Henry is a native of Birmingham, Alabama and graduated from Tulane University in 1974. His seminary training was completed at Nashotah House in 1977, with study at the Absalom Jones Theological Institute in Atlanta. He and Mary Beth, a Newcomb College graduate, were married in 1976, and they have two sons: T.J., who lives in Denver, and Will who lives in St. Louis with his wife Alaina.
His ordained ministry began at the Church of the Nativity in Huntsville, Alabama. He served as Rector of the Church of the Advent in Sumner, Mississippi for four years, then as Rector of St. Paul's Church in Meridian Mississippi for 12 years. He comes home to New Orleans from Little Rock Arkansas, where he was Dean and Rector of Trinity Cathedral. His passion for ministry is centered in pastoral care, pastoral preaching, and a zeal for evangelism in the broadest possible venue, the ministry of reconciliation for all God's children. To return to New Orleans as New Orleans as this great city renews and rebuilds herself is an exciting challenge and great joy.
Henry now serves on the Standing Committee for the Diocese of Louisiana, the board of The Anglican Theological Review, and numerous civic organizations. His hobbies include gardening, fly fishing, and enjoying the incredible food of New Orleans.
Head of School
The Rev. Edgar G. (Gary) Taylor grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and attended Yale College, graduating with a degree in English in 1987. A long-time summer camp counselor and director at an Episcopal camp in northern Ohio, he began working in education immediately after college at St. James School, a boarding school in western Maryland. In 1991, he earned his Master's in Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, with a concentration in Teaching, Curriculum and Learning Environments. He then began his career as an independent school administrator at Wooster School in Danbury, Connecticut. Over his 17 year tenure there he served as Dean of Students, Head of Upper School, Assistant Headmaster, and Acting Chaplain.
It was at Wooster that he heard his call to the priesthood. He entered seminary in 2008 at the Virginia Theological Seminary, graduating in 2011. His first call was as School Chaplain at St. Anne's Episcopal School in Middletown, Delaware. In November 2013 he was named the Trinity School's 7th Head and he began his tenure here in July of 2014.
Gary married his college sweetheart, Karen, in 1991. They have three children: Charlie who is in college in Connecticut, Wendy who attends boarding school in Delaware, and Theo, a middle school student at Trinity.
The Rev. Mitchell Smith is originally from Orlando Florida. After living in Hawaii and Iowa he attended Western Illinois University. At school he met and fell in love with Denise Schulz. Upon graduation Mitch and Denise were married. Together they moved to Chicago where Denise taught school while Mitch completed he seminary education/training.
Upon graduation from Seabury Western Theological Seminary Mitch and Denise moved to Waterloo Iowa. There Mitch became the rector of Trinity Episcopal Church. While living in Waterloo, Mitch and Denise welcomed two children to their lives, Noah (now a Trinity second grader) and Lydia (entering the Pink House this year). Trinity Episcopal Church New Orleans welcomed the Smith family in 2011.
Mitch has a passion for mission and outreach. As a priest he loves preaching, teaching, pastoral care, and connecting people's passions to the service of God. Mitch is an avid cyclist and triathlete. He also loves to hunt and fish.
Jesse was ordained at Trinity on August 6, 2004 after graduating from the Diocese of Louisiana School for Ministry. He has served at The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in New Orleans. Prior to being ordained, Jesse has practiced law in New Orleans since 1968. In 1975-76 he worked in Washington D.C. as counsel to the United States Judiciary Committee. His law related activities have included work as a certified mediator. Jesse was designated a Master Teacher of P.A.I.R.S., an educational course addressing intimate relationship skills, including communication and problem solving. He is currently a member of the boards of directors of Lambeth House and St.
Nicholas Children’s Academy. Jesse is married to Nancy Hadden Adams who is a Stephen Minister at Trinity. Nancy and Jesse share a large family with a combined total of seven children and fifteen grandchildren.
Alyce was born in New Orleans and received her Bachelor's Degree in Sociology. She worked as a legal secretary/paralegal prior to coming on staff in July of 2006 as Director of Children's Ministries. She was ordained as a vocational deacon on December 27, 2008 by Bishop Charles E. Jenkins at Christ Church Cathedral. She serves in prison ministry at the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women in St. Gabriel, LA and is a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children in Jefferson Parish Juvenile Court. She also trains and schedules Eucharistic Visitors in our parish.
Deacon Daniel “Mark” Hudson is a native of Metairie, La. graduated from Tulane University A.B. Freeman School of Business with MBA and Southeastern La. University with a B.S. in Industrial Management. He is married to Debbie and they have one son Daniel J. Hudson, who is married living in Baton Rouge, La. with three children. They have a daughter Melinda Marie Hudson living in New Orleans.
He was ordained at Christ Church Cathedral New Orleans December 7th, 2007 after graduating from the Diocese of Louisiana School of Ministry. He served as Vocational Deacon at St. James Episcopal Church in Baton Rouge responsible for Stephen Ministry, nursing home visitation until summer 2011. He was Chaplin for Bishop Morris Thompson until mid 2012.
He has a passion for ministry in pastoral care of all kinds of outreach identifying the needs of the world and finding resources to fulfill God’s will. Mark is currently studying at Loyola University pursuing a Master of Theology in Pastoral Care specializing in Spirituality for Ministry. He serves on the Episcopal Church Service (ECS) board for the Diocese of Louisiana.
Mark works at Morgan Stanley in the financial services industry in Baton Rouge and New Orleans where he has practiced for 27 years. His hobbies include watching his beloved Saints, Hornets, and sitting on his balcony in the French Quarter chilling out.