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The Rev. Dr. R. Scott White, Rector

Scott White became the 15th Rector of Trinity Church in October of 2012. A native of Newport, RI he spent most of his formative years sailing and building boats. Scott is a graduate of Rhode Island College with a degree in communications. A life-long Episcopalian, he attended the General Theological Seminary in New York where he earned his MDIV in 1996, and he attended the Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria where he earned a Doctor of Ministry degree in Ministry and Leadership Development.

Scott has served as the Assistant Rector at St. Martin’s in Charlotte, NC, the Associate Rector at Christ Church in Raleigh, NC and the Rector at The Church of the Good Shepherd in Rocky Mount, NC. In the Diocese of North Carolina Scott served on the Diocesan Council, the Bishop’s Pastoral Response Team, as chair of the Fair Share Appeals board, and Dean of the Rocky Mount Convocation in addition to other diocesan ministries. Currently scott serves on the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Western North Carolina.

Scott leads workshops in appreciative leadership, and serves as a Conference Leader of CREDO, a program of the Church Pension Fund where the clergy of the Episcopal Church are given time away to examine the core areas of their life and ministry.

Scott loves to cook, run, hike, read and write. Scott is married to Missy Sherburne who has served for many years in the non-profit community raising funds for public schools. Missy and Scott have two young sons, Samuel and Harrison.  
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The Rev. David Henson, Associate Rector

David Henson joined the staff at Trinity in 2016. He was ordained as a priest in 2014 and previously served as a youth minister and as an assistant rector at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in North Augusta, S.C.  While in the Diocese of Upper South Carolina, David also served as the chaplain and spiritual director for the Diocesan Youth Council.

Prior to being ordained a priest, David was a newspaper reporter in Northern California for four years and a stay-at-home dad for five . He grew up in northern Alabama, earned a B.A. from Samford University in Birmingham, and an M.A. in history from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.

David enjoys reading, writing, hiking, and backyard Wiffle ball. He has two young sons, Brendan and Will, and is married to Amber, a family medicine resident with MAHEC in Hendersonville.

The Rev. Peggy Buchanan, Deacon

Peggy Buchanan was ordained to the Vocational Diaconate in 1995 and served at St. James Black Mountain before joining the Trinity staff in 2000. She graduated from Asheville-Buncombe Technical College with an Associate Degree in Nursing. She retired in 2003 after working in various aspects of that profession, psychiatric nursing being her favorite. She brought her nursing background to her ministry through the Parish Nursing Program. She was appointed to and served on the founding board of the National Episcopal Health Ministry and assisted in writing the first Manual for Parish Nurse Programs. This manual is used for training and establishing Parish Nurse programs throughout the United States.

At Trinity she established the Nurses Station at Church of the Advocate and serves on the Advisory Board of COA. Prayer and pastoral care are mainstays of her ministry at Trinity. Peggy graduated from the first Clinical Pastoral Education class sponsored jointly by the VA hospital in Asheville and Duke University. After completing the two year Sursum Corda program, she received certification as a Spiritual Director. She serves as chaplain for Daughters of the King, and she trains the intercessors for the prayer station, as well as serving there each Sunday. As a natural extension of her own passion for doing needlework, Peggy created the Prayer Shawl ministry. Planning and participating in the Seniors at Trinity program has been a special blessing for her. Working with the clergy at Trinity, she is involved in the Friends in Christ program.

Under Peggy, Education for Ministry (EfM) was started at Trinity in 2001 and has grown to two on-going classes. This four-year program is designed to assist lay people to identify their particular ministry while giving them a foundation in Scripture, Church History and Theological Thought. Each Sunday many EfM graduates participate in the ministry and liturgy at Trinity as well as serving in ministries outside the walls of the church.

Peggy has served on the Commission on Minstry and the Executive Council for the Diocese. She was appointed by Bishop Taylor as Diocean Coordinator for the EfM program and continues to serve in the capacity.

Peggy lives with her husband in Black Mountain. They have four grown children and four grandchildren and two pampered pups. She enjoys needlework, reading and home decoration. Peggy would love to hear from you.

Assisting Clergy

The Rev. "Gus" Boone

The Rev. Dr. Margaret Ann (Sam) Faeth

The Rev. Dennis Fotinos 

The Rev. Peter Hawes

The Rev. Charlotte Waldrop

 

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