Aligning Ourselves with the Spirit of God and Increasing His Kingdom.

Trinity Episcopal Church

Trinity Episcopal Church

Sharing the Love of Christ in El Dorado for over 100 Years

Our Staff

The Reverend M. Jane Ware

The Reverend Christine Gilson

The Reverend Jane Ware is our Pastoral Assistant.  As an ordained Deacon she continually seeks nourishment from Holy Scripture, and models her life upon those scriptures.  She makes Christ and His redemptive love known to those among whom she lives, works and worships by her word and example.  She is responsible for interpreting to the Church the needs, concerns, and hopes of the world.  She assists the bishop and priests in public worship and in the ministration of God's Word and Sacraments.  The primary focus of her ministry and calling are to show Christ's people, by her life and teaching, that in serving the helpless they are serving Christ himself.

Ms. Teresa Riffel

Minister of Music

Ms. Karin Pugh

Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Shirley Patton


Mr. Mike Turner









The Vestry

TBD, Sr. Warden

Mr. Ted White, Jr. Warden

Mr. Ted Dankert

Mrs. Betty Kirkpatrick

Mr. Brent Nearhood

Ms. Teresa Riffel


Ms. Kay Riggle




Mother Christine joins us from Trinity Episcopal Church, Lebanon, Missouri where she was Vicar from 2003 to 2010. She was ordained to the Diaconate and the Priesthood by The Rt. Rev. James Adams, an interesting connection to Trinity El Dorado.

During her time in the Diocese of West Missouri, she was active in community activities as well at Diocesan affairs (including Dean of the Southern Deanery and a member of the Diocesan Council).  Rev. Gilson, who served in municipal and university public service areas before accepting her call to the ministry, is married to Preston.