Pr David Grainson has been pastor of
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church since
May 2014. Prior to being
called to Holy Trinity, Pr David worked as a
Licensed Social Worker for 13 years in the mental health field. During that time, he felt a
deep call to enter into ministry as a pastor.
After finding a home within the ELCA and becoming a
minister of word and sacrament, he was called by Holy
Trinity to serve as their pastor.
Pr David and his wife Sarajean have been married
since 2001 and have three sons.
Deacon Grace Sabella has served at Holy Trinity for many years. She became a deacon in April 2015. Deacon Grace is a member of the the Worship, Christian Education, and ECC committees. In addition, she leads a monthly prayer group and teaches children preparing to receive 1st Communion.
Deacon Grace worked for many years as a history teacher in both a Roman Catholic seminary as well as a yeshiva. She was chair of the history department in both
Deacon Sarajean Grainson has been a
deacon at Holy Trinity since April 2018.
She has always been integral in ministry
at Holy Trinity. She leads our
Mighty Youth High School Youth Group.
She also assists with Confirmation,
Prayer Ministry, and Christian Education among
many other things.
Prior to coming to Holy Trinity, Sarajean was also a
case manager for adults with mental illness for 6
Deacon John Malone was called to serve
at Holy Trinity in November 2019. John
has been a deacon in the Metro New
York Synod for 10 years.
He and his wife Nancy co-direct the Diaconal Council for the Synod.
John's ministry at Holy Trinity centers on
leading our worship band, teaching music to our
Sunday school children, and monthly bible study.
Teri Mallozzi has been administrative
assistant at Holy Trinity since
December of 2016. Before coming to
Holy Trinity, Teri worked
in business management, sales, HR,
and marketing. She is an incredibly valuable part of
our team. Teri makes Holy Trinity run smoothly
and a generally nicer place to be.
Carol Hansen is our current congregational council president.
Carol and her family are long time members here at Holy Trinity. Carol is also an RN, and she and her
husband Christian are the proud parents of two daughters.
As well as serving as president of council, Carol is a lector and assisting minster at worship. She is also on our
Rob DiPasquale is music director at
Holy Trinity. He has been with us since
September 2019. Rob graduated from
SUNY Fredonia in May 2019
with a Bachelors degree in music
focusing on piano performance.
Rob is a life long resident of Rockville Centre
and has loved playing music since he was a child.
Lori Ericson is the director of Holy Trinity's Early Childhood Center. Lori has been Director since October 2017. Previous to becoming director, Lori taught at the ECC for 23 years. Lori is a extraordinary educator and leader of the ECC and its staff.