The role of our parish priest is currently open

Our former priest, Father Phil Bjornberg has taken a role as the Priest at two parishes - St. George Church in Pungoteague, VA and St. James in Accomac, VA.  We wish him and his wife Susan all the best in this new and exciting journey.  This change is effective as of January 1, 2020.


We continue to hold services with the support of supply priests and our Deacon, Jessie Karpf, as we discern the needs of our parish and prepare to search for and select our new priest.

Jessie Karpf, Deacon

Rev. Jessie Karpf is a lifelong Connecticut resident.  She earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Central Connecticut State University and graduated from the Province One School for Deacons in 2017.  She began her ordained ministry in 2018 as Trinity’s deacon.  She is married to her husband, Tom for over 25 years and mother to their adult daughter, Bernadette.  She believes we are all made in God’s image and loves finding new ways for all of God’s children to be in community.  In addition to having the privilege of serving as Trinity’s deacon, Jessie also works as a financial analyst at Nassau Re Insurance Company.  In her spare time she likes to spend time with friends and family and play board games.

Susan Beers, Organist and 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.

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Trinity Episcopal Church

345 Main Street

Portland, CT  06480

Phone: 860-342-0458


Office Hours:  Fri 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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