The Rev. J. Brad Benson recently retired after serving over thirteen years as rector of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Bath, NY (Diocese of Rochester). No stranger to our diocese, he spent twenty-three years on the staff of Syracuse University prior to his ordination, and was an active member of Grace Episcopal Church and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Syracuse. Benson comes to Trinity with substantial experience in outreach and community building, liturgical leadership of all kinds, stewardship development, communications, capital campaign direction, and interim ministry. He is married to Dr. Carl Johengen, director of the Sanctuary Choir at Asbury First United Methodist Church in Rochester, and the two reside in Seneca Falls.