meet our vestry
Katie Chappell, Clerk of Vestry
Nancy Brooks, Treasurer
Class of 2022
Class of 2023
Class of 2024
Delegates to the Annual Convention
Dave Hensley (alternate)
Anne Imes (alternate)
Spencer Atwater (alternate)
Mark Whitney (alternate)
Liz Colton (alternate)
Fred Fairhead (alternate)
Leslie Welker (Senior Warden) has been a member of Trinity since 2014 when she moved back to Asheville, her childhood home. She sings in the choir and often plays the flute, serves as chalice bearer and lector/intercessor, is a member of the Daughters of the King, the Garden Guild, and served on the discernment committee for a priesthood candidate.
Leslie received her undergraduate degree from Appalachian State University and her masters and doctorate degrees from the University of Alabama. She was a band director for almost 30 years in Tuscaloosa, Alabama before moving back to Asheville. Leslie has been an Episcopalian for most of her life. In Alabama she was very active in her church, serving on the vestry, choir, Daughters of the King, as acolyte master, chalice bearer and lector/intercessor, altar guild, Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels, and as president of the Episcopal Churchwomen.
Mack Day (Junior Warden) and his wife, Yvonne Eriksson Day, first moved to Asheville in 1972 and joined Trinity under the leadership of Jack Tuton as Rector, the same year. They had three sons during the 14 years they were here and all three were baptized at Trinity. During those years, Mack served as Clerk of the Vestry. Mack worked as a lawyer with Akzona, Inc. during that period and also served as a member and president of the Asheville Symphony Board when Robert Hart Baker was hired as resident conductor. In 1986, Mack and his family moved to Chicago. While there, he served as General Counsel for the North American Chemical Group of Akzona, Inc. Subsequently, he also served as Vice President of Human Resources for North and South America for the Chemical Group. They remained in Chicago, living in Lake Forest, IL for twenty-two years.
While in Lake Forest, they were members of the Church of the Holy Spirit where Mack served as a Vestry member and Junior and Senior Warden. Mack retired from Akzo Nobel Americe (formerly Akzona, Inc.). In 2008, they returned to the Asheville area. Mack and Yvonne returned to Trinity having never formally transferred their membership. Mack currently serves as a chalice bearer and lay reader. His wife, Yvonne, passed away in 2018.