CLERGY & STAFF
The Rev. Matthew Marino
Father Matt, our new Lead Pastor as of 2019, came from the Church of St. John the Divine in Houston where he oversaw young professionals, missions and outreach, contemporary worship, and the development of emerging leaders. Prior to that he served as diocesan youth and young adults director for the diocese of Arizona, was a church planter, and taught seminary. Before becoming an Episcopal priest, Matt was on Young Life staff where he started Young Life in two new cities and oversaw the transition of Arizona's original area into multi-ethnic ministry.
Matt has a Masters in Educational Leadership from Arizona State, and a Masters of Divinity from Phoenix Seminary. He and Kari have an adult daughter, a son in the Naval Academy, and a poorly behaved dog named Majerle. Matt likes to drink coffee, talk about Jesus and church history, and will shamelessly invite himself to crew on your sailboat.
I invite you to check out Fr. Matt's blog at thegospelside.com.
The Rev. Ken Herzog
Fr. Ken came to Trinity in July 2009. He is married to Elizabeth and they have a son Anthony who lives and works in Southeast Florida. Fr. Ken has a Masters of Sacred Theology from St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach, FL and a Masters of Divinity from The School of Theology at The University of the South in Sewanee, TN where he received The William Porcher DuBose Excellence in Preaching Award.
Prior to ordained ministry, Fr. Ken taught high school theology at his alma mater, Cardinal Newman in West Palm Beach where he also served as Department Chair. Prior to Trinity, he served three years as a Curate at St. Mary's, Stuart and twelve years as Rector at St. Margaret's, Hibernia.
Music Director & Organist
Cliff began his career in church music at age 13 when he became the organist at his home church in Jacksonville, Florida. At age 16 he began directing the choirs. Since then he has worked in Baptist, Methodist, United Church of Christ, Presbyterian, and Episcopal communities. Cliff has taught music from Elementary through college, most recently at Villa Walsh Academy in Morristown and Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. Mr. Parrish's work in theater has been strongly recognized as well, having received the New Jersey Association of Community Theater awards 3 times in both Direction and Musical Direction.
Mr. Parrish holds a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Jacksonville University, and a Master of Music Degree in Conducting from Westminster Choir College in Princeton. He resides in St. Augustine.