Trinity Episcopal Church Staff


The Rev. Dr. Callie Plunket-Brewton

Callie is a graduate of Texas Tech University (B.A.) and Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div. and Ph.D.). She was ordained in 2011 and has been at Trinity Episcopal Church since 2013. She is married to Vince Brewton, who is the Dean of the Honors College at UNA, and they have three children, Merrie Margaret (13), Alec (11), and Patrick (7). Her favorite verse of Scripture, in spite of being an OId Testament scholar, is from 1 John: “Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed.”

Rev. Michael E. Carlisle Interim Associate Rector

Rev. Michael Carlisle is a native of Lexington, Ky. He attended Kansas State University, has a B.A from University of Mississippi, and a M. Div from The University of the South. He has served the church in 20 different parishes and 5 different countries. He is returning to Trinity 12 years after a previous term as this Parish’s interim. He has many passions and will gladly speak to all of them if asked. One of his greatest passions is sharing lunch with his parishioners.

The Rev. Deacon Catherine Scheisz



Catherine has been at Trinity Episcopal Church since moving to Florence in 1995.  She has a BA in French Literature from Sewanee.  Ordained to the diaconate in 2012, she has served at Trinity Episcopal Church since that time. Catherine has three grown children; Sarah, Mary Catherine and Jamie.  She loves spending time with her granddaughter, Maci.

Jessie Stracener
Children’s Ministry Director

Jessie graduated from the University of North Alabama. She came to Trinity Episcopal Church in 2012. Florence is her home. She currently works as our Children’s Ministry Coordinator working with children from 0-6th grade. She has one child, Carl (4).

Simon Vandagriff
Youth Ministry Director

Simon grew up in Birmingham and went to Homewood High School. He studied History and Psychology at Auburn University, and is now working on a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of North Alabama. He worked for Camp McDowell as a summer camp counselor for 3 years, and has now taken on the role of youth director here at Trinity Episcopal Church.

Noël Beck
Organist and Choir Director

Noël Morse Beck has been singing almost since the day she was born. By age 10, she was honing her hymn-playing skills by playing for family worship each morning. At 15, she became organist at her local church. She pursued her interest in her college studies, earning a double major in organ/church music and English literature. Noël and her husband Robert, also an organist, have two adult daughters, who have graced them with four singing grandchildren. Noël is also passionate about issues of human and environmental justice, peace, and equality.

Sheila Shelton

Shelia has been the bookkeeper for Trinity Episcopal Church for sixteen years. She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Episcopal Church and has been a long time member. Shelia and her husband, Monty, were married at Trinity Episcopal Church thirty-seven years ago and have both sung in the choir for over twenty-two years. Along with her family and pets, Shelia loves music and enjoys playing clarinet, alto sax, mandolin and violin.