Our Vestry

Charles Herbst

Senior Warden - Vestry Class of 2023

A Kimble County native, Charles, in his role as junior warden,  has oversight of the 'brick & mortar' aspects of Trinity parish.  He and Randi have been married 29 years. Together, they have four adult children and six grandchildren.  For 27 of those twenty-nine years of marriage, Charles has been a Lineman for Pedernales Electric Co-op (PEC) .  He has served as a diocesan council delegate, and has previously served on the vestry.  Charles will tell you what he loves most about our parish is  that,  Trinity is just plain folks with servant hearts who love Jesus and one another.  As an active Junction community member,  Charles has served as Past president and current member of the Hill Country Fair Association.  When he's not busy working at 'keeping the lights on'  he enjoys, hunting, his family and grandchildren, and working on and and maintaining the family, CRH-2 Ranch.   

Dennis Land 

Vestry Class of 2024

Descending from Kimble County pioneer stock, Dennis' family has had a presence in Kimble county for over a century. Returning to take responsibility for the family ranch three years ago he is involved in raising cattle and goats. He and wife Payden, a practicing PA at Kimble Hospital & Clinic, are proud parents of Alma, who in the spring of 2022 will be a year old. The Lands have been an active part of Trinity parish for over a year. In addition to his ranching responsibilities, Dennis is employed as a Disaster Program Specialist  for American Red Cross. He is pursuing graduate studies in Public Administration at Texas Tech University.  Dennis enjoys sampling craft beers, good wine and the beverage the Scots refer to as "The Water of Life."   Dennis and Payden were confirmed and joined our parish because, according to Dennis, We have found a loving, caring family environment where we believe Alma can be loved and nurtured to grow up into the fullness of who she was created to be.

Traci Phillips

Clerk, Vestry Class of 2024

Traci was raised in London (Texas, not England, Y'all), and attended Junction schools. A successful Hill Country real estate broker, Traci has recently returned to the Junction area. She and husband, Hollis are proud grandparents to a combined total of 12 grandchildren. Traci serves as a Lay Eucharistic Minister and she is active in the Trinity Women's Guild. She has a passion for young people in our community. Traci says the thing she loves most about Trinity is, the sense of family.    

Sterling McKinney

Vestry Class of 2024

Having been born in Kerrville, Texas  Sterling,  as the saying goes, "wasn't born in Kimble County, but she got here as quickly as she could." Sterling was raised in this parish. She recalls, as a very young child, sleeping in the pew on Sunday morning. She was baptized, confirmed and married here  and, with a full heart, recalls burial services for both her beloved grandparents in this parish. A locally renowned culinarian, Sterling has enjoyed satisfying the gastric rumblings of untold numbers of Kimble County folks over the years.   When she's not busy in the kitchen, she helps Traci Phillips run Hill Country Homestead and Ranch Real Estate,  in downtown Junction.  At Trinity, she has previously served as an acolyte and as a Vestry member.  She is proud mom to three children. She finds enjoyment in her cooking as well as the outdoors. She finds fulfillment in interior design work as well.  Sterling especially loves watching her two teenagers growing and maturing.  She says, Trinity will always be a part of me, it feels like home.  

Gretchen Rose

Vestry Class of 2025

Gretchen was born in Corsicana, Texas and grew up in the Dallas area. If you’ve ever had a fruitcake from Collin Street Bakery at Christmas time you have a culinary connection to Gretchen’s extended family Her uncle and his heirs have owned and run the company since they purchased it in 1946 from founder, August Wiederman, who opened the bakery in 1896. Gretchen attended the University of Texas at Austin where she earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and administration. She began her number crunching career with Bear Sterns banking and investments. She and attorney husband, Hal Rose married in 1990. They were active members of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Dallas, where Gretchen taught children’s Sunday School. Speaking of children, Gretchen is mom to Will, a recent graduate of Texas Tech University and Staley, a medical student at the University of Texas at Galveston. Well before the financial crunch of 2008 which saw her employer’s demise, Gretchen left banking and finance world in 1994 to expand her horizons. She started and ran her own successful catering and events company that served the greater Dallas area. She sold the company in 2013. Upon moving to Kimble county full time, she returned to her first career. She works as a senior administrator for compliance in personal banking operations for Edward Jones Investments located in Fredericksburg, Texas. With Hal’s dad, Pat here, and with roots in Junction, the Roses have been knocking around this area for thirty-three years and have been an active part of the Trinity parish. Gretchen is a bona fide dog lover. She serves on the board of S.C.A.R.F. a local animal rescue non-profit organization. As well as her own commitment to transporting animals, she recruits persons to chauffeur newly adopted pets to their forever homes and families. What Gretchen says she loves the most about Trinity is, its loving people and the opportunity it provides to serve beyond the parish into the community.

Caven Woodward

Vestry Class of 2025

Caven is a product of Uvalde, Texas where, he grew up as a faithful member of St. Phillip’s Episcopal Church. One of his fond memories of St. Phillips was serving as, in his words, a very serious acolyte. Upon graduating from high school, he attended what was then Southwest Texas State University (Texas State). Rodeoing his way through college on the University’s rodeo team, Caven earned a degree in Range Ecology and Biology. In the ensuing years after college, Caven became involved in ranching around the Uvalde and Pearsall area. In 1989 he relocated to Kimble county where he continues to ranch. Caven will tell you that, to this day, his main objective as a rancher is to be a good steward of the land. With his background, it is no surprise that his heart is inclined toward living, the cowboy way. He loves working with his horses and anywhere there’s enough water for a fish to swim, you may find Caven there with his rod and reel getting ready to drop a baited hook in the water. He and wife Gail will be married 31 years in July 2023. He began attending Trinity around 2005, and has previously served the vestry as Junior. A true servant, Caven says his goal in life is to be useful and to walk humbly in the grace of God. The thing Caven says he loves most about Trinity is that it is,  a small, welcoming, loving, low-key outfit with a decent priest

Stephanie Mudge

Vestry Class of 2025

Stephanie is a true cowgirl. She was born into a ranch family in the beautiful Texas high country community of Alpine (4,481 feet/1,366 meters), home of Sul Ross State University and the Brewster county seat. She grew up in the west Texas community of Sanderson. She is married to Zach Mudge, a 5th generation Kimble county rancher. Stephanie and Zach have three beautiful daughters ranging in age from 7 to 13 years of age. When she is not helping out on the ranch, Stephanie stays busy at Junction Elementary School where, for the last seven years, she has served as School secretary. She has lived on the ranch in Kimble county since 2005 after she and Zach married. She became part of the Trinity family in 2011. As for hobbies and interests she names, ranching with Zach and the family, and being chauffeur-mom for her girls, seeing that they get to all their events, sports practices, games and etc. When she’s not on the run, she relishes time spent with family and friends on the Llano river which traverses the ranch. When asked what she loves most about Trinity she says,  I love the small inviting feel of Trinity. Multiple generations of our family have attended this same church and I really love that sense of connection and history for my children.