Our Priest-in-Charge

Dear Friends,

I am so excited to serve as your Priest-in-Charge! Working together I know we can strengthen your sarahcurrent ministries and your relationships with God. Over the next three years the parish and I will discern whether I am called to be your Rector. I look forward to discovering what God has in store for Trinity and myself.

I grew up attending St. John’s the Evangelist Episcopal Church in Duxbury, MA where I participated in a wide variety of youth formation programs. I received a Bachelor of Arts from Connecticut College with a double major in English and French. After college I received my Masters in Divinity from The Episcopal Divinity School with a focus on Pastoral Theology. Upon graduation I was granted an award for Homiletics and Feminist Liberation Theology. After completing my education I served as the Associate for Multigenerational Ministries at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Burlington, MA for creating intergenerational programs and worship services. During this time, I also worked in public schools as a paraprofessional for students with special needs.

In 2014 I was ordained to the Transitional Diaconate and began a three-year position as the Urban Resident/Assistant to the Rector at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Lynn, MA. In 2015 I was ordained to the priesthood. I served at St. Stephen’s until the summer 2017 when I was called to serve as the Priest-in-in Charge until 2019.

I live in Rockport with my husband, The Reverend Derek van Gulden, and a very spoiled cat, Tux. We moved to Rockport 7 years ago when Derek became the Pastor of First Congregational Church (UCC) in Rockport. Together, we enjoy relaxing at the beach, birding and visiting family.



Rev. Sarah van Gulden

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