Meet the Staff

Fr. Steve Swartzell, Interim/Priest in Charge

Fr. Steve graduated from the Episcopal Theological School at Claremont with a Diploma in Theology and earned his Master of Divinity from Claremont School of Theology.  Previously he served as the Associate Rector of St. Wilfrid’s Episcopal Church in Huntington Beach where he over saw the Children, Youth and Family’s ministry of the church.  Prior to serving at St. Wilfrid, Fr. Steve for the last 24 years worked in the legal field in the specialty of Bankruptcy Law.

Fr. Steve has been a member of GLEAM, the Bishop’s Commission for LGBTQ+ Ministry in the dioceses since 2019 and is currently serving as its chair for Orange County. Fr. Steve is also a member of the Commission on Ministry for the dioceses of Los Angeles.

Fr. Steve lives in Orange, with his husband, Bob of thirty-five years.  

On being called to serve as Interim/Priest-in-Charge at Trinity Steve said, “It is an honor and privilege to be called to walk with the people of Trinity, as we seek out where the Holy Spirit is calling us to be of service.”

Adrien Roberts-Gonzelez, Bookkeeper

Adrien Roberts-Gonzalez has been the Soprano Section Leader at Trinity since 2004. She has been a bookkeeper in the Los Angeles Episcopal Diocese since 2005. Adrien currently works for four Episcopal churches, three Episcopal preschools, and three private businesses.

When Adrien isn’t bookkeeping, she is singing opera in Santa Barbara or singing with the Pacific Chorale here in Orange County. Adrien and her husband, Jeremy, were married in 2009 and celebrated their reception at Trinity.

Janette Mattson, Parish Administrator

Janette comes from a legal background and has extensive experience in office and business administration.

She has worked closely with non-profits for more than 20 years, specifically serving on the Board of Directors for the Down Syndrome Association of Orange County. She is very dedicated to the disabled in our community and strives to empower individuals with Down syndrome to reach their full potential.

Janette has been a member of Trinity for over 20 years and has served on the Outreach Commission and as a Sunday School Teacher. She has been married for 33 years to her high school sweetheart, Tim, and has three amazing children: Spencer, Luke and Becca.

David Ripley, Director of Music

David Ripley has been the Music Director at Trinity Episcopal Church since 2000 and is responsible for developing and providing leadership to the music program and choir. David began his career in 1992 as an Organ Fellow for St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church. As a regular substitute organist for many Orange County Episcopal churches, David’s talents were highly sought. In 2000 he accepted the position of Music Director and has come to call Trinity his home and place of worship.

Suzanne Bilodeau, Sunday School Co-Director

Suzanne and her husband, Denis, have been members of Trinity since the mid 1990s.  They have three children who are actively involved in Trinity as well.  Prior to Suzanne becoming co-director of Christian Education in 2007 she has served as an Usher, Sunday School Teacher and one term on Vestry.

Heather Anderson, Sunday School Co-Director

Heather, her husband, and their son came to Trinity in 2007. After teaching Sunday School for 5 years, she was invited to join the church staff in Christian Education. She loves working with and getting to know the youth at Trinity. Heather is also involved in the Travel Industry and is always happy to talk about traveling the world.

Alex Long, Director of Youth Ministries

Alex Long has been the Director of Youth Ministries since October, 2022, and a parishioner since he was baptized as a baby in 1996.  He also has served on the acolytes, worked as the Sunday barista, and is on the Church Vestry as Junior Warden. 

Alex graduated from California State University, Fullerton in 2019 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications/Advertising.