Trinity Leadership


The Rev. Cass Bailey

You may call me Pastor Cass. I was called to serve at Trinity in 2010 from St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Kailua, Hawaii, where I had been the Rector since 1998. In my 12 years there, I oversaw a doubling of membership and an expansion of ministry to include a homeless shelter and a children’s community chorus. I'm pleased to say that the model of spiritual formation we used for developing Christians became the model for the Diocese of Hawaii. I have also served parishes in Hartford and New Haven, Connecticut.

I completed my undergraduate education at Amherst College in Massachusetts and graduated from the Berkeley Divinity School and Yale Divinity School at Yale University. I also hold a certificate in advanced church leadership from Asbury Seminary in Lexington, Kentucky.

My wife, Patricia, completed her undergraduate education as well as a graduate degree in nursing at the University of Virginia. Tish also has a master's degree in public health and a doctorate in clinical psychology. We have four adopted children (two daughters and two sons), and you will also find our grandson, and maybe one or two foster children, living with us from time to time.


Daniel Brinson
Music Minister

I have been the Minister of Music at Trinity since June 2022. It is such a joy to make music with this congregation and be part of this wonderful community! I love the collaborative spirit of Trinity and the openness to learning music in many different styles. I am especially interested in global music, paperless music, and ways to incorporate improvisation and percussion into our worship.

I have been involved in church music my entire life, starting with my church’s children’s choir, later working toward music degrees at Oberlin College and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, and now having served at three Episcopal churches in Virginia. Outside of my job, I find joy in practicing meditation and centering prayer, I am active in the Hymn Society of America, and I enjoy running and reading.

I live in Charlottesville with my wife, Laura (a physician at the UVA hospital), our two children and two rabbits. We are enthusiastic about hiking, exploring our beautiful area, playing games and trying new recipes together. On weekends you might find us working in the Trinity garden with Bread & Roses (where our two bunnies are also generous contributors!).


Kristan Pitts
Bread & Roses
Program Coordinator

I came to Trinity shortly after relocating to Charlottesville in 2021. A native of Greenville, South Carolina, I have a master of divinity degree from Wake Forest School of Divinity and a bachelor of arts in business administration and mrketing from Converse University. I was recently ordained in the Baptist tradition.

I believe that “ministry” means “working toward the collective liberation of ALL.” As a cross-pollinator of ideas and practices, she has I have several years of experience working in student affairs and with environmental and faith-based nonprofits.

When I am not working, I enjoy sightseeing on the Blue Ridge Parkway with my wife, Latricia, and our dog, Jax.


Karl Shuve
Senior Warden

Leah Puryear
Junior Warden

Kristin Szakos

Brian Hunt

Lisa Jones
Assistant Treasurer

Our Vestry is organized into teams that correlate with Trinity’s mission:

Kate Monaghan
John Zenker

Nick Garber
Lisa Jones

Mike Oblinger
Kristin Szakos

Diocese of Virginia

The Right Reverend Mark Stevenson
Diocesan Bishop

The Right Reverend Gayle Harris
Assistant Bishop

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