Reverend Geoffrey P. Evans
Reverend Geoffrey (Geoff) Evans became the fifth rector of Holy Trinity in the spring of 2014. Before his time at Holy Trinity, Geoff served as Assistant to the Rector for Worship, Christian Education, Young Adults, and Family Ministries at Saint Mary’s on the Highland’s in Birmingham, Alabama. He currently serves on the board of Camp McDowell in the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama. Following his undergraduate studies at University of Alabama at Birmingham, Geoff worked for Impact Alabama as a debate coach in the Birmingham City Schools.
Geoff’s belief is that “everybody is called to service in some capacity” and his calling back to the Church in his sophomore year of college was a “mix of God’s will and my personal choices.” Through a combination of incredible priest mentors and “God’s working through the Church,” Geoff found his path and completed his theological studies at Virginia Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia. During his time at Virginia Seminary, Geoff met his wife, Emily Robertson Evans of Jackson, Mississippi. In 2013, Emily and Geoff welcomed their first child, daughter Parker, into the world. Then, in 2016, they welcomed their second daughter, Lucy, into the world. Geoff's favorite down-time activities include reading, socializing with friends and family, as well as outdoor time running, grilling and spending time with his family.
Upon arriving at Holy Trinity, Geoff immediately realized that a unique church community exists here. He believes the parishioners have a “blend of faithfulness and thoughtfulness that people in the world are hungry for.” His prayer is that others will realize this unique blend that Holy Trinity has to offer and feel welcomed into this community.
You can hear Geoff on Two Priests in a Pod here.
Reverend Robert H. Blackwell
Interim Assistant Rector
The Rev. Robert (Bob) Blackwell was born and raised in Decatur, Alabama, where he married his childhood sweetheart “Kay”. They have been married for 39 years, and have 3 married children and 5 grand-children. Bob is a graduate of Auburn University, and Nashotah Theological Seminary. He has served as a parish priest in the Diocese of Alabama for the past 32 years, as well as being a missionary in Damascus, Syria where he served All Saints Episcopal Church for the Diocese of Jerusalem. After retirement, 2 years ago, he has served as Interim Rector at Christ Episcopal Church, Fairfield, AL and
Christ Church, Pensacola, FL. He is also enjoying time with his grandchildren, traveling, fishing and eating out! Bob and Kay have made their home in Cullman, Alabama, but are very much looking
forward to re-settling in Auburn for this interim time at Holy Trinity.