The Most Rev. Michael Curry
Bishop of Southwestern Virginia
The Rt. Rev. Mark Bourlakas
The Rev. Dr. Paul S. Nancarrow came to Trinity in the fall of 2008. Before Trinity, he served churches in the dioceses of Minnesota, Tennessee, and Michigan. Paul has a PhD in theology from Vanderbilt University, where he worked in the areas of theology of nature and process theology. He is particularly interested in the relationship between religion and science and the question of cosmology, or how we can give an account of the world that can accommodate both material and spiritual realities. “The world is made of differences in relationship,” he says; “Science discovers this, and Genesis proclaims it. If that is so, then how do we human beings in the world join in God’s creative work by creating relationships out of our differences? That is what the church is all about.” Paul and Lee, his wife, live in the rectory on Trinity’s grounds. Paul has two adult children, Maggie and Aidan, who live in Minnesota.
The Rev. Eleanor “Becky” McDaniel joined Trinity as curate on July 1st, 2016. After teaching English in schools and yoga in studios, Becky answered the call to ministry and attended The School of Theology at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. Becky’s interests include contemplative spirituality, interfaith dialogue, and evolutionary theology. She believes strongly in the ministry of healing and has offered therapeutic yoga to individuals with autism, anxiety, and dementia. She earned a B.A. in English at the University of Virginia and an M.Ed. in Secondary Education at Vanderbilt University. Becky has two young daughters, Laura and Lilly, who attend Stuart Hall School where Becky serves as chaplain.
The Rev. Dr. John D. Lane was rector of Trinity Church from 1987 to 2007 and was named Rector Emeritus in 2010. On graduation from college, John taught English in Nepal and New Jersey. Ordained in 1972, he served parishes in East Harlem, Charlotte, New Orleans, Staunton (Trinity: 1987-2007). He and Bizzy raised three children, Edward, Mary, and Andrew, and have two grandsons, Will and Sam.