Like Episcopalians and Anglicans around the world, we at Trinity Excelsior are “people of the book,” which means we worship every Sunday using the Book of Common Prayer. First compiled in 1549, the Book of Common Prayer has been evolving ever since, both rooting us in our tradition and encouraging new words and expressions in our worship as our experience of God changes and deepens over time. We prize our connection to and relationships with one another. We understand that no one person knows all there is to know about God – that we need other people to learn and deepen our faith. Each of us has been shaped by life, and every person's life story has meaning that enriches us. From our youngest members to our elders, we are grateful to be connected to one another. And most importantly, there is always room for more people! Trinity is a congregation that values open-hearted conversations that thrive on curiosity and respect difference. We believe in reason and experience, in the power of questions, in helping others, and in the possibilities of mystery. We try hard to practice deep listening, everyone has a voice and no one is alone as we w alk together in Christ.
Director of Music
Minister of Children, Youth, & Families
Rev. Charissa Bradstreet
Dedication. Discernment. Passion.
Members of the Vestry are the elected leaders of the parish. Partnering with our clergy and staff, the Vestry manages our financial affairs, oversees policies and procedures, establishes action plans, and evolves our beautiful building and grounds. But most importantly, the Vestry cares for the spiritual and programmatic vitality of our church. Through prayer and reflection, the Vestry works hard to align Trinity’s hopes and plans with Jesus’ commandments to love God and our neighbor.
I have been a member of Trinity for about 12 years. I am excited about the opportunity to deepen our faith together, build stronger connections, and spread a whole lot of love around at Trinity. This is a great community of amazing people with big hearts and a hunger for connection and love.
Trinity has been my home for over 20 years and during that time I have served on the Vestry and as Senior Warden. I am the father of three boys - Ramsey, Parker, and Tres - who are in their 20's. We love to travel and do many outdoor activities. As the son of an Episcopal Priest, I have been a lifelong Episcopalian.
Trinity has been my church home for 26 years. It served a vital role in ‘the village’ which nurtured my children to adulthood. I am honored to serve and support this community as it continues to nurture me.
I have been supported by Trinity Church since high school. Since then I have been growing in faithfulness alongside cherished fellow Trinitarians as we learn together how to say yes to God’s call.
I’m a native Minnesotan and was raised Roman Catholic before finding my spiritual home at Trinity and the Episcopal Church four years ago. My husband Wilson and I have three children - Max (12), Trudy (10), & Sam (6). I am a social worker by training and have spent over twenty years in the healthcare industry.
My family and I are blessed to call Trinity home. I am so excited to see what is in store for our church in the years ahead.
I’ve been attending Trinity since the mid 80’s. I can’t imagine my life without Trinity. I’ve been helping with Children and Youth programs and events for a long time, and you can still find me with “The Twelve” many Sunday mornings. I also help with the Acolyte program, play with the Bell Choir, and serve as a Verger.