The Rev. Rosemary Trei
St. Luke’s has been blessed by the Diocesan appointment of Vocational Deacon Rosemary Trei (pronounced ‘try’). Rosemary was born and raised in Southern California and has lived in Duncanville, Texas since 1976 with her husband of 42 years, Charles. She holds a BA in Chemistry from Holy Names University, Oakland, California and has taught High School Chemistry in both California and Texas for over 19 years. Her most recent teaching position was at Canterbury Episcopal School in DeSoto.
Deacon Rosemary was ordained to the Diaconate at St. Matthews Cathedral, Dallas on June 6, 2009 following her graduation from the Stanton Center for Ministry Formation where she still serves as Registrar. She was a member of St. Paul’s parish in Oak Cliff for over 30 years prior to her discernment process. Deacon Rosemary mentions that her favorite parts of the discernment journey include Clinical Pastoral Education at Parkland, mission trips to Peru, classes at the Stanton Center, retreats (especially at All Saints Camp) and leading bible study groups. At St. Luke’s, Deacon Trei assists in the areas of service leadership, pastoral care and education and is also excited to learn more about and participate with the Latino ministry.
Deacon Trei and her husband have three grown children and six grandchildren that all live in the Dallas area. They are avid sports fans, especially following the Rangers, Mavericks and Cowboys. She also loves to play golf, go fishing, walk, sing, play with her grandchildren, travel with Charlie and read historical fiction and books on spirituality, especially Benedictine Spirituality.