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Rev. Vivian OrndorffRev. Vivian Orndorff, Priest-in-charge

I began my new ministry at Holy Trinity on June 1, 2018. Previously I was the Associate Rector at Trinity Episcopal Church in The Woodlands, TX.

My journey becoming a priest in the Episcopal Church was a long one. I did not grow up in church and was baptised as an adult in 1993 at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Newport News, VA. The call of God to do more for the church never left me from that moment and I attended Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, TX graduating in 2014 and was ordained to the priesthood in January of 2015. It is absolutely what I was born to be and I am thankful every day to have found my calling.

My undergraduate degree is a BFA in Technical Theatre Production and Design from The University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music in Ohio. I spent over 25 years in this field as a Stage Manager, Program Director, Producer and Executive Director of non-profits. I still have a deep love of theatre and its' ability to open hearts.

My passions are liturgy, preaching, pastoral care, children and youth ministry, and walking with people through their struggles. Please feel free to contact me if you are looking for a way through this life that gives you a place to lay your burdens down or join us for worship Sundays at either 8am or 10:30AM. ALL are welcome!

Katie Gould, Parish Administrator click here to email Katie

Katie Gould is the Parish Administrator at Holy Trinity Dickinson. Katie is a wife, and a mother of two who has simultaneously run her own successful children’s boutique, and currently runs a small industrial construction company alongside her husband of nearly ten years. The demands of her entrepreneurial experience, the responsibility of raising a young family, and her commitment to serving the Lord with a humble and joyful heart gives her a unique and valuable edge in her work as Parish Administrator, and enables her to view work as a ministry more than a job.

She recently received her Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences from the University of Texas at Tyler after taking time from school to start a family. Over the last several years she has served her own home parish and community in many ways, including but not limited to serving as a Vestry member, Search Committee Chair, and assisted with the youth activities. She is currently a Lay Pastoral Assistant, Community Wellness Advocate, Elementary Sunday School Teacher, various ministry leads, serving in a multitude of ways in worship, and is the Director of St. John’s Living Compass Wellness Center.

From Katie, “I have always said that above all else, my faith is of the utmost importance. I give generously of myself with a joyous spirit in many capacities. It has been evident in my life that so long as I am abiding in the will of my Father, the other parts of my life, big and small, always fall into place. I can look back and clearly see where God has orchestrated his perfect plan and placed me right where he desires me to be, and where he can use me in extraordinary ways that are beyond my comprehension. I have no doubt that my journey with Holy Trinity will be the same. Having served in many leadership capacities, from my roles in my home parish to my roles in my personal and professional life, I feel certain that God has prepared me well for the role as Parish Administrator and look forward to meeting and serving alongside the good people of Holy Trinity and the community of Dickinson. I am most satisfied while serving God and his people, and have a deep love for the Episcopal Church and the mission of Christ Jesus, and so I am excited about my work at Holy Trinity where my passions can perpetually be both satisfied and expended, to the glory of God.”

 

 

Gail Roe, Director of Music

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From Gail: I arrived at Holy Trinity after serving many Episcopal parishes as music director/organist, as well as serving as sub-organist and choir-accompanist in many other congregations over the past 27 years. So what led me to the vocation of church musician? A strong call by God to use my talents as a musician and teacher, along with an abiding love of the BCP and our Anglican liturgy....

It's been a path of many turnings and discoveries...I grew up in McPherson, KS, in a large Church of the Brethren community (both church and college where my father was a professor). If you were to walk into a service there it would feel like a cross between a northern Baptist and Methodist Church... not a lot of set of liturgy...though I believe every church has “the way we do things”. In Chapel Hill, NC, I discovered the Episcopal Church while studying for my Masters in Music (piano performance). Within a year I was confirmed and have always felt a keen sense of the circular – both in our weekly returning to the Eucharist, and in the yearly flow of the seasons...worshipping in the Episcopal Church for over 40 years has truly shaped my spirituality and understanding of God and His work in the world.

I married Nick Roe, a research chemist, in 1980; we have two grown sons, Nathan and Chris. While living in Kinston, NC where Nathan was born I decided to take a few organ lessons....just “to get my feet wet” … Within months we were transferred to Wilmington, DE where I was soon offered my first organist/choir director position...that was in 1988...and the rest, as they say, is history.

We moved to Clear Lake in 1992, adopted Chris in 1994; Nick is contemplating retirement from the Dupont Company after 34+ years as a research chemist – both in Fibers, and many years in Crop Protection. I have recently retired from San Jacinto College South, where I served as music adjunct for over 20 years...I've probably taught five or six hundred piano students over the years, and I adore teaching Music Appreciation and American Popular Music, as well as loads of recital accompanying.

Please come and consider singing in the choir – we are always looking for eager hearts and voices to join in our musical praise and prayer! To God be the Glory!

Kim Hawkins, Treasurer

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