The Rt. Rev. Kevin D. Nichols • Bishop
The Rev. Bill Martin
Fr. Bill Martin was born and raised in Rhode Island. He attended the University of Rhode Island to be trained as a high school English teacher. But after becoming very involved in the Episcopal Church, he began to sense a call to the ordained ministry. After graduating, he attended seminary at Berkley Divinity School at Yale and was ordained three years later. At twenty five, he was younger than most of his parishioners.
He served for three years in his home diocese in Rhode Island, where he met his future wife Gail and her sons. They were married a year later. Over the years, they have served parishes as far north as Vermont and as far south as Virginia.
Fr. Bill officially retired in 2010 while in the Diocese of Western Massachusetts. He and Gail moved to Pennsylvania to enjoy their retirement. But he was soon contacted about a permanent part time position in Nazareth. He served at St. Brigid’s for almost ten years before retiring, again, in July of 2020. But the COVID pandemic caused a shortage of seminary graduates, so he was called upon again to serve at St. Mark’s and St. John’s in Jim Thorpe from late 2020 to the end of 2022.
Fr. Bill and Gail have ben attending Trinity since the first of this year. In June, he agreed to serve as Trinity's Interim Priest. We are so grateful to have his experience and wisdom during this time of transition.
Fr Bill will officiate at both Sunday services. He will be in the office once a week and will visit the sick as needed and will perform other pastoral care work when necessary.
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. They love hiking with their Husky and their growing flock of 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.
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.
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.
NANCY TKACS • Clerk of the Vestry
Nancy was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and grew up in the Philadelphia suburbs. She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, where she met her husband Bill. Nancy and Bill raised two daughters while moving 7 times during Bill’s career as a Navy nurse. After Bill retired from active duty, the family kept moving as Nancy held nursing faculty positions in Newark, NJ; Philadelphia, PA, and Los Angeles, CA (online only!). In retirement, Nancy and Bill moved to the Poconos in 2020 and soon became members of Trinity. They find their church home special because of Trinity’s warm, welcoming spirit and commitment to building Beloved Community. Nancy serves as clerk of the vestry and sings in the choir.