Serving Each Other in His Name

At Trinity Cathedral, we are blessed with a wealth of opportunities to share our many talents and special gifts with one another. Trinity members reach out to each other in times of need and celebration.

Here are some of our pastoral care opportunities. If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please complete our volunteer form.

Special Message During COVID-19 Closure

Our Pastoral Care team is overseen by Canon Hartley, Trinity’s Canon Pastor who also serves as the clergy contact for people involved in this ministry. The team is also led by many generous volunteers who oversee specific areas of the Ministry, as follows:

  • Scotty Frantz and Joan Danforth have been busy making calls to check on our congregation, and have recruited others to assist in this effort as well.
  • Joan Danforth is also overseeing our Lay Chaplains during this time.
  • Mopsy Crawford is heading up the Order of St. Luke. She will respond to prayer requests and offer intercessory prayers.
  • Susan Johnston has been assisting with our Newcomer Ministry.

Ways to reach our clergy at Trinity:

  • There is a form available (click here) that goes directly to the clergy for any confidential prayer requests or care needs.
  • You can dial 803.771.7300 and select option 4 to leave a message. Those messages are retrieved by Canon Hartley, who will determine the response along with our other clergy (based on the nature of the request).
  • The direct dial numbers for our clergy are as follows:
    • Dean Boston’s Assistant, Carole Carter – 803.461.7311
    • Canon Hartley, Canon Pastor for Trinity – 803.461.7324
    • Canon Dorian – 803.461.7320
    • Canon Malanuk – 803.461.7309.
    • These are the clergy’s office numbers. Leaving a message on these lines will work as the phone system sends an emailed message to the individual’s email address as well.

Aftercare Visitation Ministry

The mission of the Aftercare Team is to assist our Trinity members and their families during the several weeks of recovery following hospital stays.

New Life Ministries

Volunteers are assigned to shepherd expectant and new parents (via birth or adoption) through normal pregnancies and childbirth, difficult pregnancies, the birth of a special needs child, or the loss of a child. Families are nurtured through prayer, phone calls, literature, home and hospital visits, and meal preparation. We welcome new members to this groups at any time. It is a great way to welcome new babies and their families into our church family.

Bereaved Care Visitation Ministry

This Lay Visitation Ministry is made of volunteers who seek to provide comfort of the Holy Spirit for grieving families through practical, everyday means.

Order of St. Luke

The Order of St. Luke is a worldwide ecumenical Christian organization whose members believe that God’s healing power operates within the church, the Body of Christ on earth, through her membership. The OSL prayer ministers are trained primarily through materials recommended by the Order of St. Luke and meet regularly for prayer. A prayer minister is available in Seibels Chapel during communion at the 10:30 am service for anyone who wishes to receive prayer for themselves or a loved one. More intensive prayer is available by appointment.

Eucharistic Visitors

Eucharistic Visitors are trained and licensed to take the sacrament from the altar following the 9 am service (10 am in summer) to people who are unable to attend church. They are assigned to serve on specific Sundays and go to hospitals, nursing homes, and homes.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

At Trinity, we are currently focusing on creating prayer shawls, and sometimes lap robes, for those who have suffered a significant loss or are living with acute stress, whether physical or emotional. Depending on how many knitters and crocheters participate, we are hoping to be able to expand the ministry to include baby blankets. Beginner and experienced knitters and crocheters are invited to join this ministry.

Care Teams

There are members of Trinity who could use a little “neighborly help,” and there are members who have a few hours to spare and can help. Each Care Team is comprised of six to eight individuals with different abilities, talents and interests. The ways in which we might be asked to help varies. The needs and the degree of help we give varies…. but we make a difference by lending a hand for only a few hours each month. Every team is backed by the support of the Cathedral clergy staff. And every team member is given training in the opportunities, guidelines and boundaries of the ministry.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please complete our volunteer form.

Recovery and Support Ministry

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) affects many people.  And, while many helping options exist for people struggling with SUD, little help is available for those who love them. That’s why Trinity established the Trinity Recovery and Support Ministry (TRSM) for adult members of Trinity and for others in our community.  Fourteen recovery coaches are available to help those with loved ones suffering from SUD and a weekly meeting is held at Trinity each Monday evening.  Please contact our confidential email box or visit our webpage at TRSM.

Contact our Canon Pastor

For questions about Pastoral Care, please contact our Canon Pastor, Canon Jimmy Hartley (click here to email) or at 803.461.7324.

You may also contact a member of our clergy (click here for the directory).