Trinity Episcopal Church

345 Main Street

Portland, CT  06480

Holy Eucharist  9:30 am     

Church School  9:30 am 

Coffee Hour Follows the Service          

Phone: 860-342-0458


Office Hours:  Fri 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Amanda McDonald has been a member of Trinity Episcopal Church since 1992.  She has been involved in many different facets of church life throughout the years, but presently, her passions are outreach and stewardship. 


She lives in Middletown with her husband, Bill and their "mini zoo".  Her "real" job is delivering mail for the USPS, but her passion is everything essential oils and learning new all natural approaches to every day living.

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Amanda McDonald

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Sean has has been a member of Trinity since 2003.  He and his family started at Trinity, finding the parish very welcoming and open to children.  His family prayed about churches they visited and felt God’s calling to the church.  The caring, spirit filled, community and the engagement is Living God’s Mission to love one another as Jesus taught us has kept him involved with Trinity.  Sean's spirituality has been influenced by a trip to Hagia Sophia Church/Mosque in Istanbul. 

Sean's family lives in Middletown, choosing to cross the river to worship with Trinity.  He and his wife, Lori, have three children.  Sean is an architect.  In his spare time, he loves hiking and spending time at the beach (especially in Northern Michigan) and enjoys being an artist and painting.

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Sean Donadio

Bill McDonald is the Treasurer of the Parish.


Bill McDonald


Sue is Reverend Phil's wife of over 40 years and has been a member of Trinity Church, Portland since 2016.  She currently is a member of the Trinity Choir and Clerk of the Vestry. 


Reverend Phil and Sue have 2 children, Jason and Julia.  Julia is single and has a home  in Deep River.  Jason is married and has a home in Lyme.  He and his wife Emily have  2 children, Elliot and Anna. 


Sue has been a Special Education teacher at Griswold High School in Connecticut for 20 years. Sue loves to sing, read, and knit in her spare time.  She also loves to hang out at the shore to fish and go blue crabbing.


Susan Bjornberg

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Carla has been a member of Trinity Church since 2001. She is drawn by the comfort of the rituals.  She feels a special connection with the parish, especially for the love and support she and her children received following the death of her husband in 2003. Over the years, she has served in various positions on the Vestry, assists with teaching Sunday School and participates in fundraising and outreach events. 

Carla is a Human Resource manager for a health insurance company  and enjoys gardening, hiking, kayaking and spending time outdoors.  She recently started playing the drums and finds it a fun outlet.  She resides in South Glastonbury with her children and family dog, Bailey.

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Carla Harris

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Sharon lives in Portland and loves being able to walk to Trinity Church which she has been attending for 7 years. She is a member of the choir, alter guild, bible study group and knitting group.


She is retired from the post office and now enjoys creating things, including new food items for Musterdogs, a food concession, sewing a quilt for her granddaughters upcoming wedding, or painting a portrait of someone's furry friend. She has 4 children, 4 grandchildren and 4 great-grandkids.

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Sharon Paddock

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Ray is a newer member of Trinity Church and of the Vestry and brings a great deal of energy and enthusiasm to the parish!  

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Ray Hale

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Mark has recently rejoined the Trinity Church Vestry.

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Mark Ricci