Clergy & Staff
The Rev. Meghan Ryan, Rector
Meghan was delighted to accept the position of Rector of Trinity Church in November 2015. She is a 2011 graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary and has served churches in Maryland and Kentucky. Meghan is joined in Clarksville with her husband, Michael Francese, and two daughters Kenna Rose and Louise.
Bethany Kelly, Parish Administrator
Bethany Kelly joined us as Parish Administrator April 2015. Bethany grew up in southern Mississippi, graduating the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in Advertising and Marketing. Upon marrying her then active duty husband with the 101st Airborne, joined the staff of Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee, serving in various roles such as: customer service manager, volunteer relations and regional executive. Bethany, along with her retired US Army husband, and two daughters are now proud to call Clarksville, TN home.
Dr. Virginia Lile Boaz, Choir Director
Virginia Lile Boaz, mezzo-soprano, is a native of Hopkinsville, Kentucky. She joined the Voice Faculty of Austin Peay State University in 2018, where she is the Director of Opera Theatre. Previously, she served for 17 years as Professor of Music and Vocal Coordinator at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas. She received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree with an emphasis in Vocal Performance and the Master of Divinity in Church Music from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; at Southern she studied voice with Marilyn Mims, Milburn Price, and Mozelle Sherman, and conducting with John H. Dickson. While at Southern, Dr. Boaz received the Female Recitalist Award, Church Music Drama Award and the Jay W. Wilkey Artist of the Year Award. Dr. Boaz and her husband, Phillip and their three dogs reside in Southside, Tennessee.
Anne Glass, Organist
Reared in the Methodist Church, she grew up playing for Sunday School classes and choirs. A resident of Clarksville and a member of Trinity since 1952, she has been the organist for more than 50 years and loves every minute of her “work”.
Kelly Loy, Nursery Staff
Kelly Loy, has been married to a retired Army Scout for 18 years. They have lived here in Clarksville since 2007. Kelly is originally from southern California, and her husband James is from Murray, KY. Kelly homeschools all her children, but the baby. She also currently co-leads for the nursery in the local homeschool co-op.
Ashley Nix, Nursery Staff
Ashley has lived in the Clarksville area for many years, after moving from Michigan as a teen. She graduated from Austin Peay State University in 2014 with degrees in English, Latin, and Teaching after which she taught both Latin and English for six years at Montgomery Central High School before leaving her position to homeschool her son, Charlie. From her classroom experience, she brings a passion for watching children learn and grow as individuals, and she is excited to foster this passion in the nursery.
Larry Faust, Volunteer Sexton
My wife, Jeanie, and I have lived in Clarksville for 41 years and have been members of 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 the 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.