Growing in Love of God and Neighbor


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Dear friends,

Mother Angela Cipolla

I am absolutely delighted to welcome the Reverend Angela Cipolla to join Trinity as our new Associate Rector, beginning May 17.

Mother Angie has a passion for ministry with youth, and for the Christian formation of people of all ages, that lies at the core of her call to priestly ministry. She brings experience leading effective programs for middle and high schoolers, and collaboration with volunteer teachers and leaders. I am impressed by her creativity and flexibility in supporting young people in growing and deepening their relationship with God. In the last several years, the Vestry and I have committed our congregation to strengthening our youth ministry with new staff support, and a team of Vestry and youth leaders assisted me in interviewing and evaluating candidates with those goals in mind. We are delighted to have found Mother Angie, who will be guiding us in growing and strengthening our programs for youth and Christian formation as we seek to build excellence in those areas, and grow spiritually as a congregation.

Most recently the Priest-in-Charge of Trinity Episcopal Church, Woodbridge, New Jersey, Mother Angie also brings experience that will help guide and support our ministries of outreach and social justice, and she will join me in pastoral care, preaching, teaching, and all the priestly work of this congregation.   She is also active in the Diocese of New Jersey, serving as a congregational coach in the Way of St. Paul program, which helps congregations focus their ministry and actively engage in growing closer to God and engaging the world around us. We will benefit from her skill and insight in that work.

Mother Angie is a native of New Hampshire, and a graduate of St. Joseph’s College of Maine and the General Theological Seminary in New York. She and her wife Jenna are enthusiastic hockey fans and music lovers, and parents of a toddler, Jesse.

Mother Angie’s first Sunday with us will be May 23 – the feast of Pentecost and the celebration of the gift of the Holy Spirit – a particularly appropriate day for new beginnings in ministry! I hope you will join me in enthusiastically welcoming Mother Angie and her family on that day, and over the course of this summer and fall as we build the strong relationships of joyful ministry together.

Mother Emily