Servants Among Us

Bless the Lord, you servants of the Lord;
sing praise to Him and highly exalt Him for ever.
Azariah and the Three Young Men 1:63

The Rev. Emily Holman and The Rev. Dr. Théodore Tchamala: Two of God’s Servants Among Us


Trinity has always been blessed with many ministers of all orders. For the last several months these have included our Associate Deacon, the Rev. Emily Holman, and our Trinity brother, The Rev. Dr. Théodore Tchamala. Both Deacon Emily and Father Tchamala are retired, but they have graciously offered to share their gifts with us when possible.

Father Théodore who celebrated at the altar on Sunday April 7, is originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo. After he earned his B.A. in Theology at the University of Zaire, Father Théodore split his time between France and Canada, serving as an Anglican priest while he earned pursued his graduate studies in Economic Development. He earned his M.A. in Public Administration at the University of Manitoba, and a Ph.D. in Political Philosophy at the Sorbonne in France. Most recently he has served locally as a supply priest and taught philosophy at Baltimore City Community College.

Deacon Emily, who has preached a few times already, comes to us most recently from Church of the Messiah in Baltimore. Canonically, Deacon Emily is still resident of the Diocese of New Jersey, where she was ordained in 2000 and served at Christ Episcopal Church, Toms River. Much like Father Théo, Deacon Emily is a devoted world-traveler. She has visited over 80 countries and in 2012 published a book reflecting on her travels in light of her faith, Gospel Journeys: Travels of a Deacon. Her most recent adventures took her through the Caucasus mountains.

We are blessed to have these two among us. If you haven’t already, please make a point of greeting them and getting to know them better.


In peace,