Clergy & Staff
Interim Rector, The Rev. Dorothy Hartzog
The Rev. Dorothy Chatham Hartzog was born in Ft. Worth, TX. She has a BA in sociology from Carson-Newman University and an MA in Rehabilitation Counseling from SC State University.
After a career in social services, primarily with persons living with mental and physical challenges, Dorothy answered God’s call to ordained ministry while serving as a parish organist in SC. She fell in love with the Episcopal Church, was confirmed, and completed studies for an MDiv from Virginia Seminary in 1994, being ordained first as a transitional deacon and then as priest in January 1995 at St. Stephen’s Church, Charleston, SC.
Dorothy has served churches in South Carolina, Delaware and Tennessee, including thirteen years here at Trinity before retiring. In retirement she has served as supply priest for congregations in the Dioceses of Tennessee, Kentucky and West Tennessee.
The daughter of a Southern Baptist minister, Dorothy has an adult daughter, Holli, who also resides in Clarksville, along with three cats and far too many books. Returning to Trinity as Interim Rector is returning home for her.
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 & Youth 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.