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Trinity Church Announces New Curate



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Trinity Episcopal Church is pleased to announce the call of The Reverend Matt Babcock as its new curate.

Rev Babcock plans to begin his ministry at Trinity on Sunday, August 4.

He was raised in central Louisiana and graduated from Louisiana Tech University in 2007, earning a BS in Agricultural Business. Following undergraduate studies, he moved to North Carolina, where he was introduced to the Episcopal Church.

What began as volunteer service in a food pantry led to a rediscovery of the presence of God through the fruits of a community with a shared vision to live the Gospel. Serving alongside parishioners seeking to restore the dignity of God’s creation eventually led Matt to explore a call to foster communities of love as he discerned his own call to ordained ministry.

Rev Babcock looks back on a rewarding career in commodities trading, risk management, finance, and banking. He moved to New Haven in 2016 and currently lives there with his fiancé, Joel. They look forward to celebrating their marriage in September.

Rev Babcock graduated in 2019 from Yale Divinity School, having earned a Master of Divinity degree; he also earned a Diploma in Anglican Studies from Berkeley Divinity School.

Trinity’s new curate has a passion for pastoral care and visitation and sees this ministry as central to wholeness and healing. He will be working with the Trinity youth confirmation class, older youth formation, in ministry with families and children, as well as preaching. He is excited, he said, to join the clergy team of Trinity and journey with the parish in its mission to join God’s work of restoration and reconciliation.

Trinity Episcopal Church is at 36 Main Street. Call 203-426-9070 or visit trinitynewtownct.org for additional information.

Reverend Matt Babcock

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