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.
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…
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…
Office Manager and Sunday School Director

Paula DeGiorgis

As the church Office Manager, Paula provides administrative support to Holy Trinity. Paula has also taught Sunday School at Holy Trinity since she first started attending in 1994, and is still teaching today.  She is certified as a Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level 1 teacher (for ages 3 to 6) since 2006 and is currently in the process of taking Level 2 CGS courses (ages 6 to 9) and developing materials to expand Holy Trinity’s classroom to better accommodate older children. …
Senior Warden & Wedding Coordinator

Kristie Garcia

As Senior Warden, Kristie assists Fr. Brad in a number of ways, including serving on the Finance Committee and the Reopening Committee, as well as reviewing documents for editing. 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…
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…
Treasurer

Lee Adams

Lee Adams serves as the treasurer for Holy Trinity Episcopal church.  His duties are to oversee the financial activities of the parish and to provide financial information to both the vestry and the rector.  Lee was baptized in the Episcopal church as an infant, and his great-great maternal grandmother was confirmed by the Rt. Rev. Bishop Kip at St. Luke’s, San Francisco in 1871. Lee served as the sheriff of Sierra County from 1988 to 2007 and currently is in his fourth…
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.