Clergy and Staff
The Reverend Kevin Wittmayer is the seventh rector of Trinity Episcopal Church. He attended Oral Roberts University and received undergraduate and masters degrees in Business Administration. After an eight year career in banking, Fr. Kevin attended Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia.
On January 11, 1992 Fr. Kevin was ordained an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Oklahoma. Before coming to Longview, he and his wife started a church in Yukon, Oklahoma. Fr. Kevin became the rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in November of 2003 and is presently earning a Doctorate in Ministry degree from Bexley Seabury Seminary Federation. Fr. Kevin's wife, Pamela, is the Chief Financial Officer of Trinity School of Texas, an Episcopal school affiliated with the church. Fr. Kevin has two grown daughters, Melissa, who resides in Santa Barbara, CA and Kristel Morris, his oldest daughter who resides in White Oak Texas with her husband, Seth and three children.
Bill joined the staff of Trinity as Director of Music Ministries in January 2008. He graduated in 1990 with a B.S. degree in Business Administration and a double major in organ and choral music from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma. Bill attended seminary at Brite Divinity School of Texas Christian University and the course of study program at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University.
An experienced church musician, Bill has served as organist and music director for churches in Oklahoma and Texas. He holds the Colleague certification with the American Guild of Organists and is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association and the Texas Choral Directors Association. Bill is married to Heather and they have two daughters, Sarah and Maddy. Other family members include their three dogs, Mac, Jasper and Oliver.
Tim Baker joined the staff of Trinity Church in September of 2012, and serves as the Parish Administrator. He is a twenty-five year youth ministry veteran, having served churches in Kentucky, Florida, New Mexico and Texas. Tim is a graduate of Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky with a BA in Bibilical Studies and a MDiv from Asbury Theological Seminary. Tim is the author of several books for teens and youth workers, and is the editor of YouthWorker Journal. Tim is married to Jacqui and they have three children, Nicole, Jessica, and Jacob.
Jacqui Baker - Director of Children's Ministries
Jacqui Baker joined the staff of Trinity Church in the spring of 2016 as the Director of Children’s Ministry. She graduated from Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky, in 1992 with a B.A. in Psychology. She has worked alongside her husband in youth and children’s ministry for the last 25 years. Jacqui is in her twelfth year as a piano teacher. She enjoys seeing the spark of light come on in a child’s eyes when they finally understand what is being taught, whether it is the piano or the Word of God. Jacqui is married to Tim Baker and they have three children, Nicole, Jessica and Jacob.
Rae Dickson - Director of Student Ministries
Rae Dickson joined the staff of Trinity Episcopal Church in January of 2016. She works with Junior High and High School age students as Director of Student Ministries. She teaches Chapel at TST in Longview and Old and New Testament at TST in Marshall. She has been the Youth Director at St. Michaels and all Angels, Trinity Episcopal in Marshall, and Trinity Episcopal in Longview. She has two grown daughters, Ashley and Ryan, and two children at home, Samantha and Auby, who she has home-schooled for the past eleven years. Rae actively volunteers in out-reach programs and looks forward to being involved with mission work in the future.
Leno Mancilla - Sexton
Leno serves as our sexton, maintaining the properties of Trinity Church, Trinity House, and the Trinity Conference Center. A gifted "fix-it" man, Leno keeps all of our properties clean and in good working order. Leno joined our staff in 2003 and has been an invaluable blessing to the life of our church. Leno is married to Maria; they have five children.
George Pliler serves Trinity as a "jack-of-all-trades." He coordinates maintenance of the church facility, schedules lay ministry volunteers, serves as an assistant verger, and also manages endowment board resources and properties. George is a former US Navy Lieutenant and retired mechanical engineer. A graduate of Texas A&M University, he worked at Texas Eastman in Longview for 32 years. He married Marie in 1964. They have 3 grown children and 5 grandchildren. His favorite pastimes are running and fishing.
Billy Padgett has been with us as our main office volunteer since August of 2008. A native of Corpus Christi, she graduated from Texas A & M University, Corpus Christi with a B.A. in Elementary Education with specialty in reading. Prior to teaching for 25 years in the Corpus Christi and Longview ISDs, she worked for the Land Department of Pan American Petroleum as a secretary.
Billy has two daughters, Terri and Tracy and two grandsons, Andrew and Taylor (she is very proud of her grandsons!) Her favorite hobby since retiring is quilting. She is an active member of Trinity Church and is involved in the Altar Guild, Daughters of the King, and the Monday Night Live small group.
A "vestry" is a committee elected by members of a congregation to serve with the church wardens in managing the temporal affairs (finances and properties) of the church.
The current Vestry Members are:
- David Balliett
- Harry Barth
- Christy Collins
- Karen Frith
- John Hall
- Kim Howard
- Scott Jones
- Robert Maly
- Elise McClure
- Ted Skeans
- Ava Welge
- Bryan Wilks
- John Hall, Senior Warden
- Robert Maly, Junior Warden
- Sammy York, Treasurer
- Kristen Hoover, Clerk of the Vestry