Father Darryl Burke
Darryl Burke was born in Brooklyn, New York, and has resided in the Greater Hartford area since adulthood. Darryl attended Swarthmore College and graduated with majors in English and Psychology and concentrations in Black Studies and Education. He completed his M. E.D., with concentrations in Teaching Curriculum and Learning Environments and Administration and Social Policy, at Harvard University. He has served as a Diocesan Intern, at St. John's, Pine Meadow, and St. James's, West Hartford and missional curate at Trinity Episcopal Church, Wethersfield. He was ordained to the priesthood in February 2020.
Darryl has spent the bulk of his professional career as an Educator in the Hartford School system. He has served as an English teacher, Assistant principal and Principal. He retired from that profession to begin the next phase of his life works after finally submitting to and responding to God's call to the ordained ministry. His home church was St. Monica's, Hartford, where he participated in a wide range of organizations and activities. Darryl is a member of a number of community organizations, including Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity. He is divorces and is the father of two sons, and has six grandchildren.
Maggie grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She first moved to the east coast to attend graduate school at Boston College. It was there that she met her partner, Shane. They both studied philosophy, which she promises is less boring than it sounds! They now live in Middletown with two cats and three dogs (including one wiggly puppy). She has spent most of her professional life working in higher education. She currently teaches at Fairfield University. She considers her students an absolute gift, and considers herself lucky to be able to learn with them. She never expected to be discerning a call to the priesthood! The process has been joyful. She feels especially drawn to ministry in adult formation and community outreach. She loves listening to peoples’ stories about where they encounter God in their lives and in the world. She looks forward to continuing this journey.
Organist & Choir Director
Susan Beers has been Trinity's Music Director for over 30 years. She is devoted to the church music tradition and works to incorporate traditional, contemporary, gospel, and historical resources into weekly services - always with sensitivity to the liturgical themes of the day and season. On most Sundays, she is accompanied by her husband, John, on the trombone.