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Rector

Rev. Todd Miller

Fr. Miller is a Wisconsin native who in high school was drawn to the Episcopal Church both through the beauty of the liturgy and the extraordinary lives of the members of his home parish. After earning a degree in organ performance from St. Olaf College in Minnesota, Fr. Miller was for several years a brother in The Society of St. John the Evangelist, an Episcopal monastic community in Cambridge, MA.

A 2004 graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary, Fr. Miller has served as Trinity Parish’s Rector since 2006. He is married with two grown children, loves to cook and to do yoga, and is an avid swimmer.

Priest Associate

Fr. James LaMacchia

The Rev. James LaMacchia has served Episcopal parishes in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He was the Rector of the Auburndale Parish of the Messiah before its merger with Trinity Parish. He was also an educator for 32 years, serving as an English teacher for sixteen years, an Associate Chaplain & Religious Studies teacher for 14 years at Saint Mark’s School in Southborough, and an Instructor of Rhetoric at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He has a strong interest in ecumenical and inter-religious cooperation and dialogue and has spent fifteen summers of study and travel in Israel.

Music Director & Parish Administrator

Joshua T. Lawton

A native of Worcester and the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts, Joshua T. Lawton joined Trinity Parish as Music Director in August, 2014. While he fooled some of his classmates into thinking he was a Music major while attending Williams College (he graduated with a Bachelor's degree in English, later supplemented with a Master's in Organ Performance with distinction from the Longy School), music was a part of his life from an early age. He is very active as an organ, piano and harpsichord recitalist, chamber musician and composer—that is, when not hiking, reading, or raising his young daughter.

Warden

David Beidler

A Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native, David earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Bucknell University and a doctorate in Pharmacology from Yale University. His 22 years with Pfizer Worldwide Research and Development took him from Ann Arbor, Michigan to St. Louis, Missouri, before landing in Boston in 2010. Since arriving at Trinity, David has served on the Property Committee and Vestry for several years. He has especially enjoyed coordinating Trinity’s participation in the summer B-SAFE program (our 11th year!) through St. Stephen’s Youth Ministries.

David and his wife enjoy exploring New England and traveling to visit their daughter who currently resides in London, UK.

Warden

Nick Carter

Nick began to attend church in his 20s after the loss of his father. His connection to the church and his spiritual practice has deepened after unexpected family medical crises in his late 20s and early 30s and other life challenges raising two children who are now grown.

"I love Trinity Parish because it is a place where I can openly wrestle with big questions about life and faith. My faith has deepened here. I also love that the parish welcomes diversity and is tolerant. When I brought my mother who had advanced Alzheimer’s and would frequently vocalize during the service, people embraced her … literally. I could see that she felt loved, and I felt the parish’s love when she passed away during Covid. I also love that the parish has so much energy for helping others, housing an important food pantry, numerous AA meetings and other outreach programs, and actively reaching out together as a community to help refugees and other communities in need. During the week, I am a trial lawyer in Boston."

Sunday School Director

Elizabeth Glowacki

Elizabeth grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania and graduated from Boston College with degrees in English literature and communication. She received her doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin and currently teaches at Northeastern University. She enjoys writing, spending time by the water, and birding. Elizabeth is grateful for her Jesuit education and for her time with the Sunday School community at Trinity.

Sunday School

Forest Kuestner-Burleson

Forest grew up in Des Moines, Iowa. She attended Catholic elementary school, middle school, and high school in West Des Moines, Iowa, before relocating to the Boston area where she attends Boston College. Forest is a current freshman, pursuing environmental studies with possible minors in global public health and studio art.

Forest worked as a Vacation Bible School Leader and a Kairos Retreat Facilitator in high school, and now works as a Sunday School teacher at Trinity Parish. Forest enjoys running, painting, baking, and spending time with family and friends.

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