Clergy & Staff
The Rev. Dr. Pamela Payne
Pam came to Trinity in 2018, after serving churches in the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama. In fact, Pam has an ecumenical background, having served in several Christian communions as a pastor, church musician, religious communicator, and teacher from the Midwest to the South. She received the M.Div. from Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, the Ph.D. in theology from Vanderbilt University, and a Diploma in Anglican Studies from the School of Theology, University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee. Pam is the mother of two grown sons, Daniel and Christopher Allen.
- The Rev. Canon Clifford B. Carr, Priest Associate
- The Rev. Dr. Richard C. Ditterline, Priest Associate
- The Rev. Dr. Gerard Gaeta, Obl.S.B., Priest Associate
- The Rev. Canon Gwendolyn-Jane Romeril
Karen "Kay" Mackewicz
Kay started her job at Trinity in 2022. Originally from Quakertown, Kay graduated from Millersville University with a BFA in Art Education concentrating in Commercial Art and Graphic Design. With over a decade of experience as a graphic designer and museum educator at Allentown Art Museum in addition to her experience in office management, she brings a variety of skills and experience to Trinity Episcopal Church. Her interests include cooking, art, volunteering at her church, and spending time with family. Her husband Jimmy and her two grown sons, Jacob and Alexander recently relocated to the Slate Belt area.
Artist In Residence
Aram Basmadjian has served as Trinity’s Artist-in-Residence since 2011. He has concertized extensively throughout the United States and abroad where his performances as an organ recitalist have won acclaim from audiences and critics alike.
Aram began his organ studies under the direction of Episcopal composer and organist Dr. Ray Urwin. In 1983, he made his debut with the world acclaimed Philadelphia Orchestra. Shortly thereafter he relocated to Salt Lake City and studied organ with M. Lee Suitor at the University of Utah and Dr. James Drake at Utah State University. Having a strong desire to broaden his approach to the organ, Aram moved to California to study with Virgil Fox’s protégé, Ted Alan Worth, who encouraged him to pursue a concert career.
Soup Kitchen Coordinator
Laura grew up in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia in 2020 with her B.A. in Sociology. Prior to pursuing her Bachelor's degree, she worked on organic farms both in South Carolina and Pennsylvania. Most recently, Laura served as an AmeriCorps member assisting with the 211 Program at the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley. Love for humanity and food is at the heart of her work.
Rene, who has been on the staff of Trinity since 2015, took on the position of Parish Sexton in the spring of 2022. Originally from Puerto Rico, Rene has worked in law enforcement, where he was a Special Unit Police Officer. Prior to that, Rene served in the United States Army. After moving to the mainland, Rene has worked in various positions maintenance and housekeeping capacities until arriving at Trinity.
Karen Ernst Reiner