Staff & Leaders

Staff & Leaders

Rector
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…
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.
Senior Warden

Summer Green

Summer has been enjoying being a greeter and a lector at Trinity and has been serving on the vestry for the past year. Now, as Senior Warden, Summer assists Fr. Brad and Trinity in a number of ways. In her own words: Hi! My name is Summer Green and I first visited Trinity in December of 2017. After marrying a sweet local guy in 2018 and permanently moving here, I now consider Trinity my forever church home. When I was…
Junior Warden, Clerk

Todd Hoida

As Jr. Warden, Todd assists with building and grounds projects, and as Clerk he is the official documentarian of the Vestry minutes.    Todd and his wife Karen have been living in Nevada City and attending Holy Trinity since 2013.  They have two adult sons, Michael and Chase.  Todd grew up in southern California, graduating in 1983 with a BS in Electrical Engineering from California State University, Long Beach.   Outside of Trinity, Todd’s primary work is in Information Technology…
Festival Choir Director

Stan Thomas-Rose

Stan Thomas-Rose is the director of the Trinity Church Festival Choir. He is a native of Nevada County and returned home after graduating from Chapman University and touring with the acclaimed William Hall Chorale. Stan has a degree in music education and vocal performance. He is a junior high music teacher, actor, singer, and vocal coach. Contact Stan if you are interested in joining our Choir!
Compline Director

Jeff Reynolds

Jeff currently directs the Compline Choirs at Trinity Church. He sings in the men’s Compline Choir, Renaissance Man and also the Trinity Church Festival Choir along with occasionally providing special music on his trombone.
Organist

Tina Spriggs

Tina Matthewson Spriggs has been a professional church organist since the age of 12. In 1969, after only 6 months of organ lessons, she became the organist at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Grass Valley, playing 2 services each Sunday as well as leading both the adult and junior choirs.
Wedding Coordinator

Kristie Garcia

Kristie has served as Wedding Coordinator since 1997 and has overseen over 85 weddings to date.  Her primary goal has always been for the bride and groom to enjoy the rehearsal and ceremony, not stress over them.  In addition to discussing ceremony preferences and offering referrals for the ceremony and the reception when needed, she orchestrates the rehearsal and pre-ceremony activities to ensure a smooth wedding service. If you have questions for Kristie about a wedding please fill out the…
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 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…
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…