Clergy & Administrative Staff

The Reverend Father Jonathan Beck attended The General Theological Seminary in New York City and was ordained to the Priesthood on Trinity Sunday, 2022 by the Rt. Rev. Mark S. Sisk at The Cathedral of All Saints in Albany, NY. There he served first as a Cathedral Deacon and then as Cathedral Vicar before coming to Trinity in February 2023. Prior to ordination, Father Beck served at a number of churches and non-profits, here and abroad, and also taught school. He is a student of the English Church and is inspired by the Anglican tradition of worshipping the Lord in the beauty of holiness. In his free time, Father Beck pursues his interests in literature, music and art. Best of all he enjoys sharing his life with his wife Lisa and their two sons, Ambrose and Clement. He can be reached at frbeck.trinity@gmail.com. The following link is to his sermon at the Cathedral in Albany the day after the election of the 10th Bishop:
https://www.youtube.com/live/JsSYZqyp1G4?si=yXWRjxQMQlvPBObD&t=1525

Laura Gutenmann was on the Vestry at Trinity for one year and has been Senior Warden since 2020.  She has lived in the North Country since 1986. She is a retired Technology teacher and lives in Moria with her husband and two cats. 

Deborah Chase-Lauther has been a Warden since January 2022, and served on Vestry since 2019. Originally from Montreal, she lives in Madrid with her husband, Roland, and their three cats.

Rich VanLeuven has been Treasurer at Trinity for 33 years. He and his wife Mary moved to Potsdam 53 years ago. Rich is the retired Director of Pharmacy at Canton-Potsdam Hospital. He has also been treasurer of four other organizations over the years.

Rebecca Muir MacKellar has been the Director of Music at Trinity since September of 1988. She grew up in Moorestown, NJ, and is a 1981 graduate of the Ithaca College School of Music. She is married to retired large-animal veterinarIan Ian MacKellar and they have two sons and one grandson. In her free time, she quilts.

Deborah Lewis has been Parish Secretary since November 2021. She previously taught college-level English and also worked in Graphic Arts. She’s originally from the North Country and returned here after Hurricane Katrina landed in New Orleans. She has lived in Potsdam with her husband and their dogs since 2007.

Vestry members currently include Laura Gutenmann, Deborah Chase-Lauther, Christine Bartmess, Joyce Dangremond, Sally Elliott, Judi Sanford, Dr. Chuck Thorpe, Betsy Travis and Rich VanLeuven.