MEET OUR PRIEST
Meet our priest, Susan, and find out how she is
re-energizing the congregation.
The Rt. Rev. Kevin D. Nichols • Bishop
PRIEST IN CHARGE
The Rev. Susan Treanor
Rev. Susan Treanor was born and raised in the South Bronx, the fourth and last child of an Irish American family. Growing up, she became aware of the disparities between the rich and the poor, white people and those of color, immigrants and non-immigrants. After spending most of her educational years in Catholic schools, she earned an MSW in community organizing from NYU. When she moved to the Lower East Side of New York City, with a heavily Hispanic population much like that of her childhood neighborhood, she felt at home. She spent twelve years organizing tenants; teaching them building systems, maintenance, and rehab; and setting up a small affordable housing consulting service. She’s involved with this work to this day.
When she and her then-partner were raising three children, she wanted to raise them as Christians and was drawn to the Episcopal Church. After having left the Catholic Church many years before, she was attracted primarily to three aspects of the Episcopal Church: its music, its awareness of poverty and other injustices, and its comfort with ambiguity—it didn’t claim to know all the answers about life and God. She became an Episcopalian in 1999, earned her Master of Divinity at General Theological Seminary, and was ordained in 2016. She served at Grace Episcopal Church in Honesdale and St. Paul’s Montrose before being called to be Priest-in-Charge at Trinity Mt. Pocono. Still aware of the injustices she witnessed in her childhood, she believes that Jesus calls us to address suffering, raise each other up, and love all our neighbors.
JAN ANGLEMIRE • Parish Administrator
A lifelong Episcopalian, Jan came to Trinity in 1972 with her mother. She went on to celebrate her life's biggest moments at Trinity: confirmation, marriage to her husband Craig, the baptisms of both her children, and her son's marriage. After spending several years as a dance teacher, she became Trinity's part-time secretary in 1998 and never left, adding bookkeeping and parish administration to her job title as the years went on. Jan is also director of the Altar Guild, a member of the Pastoral Care Team and the Worship Committee. She serves as a Eucharistic Minister on Sundays and a Eucharistic Visitor to our parish homebound. Jan and Craig have two grown children, three grandchildren, a cat named Sassy and a dog named Ginger. They spend their free time visiting their grandkids and traveling.
BARBARA DEPUY • Organist and Choirmaster
Raised a "preacher's kid," Barbara grew up in six Lutheran parish locations including St.
Croix, Tennessee, and Virginia. She began studying piano at age 6 and organ at 15 and graduated from Roanoke College with a minor in music. During her 25-year career with the Social Security Administration, she served as organist at various churches including All Saints Lutheran Church in Albuquerque, NM, for 20 years. Barbara, who has three children and five grandchildren, is the widow of Richard “Rick” DePuy, who passed away in 2003. After moving back to the DePuy family home at Analomink Lake, PA, Barbara was the organist at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Tannersville for five years before coming to Trinity in 2018. She has passed her love of music on to her son Rick, a tenor who has sung with several choirs including the New Mexico Symphony Chorus, St. Paul Lutheran Church, the Episcopal Cathedral, and St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church in Albuquerque, NM.
DANIEL HARRIS • Senior Warden
Daniel was born in Liberia, West Africa and emigrated to New York City with his family in 1977. He holds two bachelor’s degrees from Columbia University and City University of New York as well as a master’s degree in Business Administration. He served as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army for 30 years, conducting missions around the globe, before retiring to the Poconos in 2018. In retirement, he founded a leadership consulting firm and also serves as an adjunct professor in organizational leadership at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry. His book, On Guard: The Four Pillars of Leadership, was published in 2020. In their blended family, Daniel and his wife have six children and six grandchildren—10 of whom are female—so he likes to joke that he is surrounded by “girl power.” Daniel loves music and especially enjoys singing in church. A track and field enthusiast since high school, he has run six marathons. He hopes to soon build two schools, one in Sierra Leone and another in Liberia.
DANA GARRETT • Junior Warden
Born in Denver, Colorado, Dana moved to New York City in 1984 to attend Barnard College. After graduating, she began her career as a segment producer for CNN, covering education, health, and politics as well as breaking news. After leaving CNN in 2014, she and her husband, Dave, moved to East Stroudsburg and started their own video production company, creating content for non-profit organizations. They came to Trinity Church in 2016 and were immediately taken by the warmth of the community and the fact that, by their second visit, everyone remembered their names! They were inspired to create the videos you see on this site. In addition to serving as Junior Warden, Dana also chairs the Communications Committee. Dana and Dave have four grown children in their blended family and enjoy visiting them in Alaska, California, Colorado, and Pennsylvania. They love hiking with their Husky and their four backyard chickens keep them endlessly entertained.
Chandanie started teaching preschool, kindergarten, and first grade in 1976 in her native Guyana. She moved to Pennsylvania in 1979 and continued to teach until 2008 when she switched her focus to photography. She became a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in 1991 and has actively volunteered in many areas, including Sunday School, youth groups, the Christmas pageant, chaperoning, and various fundraisers. She has three grown children. Besides serving on the Vestry, Chandanie also spends time volunteering at Barrett Township Library and wherever else she can, and enjoys helping people who need someone to talk to.
Michael was born near Cambridge, England and educated at City University in London, and York College of Engineering, graduating in Applied Physics and Electrical and Electronic Engineering. After receiving the Queen’s Commission, he completed a tour in the RAF as a pilot. He emigrated to the U.S. in 1972 where he married his wife Patti and became a U.S citizen. His engineering career has spanned companies such as RCA, Industrial Nucleonics, and Lockheed Martin, from which he retired in 2002. Michael has studied piano and organ since he was a child and has performed as church organist in the UK and the US, substituting on occasion here at Trinity. He has been a member of the Trinity Church Choir since 2002 and has served three terms in the Vestry over the years. Michael is a licensed Euchraristic Minister and Lay Reader and has read our Tuesday Morning Prayer since 2008.
Cindy grew up in Wheeling, West Virginia, earned a bachelor's degree in medical technology, and worked at Morristown Memorial Hospital in New Jersey for 13 years. After moving to Pocono Township in 1988, she worked in the clinical laboratory at Pocono Medical Center in various capacities until retiring in 2016. Knowing she was searching for a church, a friend invited her to a Sunday service at Trinity, where she was warmly welcomed and immediately felt at home. In addition to serving on the Vestry, Cindy has been a coordinator for Family Promise and a hostess for the diocesan Commission on Ministry. She also serves on the Pastoral Care and Fundraising Committees and helps out at the Food Pantry. Cindy and her husband Ziggy have two children and three grandchildren. She enjoys cooking, sewing, and tending her vegetable garden.
Laurie was born and grew up in South Central Pennsylvania. Laurie is a practicing mixed media artist and worked as an art teacher in both the private and the public school systems for 30 years until retiring in 2017. After retirement, Laurie moved to the Poconos to live on Pocono Peak Lake. She is an avid angler and lover of nature. On warm summer mornings and evenings, you will find her out on the lake fishing and photographing the wildlife. Laurie has been a member of Trinity for four years. She serves on the Vestry, sings in the choir, and chairs the Fundraising Committee. Laurie also volunteers at the local food bank.
John was born in Guyana, one of eight siblings. After high school, he trained to become a police officer and began his career with the Guyana Police Force. John served as a bodyguard for Prime Minister Ptolemy Reid and Prime Minister Hugh Desmond Hoyte and continued his service when Hoyte became president from 1985 to 1992. John later worked as an internal security officer for Laparkan Shipping Service before migrating to New York City in 1993. There he worked as a chef while attending the NYC District Council of Carpenters Training Center. In 1998 he graduated as a Master Carpenter and has worked as a carpenter since then. John has eight children and 15 grandchildren. He married his wife Donna in 2013 and has been a member of Trinity since 2018. He and Donna live in Swiftwater.
PETER GONZE • Treasurer
Peter grew up in Long Island and New Jersey and began coming to the Poconos with his family for weekends and vacations in the 1950s. After graduating from Drexel University, Peter began a 45-year career in the pharmaceutical industry where he worked domestically and internationally. Upon his retirement, he and his wife Debbie moved from the Boston area to live full-time in Henryville. He serves on the Paradise Township Board of Supervisors, the Pocono Mountain Regional Emergency Services Board and Lake Swiftwater Club Board of Directors. Peter has been a member of Trinity Church since 2013 and has served as Senior Warden and Sunday School teacher. He is also a lay reader and Eucharistic Minister. He enjoys golf, skiing, fly-fishing and riding his motorcycle. He and Debbie are beekeepers and tend a large flower garden.
MIN HWA KUPFER • Clerk of the Vestry
Born and raised in Taiwan, Min Hwa came to the U.S. in 1980 to pursue graduate studies in psychology at the University of Illinois and Business Administration at the University of Chicago. From there she built a 30-plus-year career in international banking and investment management, most notably serving as Chairperson of Vietnam Holding, an investment fund, until her retirement in 2017. Min Hwa was a member of University of Chicago Booth School of Business Advisory Board and Chairperson of the American Chamber of Commerce in Beijing. She is drawn to Trinity by the faith and guidance of Rev. Susan Treanor and the strong community support. Currently Min Hwa clerks for the Vestry and volunteers for various ministries. She resides in Buck Hill Falls and enjoys golfing, calligraphy, and spending time with her kids and grandkids.