Fr. John Mason Lock
Fr. Lock was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico and was baptized as an infant at St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral. He attended the University of Delaware, majoring in English Literature. Soon after graduation he began seminary at Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. He served as curate for five years at All Souls Episcopal Church in Oklahoma City. In 2013, he was called to Trinity. He is responsible for teaching, preaching, worship-leading, and pastoral care at our parish. He and his wife, Bonnie, have four young children. His hobbies include literature, music, and traditional woodworking.
Julie Gyurindak joined Trinity’s staff in 2013. In addition to her people skills, she brings extensive graphic design skills to her work. Her last job before Trinity was as a freelance graphic designer. Julie is married, and they have two college-aged children.
Dr. Allan Robinson
Organist and Choirmaster
Dr. Allan Robinson grew up in Memphis, Tennessee. He is a graduate of Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey (B. Mus., 1991) where he studied organ under Robert Carwithen and composition with Ronald Arnatt. He holds a M.Mus. (1994) degree from Rutgers University in choral conducting. There his teachers included Richard Westenberg (choral conducting), Noel DaCosta (composition) and Nicholas Roussakis (16th century counterpoint). Dr. Robinson holds a D.M.A. from Boston University (College of Fine Arts/School of Music). His doctoral research was historical/musicological in nature. His dissertation is entitled: The Genesis of Cultivated Choral Tone in the Unites States (1906-1928): Peter C. Lutkin, F. Melius Christiansen, and John Finley Williamson. Dr. Robinson's musical and research interests include musical composition and theory [including the use of computers for composition], sixteenth-century counterpoint, music of the Renaissance, organ and choral performance and repertoire, sacred organ and choral practice in the Northeastern United States after 1900, a cappella choral history and performance, American choral history, and the history of American Choral Education. He is a nationally published author, having appeared in The American Organist Magazine; and is cited in The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. In addition to his work at Trinity Church, he is the organist of Temple Emanu-El of West Essex (Livingston), NJ; and a faculty member at Middlesex County College where he teaches music theory, music history, keyboard studies and applied music and directed the college choir. Dr. Robinson is also on the faculty of the Arts and Education Program of New Jersey as an artist-teacher. The organist and choirmaster invites all interested persons to come and be a part of music making at Trinity. His philosophy is that sacred music represents a "meta-mix" spirituality, fun, and excellence as a votive offering to God!
Church wardens are lay people who assist the priest in ministry and leadership. They care for the people of the parish and they act as stewards of the church property.
John, his wife Jennifer and their 3 children came to Trinity from Christ Church in Shrewsbury in 2007. The family joined Trinity to attend church with family. John served on the vestry for three years before becoming a warden in 2011. While serving on the vestry, he led the building and grounds committee. Now, as senor warden he is responsible for guiding the business of the church during the search and transition for a new rector. John has worked in the engineering field for the past 30 years. He enjoys fishing, playing softball and above all spending time with his family. John is a licensed surveyor in New Jersey and before leaving Christ Church performed an extensive survey on their cemetery which included identifying and locating each grave marker.
David is the Junior Warden at Trinity Episcopal Church. David grew up in Rumson, N. J. where he sang in the choir and was an acolyte at Saint George's by The River Episcopal Church. He is a graduate of Monmouth University and Seton Hall University School of Law. Now retired from the practice of law, David and his wife Marjorie enjoy traveling, especially cruising, gardening and sharing their love for animals. Their two Briards, Jimi and Sassy bring them much joy.
Vestry members are lay people who serve three year terms, primarily assisting in the regular administrative duties of the church, including finances and building maintenance. They also serve in leadership positions for ministry and fellowship activities.
Ted M. Beal, Sr.
Ted recently joined the vestry at Trinity in 2012 having been a long-time member of Trinity, with four generations of his family active in the parish. He is a mainstay of the kitchen crew at Trinity events, as well as an acolyte, chalice bearer and lay reader. He was also involved in running the Trinity Youth Group. Ted grew up active in church and youth group. He graduated from Bates College in 1964 and married Karen Bertelsen in 1965. After an initial career in education, and significant sports involvement, he joined AXA Equitable. After 32 years, he is recently semi-retired from management of the Retirement Benefits Group. He and Karen have 3 children and 10 grandchildren; those living locally are all active at Trinity. Ted and his family are blessed to be a part of a wonderful congregation of spiritually driven members of Trinity and share their strong commitment of love for the Lord and each other.
Tammy was raised in Belleville, NJ and is one of 6 children. She has resided in Monmouth County since 1991. She and her husband Eric have been members of Trinity Episcopal since 1996 and have raised their 3 sons with this parish by their side. Working on the Memorial Garden along with other members of Trinity has given her much fulfillment and it is a ministry she feels blessed to be a part of. Tammy is a Real Estate Agent and has been with Coldwell Banker Residential Services in Holmdel since 2002. She is also a per diem Rehab Tech at Manor by The Sea Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ocean Grove.
Mary Pat McLaughlin
David was born in England and was an active Anglican before moving to the USA, early in his business career. He has owned his own International Textile Sales and Marketing Company for 30 years and is involved in various professional business organizations. He has been a member of Trinity for more than 30 years and served on the Vestry for much of that time, including being Warden for 4 years. He has been active in most of the church's activities but particularly with the Finance and Music Committees. He and his wife, Diana, led the Youth Group for 5 years. He is married with 3 children and 5 grandsons – the local family are all involved with Trinity. He has a great love for the Church and ministries that it brings to the community.
Candy has been a member at Trinity for 24 years. During her tenure, she served several terms on the vestry, and served as President of ECW and Superintendent and Sunday School teacher each for about 15 years. She participated in the search for our last rector and chaired the Discernment Committee for a ministerial candidate. Currently, she is a chalice bearer, lay reader, a member of the Altar Guild and also serves on the Diocesean Nominating Committee. Candy is a Manager, Career Consultant for the largest global provider of career transition services, helping those laid off from their jobs. Her prior experience includes the Director of Human Resources for three subsidiary insurance companies, training and development, and insurance claims management.
A lifelong Episcopalian, Jim was born and raised in Washington, DC, moving to New Jersey in 1966 to begin a career as aneighth grade history teacher in Fair Haven. He has been retired since 2010. Jim and his wife Caroline live in Monmouth Beach. They have three children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. The Tuckers began attending Trinity in 1981. Since that time, Jim has been a vestryman, a warden, a Sunday School teacher, teaching the confirmation class, an acolyte, a lay reader, a chalice bearer, and the parish's acolyte master. He is now looking forward to a return to the Vestry, as we begin a new chapter in the life of Trinity Church under Fr. Lock.
Kyle has recently joined Trinity Church, having come to the Anglican tradition from a Southern Baptist background. Born and raised in Oklahoma, he studied classical languages and history at the University of Oklahoma. In 2013, he moved to New Jersey to pursue doctoral studies in American history. Kyle and his wife Sally are expecting their first baby in the Fall of 2016.