Pastor and Leadership


Father Dale Chrisman - Rector

Dale Chrisman

Rev. Dale L. Chrisman,


Pastor Dale, in his previous life before Ordination, was a corporate communications executive in Houston. He handled marketing campaigns, investor relations for public companies, and taught workshops on executive media training and crisis communications. In 1986, he and wife Jacque and two daughters moved to Austin to start his own practice. In 1998, he was called by his Bishop to become the Lay Vicar at St. James Episcopal Church in Taylor. He was Ordained to the Priesthood in 2002 and was called to Lago Vista in 2004. He led the planting of Trinity Anglican Church and was received as a Priest in the Anglican Mission in America (AMiA) in the fall of 2009. Father Dale is currently serving on the Board of Trustees of The American Anglican Council.
He is a former Air Force Information Officer, holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from The University of Texas. He has served as an Adjunct Professor at The University of Texas and St. Edwards University. He has been married to Jacque since 1970. They have two adult daughters, Allison and Emily, and five grandchildren: Mattie, Mia, Teddy, Harper, and Walter.


 Lisa JacksonCongregational Music Director
Lisa has studied piano since the age of 10. In middle and high school she played the french horn.  She sang with the church youth and participated in the Texas Baptist all state youth choir her junior and senior years.  At Baylor she majored in vocal/choral music education.  She has taught music in public and private schools as well as small group classes.  She has lead church music since 2011. Lisa and her husband Eric have three sons.

Judy Funk - Accompanist

Judy Funk, Choir Director

Judy Funk is a native Austinite, and has lived with her husband, Richard, in Lago Vista since 2006. She has a Masters in Music Education. She was a band director and private clarinet and flute instructor for 33 years before retiring in 2009. She leads the Trinity Choir. She’s married to Richard Funk, Ph.D., a respected music educator and author of two thrillers.

Nichole Navarro, Sunday School Coordinator
Nichole has been active in Trinity. Nichole brings her love of God and children to the Sunday School class where she shares the Word in creative and fun ways.  She also guides our teens in their spiritual growth as well as participating in the Soul in the City summer mission trip with the youth.  During the day, she works for the city of Lago Vista. She’s married to Diego and has three daughters and a son.
Lane BlanchardBuilding and Grounds Coordinator





The Council are church members elected by The Council to serve as lay leaders of the congregation. They meet monthly and make decisions regarding financial expenditures and give counsel to the Rector.

  • Candy Austin
  • Lane Blanchard
  • Richard Funk
  • Dru Kefalos
  • Justin Long
  • Ed Lorentzen
  • Dorothy Moldovan
  • Karen Rhodes