Welcome from Karen!
Welcome to Trinity! When calling the Parish Office, you will experience a warm greeting from me and my staff of volunteers at the Welcome Desk who answer your calls and greet you at the door. The Parish Office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. We have lots of information available so please do not hesitate to ask and if we do not have the answer for you immediately, we will call you back with the information. I enjoy meeting the parishioners so please do come by to say hello. I am in the office during the afternoon on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and in the morning on Wednesday.
As the Office Manager, Karen supervises the staff of volunteers at the Welcome Desk and coordinates a great number of details that keep the work of the church running smoothly. She maintains the master calendar for all the events occurring in the church and community when Trinity is involved. She is the managing editor for the Sunday bulletins and monthly newsletter, Trinity News. She supervises the preparation and work for projects such as mailings and insertions in the bulletins and newsletters.
Karen is very active with her home church, Greendale People’s Church, in Worcester. She is the Financial Secretary, chair of the Stewardship Committee and a teacher for the Women at the Well Bible Study Group. She lives with her daughter and son-in-law in Grafton. An avid reader of mysteries, she is caretaker of two Pomeranian pups, Sydney and Ladybug.
Formerly, Karen worked for 23 years in the Department of Neurology at UMass Memorial Healthcare at the University Campus. For 21 one of those years she was the Administrative Assistant on the school side in the department with the last two years as the Administrator for the Neurology Clinic. After leaving UMass, she took a few months off before Nancy Fontneau, one of the physicians in Neurology, informed her of the secretarial position opening at Trinity. That was in August 2006. According to Karen, “Time has flown!”