Vestry

Each member of the vestry is typically voted in for a 3 year term, some less to replace a Vestry member retiring before their term is complete. New members are voted in at our Annual Meeting each January. If you are interested in becoming a member of our Vestry, please speak to a member of the clergy or a current member to express your interest.

Privott Stroman – Senior Warden (elected 2017)

Privott grew up in Gadsden, Alabama, where her education began at Episcopal Day School. The school was affiliated with her home parish, Holy Comforter, and her mother, Joan, became the Headmistress.  Upon graduating from Gadsden High School, Privott attended Vanderbilt University.  Privott lived in Nashville until moving to Clarksville after marrying her husband, Steven in 2003.  Her career growth ‘officially’ began at Camp McDowell, the Camp for the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Alabama.  After attending as a camper since childhood, she spent her college summers as a Cabin Counselor, and will tell anyone who has time to listen that Camp McDowell is truly ‘God’s Backyard’ and a place to discover your true spirituality.

Privott is currently the HR Director for CDE Lightband. She also instructs for APSU’s Center for Extended and Distance Education, teaching one to two classes a semester. Privott is also very active in SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) and has received recognition and awards through various Board positions held.   She holds a SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Lean Six-Sigma Green Belt, and a Certified Power Executive (CPE) from the Tennessee Valley Public Power Association.

Privott serves on the Trinity Episcopal HR volunteer committee. Her most precious time is spent with her husband, Steven, and daughter, Allison Lee.  Steven is the Managing Partner of Invictus, LLC, and Allison Lee is in the first grade at Moore Magnet Elementary.

Beverly Kimbrough – Treasurer

 Jeremy Bowles – Vestry Member (elected 2018)

I grew up in Greenville, KY and raised in a Baptist church. I attended Western Kentucky University as an undergraduate and went on to receive a Doctorate of Pharmacy at the University of Kentucky in 2005. I met my wife, Haven, in college and we were married in 2004 at Trinity. Shortly after being married we moved to Clarksville where I have practiced pharmacy for over 10 years. Working in a variety of healthcare fields has shown me how important Trinity’s outreach efforts are. Haven and I have attended Trinity since moving to Clarksville, and our son, Robert, was christened at Trinity in 2012. In 2016, I was asked to head the Greeters Ministry which is when I began to really develop a deeper understanding of my faith. Since then, I have developed a greater appreciation of our three pillars: Scripture, Tradition, and Reason. This love for my faith has led me to call Trinity my church home and I was officially confirmed May 2017.

Christie Crawford 

Originally from San Francisco, CA, I moved to Clarksville in 2017, after marrying my husband, Marlin Huddleston, a Clarksville native. I recently retired after a 35 year career in marketing and commercial banking at Wells Fargo, Bank of America as well as Bank of Hawaii, where I lived for 17 years. I have a degree in journalism/ marketing form Pennsylvania State University, an MBA from University of San Francisco in marketing/ finance and an Executive MBA from the University of Virginia in bank management. I was awarded Hawaii Small Business Lender of the Year 10 times as well as nominated for the state of Hawaii’s Women Who Mean Business award n 2016.

In the past 20 years, I have been heavily involved in non- profit work including Treasurer and President of the Kailua- Kona Chamber of Commerce, Treasurer of the Hawaii Island Humane Society, Treasurer of Full Life- an organization dedicated to developmentally disabled adults, and Treasurer of Christ Church Episcopal in Kealakekua, Hawaii.

I was confirmed in the Episcopal church in Annandale, VA at age 16 and have attended Episcopalian churches in Virginia, Pennsylvania, California and Hawaii.  At Trinity, I have been involved with the Finance Committee, ECW, Trinity Travelers, Needles group,Treasurer of the Red Door Committee, and the recently formed flower guild. Outside of Trinity, she I am an artist and volunteer for Arts for Hearts.

I was warmly welcomed into the Trinity parish as I didn’t know a soul in Clarksville save my husband, his family and a few neighbors. My family strongly instilled in me a sense of service and community which I have continued wherever I go. If elected, I look forward to bring my skills, expertise, and passion to Trinity wherever needed and looking forward to developing new and deeper  relationships in the congregation.

Daisy Crowley – Vestry Member (elected 2017)

Daisy Crowley, and her husband Neal, moved to Clarksville from the Washington DC area in 2014. Both Neal and Daisy are federal government retirees. While living in Washington, Daisy was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square. During her professional life, in 2011, she received the Pace Award from the Secretary of the Army as the civilian employee who had the most impact on the Army, she also received the Theodore Roosevelt Award from Risk and Insurance Magazine for having the most effective civilian workers’ compensation program across the entire federal government. Here at Trinity Episcopal Church, Clarksville, Daisy is serving as a lector, a member of the Parties and Picnics Committee, and president of Episcopal Church Women.  If elected, Daisy would like to involve more women in the work of the church, especially ECW.

Larry Faust – Vestry Member (elected 2018)

My wife, Jeanie and I have lived in Clarksville for 41 years and have been members of our Trinity Parish for 38 years. While at Trinity, I have served on many varied committees and 4 terms on the vestry. Jeanie has also served on the vestry and is active in choir and altar guild. I practiced pediatrics for over 40 years including a focus on children with special health care needs. Recently retired, I enjoy outdoor activities such as running, hiking, and bicycling. Most of all, Jeanie and I enjoy travel, especially when travel involves visiting family and playing with grandkids. I am proud to be a member of Trinity Parish. Our parish is a true potpourri of individuals from different backgrounds, but we have always come together with genuine concern for each other, this community, our nation, and the world. If elected, I would be privileged to serve the congregation of Trinity in our ongoing spiritual growth through worship and ministry.

 Adam Fleming – Vestry Member  (elected 2018)

I am a 37-year-old native of Clarksville and have been attending Trinity regularly for several years. I was confirmed at Trinity in 2012 and have tried my best to be involved as much as possible. I have served as an usher for the past there to four years and currently in my second year of EfM (Education for Ministry). Serving the church has become one of my greatest joys. My beautiful wife, Heather, and I have been married for 13 years. In my spare time I enjoy traveling, going to concerts and sports events (bucket list: see every baseball park), fishing, sporting clays, and good food & drinks with friends.

Nancy Gibson – Vestry Member (elected 2017)

Nancy has been a member of Trinity for over ten years, serving God and the church in many roles including Journey to Adulthood youth group leader, youth Sunday school teacher, and children’s chapel leader. In 2012, she was asked to be part of the Strategic Planning Initiative. As an outcome of the planning, she formed a young adults group at Trinity, which met for two years as a Sunday school class and social group. Nancy has also served on the Parish Ministries Council since its inception in 2014 as the Parish Life Chair. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, movies and TV, Lego Architecture, and traveling.

Professionally, Nancy works at Austin Peay State University as Associate Professor and Distance Education Librarian in the Woodward Library. She has worked at APSU for over ten years in different capacities, but always with an emphasis on student success, providing research instruction and support. As a professor, she has published articles with colleagues in state and international publications, and presented at national and state conferences on library projects undertaken to bolster student success. Prior to landing at APSU, she worked as an administrative assistant for a high school exchange program and graduated with a Dual Masters in Information Science and Library Science.

Will Green 

My name is Will Green and I was born and baptized into the Episcopal Church in Springfield Missouri. I was raised in Sherman, Texas attending St. Stephens until I left for the military at 20.  As the oldest of seven our family occupied an entire pew on Sundays. As an Acolyte under the careful watch of Father James Garrard I seldom missed a Sunday from ages 9 to 14 at the 8 o’clock service.  Confirmed by Bishop Stanton at 13 I felt comfort in our Church.  As a teen my father reminded me weekly of the church’s address on Crockett Street and that service starts at 1000. 

The unsung heroes of the Episcopal Church are the vestry, who work behind the scenes making the Church run.  As parishioners we should be reminded how we would benefit others for the greater good of mankind and that as individuals we are capable and steadfast in influencing others in Christ-like behavior. In 2007 while stationed at Ft. Campbell I attended Trinity for two years before joining my fiancé in Washington State.  In that time I volunteered as a co-coordinator for the financial peace university program offered to our parishioners.  That experience was humbling, gratifying, and solidified memories with members of Trinity which to this day I still appreciate.  Father Mickey’s blunt advice and humble leadership was what I needed at the time.

My approach to problem solving and obtaining results is assertive.  I like new approaches and have an inquisitive and open attitude toward change. I don’t mind trying new ideas.  I am generous with my time in helping others, but may sometimes promise more than I can deliver because of natural optimism. I work best when interacting with others and prefer working in a social environment. I enjoy critical thinking and problem solving challenges.  I prefer to explore all possible solutions before making decisions. I am still active duty military and will be for the next two years.  We are raising a 4 year old and commitments are sometimes longer than the day allows.  I’m humbled in your consideration and will do my best.

Phil Harpel – Vestry Member (elected 2018)

I have spent all but about 5 years of my life living here in Clarksville!  One year away attending St Andrews Episcopal Prep School (where I was first exposed to the Episcopal Church service and real wine at communion!).  I attended and graduated from a small Methodist university outside Kansas City – Baker University.  My family attended Madison Street United Methodist Church as did I until about 5 years ago – at that time I decided to join my wife of almost 33 years at her Church – Trinity Episcopal – The Red Door Church!

I have not served on any particular committee but, whenever able to, help clean up or set up for an event,  and have no problem doing so!  This past summer and fall I helped water Trinity’s flowers and bushes. It was a nice break from work. the phone and fun just to look the grounds over. Laura and I usually attend the 7:30 service – yes one of those folks who like to get up early on Sunday and get to church. I grew up helping in the family funeral home which was right across the street from Trinity.  After college I helped our Mom sell the funeral home which is when I went into the banking field.  I have been a banker for over 35 years with a 5 year break when I became the Chief of Staff for Montgomery County Mayor Bowers.  I am now back to banking and not yet ready to retire. I look forward to being part of the vestry and getting to know Trinity better!

John Holt 

I became a member of Trinity in 1971 when my parents moved to Clarksville (the year I was born).  Trinity is where I was baptized and confirmed. I attended Clarksville HS then received my B.A. at Carson-Newman College and went on to attain my law degree at the Humphrey’s School of Law – University of Memphis. After some time away, my wife Liz and I returned to Trinity in 2009.  I have previously served on Vestry from 2012-2015.  I have resided in Coopertown, TN, since 2003 and currently own a law firm, The Holt Law Firm, P.L.L.C – in Springfield TN. Liz and I have three kids (Sarah, Harrison and Jack) who are all active in Youth Group and serve as acolytes.

Quentin Humberd 

I relocated to Tennessee following 13 years of active military service as a physician in 1992. My wife Terrie and I raised 3 children here in Clarksville but due to our frequent moves we had never established a church home. I was drawn to Trinity some years later, as I often hear others mention to me now, due to a need for spiritual guidance and questions about God’s plan for us. Larry and Jeanie Faust provided that connection in 2004, and I was confirmed at Trinity in 2005. With the help of so many at Trinity I became involved in a variety of initiatives in my first years, including the initiation of Room in the Inn and Financial Peace University. My wife Terrie, though never a member, was in large part the reason I got involved in these service activities. I have since served as a lay reader but then was not able to continue as much active involvement due to my work schedule and my wife’s illness. When Terrie died in 2016, Trinity was there and such a support for me and my family for all that was needed. Then I was truly blessed again to have the support of Trinity when I met a wonderful woman, Vanna, and we were married at Trinity 2 years ago.

Some may know of my work as a pediatrician both in Clarksville and later at Fort Campbell, and my work on behalf of children across the state. These years of experience in serving on boards and leading professional organizations I believe provides me with the background and preparation to serve you all on the Vestry, now that I have retired from medical practice. Trinity has provided me with so much over the years, I feel it is my time to step forward and offer what I can to help direct this fine congregation. Your support would be much appreciated.

Russ Longhurst – Vestry Member (elected 2017)

Russ is 3rd generation member of Trinity Episcopal Church as the grandson of the late Charles & Marion C. Greer and the son of Elaine G. Longhurst.  He was born and raised in the Clarksville area and has been associated with Trinity since childhood.  Currently he resides in Guthrie Kentucky and serves as an usher at Trinity. Dr. Longhurst holds a B.S. degree from Tennessee Technological University as well as a M.S. & Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University.  All his degrees are in mechanical engineering and he is a licensed professional engineer in the states of Kentucky and Tennessee.  He is an experienced professional with a combined 20 years of experience from working in the automotive industry, private practice, and academia.  His positions have included: project engineer, project manager, maintenance group leader, principal engineer & owner, and associate professor.  From his education and professional experience, he has expertise in the design & control of automation, robotics, welding, and manufacturing processes.  Currently he is an associate professor at Austin Peay State University in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

 

 

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