Clergy, Staff, & Advisory Board


The Rev. Dr. Gawain de Leeuw, OA, Vicar and Priest-in-Charge

Fr. Gawain (Gá wɪn  di Lé u) arrived at Holy Trinity in September 2021 after serving 22 years in parishes in White Plains, NY. He was raised in Rochester, NY and was graduated from Oberlin College with a degree in Philosophy. He received his M.Div. from the University of Chicago and D. Min. from Seabury, an Episcopal seminary.  

His academic interests include mimetic theory, institutional economics, and American Religious History.  His book The Body of Christ in a Market Economy was published in 2019.  He was ordained in 1996.  

As a religious in the Order of the Ascension, his mission is to help build healthy and responsive communities through a commitment to hospitality and healing.

He is also a trained chef and sommelier. He cheers for the Bills and Tottenham.  Introduce yourself and join him for a cup of coffee. 


Office & Maintenance Staff


Cecilia Malm, Warden, Class of 2025 

Cecilia Malm is currently Director of Development for United Women in Faith, an organization whose mission is to connect and nurture women so they can inspire, influence, and impact local and global communities. She is a member of the Board of Directors of The Church Club of New York.  She holds an Advanced Certificate in Ascetical Theology from General Theological Seminary and is a graduate of the University of the South's Education for Ministry (EfM) program. She has been a member of Holy Trinity Church Inwood since 2014.

Chris Edling, Class of 2024

An HTC member since 2019, Chris is a former Fulbrighter, WWOOFer, United Nations consultant, and Peace Corps Volunteer, he is passionate about service, community engagement, and cross-cultural exchange. 

Christianne Greiert, Class of 2025

Christianne has been a neighbor of HTC since 2014 – a former “occasional” parishioner who has become more active in the community within the last few years. She is an actor, theatre producer, and teaching artist, and serves as the Producing Artistic Director of Clutch Productions.  

Andrew Richards, Treasurer, Class of 2025

Andrew Richards is native to Phoenix, Arizona, and a proud member of the Cherokee Nation. He moved to become a member of the Staatsoper Berlin in 2005. After singing leading roles in theatres like The Metropolitan, Covent Garden, Vienna Staatsoper and La Scala, Andrew took a performing hiatus in 2017. He returned to the stage after Covid in the Heldentenor Rep.

Prior to being a professional opera singer, Andrew led children’s choirs at San Mateo Presbyterian, then later became Associate Minister of Music conducting the teen and adult choirs at La Jolla Presbyterian in San Diego. While studying singing in Pittsburgh in the early 90’s he was the tenor soloist and then Worship Leader for Sewickley Episcopal, a large charismatic congregation outside of Pittsburgh.