Trinity, Marshall, Calls New Priest

December 17, 2020
For Immediate Release
For More Information Contact:
Alicia Anderson
Office 903.938.4246
Cell 901.484.3090

Marshall, Texas – The Rev. Sean Duncan has accepted the call as rector of Trinity, Marshall. Duncan joins Trinity from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Shreveport, Louisiana, where he currently serves as assistant priest. His first service will be on Sunday, December 20. In an introductory video to the parish, Duncan stated, “We are overjoyed and we are excited to be able to be with you all and to see the ways that God has been working and will continue to work at Trinity Episcopal Church.”

The new rector brings a wealth of experience from ministering to young families, children, college students, the elderly, and immigrants. At St. Paul’s, he directed Christian education and created a three-year curriculum for children. Before entering parish ministry, he worked for a retreat center in Florida and a college ministry in Georgia. 

Duncan holds degrees from two seminaries. This year he began a distance learning Ph.D. program through the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He has published several academic works and views scholarship as one way he can serve the wider Church.

Trinity’s previous rector, Father John Himes, served Trinity from June 2005 until his retirement in January 2019. Father Andrew Ellison joined Trinity in 2016 and became Locum Tenens upon Father John’s retirement. Father Andrew relocated with his family to Missouri City and began his ministry at St. Catherine of Sienna Episcopal Church in July 2020. While Trinity has been without a full-time priest, the church has continued in serving God, its members, and the greater community, especially during the pandemic, with the leadership of dedicated volunteers. Father David Greer, a retired Episcopal priest, has been leading Trinity in services since August.

Services are held at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays in person, with distancing and masks, and streamed to Facebook Live. All our welcome to join, whether in person or online. With Duncan’s arrival on December 20, Trinity will resume the 8:00am Sunday service in addition to the service at 10:30.

Special services for the Christmas season:

– Lessons and Carols on December 20 at 6:00pm (in person and online)
– Christmas Eve Family Mass on December 24 at 5:30 (in person and online)
– Midnight Christmas Mass on December 24 at 11:00pm (in person only)

Trinity is located at 106 N. Grove St., between Austin St. and E. Houston. Visit for more information.

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