Trinity Memorial Church

44 Main Street

Binghamton, NY 13905

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Trinity Times

Here you can find selected material from issues of Trinity Memorial Church's monthly newsletter, the Trinity Times

Nominee's Biographies

Bill Palmer – Warden (2nd term, 2 years)

Bill Palmer has been a member of Trinity Memorial Church for over twenty years.  He has served on the Vestry, with three terms as Warden, as a member of numerous Commissions and Committees, as Worship Leader, Lector, and Eucharistic Minister.  Especially close to Bill’s heart is his work with the Sunday Canteen.

 

A native of Long Island, Bill is a 1970s-era graduate of Binghamton University. After a long career in academic publishing, he is back at BU with a happy pre-retirement job at The Bartle Library.

 

Bill lives on the West Side with his husband Jim Albert.

Bill is looking forward to continuing serving the parish and its people as we move ahead together in faith, in hope, and in love in witness to the Gospel at a critical time in our history as Christians and as Americans.

Nicole Huff - Vestry, (2nd term, 3 years)

I have enjoyed my first term on our Vestry and am very much looking forward to continuing our efforts together.

 

Much has happened both at Trinity and within my family over the past couple of years. Our son Finbarr just completed his first term as a statistics major at Cornell University.

 

Our son Fritz was confirmed at Trinity this past April and is in the midst of his college search. Both enjoy serving as acolytes as much as I enjoy serving as a Eucharistic minister.

As a congregation we have so much to be grateful for. Personally, it is an honor to be a part of such a positive, hard working group who give so much of themselves to make Trinity such a wonderful and welcoming place to worship.

Barbara Manzo - Vestry, (2nd term, 3 years)

Barbara has served a previous term on Vestry. She chaired the Discernment & Search Team, Phase I and has participated in the EfM (Education for Ministry) program.

Barbara currently serves as a Worship Leader, Eucharistic Minister, and Acolyte as well the coordinator for each of these ministries. Barb offers healing prayer many Sundays, which has become one of her most treasured ministries.

Barbara has retired from the staff of Broome  Developmental Center where she was a Treatment Team Supervisor and previously Head of the Speech and Audiology Department.

Karen Crisafulli - Vestry (1st term, 3 years)

Karen was brought up as a Lutheran in the Midwest.  She began attending Trinity in the early 2000s and was received into membership last spring.  Church activities have always been an important part of her life. At Trinity, she finds joy and community in the liturgy, the music, the people in the congregation, and most of all in the Gospel message.  Currently, she is serving as an acolyte. Karen looks forward to working as a member of the Vestry at Trinity.

Retired from teaching in 2003, Karen now volunteers her time through Literacy Volunteers, Kopernik Observatory and Science Center, and The Sierra Club.  She is a member of The Shakespeare Dramatic Club of Binghamton and a member of Lyceum, where she has led literature discussions and has served on its board.  Travel includes trips to her family farm in southern Illinois and to the west coast to visit her husband’s (Michael) children and grandchildren. She and Michael have volunteered as supernumeraries in Triple Cities Opera productions.  They have traveled to many countries where they participate in archaeology projects through Earthwatch Institute.

Barbara Crowle - Nominating Commission (1st term, 3 years)

Barbara Crowle is a native of Delaware and holds a B.S. and M.M in Music Education from the West Chester University School of Music.  She retired after teaching Vocal/General music in Broome County for 32 years and her school choruses have sung at many local events including two Binghamton Philharmonic Holiday Concerts. Barbara has been an active soloist, chorister, director and hand bell ringer in the area since she moved here in 1982.  In addition to musical activities, in previous churches she has served as Missions Committee chair, taught Sunday school, served on the Church Council, volunteered at monthly Community dinners and was an ACS Relay for life Team Captain for 12 years. Barbara has attended Trinity for almost 3 years and officially joined the church in the Fall.  She currently sings in the Choir, rings in the Handbell choir and volunteers at the Canteen. She and her husband Steve live in Endwell and their son Brennan lives and works in New Jersey.