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.

Larry Faust – Junior Warden (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.

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 (elected 2019)

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.

 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.

Howell Foust (elected 2020)

I am a Clarksville native and Episcopalian by choice. I have served as Trinity’s Treasurer therefore been a member of the Executive Committee and chair of the Finance Committee.   I have also serve on Buildings & Grounds committee, Strategic Planning committee and served on the committee that established the Parish Ministries Council. I am very interested in the Military Ministries. My son and I have a construction company, Blackpatch Development, and have built two homes for wounded veterans through the Helping a Hero organization. I also do consulting work for investment brokers and credit work for banks through Foust & Associates. I spend the least amount of time with the construction business, but enjoy it the most. My wife Sheila most recently served as Senior Warden, if you haven’t figured out the connection yet. We enjoy being “foodies” at home on the weekends by experimenting with new recipes and wines.

Will Green (elected 2019)

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 (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 (elected 2019)

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 (elected 2019)

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.

Frank Kimball (elected 2020)

My name is Frank Kimball and I want to serve on Trinity’s vestry.   My family and I moved to Clarksville from Massachusetts and have been attending Trinity for over four years.   My wife, Sherrie and I have two adult children, Steven and Anne.  I am currently a member of the finance and hospitality committees and have gotten to know many parishioners through Trinity’s supper club and by volunteering at many events in the Parish.

In all of my religious encounters, Trinity has been, by far, the warmest and most spiritual experience I have ever had.   Given that, I would like to give back through my time, work experience and strong moral principles.   I received a MBA from Vanderbilt and currently work as a consultant in the financial sector.  During my career, my responsibilities have been strategy, fiscal responsibility and efficiencies.   I hope I can help guide Trinity as it enters the new decade.

 

Leona LeMay (elected 2020)

I have attended the Episcopal Church off and on since 1981. I became more active in the church in 2016 when my youngest son was unexpectedly hospitalized. It was then that I decided to return  to where my faith and my heart was.  I’ve had many challenges in my life which I have been able to ­­­­overcome­­­.

At 18, I joined the Marine Corps and served three years and then transitioned to civilian life to follow my then husband’s career. While working odd jobs and raising two kids, I was able to return to school for my undergrad which lead to a job in case management.  I then received my master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and have worked as a licensed psychotherapist for the past 14 years. I have been licensed in the field since 2009.  The past ten of those years, I have worked with Centerstone.  I work treating individuals with anxiety, depression, family issues, PTSD, trauma.  I also treat co-occurring issues (mental illness and substance use disorders.

I learned a strong work ethic from my dad and also my sister, Margie. I learned creativity from my sister, Mary. In my spare time, I crochet in dad’s memory, as that was his love. I consider myself honest, faithful and committed. I feel I would serve the church well.

Dr. Merriel Bullock-Neal (elected 2020)

I was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in the Washington Metropolitan Area. I am married to       Dr. Arthur Neal and have a daughter (Lynnette), 2 sons (Mark  and Arthur, Jr.) and 2 grandsons (Jefferson and Arthur III). I received my B.S. and M.Ed. from Howard University and my Ph.D. in Special Education and JD from The American University. My professional career includes serving as a teacher, University professor and attorney. Over the years, I have served the community in various roles (e.g. Chairperson of the Montgomery County Chapter of the American Red Cross, President of Clarksville Civitan, President of the Dover Chapter of Links, Inc., Life member of NAACP, Conference Chair, Annual Joint Conference on Juvenile Justice, and Chair, Montgomery County DMC Task Force).

While living in the D.C. area, I was a member of the Church of Atonement Episcopal Church, Washington, DC and St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Mitchellville, MD. I have been a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and St. Anselm’s Episcopal Church in Nashville, TN. I have been a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Clarksville since 2003. My spiritual journey, as an Episcopalian, for numerous decades has led me to answer the call to serve in various capacities on both the parish and diocesan level. A few of the programs and services are listed as follows: ECW, Mission Council, Senior Warden (with and without a priest), Bishop Reynold’s Working Groups, Bishop Search Committee & Participant in Ordination Service of Bishop Herlong, Commission on Ministry, Vocational Exploration Program (Lay leader/mentor for the discernment program for those desiring to become a Priest for numerous  current and retired priests and deacons), University advisor for the Canterbury Club, Delegate to Diocesan convention, Contemplative Prayer Retreat, Room in the Inn, FUEL, Sunday School, Classes, Union of Black Episcopalian, and others. I have recently completed the Becoming a Catalyst training. The program is generously sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of TN   (EDTN)  Beloved Community Commission and the Curb Center at Vanderbilt University. I look forward to serving on the Vestry at Trinity Episcopal Church and ministering Christ’s love to our community, country and world via worship, prayer, service, and study.

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