Clergy & Staff

Introduction to Trinity Episcopal Church

In June of 2014 I accepted a call to be the Rector of both Trinity Episcopal Church in Morgan City and St. John’s Episcopal Church in Thibodaux.  At first glance this may seem to be a bit unusual, but it is becoming more common in the Episcopal Church.  The financial commitment that any parish makes to a full time Rector is enormous, and after much discussion by both parishes, it was decided to share a priest.  This means that I split my workweek between both and serve one church on Sunday rotating between the two.  This works because of the support of the parishioners and the support of the many clergy that help serve with me.

The upside of this priest sharing system is that each congregation gets to see and hear a different priest every other week.  Each congregation gets to know more than just one clergy and can hear a different perspective on scripture and see different styles of celebrating a traditional Episcopal service.  The priest sharing system also allows each parish to continue to use a larger portion of their resources in the community.  It seems to be a win-win situation and as we move forward will only get better.

Blessings,

Fr. Doug Lasiter
 

 

dlasiterFr. Doug Lasiter

Fr. Doug Lasiter was born in 1962 in Houston Texas and raised in the small farming community of Pearland.  After graduating from Pearland High school in 1980 Fr. Doug served in the U.S. Air Force from 1980-1986.  Upon discharge from the military Fr. Doug became a U.S. Postal letter carrier in Laporte Texas.  In 1988 he married his wife Robi  (a school counselor) and continued to live in LaPorte.  1996 they adopted their son Craig and in 1999 adopted their daughter Emily.

Fr.Doug  retired from the Postal service in 2003 to return to school to further his education. In 2004 he received an AA degree in early childhood development from San Jacinto Jr. College.  In 2006 he completed his Bachelor degree in History and Religious Studies from the University of Houston. In 2009 he received his Masters of Divinity from Seminary of the Southwest in Austin Texas.

In 2009 Fr. Doug was ordained a Deacon and later that year a priest in the Episcopal Church.  In 2009 Fr. Doug was assigned as an associate Rector of Ascension Episcopal Church in Houston Texas.  In 2011 Fr. Doug accepted a call to serve 2 Church’s in Montana.  Ascension Episcopal Church and Emmanuel Episcopal Church located in Miles City and Forsyth.

In June of 2014 Fr. Doug accepted a call to again serve 2 Church’s, this time  in Louisiana. Trinity Episcopal Church in Morgan City and St. Johns in Thibodaux.