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The Rev. Dr. Richard Laribee, Rector


Richard loves exploring and discovering together the life-giving teachings of Jesus, by digging deeply into Scripture, spiritual practices, and shared experience of community, worship, and ministry.

Richard grew up here in Central NY and on the Florida Keys. He earned a BA in philosophy from the King’s College, a ThM in pastoral theology from Dallas Seminary, a CITS in Anglican studies from Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest, and a DMin from Fuller Seminary.

Richard was a youth pastor in 1973, became a pastor in 1980, and has been senior pastor and rector of several churches throughout the United States. enjoys and is experienced in leading retreats and pilgrimages for group and individual spiritual renewal

Richard was adjunct lecturer at The Kings College and at Front Range Community College, and was assistant professor at the American University of Iraq, where he taught world religions and western civilization. Richard has explored historical, cultural, and religious sites in Europe, China, Turkey, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Iraq, and America.

Richard may be contacted at rector@trinitywatertown.org, or by leaving a voicemail at 315-777-6440.

Kyle P. Ramey, Director of Liturgical Arts

Kyle at the Console

Mr. Ramey joined Trinity Parish as Director of Liturgical Arts in February 2006. He is responsible for conducting Trinity’s vocal and handbell choirs, administering the Trinity Concert Series, and serving as parish organist.

A native of Winchester, Va., he received a bachelor of music degree cum laude in organ performance from Westminster Choir College, Princeton, N.J., studying with the late Eugene Roan. As an organist, Mr. Ramey has performed throughout the United States, including sessions with the National Association of Schools of Music, the American Guild of Organists and the National Association of Pastoral Musicians, as well as the Choristers Guild. More recent performances include a recital at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York City, two Bach marathons at St. Lawrence University, Canton, and several performances for the Trinity Concert Series.

In addition to being a church musician, Mr. Ramey was a founding member of Reverberation, a professional handbell choir based in Bucks County, Pa., and also served as the assistant conductor of the world-renowned Westminster Concert Handbell Choir. He also has been a member and guest conductor of the River Ringers Handbell Choir in Watertown; has served as a grant review panel member for the New York State Council on the Arts and is the founder and artistic director of the a capella choir Watertown Musica Viva.

As a singer and accompanist, Kyle has performed works with many organizations including the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and the Trenton Symphony Orchestra well as with the Ridgewood Symphony (N.J.), the Raritan Valley Choral Society (N.J.) and Northern Choral Society in Watertown.

Mr. Ramey may be contacted at (315) 788-6290, ext. 23, or music@trinitywatertown.org.

Sue Ebersol DeMar, Parish Administrator

Ms. DeMar has been parish administrator since February 2009. A Watertown native, she graduated in 1984 from St. Lawrence University, Canton, with a bachelor of arts degree in religious studies. Before joining the Trinity staff, she had been employed for 17 years at the Watertown Daily Times as a news clerk.

Ms. DeMar may be contacted at (315) 788-6290, ext. 22, or office@trinitywatertown.org.

Lee H. Ebersol, Sexton

Mr. Ebersol joined the Trinity staff in May 2016. He is a graduate of Clarkson University, Potsdam, with a degree in mechanical engineering.

He may be contacted at (315) 788-6290, ext. 30, or sexton@trinitywatertown.org.

Barbara C. Tucker, Nursery Care Provider

Ms. Tucker provides nursery care on Sunday mornings from 9:15 to 11:45 a.m.