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Fr. Glenn Mahaffey

Our Priest

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.

Vicki Thierfelder

Our Parish Secretary

Vicki Thierfelder has joined our community in the spring of 2022 as our new Church Secretary. Before joining the Trinity Memorial Church staff Vicki never dreamed she would be working for a church. Raised Catholic, she engaged on a journey of personal growth. Working for Catholic Charities in both Broome and Tioga Counties, Vicki has acquired an extensive background in working with the most vulnerable populations. Vicki brings compassion and care to everything she does. She is married to her best friend,  John, for 30 years and they have five beautiful children, as well as three amazingly beautiful grandbabies. With her background, including  an AS degree in Human Services from SUNY Broome, Vicki brings stability and excellence to our staff and loves coming to work each day. She appreciates the value of great friends! Vicki lives in Vestal with her husband, youngest son and fur baby Murphy.

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Rayleen Kie

Our Pastoral Care Coordinator

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 , direct phone 607-677- 5085 (you may leave a message), or via Trinity Memorial's main telephone number: (607)723-3593.

Timothy Edward Smith

Our Organist and Choir Director

Update: on June 4, 2023, we said farewell to Tim as our organist and choirmaster; we laughed, we cried, we hugged. A lot! Tim will be very much missed in our church life, but our personal friendships will endure.

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. 

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Chris Brown

Our Financial Secretary

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

Our Sunday Sexton

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. 

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John Shelhart

Our Buildings and Grounds Sexton

After retiring from a distinguished singing career in New York City, John joined Trinity's Choir as the leader for its bass section.


Beginning in March of 2023, John also joined our Buildings and grounds Maintenance team.

Yvette Bennett

Our Buildings and Grounds Sexton

Yvette Bennett joined our Buildings and grounds team in the Fall of 2022.

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