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The Reverend Stacy Stringer, Rector

Master of Divinity (MDiv)

Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator

The Reverend Stacy Bussy Stringer began her service as Holy Trinity’s seventh rector in June 2010.  She previously served as Assistant Rector at Trinity Episcopal Church in midtown Houston.

Stacy graduated from the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest in Austin (now called the Seminary of the Southwest) with a Masters degree in Divinity.

Prior to ordination to the priesthood Stacy enjoyed a lively career in the oil & gas and energy industries.

In 2015 Stacy trained to become a Certified Daring Way Facilitator, which authorizes her to lead workshops on Dr. Brené Brown's curriculums, The Daring Way and Rising Strong.

In 2013 she was elected to a three year term to the Diocesan Executive Board and was appointed Chair of its Governance Committee.  In 2016 Stacy was appointed by the Bishop to the Episcopal Foundation of Texas, a diocesan entity on which she serves as a member of the Natural Resources Committee. Stacy is also an associate of the Order of St. Helena (Episcopal) and Dean of the Galveston Convocation.

Born and raised on the south shore of Long Island in Amityville, New York, Stacy is a water lover who finds refreshment in the feel of the sand and the sea.  She is thankful for Holy Trinity’s next door neighbor, scenic Dickinson Bayou which provides a beautiful view outside her office window, along with Holy Trinity’s historic parish cemetery.

Stacy is married to Steve Stringer, a mechanical engineer, pilot, outdoor enthusiast, and native of Cleveland, Ohio.  In their free time they like to enjoy God’s creation up in air, in the water, and on terra firma.

Two articles written by Stacy reveal the decisions and challenges she faced when she transitioned from a collapsing corporate world to ordination.  “Perfect Love Casts out Fear” was originally published in the March 2009 edition of The Texas Episcopalian and subsequently published in Episcopal Life. Never Say Never” was published in The Weekly Window at Trinity Episcopal Church.  Its title derived from the inscription on her ordination cake.

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Marti Turnell, Assistant to the Rector and the Treasurer

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From Marti: I was born and raised in northern Illinois, and am the youngest of three children.

Although I spent my whole life in Illinois, I decided to move temporarily to the Houston, Texas area in January of 1993, to help my parents get settled in a new environment.

Once I got here, I decided I loved it here and chose to stay.

While I’ve been here, I’ve worked as a nanny to two beautiful children (adults now), worked at a law firm as a receptionist, met and married my husband, Ken, and spent eleven years as an administrative assistant at his architecture firm.

After many years at Ken’s firm, I decided to retire in October of 2013. But decided after a few years of retirement, I needed something different to add to my life.  That’s when a friend told me of this position at Holy Trinity, and here I am…simply a God-send!

Ken and I have been married for 12 years.  We have no children, but are the proud parents of Shiner and Taylor, our fur babies.  We’ve lived in League City for the past 15 years and wouldn’t think of calling any other place home.

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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