33 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08540
24 hour pastoral care
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SUMMER Office hours:
M-T 9 a.m. — 4 p.m.
F 9 a.m. — 12 p.m.
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FOR INFORMATION ABOUT WEDDINGS
Please contact our Director of Family Ministries Hannah Johnson
Active members of Trinity Church and their close relatives may be married at Trinity. At the Rector’s discretion, non-members may also be married here. We do allow non-members to rent our church for weddings to be performed by an officiant other than Trinity clergy. While these situations are treated as rentals, approval of the rector is required and we do require the use of our Wedding Assistant to coordinate with the necessary staff at Trinity.
For information about Funerals
Please contact one of our clergy persons, whose contact information is listed below.
Please do not use this form for confidential matters. Messages sent using this form will be forwarded to the appropriate staff by the Parish Administrator.
The Rev. Paul Jeanes III
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Paul has served as the Rector of Trinity Church in Princeton since the fall of 2008. In addition to his service at Trinity, Paul is on the board of Religious Ministries PHCS, an ex-officio member of the Trinity Counseling Service Board of Directors, as well as a member of the Diocesan Council for the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey, and former Dean of the Trenton Convocation.
Prior to coming to Trinity, Paul served for nine years as rector of St. James’ Church in Pewee Valley, KY. He also served for two years as Assistant Priest at Christ Church Cathedral and Chaplain for Home of the Innocents both in Louisville, KY.
Paul graduated from Louisville Presbyterian Seminary in 1997 with a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy. He also spent one year at General Theological Seminary in New York earning a diploma in Anglican Studies. Paul is an alumnus of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC.
He and his wife, Christina, have been married for twenty years and have three children Sophia, John Paul, and Luke.
The Interim Assistant
The Rev. Joanne Epply-Schmidt
Brother Christopher McNabb
Chris was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. He grew up in the same house his dad grew up in. Graduating from Rosemont School of the Holy Child and Devon Preparatory School, Chris went on to study Religion at La Salle University where he minored in Leadership & Global Understanding and had a concentration in Spanish.
After graduating college, Chris served as a campus minister and theology teacher in Catholic high schools in the Philadelphia area. He also lived in an intentional community with other young adult volunteers where he worked at a women's prison, provided
pastoral care to migrants, and served those impacted by HIV/AIDS. Chris was attending St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Camden, NJ when he felt the call to seminary and subsequently enrolled in Princeton Theological Seminary. During his first year of seminary, Chris served as the Pastoral Care Intern here at Trinity Church. He was officially received into the Episcopal Church by Bishop Stokes at Trinity Cathedral. Chris began meeting with Trinity Church's Committee on Ministry and was recommended for ordained ministry to Bishop Stokes. After graduating from Princeton Seminary, he completed Clinical Pastoral Education at Capital Health in Trenton, NJ and was sent to study for one year at General Theological Seminary in New York City. Having graduated from General Seminary in May, Chris is excited to begin full time ministry.
Chris just recently took vows and received his habit with the Order of St. Francis, and Episcopal religious order, rooted in traditional Franciscan values, adapted for the modern era. Chris and his fellow friars are free to get married and are to work in their local context. (You can call him Chris or Br. Chris.) Chris seeks to integrate a life of service for Jesus Christ with a contemplative prayer life. As a transitional deacon and as a Franciscan, Chris has been charged by the church to build bridges between the institutional church and those who feel excluded from the church or society.
Director of Family Ministries
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Hannah has served as the Director of Family Ministries since March 2015.
Since receiving a receiving a degree in Women's Ministries in 2007, Hannah has provided administrative support to several churches and organizations. Her roles have focused on supporting Christian education and professionals working with special needs children.
She and her husband, Charles, have been married for 8 years and have 1 cat, Sophie.
Director of Music
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Tom Whittemore has been Director of Music at Trinity Church since 2004. He began his music career in the choir of Trinity Church (New Haven, CT). As a youth he performed in numerous opera roles at Yale University and was the treble soloist in the European premier of Leonard Bernstein’s MASS, at the composer’s request, at the famed Konzerthaus in Vienna, Austria. As a young adult, Tom took up organ studies at Choate Rosemary Hall and the Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University. He previously served as Director of Music at All Saints Church (Wynnewood, PA) and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church (Philadelphia, PA). Tom has been active for more than 30 years as a guest conductor for the Royal School of Church Music which honored him as an Associate in 2008. He is also a frequent guest conductor at Episcopal Dioceses and parishes around the U.S., as well as a frequent lecturer at leading music colleges in the U.S.
Iconographer in Residence
Maureen attended her first iconography workshop with Vladislav Andrejev, founder of the Prosopon School of Iconology, at Trinity in 1996. Although trained as a secular fine artist (she holds an MFA from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University), Maureen was immediately drawn to the medium and to the mystical theology that informs this centuries-old sacred art of the Christian East. She has coordinated an annual six-day iconography workshop at Trinity Church ever since, and is now an affiliate instructor of the Prosopon School.
Maureen moved to the Princeton area in 1986 to join the staff of the Princeton University Art Museum, where she worked for 25+ years. After juggling a satisfying but demanding career with her study of the icon, Maureen stepped down from her position as Chief Registrar to devote herself to iconography. In March 2013 she was consecrated as Trinity’s first Iconographer in Residence.
She has been married to Phillip Unetic for 28 years. Their daughter, Phoebe, sang with the choir for 10 years before heading off to college.