The Rev. Alice Sawyer
Priest in Charge
Trinity Episcopal Church welcomes the arrival of the Reverend Alice Sherman Sawyer.
Rev. Sawyer comes to us from Dotham, Alabama, where she served at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity.
Rev. Sawyer began serving as Trinity’s Priest-in-Charge on Sunday, Feb. 2, and will be officiating regularly at both the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services. All are welcome.
Learn more about Rev. Alice
Director of Music
Jenifer has been the Music Director at Trinity for the past 28 years. She has also taught Vocal Music in the Van Buren Public Schools--at McBride and Owen Middle Schools--for the past 26 years and is certified to teach English and Social Studies. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Eastern Michigan University in Vocal Music Education, a Masters Degree in Vocal Performance from EMU and a Masters Degree in Education from Marygrove College in Detroit. Jenifer loves her family, sports, and to sing, read, and attend concerts of any musical genre. She has been married to Doug for 26 years and together they have four children who are in their early teens to mid twenties: Mollee, Haylee, Hunter, and Kenedee. When her kids are grown and out of college, Jenifer plans to volunteer more and travel. and attend concerts of any musical genre. She loves her music ministry and family at Trinity. She feels it has been a calling for her to use her time and talents in the sharing of her faith and worshipping God through music. Her vision for our music ministry in the future is to strive to spiritually lift up all through this essential form of worship that is both diverse and inspirational.
Director of Children's and Youth Ministries
Martha has been the Director of Children’s Ministries since 2008 and has recently added the role of Director of Youth Ministries. She began attending Trinity in 2001 with her husband and two children, now in their teens. Before becoming director of Children’s Ministries, Martha taught for several years in the Children’s Worship classrooms. She is also involved in the Strawberry Festival planning committee, Outreach committees and facilitates Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University when not working on children and youth programming.