Trinity Center's Leadership
Trinity Center is owned by the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina. The Executive Director serves at the pleasure of the Bishop and Trinity Center's Board of Managers.
The Diocese of East Carolina consists of 67 parishes and three college campus ministries and covers the area from I-95 to the coast in the state of North Carolina. This Diocese serves several military bases, a large Latino community, and parishes of all sizes. For more information about the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina, please visit their website diocese-eastcarolina.org.
The primary purpose of Trinity Center is to accommodate groups from the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina. We do, however, welcome groups from all church denominations and non-profit organizations. Trinity Center regularly hosts all types of retreats and conferences.
On November 8, 2014, the Rt. Rev. Robert Stuart Skirving was ordained and consecrated as the Eighth Bishop of the Diocese of East Carolina. Rob was born on August 28, 1960 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. He earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, in 1982, with a focus in philosophy, and followed these studies with a Master of Divinity degree from Huron University College, London, Ontario, in 1986. This included a 2-year field placement at St.
Penn Perry been Executive Director of Trinity Center since 2007. In 1991, Penn earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Wake Forest University with a major in English and a minor in Religion. He then obtained a Master of Theological Studies from Duke University in 1993 and went on to study British Literature in the English graduate program of the University of Georgia. Meanwhile, Penn was spending his summers at Camp Trinity, the residential summer camping program of the Diocese of East Carolina and Trinity Center. He served on the Camp Trinity staff from 1988-2000.
Members of the Trinity Center Board of Managers are nominated by the Bishop and elected by the Annual Convention of the Diocese of East Carolina. The Board of Managers oversees the Trinity Center Executive Director and the operation of Trinity Center. The Board of Managers consists of twelve persons, clergy and lay, and members are elected for three-year terms.