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Our Vestry

Gail Wambsgans  (2024)

313-598-4786  ·


I’m an Episcopalian PK, born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and worked in human resources for the automotive industry for 35+ years.  Since January 2019 I’ve called Pass Christian my home.  The very first time I visited Trinity I knew immediately this was my church family.  I love Trinity because we welcome everyone!  I can be myself, and that self continues to grow in ways I never imagined.  I love the feeling of being a part of a community of inclusion and compassion.  I love to have fun, meet new people, nurture friendships, serve as usher, lector and on altar guild, sing (only) in the pews, and serve where God calls me.  

Gail Wambsgans

Senior Warden

James Drennan

Jr. Warden (2024)

903-948-0111   ·

I am originally from Texas . I relocated to Pass Christian Mississippi five years ago due to a job change . After visiting several churches I visited Trinity Episcopal Church and I knew right away Trinity is the church for me. 

James Drennan

Junior warden

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“Hap” Crusel

I have spent many years on non profit boards and more managing a small business. I think I could make a positive contribution working on our vestry.

Hap Crusel

Leslie McNair  (2023)

646-373-7100-  ·

Our family moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast in June 1973, where we soon became members of Trinity Church.  I have many fond memories growing up in the “Trinity Family”, being lifelong friends with members’ kids and a true feeling of home every time I walk through the doors.

When I decided to move my kids back to the Gulf Coast we looked around and “sampled” several different episcopal churches before ultimately deciding that Trinity was, in fact our true home. 

As a single mother working full time, most of my volunteer work has revolved around what my girls were doing and where they were in their lives.  I have been involved in fundraising for Coast Episcopal Schools, I was on the booster club board for the Pass High Cross Country and Track team, I volunteered my time to the Pass High tennis team and their fundraising efforts and I also thoroughly enjoy the off-loading of pumpkins for the Trinity Pumpkin Patch.  Now that my girls are off kind of on their own, I believe I have the time and focus to be a valuable member of the Vestry. 
Many thanks for your consideration!

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Leslie McNair

Kathleen Theriot  (2023)

504-458-5982  ·

I was born and raised in New Orleans and moved to the Coast in 1984 with my husband, Donald Theriot, who is now deceased. Here we raised three children - John Eastman, who lives in Houston; Whitney Miller, who lives in Pass Christian; and Elizabeth Theriot, who lives in New York City. Over the past 36 years, I have participated in many volunteer organizations and served on several boards. I am a past vestry member of St. Patrick's Episcopal Church in Long Beach, MS. I have been a member of the board at Coast Episcopal School for over 12 years and have headed several of their large fundraising events. More recently, I have also started working for the Boys & Girls Club. I am happy to be back at Trinity Church with Father Kyle and look forward to getting involved.

Kathleen Sharp Theriot
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JoAnn Rose

I was born in New Jersey and have been an Episcopalian since childhood.

I recently returned to the Gulf Coast after being away for 34 years in November 2021. After visiting a couple of Episcopal Churches in the area, I started attending Trinity and felt this was the Church for me.

I had been a member of St John’s Episcopal Church in Olde Towne Portsmouth Virginia for over ten years and had the opportunity to be an Acolyte, of which I was excited, because when I was a little girl, Acolytes were boys only. I also was an Usher, Reader, member of the Altar Guild, and during Covid was a Chalicer.  I also was on the Vestry at St. John’s from January 2016 through November 2021 as Register (Secretary). 

Since I have been attending Trinity I have become a member of the Altar Guild and recently become an Usher.

I am looking forward to being a member of the Vestry and hopefully be a valuable asset to Trinity Church.

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Dr. John Wagner  (2024)

228-223-4021   ·


Trinity has been a part of my life off and on since my childhood. My father (age 91, who resides in New Orleans and still remains a member today) and his younger brother used to walk to this church as young boys in the 1930’s. My mother and oldest brother are buried in Live Oak Cemetery as I will be someday (no immediate plans!) along with my entire family. Having recently moved back from overseas, I can now enjoy coming to church on a regular basis as being in Trinity is like going back in time. The music with its wonderful old-time selections, the people with their warmth and comfort, and of course our wonderful candid and inspirational leader all make this a wonderful place to be on Sunday mornings.

David Cordell (2024)

918-740-4691  ·  

Martha and I knew that Trinity would become our Christian worship family by the warm and loving reception Kyle extended to our daughter and her fiancée when he married them in May 2019. When they asked him, he said “I’d be honored”. We received the same warm and loving acceptance by the Trinity parishioners and have been treated as if we were lifelong citizens of the Pass.I was honored to be asked to participate as a Lector and I would be honored to serve on the Vestry.

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Carllene MacMillan

I have been a member of Trinity for the past four years and help with a variety of ministries such the Pumpkin Patch, the Christmas Angels, the Alter Guild and LEM.  While not a cradle Episcopalian, I have been an active member of the Anglican faith for over thirty years.  My desire to serve on the vestry is to continue my quest to be of service to my church family who has given so much to me.

Carllene MacMillan

Sheryl Baltar

~ Vestry Clerk ~

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Sheryl Baltar

Vestry clerk

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