Trinity Memorial Church

44 Main Street

Binghamton, NY 13905

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Our Clergy and Staff

The Rev. Glenn Mahaffey is serving as our priest at Trinity Memorial Church.

Glenn was raised in Montgomery, Alabama in the midst of the civil rights movement. He left the south to attend college in Gunnison, Colorado. He spent five years as a High School teacher in Montrose, Colorado before attending Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois. Glenn was ordained in 1985 in Colorado, and has served parishes in Nebraska, Central New York, Maine and Pennsylvania.Glenn has served on various diocesan committees, including the Commission on Ministry, Diocesan Board, Recovery Commission and he was a Fresh Start facilitator for several years in Central New York. He has also served on county and community boards dealing with restorative justice, homelessness and emergency housing, mental illness, alcohol and drug recovery, feeding programs, local health networking, and local neighbor helping neighbor programs. He was a founding member of the first homeless shelter in North Platte, Nebraska and served on a court appointed team to mediate a settlement between the shelter board and the downtown merchants association, who had filed a law suit to prevent the shelter from opening..

One of Glenn’s passions is discovering insights into ways to live out the ancient Christian faith in a modern context. He enjoys history and experiencing many different forms of art. Glenn lives in Norwich, NY with his wife, Naomi and their daughter, Heavenly.

After having been with us for a year as supply-priest, we have warmly  welcomed Glenn as Priest in Charge effective January 1, 2017.

Timothy Edward Smith was appointed Organist & Choirmaster at Trinity Memorial in October 2015.

He earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Organ Performance from Wheaton College and a Master of Music degree in Church Music and Organ from Northwestern University. He was also the first in the school’s history to earn the Artist’s Diploma in Organ Performance from the Boston Conservatory.

Timothy Smith was affiliate organist and assistant to Daniel Pinkham at King’s Chapel in Boston, and he served as music director of the Harvard Pro Musica choral society.

As a church musician, Tim has served a variety of churches in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Ohio. He has led both volunteer and professional choirs and has conducted numerous works for chorus and orchestra. He served recently as Music Director at St. Martin's Lutheran Church in Annapolis, Maryland.

His concert career has included a dozen appearances at annual conventions of the Organ Historical Society, several of which have been rebroadcast nationally on Pipedreams, and two appearances with The Boston Symphony Orchestra under Director Seiji Ozawa.

He has released three compact discs on the Raven label, including a program of French music entitled “Pipes and Angels,” recorded in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

Tim is the Executive Director of the Portageville Chapel Board. The Portageville Chapel, located in upstate New York, provides a place where organists can retreat for a week of uninterrupted practice in a private rehearsal facility to restore their artistry and explore the splendor of the Genesee Valley.

He is also the owner of Chesapeake Organ Service, serving the Mid-Atlantic region, New York, and New England. 

Arlene Ghilardi, our Office Manager, has worked in the church office at Trinity since January 30, 2001.  She became office manager in April of 2006.  Arlene has been involved with various aspects of church work for over 30 years, including teaching adults and youth, worship leading both here and on the mission field, and doing the office/secretarial work for the church in Endwell that her husband, Bert, pastors. She is on duty from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Chris Brown works part-time as our Financial Secretary. Chris was appointed to this position December 2015 . He has over 30 years of financial experience with IBM and retired in 2012. Chris enjoys bowling, golf & music performances with his wife Lori at various venues in the Southern Tier. Chris can be reached Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

David Brown, a life-long member of Trinity Memorial, is our Sunday Sexton. His father was the Sunday Sexton for years, and upon his death, David stepped into the position. David is here every Sunday morning, taking care of all the details, logistics and security for our Sunday worship. He prepares the coffee hour between services, and assists where ever needed. David worked over 20 years in Flight Simulation as a Systems Engineer, trainer and team leader. He shares his knowledge of computers and computer programs, volunteering with our tech team. He is a math and engineering tutor for the Learning Assistance Department at SUNY Broome Community College. David is actively involved with the Trinity Community Canteen, and at present is the head of the Altar Guild. 

Jeff Fellows has been our Building & Grounds Manager since 2003. He came to us with 22 years of experience in project management in the mechanical trade. He was our project manager for the 2008 – 09 capital improvement renovations of the church. Jeff manages a volunteer work crew through the Department of Social Services and the Fairview Recovery program. These volunteers provide the majority of the cleaning, mowing, snow removal, gardening and assist Jeff with various other projects around the church. Jeff is available every morning at the church Monday – Friday, 7:00 till noon. He and his wife Robin have been active members of the church since 2001, and he is on several committees. Jeff enjoys helping with the logistics of wedding services, funeral services and receptions. He also sings in the Trinity Choir, The Madrigal Choir of Binghamton, and The Binghamton Downtown Singers.

Rayleen Kie  is focusing on our own pastoral care programs – helping Fr. Glenn and our own social and  Eucharistic Visitors reach out to all looking for extra support from their congregation.  Rayleen is also working to make our offerings and services for our surrounding community more visible, using both traditional (radio and print) and social media.

She earned a Bachelor of Music Degree cum laude from Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her degree work was in Voice performance and Choral conducting with an additional 35 hours for Certification in Church Music. Prior to coming to the Binghamton area, Rayleen served as Director of Music Ministry in Cary, NC, Williamsburg, VA, Richmond, VA, and Tacoma, WA.

 

Rayleen also did Master’s degree work at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA, in Marriage and Family Counseling.

Rayleen is also a member of Trinity Memorial's Choir.

You can reach Rayleen at caring.tmc@gmail.com , direct phone 607-677- 5085 (you may leave a message), or via Trinity Memorial's main telephone number: (607)723-3593.

Our Leadership

Trinity Memorial Church's leadership  blends the calling and skills  of both clergy and lay persons in the service of the congregation, its ministries, and outreach.