Staff and Vestry Members

Our Staff

The Rev. Gethin J. Wied, Rector

The Rev. Gethin Wied is originally from Lodi, CA.  He became Rector of Trinity in February of 2024 following 6 years as Clergy Associate and Day School Chaplain at St. James’ Church in South Pasadena, CA.  He is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University and Virginia Theological Seminary.  He is married to Meredith.


The Rev. Frank Coe, Priest Associate
Frank received a BA in Mechanical Engineering and went to work for NASA for 37 years – with a couple of brief jobs held elsewhere, including self employment. During that time, he was active in the Church, serving on vestries and Executive Board for the Diocese of Texas. He served as Executive Director at the Peterkin Conference Center from 1997 through 2003. In June 1999, he became an ordained priest. Since 2003, he has served as Supply Priest and Priest in Charge for several churches throughout the Eastern Panhandle. He is on the Board of Directors Shenandoah Valley Medical System, as well as the Executive Council for the Diocese of West Virginia.   Frank is married to Wilma. They have 2 children, Karen and David, 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

The Rev. Charles Holder, Priest Associate
Charles retired after 38 years as Vicar of Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church in Brownsville MD, having served as a bi-vocational priest while teaching at Williamsport High School and Saint James School.  Currently he is an adjunct instructor at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College in Martinsburg.  He holds a BA and MEd from Frostburg State University and in May 1980 he completed Theological Education by Extension from the School of Theology of The University of the South. Charlie is married to Dr. Trudie Holder.  They have two daughters, Helen and Anne and three grandchildren: James, Colleen and Allison Belle. He enjoys gardening.

Becca Knapchuck-Harhara, Parish Administrator 

Becca has lived in Shepherdstown WV since 2018. She became Trinity’s Administrator in early 2023 and has learned the ropes very quickly. She is a mother of 3 beautiful children Laci, Zayn & Ezra and Wife to Jamal. 


Lora Hammersla, Organist
Lora T. Hammersla graduated from West Virginia University with a B.A. in Mathematics and an M.A. in Secondary Education.  She studied piano with Mayola Martin and pipe organ with Dr. William Haller while a student. Lora has been the organist at Trinity since 1991, and she also works as an IT Specialist.  She and her husband Mark are the proud parents of Jessica and Zachary.

Barbara Shaffer, Choir Director

Our Vestry – Jan-Dec 2023
Dale Walter, Senior Warden
Shannon Taylor, Jr Warden
Jean Jacobs, Registrar
Bill Simmons, Treasurer

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