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Fr. Chris M. Rodriguez, Rector

Fr. Chris and his family came to us in 2012 from Trinity Church in Red Bank, NJ where he had served since 2007. Previously he was Curate at All Saints' Church in Wynnewood, PA.

He is second generation Basque on his father’s side, his grandfather Rodriguez having immigrated to the United States during the Spanish civil war. He attended Pennsylvania State University graduating in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. In 1994, he earned a Master of Science degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. 

While working as a Sr. Systems Engineer for a large healthcare corporation, he was received into the Anglican Communion. Fr. Chris did his seminary work at Trinity Seminary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. While enrolled as a full-time student, he also worked as the Director of Information Technology for the seminary. 

He and his wife, Kathy, have three daughters. He enjoys spending time with his family, exercising, playing the guitar, reading (history and theology), and meeting new people.

Fr. Joshua Gritter, Assistant to the Rector

Fr. Josh came to Trinity Church in December 2016 from St. Peter’s in Lake Mary, FL where he served as the Youth Director for 6 years. Fr. Josh earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University and is a graduate of the Frederick M. Suppers Honors Program. In 2016 he earned his Certificate of Anglican Studies from Nashotah House and in 2017 he graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity. He was ordained to the Priesthood in August 2017.

He and his wife, Amy, have a young son Gabriel who was born in September 2016. Josh enjoys reading books on psychology, culture and theology as well as engaging in community events.

Fr. Robert W. Switz, Assistant for Pastoral Care

Fr. Robert and his wife, Cheryl, came to Trinity Episcopal Church in 2017 from Charleston, SC where he served Epiphany Episcopal Church in Summerville for 17 years. Prior to Charleston, he served at Trinity Episcopal Church in San Francisco, CA and several other parishes during his 20+ years in California. He was ordained deacon and priest in the Diocese of South Florida and served as assistant at Trinity Cathedral Miami, Vicar of Holy Sacrament, Hollywood and Rector of St. Gregory Boca Raton.

He is a graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary with a Masters in Theology and he received his Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and Finance from Villanova University. Fr. Switz is a graduate of The U.S. Army Chaplain School and served as Reserve Chaplain for 17 years. His wife is no stranger to Vero Beach, as she is a graduate of Vero Beach High School. Cheryl received her Master’s Degree from Golden Gate University, San Francisco and works as a travel consultant.

Fr. Switz has three adult children, eight grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. He and his wife enjoy spending time with family and traveling.

Dr. Neal Campbell, Director of Music and Organist

Dr. Campbell came to Trinity in November 2015 from Saint Luke’s Parish in Darien, CT. Previously, he held church and synagogue positions in Washington, Philadelphia, the New York City tri-state region, and Virginia, where for 21 years he was organist and choirmaster of St. Stephen’s Church in Richmond. He was also on the faculty of the University of Richmond for 10 years.

He grew up in Washington, DC and attended the University of Maryland where he sang in the renowned University Chorus. He studied organ with William Watkins and Paul Callaway, and piano with Roy Hamlin Johnson. He subsequently earned graduate and undergraduate degrees at the Manhattan School of Music where, in various capacities, he studied with several leading organists in New York, including Frederick Swann, John Walker, James Litton, McNeil Robinson, Paul-Martin Maki, Arthur Lawrence, Eugenia Earle, and Alec Wyton. He earned the D.M.A. degree in 1996, for which he wrote his dissertation on the life and works of the New York composer-organist Harold Friedell.

Dr. Campbell is a member of the New York City and Treasure Coast chapters of the American Guild of Organists, and served on the Board of the NYC chapter from 2009-2015. He served three terms on the AGO national council representing Region III. He is also a member of the Organ Historical Society, the Association of Anglican Musicians, the Church Club of New York, and the St. Wilfrid Club of the City of New York.

Kathy Rodriguez, Director of Parish Life & Sunday School

Kathy grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia and attended Penn State University, where she met her husband, Chris. After graduation, she worked as a Benefits Coordinator and Recruiter in the Human Resources department of a major medical information technology company, where she worked for 10 years until their first child was born.

They eventually moved to Pittsburgh for Chris to attend Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry. Upon his graduation and Ordination to the Deaconate, and the birth of their second child, they moved back to the suburbs of Philadelphia where Chris worked full time for a medical data management company and part time as the Assistant to the Rector at All Saints Church in Wynnewood, PA.  After Chris was ordained to the Priesthood and their third child was born, they moved to Little Silver New Jersey for Chris to become the full-time Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Red Bank, NJ.

Kathy re-entered the workforce as a Parish Administrator for All Saint's Church in Navesink, NJ.  After 6 years, Chris was called to be the Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Vero Beach and Kathy became the Director of Parish Life.

Kathy and Fr. Chris have three daughters, Aimee, Katy and Grace.

Michele Hanlon, Membership Coordinator

One of the benefits of being the Membership Coordinator is the unique opportunity to meet and greet all visitors and members. Michelle is ideal for the position and she has been instrumental in Trinity’s growth. “I really enjoy my time at the Welcome Table every Sunday, because I get the chance to see and speak with Trinity members, answer any questions, and welcome our visitors,” she said.

Michelle lived in Georgia for 35 years, where she also served as Administrative Assistant for a church. She and her husband, Cary moved to Florida in 2014.  They have two children, two grandchildren, and a dog named C.J.

Alyssa Hiser, Director of Communications

First hired as the Parish Receptionist, Alyssa’s organizational skills and talents quickly surfaced.  She is now the Communications Director and responsible for building strong relationships and implementing effective communication procedures. Alyssa’s experience includes office administration and radio production, including previously working for Treasure and Space Coast Radio.

She and her husband, Chris, are expecting their first child in November.  Alyssa is originally from Pennsylvania and lives full-time in Vero Beach.

Jeanne Mudge, Bookkeeper
Charles Hinckley, Sexton