Christ Church Trumbull Vestry

Vestry

  • John Goepfrich

    John is in his first year as a member of the vestry and has been a member of Christ Church for the past three years. He currently serves as Secretary. John and his wife, Sara, love being able to walk to their neighborhood church with their young children, Jack and Evie.

  • Margaret Marcotte

    Margaret Marcotte has been an active member of Christ Church Trumbull for over 18 years and currently serves as Treasurer and Representative to its Anti-Racism Task Force. Her service to the church and community includes tenures as Treasurer - during the construction of the church’s main addition already a decade ago - and Vestry Member for Outreach and Christian Formation. She also occasionally serves as Lay Assistant on the altar. Having spent her youth as an active church chorister, she enjoys sacred music and traditional services but is slowly coming around to - and enjoying! - more contemporary practices. Her two daughters, Marala and Eliane, have been baptized and participate actively in the Episcopal church, yet have learned the sanctity in honoring others’ religions because of the bi-cultural environment in which they’ve been raised. Their commitment to end racial equality has spurred them to elevate their voices and actions through the church in calling for change.

  • Todd Rossel

    Todd Rossel is the Senior Warden of the Vestry and has been a member of Christ Church Trumbull for more than 20 years.  He has served several prior Vestry terms and also co-chaired the capital campaign with his wife, Jennifer, in 2008 that helped enable the church to add an addition of new classrooms and office space.  He serves as a lay assistant for Sunday Services,  Jennifer helps teach Sunday School and runs the baked goods area at the annual Apple Festival, and their children, Louisa, a college sophomore, and Casey, a high school junior, have always been active participants in church activities. 

  • Martine Yourieff

    Martine Yourieff has been a member of Christ Church Trumbull for almost 30 years. During this time she has served on the Vestry (Christian Formation) and as Church School Director and likes to help with Outreach activities. In addition, Martine loves to work in  the Church garden (together with her husband, Tim, and other Parish friends) and is also on the Executive Council of the Greater Bridgeport Ministry Network. (Formerly the G.B Deanery.) She describes the Christ Church Tashua family as  ‘vibrant & nurturing’ adding  “There is a real sense of community and fellowship here.” Look for Martine and her daughters, Georgia and Claudia, at the Face Painting tent at our annual Apple Festival. 

  • Patrick Foster

    Patrick Foster is one of the newest members of the Vestry. He’s also a longtime parishioner of Christ Church Trumbull - he and his wife Diane were married in the church in 1980. Pat has served as a Sunday School teacher, as well as Lector and Greeter. He currently chairs the church’s Website Committee and serves on the Apple Festival Committee as well. “Christ Church Tashua is an integral part of our lives” he notes “the first time I came here it felt like home, and it has remained that way for 40 years”.

  • Jaye Irwin

    Jaye Irwin is the current Junior Warden at Christ Church Trumbull, and a longtime member of the vestry. Jaye and his wife Jody have been members of the church since 1998 when they moved to Trumbull.  “When we first moved to the area we looked at a couple of local churches, but we felt immediately at home at the little white church on the hill”.  Jaye is a regular volunteer at church events throughout the year, his wife serves as treasurer of the ECW (Episcopal Church Women) and is a main coordinator of the annual Apple Festival. Their two sons have been long time members as well, both attended Sunday school and were confirmed in the church.