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Application for a Part-time Intern Yale University Divinity School Office of Supervised Ministries 409 Prospect Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06511 (203) 432-6135 email@example.com www.yale.edu/divinity/sm Site Information Name of Church/Agency/School: Trinity Church Denominational affiliation (if any): Episcopal Mailing address: 120 Sigourney St. City: Hartford State: CT Zip Code: 06105 Telephone: (860) 527-8113 Fax: (860) 527-2863 Supervisor's name and title: Donald L. Hamer, Rector Supervisor’s e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org Site Description For further information on Trinity Episcopal Church, please visit http://www.trinityhartford.org Trinity Parish was founded in 1859 by twelve families living in the then-suburban Asylum Hill neighborhood of Hartford. At that time, the common practice of churches was to raise funds for their operation by the rental of pews. Trinity was a pioneer in Hartford in making the decision in 1869 to be a “free church.” The reason was expressed by Colonel Jacob S. Greene, one of the founders, who said “Here no one is to be higher in right or privilege than another, this common and equal need which each one has of divine help.” This commitment to egalitarian worship has continued to the present day, making Trinity a body of diverse individuals from richly varied backgrounds, each contributing in his or her own way to the life of the parish. Trinity’s mission statement begins: Trinity seeks to be a diverse, energetic, committed, Christian community. We come together frequently from throughout Greater Hartford to worship in the Anglican tradition, to learn, to grow, to celebrate and to share the Spirit. Thus renewed, we go to do God’s work wherever we find ourselves in God’s world. A congregation of some 450 members, Trinity presents an eclectic, dynamic fabric of God’s people from various racial, socio-economic, educational and cultural backgrounds. With an average Sunday attendance of 200+, Trinity celebrates the Holy Eucharist Sundays at 8 a.m. (with sermon and hymns) and 10 a.m. (with sermon and choirs). The Holy Eucharist is also celebrated on Wednesday mornings at 7 a.m., followed by breakfast and Bible study, and Wednesdays at 12 noon. Choral Evensong is offered on the first Sunday of each month. Other aspects of parish life include the following: • Music and Arts. Includes an adult SATB choir of 22 volunteer members and several paid section leaders; a 23-member RSCM chorister program for children ages 6 and up; an expanded adult choir, the Trinity Singers, which offers music at evensongs and special liturgies. Trinity is also home to the Connecticut Valley Chamber Orchestra, which presents several concerts annually; and Alta Renaissance Trio. Trinity also has an active banner ministry, which is evident in all seasons in the church, along with an active prayer shawl ministry. In the performing arts, the Trinity (K)naves is the resident performing arts troupe, presenting two performances per year. • Outreach Opportunities include the Light and Peace program, a dinner, worship, crafts and story-telling program for young children from the Asylum Hill neighborhood; financial and hands-on support of Loaves and Fishes, the Asylum Hill area lunch and outreach program to the homeless; pastoral support of the George Beach apartments, an apartment complex owned and operated by Trinity and two other Episcopal churches for low-income individuals; support of the lead-safe house for families displaced from their homes due to the presence of lead paint; support of Mbugani Parish in Tanzania through scholarships awarded to young people to allow them to remain in public high school and recent visits by the Rector and his wife; an evolving program in conjunction with the Literacy Council to address the problem of illiteracy in the area, including a five-day per week tutorial programs during school hours at the West Middle Elementary School; a five-day per week Senior Center program sponsored by the Salvation Army and housed at Trinity; and Trinity Advocates, a social justice ministry which provides opportunities for the parish to engage with contemporary issues of social, economic and political justice. • Christian Formation opportunities for all ages include a church school which utilizes the “Godly Play” approach to teaching through narrative, thus drawing in the many gifts of a broad range of parishioners to our church school; Light and Peace, which provides an after-school dinner and spiritual enrichment experience for children between ages 5 and 11; a Journey to Adulthood program for junior high school students (Rite-13) and High School Students (J2A and Young Adults in the Church). Trinity actively encourages young people to take a leadership role in worship and the affairs of the church, with a number of junior and senior high school students who serve not only as acolytes of the church but also as Eucharistic Ministers and readers. Adult Christian formation opportunities include a Sunday Symposium series which is offered each Sunday after both services; and an occasional mid-week evening education program. Wednesday morning Bible Study, a Friday evening book club, a Lenten study series, and spiritual “quiet days” and retreats of longer duration round out the opportunities for adult Christian formation. • Staffing. Trinity staff consists of one full-time clergy,one three-quarter time clergy, a full-time Director of Music Ministries, a 15-hour per week Director of Children’s and Youth Ministries, two part-time clerical and financial staff, and one full- time sexton. Supervisor Information Educational background A.B., Georgetown University College of Arts & Sciences, Washington, D.C. (Government/Urban Affairs), 1968. J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C. 1977 Diocese of Connecticut, Ministry Education and Exploration Program 1995-1997 M. Div., Yale University Divinity School 2000 Diploma in Anglican Studies, Berkeley Divinity School 2000 Completing second semester of D.Min. program in practical theology at Hartford Seminary. Professional/Vocational experience Following law school, served a judicial clerkship in Washington, D.C. Following that, served as the Director, Division of Law, Georgetown University Child Development Center, an interdisciplinary training facility for allied health professionals working with individuals with developmental disabilities. Following that, entered the private practice of law in Washington, D.C. and Glastonbury, CT until 1997. Elected to the Glastonbury Board of Education 1987-1990, elected Judge of Probate for Glastonbury 1990-2004, serving as President of the CT Probate Assembly from 2003-2004. Supervised ministry at St. Mark’s Chapel, Storrs, CT 1999-2000; Curate at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Manchester 2000-20001, Associate Rector 2001-2003; Rector, Trinity Episcopal Church 2004-present. Supervision Experience Have supervised staff since 1977 in managerial roles and then as principal in a law firm and later as Judge of Probate, including experience supervising law student interns. Since June 2004, I have supervised a post-graduate seminarian intern and three YDS seminarian interns preparing for ordination in the Episcopal Church. In addition, I have been on the YDS faculty as a Lecturer in Supervised Ministries from September 2006. Internship Description The philosophy at Trinity is that an internship has to be fulfilling for all of the parties involved. For the right candidate, opportunities will be made available in any or all of the areas of ministry outlined in the parish description, on a scale and in a manner that will assure challenge and growth for the intern and a faithful ministry for the parish within the time constraints of the internship. The intern will be assured opportunities to preach at the Sunday services a minimum of two times per semester.
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