A Note from the Rector Welcoming Winnie Varghese

Winnie Varghese 2015 Headshot
Photo by Leah Reddy

The Rev. Winnie Varghese will join the Trinity Wall Street staff in August. 

Dear Parish Community,

It is my great pleasure to announce that the Rev. Winnie Varghese will be joining the Trinity staff as Priest and Director of Community Outreach. She will get to know Trinity over the summer and be in the office full time on August 1.

Winnie, like Trinity, has a huge heart for mission and social justice. As a staff member she will challenge us to go even deeper into our mission commitments and will engage all of us in new opportunities. Her position will focus on Trinity’s social justice ministries, including outreach grants, feeding ministries, public school support, and the Trinity Parish Center. She will also be a key partner in determining the expansion of Trinity’s low-income housing ministry.

Winnie has been a priest for 15 years in parishes and as a college chaplain. For the past six years Winnie has served as priest-in-charge and then rector of St. Mark’s-in-the-Bowery, a vibrant and diverse church in Manhattan that has tripled in size under her leadership.

Through her writing on the Huffington Post and elsewhere, as well as her diocesan work, she has become a prominent voice for justice in the Episcopal Church. Because of Trinity’s investment decisions in recent years, we are poised to expand and deepen our impact on New York and the world. Winnie will be an important part of those efforts. I am overjoyed that she is joining Trinity and look forward to working with her.



The Rev. Dr. William Lupfer