The Rev. Bruce Coggin was raised and educated in Texas for the most part. He was ordained a deacon, then priest in 1966 in the Diocese of Dallas. Fr. Coggin has been a member of the convention of the Diocese of Fort Worth since it was organized. He has served congregations in many communities, including Comanche, Hamilton, McKinney, Wichita Falls, Fort Worth, and Austin. He taught American and British literature for many years, most recently at UTA and Texas Wesleyan.
Wil Gafney is Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible at Brite Divinity School. She holds a Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible (Duke University, 2006), a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies (Duke University, 2000), a M.Div. with Special Recognition in Homiletics and Hebrew Bible (Howard University School of Divinity, 1997) and Bachelor of Arts (Earlham College, 1987)
Clergy Associate & Children's Ministry Coordinator
As the Clergy Associate, I have an opportunity to focus particularly on Parish Life activities, and welcoming newcomers. As the Children’s Ministry Coordinator, I am honored to focus on the formational needs of our young members and also create church events for their families.
My chief role as rector is to help others discover the ways they are called to serve God and God’s people; then to support, encourage, and empower them to go and do what God created them to do. Click on my name in the right-hand menu to learn more about my role at Trinity Episcopal Church.
Shelly Matthews is Professor of New Testament at Brite Divinity School. holds the ThD from the Harvard Divinity School, the MDiv from Boston University School of Theology, and the BA from the University of North Dakota.
As a deacon, I focus on helping the Trinity community connect with and respond to the needs, hopes, and concerns of the world around us. I work with outreach and also help groups and individuals in the church explore ways to serve others.
Associate Rector for Children, Families & Young Adults
As the Associate Rector, I have an opportunity to focus particularly on developing and supporting ministry with our children, our families, our youth, our young adults, and our local college students. Click on my name in the right-hand menu to learn more about my role at Trinity Episcopal Church.