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Clergy and Staff

Clergy

The Very Reverend Dr. Gerald Sevick | Rector (Senior Pastor)
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The Rev. Dr. Gerald Sevick accepted the call to become the fifth rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, The Woodlands, TX in January 2007. Father Sevick’s education includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion from Baylor, a Master of Divinity from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL, and a Doctorate of Ministry from the Seminiary of the South in Sewanee, TN. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1988 in the Diocese of Dallas, and is a professed member of the Third Order of the Society of Saint Francis. Father Sevick has been married to his wife, Kay for over 30 years and together they have four adult children.

Office: 281.367.8113 , Ext. 109
Facebook: gerald.sevick
X: @gsevick

The Rev. Frank Samuelson | Associate Rector
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The Rev. Frank Samuelson served as a curate at Trinity Episcopal Church from July 2017 until June 2019, and was named associate rector as of July 1, 2019. Fr. Frank’s education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Science from Texas A&M University and a Master of Divinity from Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, TX. He has been married to The Rev. Louise Samuelson for over 30 years, and they have three adult children; Peter, Eric, and Martha.

Office: 281.367.8113, Ext. 117

The Rev. Joanna Unangst | Curate
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The Rev. Joanna DeHaan Unangst (she/her) joined the staff of Trinity Episcopal Church in July of 2022. She was born in Canada and grew up in Toronto and Chicago. Her education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University, and a Master of Divinity degree from Virginia Theological Seminary. Prior to her ordination, the Rev. Joanna worked as a psychotherapist. She is the chaplain to all clergy spouses and partners in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, as well as a chaplain to Trinity Episcopal Day School. She is married to the Rev. Kurt Unangst who serves at St. Mary's in Cypress, and together they have two marvelous children and an embarrassing amount of books.

Office: 281.367.8113, Ext. 102

The Rev. John Vancamp | Deacon
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John Vancamp joined the staff of Trinity Episcopal Church in 2019 when he was a diaconal candidate and student at IONA. He graduated from IONA in June of 2020 and was ordained in August of 2020 to serve as the vocational deacon for Trinity. John served in the Army as a medic and earned his licensed vocational nursing degree while on active duty and later became a registered nurse while in the Army Reserves. A member of the Episcopal Church for many years, John has served as a lector, LEV, and lay worship leader. He and his wife Stella have been married since 2003.

Office: 281.367.8113, Ext. 121

The Rev. Russel Oechsel | Deacon
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I am a cradle Episcopalian.  I grew up in Northwestern Illinois and went to college there.  My work in the world was with an oil company for almost 30 years in Human Resources. Since then I’ve worked as a Chaplain for a Hospice Company for a couple of years.  I now work as an Usher for the Astros at Minute Maid Park. I was in the first class of deacons at Iona School for Ministry.  We were graduated and ordained in February of 2007.  From 2008 until 2018 I served as the Archdeacon of the Diocese and as a deacon at St. Mary’s in Cypress.  I’ve worked in the feeding and caring for homeless people.  I have been involved in doing disaster relief work since Hurricane Ike in 2008.  Another significant part of my ministry is about pastoral care.  I look forward to being a part of Trinity as we move forward in the coming years.

Office: 281.367.8113, Ext. 125

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