Church Vestry

Church Vestry

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Senior Warden

Andy Harris

Andy has lived in Nevada County for 47 years.  He was raised as a member of the Catholic Church.  In 1990, his wife, Michelle, and he were married at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Grass Valley after he was received as a member of the Episcopal Church.  They have attended Holy Trinity Episcopal Church since 1994. Both of their children were baptized in Holy Trinity.   ” I love our church and am a devoted follower of Jesus Christ, my Lord…
Jr. Warden

Gary Spriggs

Gary was born in Maryland and grew up on the east coast.  After completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering at West Virginia University in 1972, he joined the Air Force and was stationed in the Sacramento area, at the former Mather Air Force Base.  In 1976 he met Tina, who was then a music student at University of the Pacific in Stockton.  They were married in 1978.  Gary completed a Masters Degree at Cal State Sacramento in 1979.  He…
Clerk

Trish Shurtz

Trish heads up the Communications Committee, and helps maintain our website, streaming services, social media and overall online presence as well as internal newsletters and emails. She’s also responsible for public relations opportunities.

Scott Leaman

Scott has been attending Trinity since the 1990s with his wife Lori and children. He serves on the vestry and is a chalice bearer and thurifer. He also served as Senior Warden in the past. Lori and Scott served in the Peace Corps in West Africa and settled in Grass Valley to raise their family. He worked for a school district in Lincoln, California, for over 28 years – the final 15 as the district’s superintendent. He retired from Lincoln…

Midge Gallagher

Midge is a cradle Episcopalian and her paternal grandfather was an Episcopal priest. She was confirmed by Bishop James Pike when she was 12 years old. Her love of the church is very important to her and she finds her faith to be a source of comfort and strength to her in life. She and her husband Terry have been members of a Holy Trinity since moving here in 2004. During their time here, she has been a vestry member,…

Cheryl Tadman

This will be one of several times I have served on the Vestry over the 50+ years of attending Holy Trinity.  We moved from Southern California in 1973 with then 3 of our 4 children, having our 4th born at Sierra Nevada Hospital. Busy years raising our children, participating by teaching Sunday School, conducting Christmas pageants and serving as Treasurer for several years.  As a retired nurse working in Pediatrics for over 25 years in this community, I can now enjoy…

Chris Krawczyk

I was born and raised Catholic and attended parochial schools through high school.  In my early adult years, I was drawn to the Episcopal Church’s come as you are and whom you are philosophy.  Unfortunately, as my adult life unfolded, my relationship with God, Church, and community distanced over the course of several decades.  A series of life events brought me to Nevada City in June 2022.  Additional life events that year proved to be more than I could handle…

Matt Reynolds

I moved to Nevada City in 2005. Our Real Estate agent invited us to Holy Trinity Church and we were drawn to stay by Christopher Seal’s unique collegiate style and the love for the rich liturgical and music traditions of the Episcopal Church. My parents moved here in 2006 and it was amazing to be worshipping together in church again. Holy Trinity is a welcoming place and we were immediately embraced by the choir. I have participated in the Trinity Choir,…

Lou Ceci

I was baptized in 1950 in Milwaukee, WI, where I attended St. Albert’s Catholic grade school. I have been moving West ever since. After two careers in education and one in software, I ended up in Nevada City in 2015. Holy Trinity appealed to me the moment I saw it. Church members greeted me warmly on my first visit, and I knew I had found my spiritual home. I have served the poor through our Feed the Hungry program, helped…