Here you can find selected material from issues of Trinity Memorial Church's monthly newsletter, the Trinity Times
Meet Barbara, Beverly, and Peter
Barbara Crowle and husband Steve have been worshipping at Trinity and singing in the choir for almost four years. Barb also rings with our chime/bell choir, volunteers at Canteen and serves on the Nominating Committee.
Barb and Steve met while students at West Chester University School of Music. After earning degrees in music education, they moved to this area in 1982. Barb taught Vocal and General Music in Broome County Schools for 32 years. Her school choruses have sung at many local events, including Two Binghamton Philharmonic Holiday Concerts.
Barbara continues to be an active soloist, chorister, director and handbell ringer in retirement. In addition to our choir, she also sings with the Madrigal Choir of Binghamton and the Southern Tier Singers Collective.
Barb and Steve live in Endwell. They have one son, Brennan, an analyst with Johnson & Johnson in New Jersey.
Dr. Beverly Hosten
Who is the petite, elegant woman who sits in the very front row every Sunday? We know her as Beverly Hosten Dorsey. She has been called a “Living Legend” in our community: She was the first black, female doctor in Broome County.
A first generation American, Beverly was born in New York City; her parents were from Grenada. She is a cradle Episcopalian and has been a member of Trinity Memorial for more than 60 years.
Beverly met her future husband—whose first name was also Beverly—when she interviewed for admission to the Howard University College of Medicine. After earning their degrees, the two Bevs married and returned to his
boyhood home on Haendel Street in Binghamton in 1954. Dr. Dorsey and Dr. Hosten (as she was known professionally) did their medical internship at Wilson Hospital and remained in this area. They served as medical staff at the Endicott Johnson Shoe Company for years and later maintained a private medical practice on Binghamton’s Westside.
KW Peter Koeppel
Little did we know, when we promised you one more candidate for election to the Vestry at the 2020 Annual Meeting, that the call to stand for election for this seat would come our way. But so it did. Hence, the promised short biography is for one of us.
Peter is an Episcopalian by choice. He and Drieux joined Trinity Memorial in 2004. He serves as a Eucharistic Minister and Visitor, as a Lector, sings with Trinity’s Choir, serves on the Technology Team, and chairs the Stewardship Team. Peter served on Trinity’s Vestry from 2008 through 2012 and as Warden from 2013 through 2016. A native of Germany, he earned an MBA and PhD from Union College in Schenectady. In early 2016, he retired from IBM. Peter and Drieux lived for 30 years in Vestal, and just downsized into an apartment in Binghamton. They have, including their son-in-law, three adult sons.
Peter enjoys listening to ancient music, chatting with his family and friends, playing with his special four-footed friends, wandering wherever his feet take him, and photographing what he encounters along the way.
Peter has been asked to fill the remainder of Teddy Aribisala’s term on the Vestry (2 years).