Our Clergy

Our Clergy

Father Brad Helmuth

Fr. Brad Helmuth

As the Rector of Holy Trinity, Brad’s role is to see that its members and the surrounding community are cared for spiritually. His favorite thing about Holy Trinity is the people that call this community home, and he values the diversity that has found its place here. Brad’s educational credentials include: California State University, Chico, 1991 – BA, Communications Denver Theological Seminary, 1997 – MDiv Ordination to the Sacred Order of Priests, 2013 – The Diocese of Northern California His…
Rector Emeritus
Fr. Christopher Seal

The Reverend Canon Christopher Seal

Christopher was the rector of the Parish of the Holy Trinity, Nevada City, California August 1994-September 2017. His education includes: A.B. (Artium Baccalaureus) Occidental College 1972 M.Div. The Church Divinity School of the Pacific 1981 Ordination: Deacon 1981, Priest 1982 His previous clerical Positions include: Rector of Etton with Helpston, Diocese of Peterborough, Church of England September 1988-August 1994 Vicar of Christ the King Church, Quincy, California April 1983-August 1988 Curate, Parish of Saint Mark, Glendale, California, June 1981-April 1983…
Associate Priest

The Very Reverend Canon Mary Hauck

The Very Rev. Canon Mary E. Hauck is currently the Dean of the Sierra Deanery in the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California. She retired at the end of 2012 as Rector of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church and Day School in Carmichael, California, and served two other congregations prior to that ministry. Her leadership style is supportive of active, mission-minded lay ministry. She has strong preaching and pastoral skills, as well as a solid background in education.
Youth Director

Ben Mills

Ben has been Youth Pastor at Holy Trinity Church since 2005. In that role, Ben shepherds the middle and high school students of the church, holding youth group every Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. as well as organizing monthly events. Since taking over the ministry from their parents in 2008, Ben and his brother Scott have been co-directing Nevada County Campus Life, a branch of Youth For Christ. Ben and his wife Kacie have four children: Elijah, Caleb Levi and a little girl…
Deacon In Memoriam

Dave Ferrell

The Reverend Davis Marion Ferrell, Deacon B. A., M. A. Reverend Davis Ferrell (aka Deacon Dave) was the Deacon at the Parish of Holy Trinity Church until he passed away suddenly on August 14, 2018 while on vacation in Kealakekua, Hawaii, six days after celebrating his 59th wedding anniversary. Dave was born in Long Beach, California, the son of Captain Harold Marion Ferrell, USMCR, and Ruth Davis Meredith. He was married to Doretta G. Rowell for 59 years with three…
Associate Priest In Memorium

Rich DeGiorgis

Father Richard John DeGiorgis Father Richard John DeGiorgis fulfilled a lifelong dream to become a priest after many years of intense study and service in the church. Rich was ordained here at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Nevada City on September 29, 2016 and passed away January 12, 2017 at home in Grass Valley, California. In 1986 Rich went to work for Nevada County Social Services, where he was employed for 20 years. Rich was one of the very first…