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Father JavierFather Javier

Father Javier, was born in San Pablo of Atenas, Canton San Miguel Province Bolívar-Ecuador on March 24, 1964. He attended primary (elementary) and secondary (high school) in his hometown. He continued his education in the study of Philosophy and Theology at the Major Seminary “San José” in Quito-Ecuador, and at Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador, Ecclesiastical Faculty of Philosophy and Theology. He was ordained a priest in the Roman Catholic Church on July 12, 1990.

In 1995 he was received as a priest in the Episcopal Church of Ecuador where he worked and established various congregations. He is married to Laura Dahik and they have a son, Diego, who was born on January 25, 1994. In the year 2000 Fr. Javier was invited by Bishop Benito Juarez to work in the Diocese of Southeast Mexico for two years. Fr. Javier and his family came to the United States in 2002. He became a U.S. Citizen September 2011. Fr. Javier as been at Holy Trinity/ La Santisima Trinidad since April 2003.

Fay ChingFay Ching

Fay is our current treasurer and strives to keep the auditor happy. She enjoys helping to care for the Meditation Garden and serving at the local Souper Center.

John SmevoldJohn Smevold

John came to Holy Trinity/La Santísima Trinidad through a stroke of serendipity, and he has stayed through a love of our faith community. John has taken on an increasing number of tasks related to the smooth functioning of Holy Trinity/La Santísima Trinidad. JanineJanine

Janine Johnson performs on harpsichord and early pianos, is a harpsichord builder and decorator, composer, and landscape artist. As a person with such diverse interests, it has been a lifelong challenge to find outlets for her passions.

Janine began her musical studies on the modern piano and started playing the harpsichord as a teenager, when she built her first from a kit. She majored in piano performance and two-dimensional art at California State University, Northridge and began building and decorating harpsichords professionally at this time. She has continued as an instrument maker ever since, building both harpsichords and fortepianos. Since her arrival in the Bay Area in 1986, she has been working with renowned harpsichord builder John Phillips of Berkeley http://www.jph.us/.

Janine has had ample opportunity to apply her artistic skills on the harpsichords, which are often quite ornate. It has also been a blessing for her to have hands on experience with the restoration of beautiful antique instruments. She has had the privilege of playing a wide diversity of instruments, both through work, and on her small personal collection. She now also has the pleasure of playing on the fine little tracker Paul Ott organ at Holy Trinity. She has recorded Duos by J. L. Dussek with John Khouri, fortepianist, J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations, and other works of Bach, Dietrich Buxtehude, Johann Pachelbel, Telemann, Frederic Chopin and her own original harpsichord Suites. Her solo CDs are all available at Magnatune.com.