Trinity Episcopal Church Staff

The Rev. Dr. Callie Plunket-Brewton

Callie is a graduate of Texas Tech University (B.A.) and Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div. and Ph.D.). She was ordained in 2011 and has been at Trinity Episcopal Church since 2013. She is married to Vince Brewton, who is the Dean of the Honors College at UNA, and they have three children, Merrie Margaret (13), Alec (11), and Patrick (7). Her favorite verse of Scripture, in spite of being an OId Testament scholar, is from 1 John: “Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed.”

The Rev. Deacon Catherine Schiesz

Catherine has been at Trinity Episcopal Church since moving to Florence in 1995.  She has a BA in French Literature from Sewanee.  Ordained to the diaconate in 2012, she has served at Trinity Episcopal Church since that time. Catherine has three grown children; Sarah, Mary Catherine and Jamie.  She loves spending time with her granddaughter, Maci. Catherine also serves as our Life is Calling Grant Administrator and uses her time and talents to organize our Care Committee, Worship Volunteers, and may other wonderful ministries here at Trinity.

Noël Beck
Organist and Choir Director

Noël Morse Beck has been singing almost since the day she was born. By age 10, she was honing her hymn-playing skills by playing for family worship each morning. At 15, she became organist at her local church. She pursued her interest in her college studies, earning a double major in organ/church music and English literature. Noël and her late husband, Robert, who was also an organist, have two adult daughters, who have graced them with four singing grandchildren. Noël is also passionate about issues of human and environmental justice, peace, and equality.

Sheila Shelton

Shelia has been the bookkeeper for Trinity Episcopal Church for sixteen years. She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Episcopal Church and has been a long time member. Shelia and her husband, Monty, were married at Trinity Episcopal Church thirty-seven years ago and have both sung in the choir for over twenty-two years. Along with her family and pets, Shelia loves music and enjoys playing clarinet, alto sax, mandolin and violin.

Jessica Riley
Office Manager

Jessica began working at Trinity in August of 2019. She grew up in Tuscumbia and graduated from Deshler High School. She lives here in Florence with her husband, Josh, and two children, Weston and Abree. She enjoys learning new things and using her creativity to bring a spark to her projects.

Duran King

Simon Vandagriff
Youth Ministry Director


Jessie Vandagriff
Children’s Ministry Director

Jessie graduated from the University of North Alabama. She came to Trinity Episcopal Church in 2012. She currently serves as our Children’s Ministry Director working with children from 0-6th grade. She and her husband, Simon, live here in Florence and have two sons, Carl and Oliver; a daughter, Stella; and a baby girl, Tillie, due to join the family in March of 2023.

Kate Hanbery
Nursery Director

Jack Mann
All Saints College Ministry

Gaige Tittle
Campus Ministry Student Intern

Gaige is a second-year student at the University of North Alabama and will be the campus ministry leader of the UNA Canterbury program for the ‘22-’23 academic year. Gaige is majoring in general biology with a minor in religious studies. He is originally from Carbon Hill, Alabama. Presently, he is discerning a call to Holy Orders in the Episcopal Church. Some of his main interests include wildlife conservation, cerebral podcasts, long walks in nature, and the music of Willie Nelson.

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