening service and occasionally on Sunday mornings.
Clerk of the Vestry
Diocesan Convention Delegates & Convocation Representatives
Sheryl is a former member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff at the Episcopal Church’s corporate offices in New York City, working in the Youth Formation and Congregational Development offices. Sheryl manages the day-to-day operations of Trinity’s parish office, producing publications, supervising volunteers, and scheduling events.
Sarah was an editor and writer for the Episcopal Church’s corporate Office of Communication in New York City and is responsible for overseeing Trinity’s website and publications as well as maintaining the parish’s bookkeeping and financial database.
Originally from West Virginia, Mark began his life's work as a church musician while still in high school. He has served as organist in United Methodist, Roman Catholic, and Episcopal parishes. Mark completed a Bachelor of Arts degree (organ emphasis) at Hood College, Frederick, MD, and most recently the Master of Music degree (organ emphasis) from the University of Kansas. Presently, Mark is pursuring the Doctorate in Organ Performance from KU. Mark also holds a Master of Science degree in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University in Maryland. His primary teachers include: William Sprigg, organ; James Higdon, organ; Michael Bauer and Kevin Vogt, church music.
Director of the Trinity Choir
Doug Lawrence, M.M., joined the Trinity staff in October 2012. His concert soloist career took him around the world several times singing with nearly every major orchestra in the world under the batons of conductors such as Leonard Bernstein. He taught voice at the University of Southern California and was a guest lecturer at several other colleges and universities. His great preoccupation, however, has always been churches, their message and their people. He served as the Minister of Worship at two of the largest Presbyterian churches (PCUSA) in the country, Hollywood and Menlo Park (where he is Emeritus Minister of Worship) for 25 years. His observations on church culture and worship also appear in several Christian publications including CreatorMagazine.com and ChurchCentral.com.
Children's Choir Director
Caroline holds a Master's of Music from Florida State University. A cradle Episcopalian, she has held positions with Christ and Holy Trinity in Westport, Connecticut; St. John's Episcopal Church in Tallahassee, Florida; and Bethesda-by-the-Sea, Palm Beach, Florida.
Tyler is a chemistry student and peer minister at KU. He recently moved to Lawrence from Wichita. He graduated from Maize High School and attended Wichita State University for two years. For his whole life, Tyler has played an active role in the Diocesan youth program, and hopes to continue that throughout his ministry at Trinity. He love working with kids, and is excited to continue building Trinity's youth program
Jasmyn is a sophomore at Baker University, where she also plays volleyball. She is working toward her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science and plans to become a Physical Therapist. She has spent many years caring for children, and hopes someday to do physical therapy with children.
Natalie is currently a senior at Lawrence High School. She was raised as an Episcopalian and baptized at Trinity. She is involved with many things at her school including soccer, basketball, National Honors Society, and choir. Natalie will attend the University of Kansas this fall.
Volunteers of Trinity Episcopal Church
Bill Benso graduated from KU with B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1959 and received a M.S. in Engineering from UCLA in 1964. He worked for the North American Aviation Company for 25 years and later joined Lockheed Martin Corporation, eventually retiring as President of their overseas division. Bill is a member of Theta Tau, Professional Engineering Fraternity and is a member of Sigma Tau, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, and Pi Mu Epsilon scholastic honor societies. He is a recipient of the US Navy Meritorious Public Service Citation and KU School of Engineering Advisory Board Distinguished Engineering Service Award.