Our Staff

The staff here at Trinity Church is comprised of people who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them.

  • Rebecca Blair

    Interim rector

    The Rev. Rebecca Blair joined Trinity Church as Interim Rector in January 2020 following decades of leadership in the Church. She comes to us from her most recent assignment at St. John's in Saugus, MA. Dedicated to community outreach and the Christian education of children, Rev. Blair specializes in re-invigorating the missions and ministries of churches in transition. Her creative ideas and strategic approach to living together in community are valued assets as Trinity Episcopal Church moves forward, capitalizing on its heritage and 60-plus years of being part of the Tri-Town area.

  • Rev. Ruth H. Bersin

    Priest Associate

    The Rev. Ruth H. Bersin has been Priest Associate at Trinity Church since 2000. She is the Executive Director of Refugee Immigration Ministry. She serves on the Diocesan Immigration Task Force, the Board of Directors of HAWC, the Board of Association of Refugee Service Professionals. Rev. Bersin graduated from Indiana University School of Education and taught for 7 years in elementary schools. She received an MAR from Colgate Rochester Divinity School and an M.Div from Yale Divinity School. She holds a Ph.D from Graduate Theological Foundation. She published an article: “Healing Traumatic Memories, a Spiritual Journey.” She has also worked as a Pastoral Psychotherapist since 1982.

  • Barbara Stowe


    A member of the first class of deacons trained in the Diocese of Massachusetts, Barbara was ordained to the permanent deaconate on October 6, 2001. Although officially retired from active ministry, she has served as deacon at Trinity during the pandemic by supporting its ministries, assisting with online Sunday worship services, coordinating lectors and serving on Trinity’s Worship Team. Barbara’s past work experience includes that of Volunteer Coordinator at Brigham and Women’s Hospital where she also volunteered for several years as a Pastoral Visitor. As a Registered Nurse, she works per diem in the Wellness Division at VNA Care Network. Barbara is a mother, a grandmother and companion to her mini dachshunds, Otis and Gracie. She enjoys walking, reading, water aerobics and listening to NPR. She also enjoys reading via Zoom with 3rd graders as part of a “Senior Story Time” pilot program with the town of Topsfield. She has been a member of Trinity Church since 1967.

  • Laura Proctor

    Music Director

    Laura Proctor is delighted to be part of the Trinity Church staff. A lifelong musician and teacher, Laura has had a rich educational and performance background. She received a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Ithaca College. She studied with soprano Johanna Meier at the Johanna Meier Opera Institute, where she performed leading roles in The Cunning Little Vixen, Arabella, and Tartuffe. She also studied in Italy with Opera Viva and La Musica Lirica, performing opera and oratorio, studying with soprano  June Anderson in master classes, and gaining fluency in the Italian language. Laura studied classical and jazz piano as well as vocal performance, and she has been praised for her expressive powers in both singing and piano performance, her appealing compositional style, clear diction, and her pleasant, sweet vocal tone.
    Laura has taught music privately and in classroom settings for more than a decade. She is a MA-licensed Elementary English as a Second Language teacher and taught in public schools for four years. Laura currently offers private piano and voice lessons at Trinity Church.

  • Susan Strachan

    preschool director

    Coming soon!