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Associate rector: The rev. Joanne epply-schmidt

(609) 924-2277 ext. 117

Joanne was baptized at ECP while an undergraduate at Princeton University ('82). Prior to joining the staff at Trinity, Joanne served for many years as both a long and short term supply priest to over 40 parishes in the Diocese. She served for 11 years as a priest at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Pennington, NJ before joining the staff of Storytelling Arts of Princeton, a non-profit literacy and arts program.

Joanne has an abiding commitment to pastoral ministry in and reform of the justice system. For over a decade, she has shared the art of storytelling with adolescent males in the NJ Juvenile Justice System. She is an active participant in The Campaign to End the New Jim Crow (Trenton/Princeton Chapter), and she leads statewide campaigns to address solitary confinement and mass incarceration.

In the Diocese of New Jersey, she chairs the Campus Ministry Commission and serves as vice president of the Campus Ministry Foundation.

Joanne continues to be devoted to the traditional art of storytelling, teaching workshops and leading conferences in the US and Canada.