The Trinity StaffMeet Our Leadership and Staff

 

Trinity is governed by the Rector, Wardens and Vestry. The Wardens and other members of the Vestry are elected and serve staggered three-year terms. The Rector and the Wardens comprise the executive leadership team of the parish. The Vestry is charged with the oversight of the programs and activities of the parish.

Our Leadership

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The Rev. Kevin Caruso

Rector

My name is Kevin Caruso. I am blessed to serve as the rector of a thriving congregation where we are striving to faithfully Love God, Love Neighbor, and Change the World. Moreover, I believe that our ability to Love is rooted in our relationships to God, one another, ourselves, and the world. Consequently, I also believe that getting to know the people who find their way to Trinity is one of the most important things I do. To that end, If you would find it meaningful to spend some time visiting, please be in touch! I would be happy to meet you somewhere for coffee, at Trinity, in your home, or even at your office. You can e-mail me or call the office at 630-665-1101.

Email: Kevin Caruso


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The Rev. Kevin Caruso

Priest Associate

The Rev. David Fisher is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at North Central College in Naperville. He received a BA in history (Carleton College, 1965), an MA in religion and drama (Columbia University – Union Theological Seminary, 1967), and a Ph.D. in philosophical theology (Vanderbilt University, 1976). He taught courses in philosophy of law, ethics, and contemporary philosophy in the Department of Philosophy and on “Ancient Israel and Greece” and “Roman and Christian Thought” for the History of Ideas program (interdisciplinary honors). He retired from full-time teaching in June, 2014.

Since his ordination as an Episcopal priest in 1976, Fr. David has served parishes in the dioceses of Tennessee, Iowa, Western Michigan, California and Chicago in various capacities – Priest in Charge, Interim Rector and as Assisting Priest or Priest Associate. In these positions he’s led adult formation as well as presiding and preaching, and has taught both New Testament and Theology for the School for Deacons in Chicago. He currently serves on a leadership team which shares responsibility for oversight, support and growth of the diaconate in the Diocese of Chicago.

He has three children (all boys) and five grandchildren (four boys and one girl), and is married to Dr. Sarah B. Fowler (Sally). Sally also taught at North Central in a variety of fields including philosophy (philosophy of art), art (art history), and information science (Web design). She’s retired from teaching but very active on several internet web sites, including “Travelers to Go” and “Cruise Critic” – and as the family travel agent!!

Since retiring David has done long-term supply work at a number of congregations. Earlier this year he and Fr. Kevin had a conversation about joining Trinity as an assisting priest. In this non stipendiary role David will be preaching, presiding and teaching.

Email: David Fisher


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The Rev. Deacon Jim Lanning

Deacon

The Rev. James Lanning was ordained Deacon in the Diocese of Minnesota in 1984. After serving two churches in that Diocese, he relocated to Wheaton in 1986, and has served at Trinity since then. A retired attorney, Jim currently is the Pastoral Care Coordinator for Trinity, a PADS volunteer and moderates the adult study session on Saturday mornings.

Email: Jim Lanning


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Jaime Briceno

Family Ministries Coordinator

Jaime Briceno is a M.A. Theology Research student at Catholic Theological Union, and a B.A. graduate from Conception Seminary College. Through his college years he was part of the Abbey Guest Center program, offering high school retreats. He also has participated in different roles that involves youth ministry in his parish life. He is passionate about ministry with children, youth groups and young-adult programs, as the potential for change in the church and the world always find its foundation in its younger generations.

Email: Jaime Briceno

Trinity Staff

  • Bernie Ishmael

    Parish Administrator
  • Christina Ponstein

    Bookeeper
  • Robert Ward

    Music Director/Organist/Bell Director
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