Meet Our Parish Staff
The Rev. Charles J. Smith was born and raised in Farmvillle, Virginia. He graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in 2005 with a degree in Philosophy. He began his seminary training at Virginia Theological Seminary and completed the last semester of training at Ripon College Cuddesdon, a private hall of Oxford University. In 2011 he accepted a call to serve as Assistant Rector at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He became Rector for Trinity July 1, 2014 and is excited about the opportunities we will have to share the Good News of God in Jesus Christ within the wider city and to become more involved in dicoesan activities. Charles married his Longwood College sweetheart, Chrissy in 2006. Chrissy is a special education educator in Suffolk and is a native of Virginia Beach. Duke is the family dog.
Did you know Charles likes to paint? When he gets the chance, he loves to paint landscapes and has gotten quite good at sunsets and mountains. I'm sure it won't be long before you will see his work popping up all over Portsmouth!
Meet Linda Torres, our parish admnistrator. Linda made Hampton Roads her home back in 1976 when she moved from a small town in Michigan. She raised her family in Newport News and moved to Portsmouth in
2005. When she is not busy administering to the parish, you will probably find her painting, in either acrylics or on porcelain. Linda is also the show director for the annual Seawall Art Show held in August.
Tony Macklin has been the sexton at Trinity for almost 30 years. Loved by all, he is the man you go to if you have question about Trinity or need anything done. He takes pride in keeping our facilites in sparkling clean and he does it all with a smile in his heart. He keeps a ready supply of birthday cards on hand, and a vase of flowers if you aren't feeling well.
Born and raised in Portsmouth, he loves his North Carolina Tarheels and his shoes. This man has a shoe for every outfit. . . and do not get caught getting his tennis shoes dirty!
Christian Formation: This dynamic duo was raised in Virginia Beach and attended Longwood College together. They both also love children and have found their calling being public school teachers.
Jacky Rodes (on the left) has taught elementary school for nine years in Portsmouth and has been married to Ted Rodes since August of 2013. They have a beautiful baby girl named Maggie and more animals than most people. When Jacky isn’t spending time with her wonderful family she is training for local 5K and 8K races or traveling to her favorite city (Boston) to watch the Red Sox play.
Chrissy Smith just finished her 11th year teaching special needs students in Suffolk. She has been married to Father Charles for close to 9 years and they have a furbaby named Duke who likes to make occasional visits. When not spending time with her family, Chrissy enjoys reading and traveling especially with her hubby to Colonial Williamsburg.
Jack Levick, Director of Music. It is indeed an honor to be your new Organist and Choirmaster at Trinity. As a Norfolk native, a music graduate of Old Dominion University, and Organist and Choirmaster at First Lutheran Church, I know of Trinity’s fine musical tradition. I received a Master of Sacred Music degree (cum laude) from New York’s Union Theological Seminary and while there, was a musical assistant at the iconic St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church. Subsequently, in the Midwest I served First-Plymouth Church, the third largest UCC church in the country, followed by a position at First Presbyterian in Florida. I am delighted to return to the area of my roots and look forward to an exciting new challenge at Trinity Church.