Our Church

Our Mission

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church exists as a family to serve God and all people by living the Gospel of Christ.

Our Vision

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church is a place that people seek out to experience, share and serve God.

Our Clergy

Fr. Neil Kaminski
RECTOR
The Rev. Neil Kaminski
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Deacon Brenda
DEACON
The Rev. Brenda Kroll

STAFF

Diane Olson
Diane Olson
Administrative
Assistant
Ellen Nagode
Ellen Nagode
Music Director

VESTRY

The vestry is the elected lay leadership of the parish. Among the vestry’s responsibilities are promoting the spiritual welfare of the parish, managing the finances of the parish, maintaining the church property, and representing the parish in its relations with the rector.

The vestry is made up of 10 members—the rector and nine elected members. Each member is elected for a three-year term. The officers are the senior warden, selected by the rector, and the junior warden and clerk of the vestry, who are elected by the vestry. Officers for 2017 are Senior Warden, Nancy Holst; Junior Warden, Clif Haygood; Clarence Hodgson, Clerk of the Vestry; and Treasurer, Sandra Powers.

Holy Trinity’s vestry for 2017, from left to right:  Ron Knocke, Jan Hanna, Patty Bridges, Nancy Jorgenson, Nancy Holst, Gordon Watts, Clif Haygood, Carol Dyer and Clarence Hodgson.

STAINED GLASS

The stained glass windows depicting the Stations of the Cross were installed on December 17–18, 1999 and were dedicated by The Rt. Rev. Larry E. Maze, 12th Bishop of Arkansas, and The Rev. James R. McLean, Jr., rector of Holy Trinity, in a special ceremony on March 9, 2000. The windows were designed by Mrs. Roberta Katz-Messenger of Pentacle Studio in Clinton, Ark. Mrs. Katz-Messenger was influenced in her design by the woodcuts of Clemems Schmidt in the book The Way of the Cross, published by the Order of St. Benedict’s Liturgical Press, Collegeville, Minn.

Historical Timeline

1983
June – Village Episcopalians met with Archdeacon Richard Milwee about becoming a mission.
Sept. 17 – The Reverend James McLean started a 5 p.m. service for Episcopalians at Christ Lutheran Church in Hot Springs Village.
Dec. – Petitioned the Right Reverend Herbert Donovan, Bishop of Arkansas, to become a mission.

1984
Feb. 24 – Petition to become a mission approved and Rev. McLean was appointed priest-in-charge.
July 14 – Bishop Donovan made first visit to Holy Trinity.
Sept. – Search committee formed to find a priest.

1985
April 10 – Long-range committee met with Archdeacon Milwee to recommend the site at Barcelona and Carmona Roads for the home of Holy Trinity Church.
May 18 – Last day for Fr. McLean as priest-in-charge

1986
Jan. 14 – Annual meeting was held at Coronado Center and several outreach projects were started.
Feb. 1 – The Rev. Thomas Sifford celebrated his first Eucharistic service at Holy Trinity.
June 14 – Fr. Tom was inducted as our vicar by Bishop Donovan.
July – Trinity Episcopal Church in Pine Bluff, AR, donated a used altar.
Sept. 26 – Ground breaking for the church building
Dec. 19 – Diocesan Architectural Committee approved the plans for the church building.

1988
May 15 – First service for Holy Trinity Church was celebrated in its own building.

1990
March 27 – Jack and Harriet McDermott came from Milwaukee, and he was appointed deacon assistant.

1992
July 14 – Jack Reed was appointed chairman of Long-Range Planning Committee.

1995
Groundbreaking ceremony for new building addition with Bishop Larry Maze

1996
Sept. 8 – New worship facility was dedicated and consecrated with Bishop Maze officiating.

1997
Aug. 31 – Father Tom Sifford retired.

1998
Father Jim McLean was again appointed vicar.

2000
March – Holy Trinity became a parish.
March 9 – New stained glass windows (Stations of the Cross) were blessed and the original church became Sifford Hall.

2003
Lorrie Slaymaker was appointed priest associate

2005
Feb. – Mortgage was paid off and burned at the church picnic

2006
Dec. – Father McLean retired

2007
Jan.–June – Father Jim Davis was interim minister.
Aug. 18 – Final stained-glass windows (Resurrection Windows) installed over the altar.
July – The Rev. Richard Biega became priest-in-charge.

2009
Aug. – Father Rich Biega appointed rector.

2013

Jan. – Father Rich Biega retired.
Dec. 1 – Fr. Neil Kaminski became our rector.

Memorial Garden

A list of the interments in Holy Trinity’s Memorial Garden can be found online here. This information provided by Walt McFatridge.

Memorial Garden

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