Faculty and Staff
Fr. Larry Beck Pastor
Fr. Larry Beck
Fr. Larry Beck is the second of two sons of Lawrence and the late Mildred Beck. Born in 1959, he was reared in Brea, Calif. in north Orange County and attended the parochial school of his home parish of St. Angela Merici. After graduating from the local public high school in 1977, he began his college studies at Cal State Fullerton and then transferred to and graduated in 1982 from the University of Southern California with a degree in Civil Engineering.
During these years he began discerning the call to priesthood and entered St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo. He was ordained in 1988 for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and transferred in 2004 to the Diocese of Sacramento. He has served as administrator of the parishes of St. John, Quincy and Our Lady of the Snows, Lake Almanor, and then in 2011 was appointed pastor of St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Amador County.
In July 2017, Bishop Soto appointed him pastor of Holy Trinity Parish. In his free time, he enjoys reading, camping and hiking.
Fr. Jesus Hernandez Parochial Vicar
Mr. Jeremy Youngers Parish Life Director
Mr. Christopher Nelson Principal
Mr. Christopher Nelson
Chris Nelson is husband to Rebecca and has three children: Wyatt, Caroline, and Bernadette. Mr. Nelson grew up in Southern California and earned his B.A in Psychology, with an Education Studies Minor, at UCLA. He went on to earn his teaching credential, administrative certificate, and Master's Degree from California State University, Long Beach. Mr. Nelson has taught multiple grades, has been the Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Technology for St. Monica Catholic Elementary School in Santa Monica, and was Principal at St. Joseph Catholic School in Auburn before coming to Holy Trinity. In addition to being Principal at Holy Trinity, Mr. Nelson enjoys teaching prospective teachers at the University of San Francisco's Sacramento Campus. In Mr. Nelson's favorite book, "Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court", the late author and UCLA basketball Coach John Wooden teaches that industriousness and enthusiasm are the cornerstones of the Pyramid of Success (TM). This is a teaching that Mr. Nelson tries to embody as he strives to foster a Catholic environment where students learn to live others-centered lives filled with passion and purpose.
Ms. Michelle Heuerman Vice Principal / 2nd Grade Teacher
Ms. Michelle Heuerman
Vice Principal / 2nd Grade Teacher
Michelle Heuerman was born at Fort Benning, Georgia and lived in several states before settling in Southern California during high school. She received her B.A. and California Teaching Credential from the University of California, Riverside, and spent several years teaching the second grade at St. Lawrence Martyr School in Redondo Beach. Michelle enjoys staying active in a variety of school and parish ministries, and preparing the parish children for the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion. She also holds a current Catechist Certificate from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
In the winter of 2009, Michelle’s husband accepted a position in Sacramento; providing her with the opportunity to relocate closer to her relatives currently living in Lincoln and the Bay Area. She feels truly blessed to have been called and welcomed into the Holy Trinity Parish community as the second grade teacher.
“As a Catholic educator, I always strive to instill in my students a desire to do their best, develop a lifelong love of learning, become positive role-models, and ultimately achieve their full potential as productive citizens and disciples of Christ.”
Mrs. Susie Hahn Director of Faith Formation Ministry
Mrs. Susie Hahn
Director of Faith Formation Ministry
Born in the State of Washington, Susan Hahn has spent most of her adult life in northern California. Susie and her husband John raised three daughters and a son in San Ramon. They then lived for short periods in Houston, St. Louis, and Los Angeles, before returning to northern California in Folsom. Their children now reside locally, and in Seattle, Dallas, and Los Angeles. Susie and John are the proud grandparents of a growing family, a tremendous source of joy and pride for which they give thanks to God every day.
With an invitation by friends and neighbors, who appreciated the warmth and hospitality of Holy Trinity Church, Susie and John headed for El Dorado Hills one Sunday in 1999 to participate in Mass. They have been a part of the parish community since that day.
Religious education has always been a part of Susie's life. Having served as a catechist while her own children were in school, she transitioned to full-time teaching, and directing choir and campus ministry in Houston and St. Louis; returning to California, Susie then taught third grade at St. John Vianney School in Rancho Cordova before assuming the position of Director of Religious Education in the Ministry of Family Faith Formation at Holy Trinity.
At the outset, Susie's role was to design and implement an ongoing process of religious formation for families with children, from pre-school through eighth grade, that affirms the teachings of the Catholic Church---a commitment which motivated her to secure her Masters Degree in Religious Education from Loyola University. Her catechetical ministry soon expanded to both religious education in the daily academic school program as well as the weekly religious program, and includes ongoing preparation and training for catechists and religion teachers, support for families and staff, and evaluation of the educational process. She credits the tremendous growth in this ministry to a dynamic parish community who actively seek to share with one another this light of faith as they serve the People of God. The ministry works hand-in-hand with all other ministries complementing the vision of the parish: "to make the presence of the risen Lord a positive, vibrant, and ever-growing spiritual and social experience."
Mrs. Cynthia Mulcaire Director of Missionary Discipleship and New Evangelization (PK & Adult)
Hannah Terbrack Director of Missionary Discipleship and New Evangelization (7-12 & Y.A.)
Mr. Robert Sabino Director of Music Ministry
Mr. Robert Sabino
Director of Music Ministry
Rob Sabino was born and bred in the Bronx, New York. His early education was at St Philip Neri elementary school, Fordham Prep (Jesuit) and All Hallows (Irish Christian Brothers) high schools. He majored in music education at Lehman and Hunter colleges in New York City but did not go directly into teaching. That happened nineteen years later. He recorded and toured with many artists including Simon and Garfunkel, Diana Ross, Mick Jagger and many others until 1992 when he settled down in Grass Valley with his wife Debra and her three children, Cory, Rebecca and Peter. They also have twins born in 1997, Robert and Maria Luisa. From 1993 until 1999 he taught and was the music director at St. Joseph parish in Auburn.
Rob then was the organist and music director at the Church of St Martin in Davis and Grace Church (Episcopal) in Fairfield where his wife is the Rector. He was appointed the parish director of music ministries at Holy Trinity in 2008. Of Holy Trinity, Rob says, "I am truly blessed to be at a church and school where service, prayer and worship are so intertwined in the fabric of the congregation and all of the staff. It also doesn’t hurt that there is an abundance of musical talent up here on the hill!" The Warwick-Sabino’s live in Cameron Park.
Mr. Gary Coan Director of Facilities
Mr. Gary Coan
Director of Facilities
Mr. Paul Funk Maintenance Supervisor
Mrs. Alethea Stiveson Transitional Kindergarten Teacher
Christina Gray Kindergarten Teacher
Mrs. Cheryl Tallia 1st Grade Teacher
Mrs. Cheryl Tallia
1st Grade Teacher
I am delighted to serve at Holy Trinity School as the First Grade Teacher. I joined the school ministry in 2003, when the school opened. I attended CSU, Sacramento where I received a B.S in Business Administration/Finance, my teaching credential and a graduate degree in Library Media Services.
Prior to joining the teaching team at Holy Trinity, I worked for 5 years at St. John’s Notre Dame School in Folsom. I also taught religious education for over six years at St. John’s parish. I have a strong belief in the value of Catholic education; my son Matthew attended St. John Notre Dame, then went on to high school at Jesuit and college at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
My philosophy of education is simple: I believe the role of the teacher is not only to provide knowledge for students, but also to nurture students to grow both in and out of the classroom.
Mrs. Lisa English 3rd Grade Teacher
Mrs. Lisa English
3rd Grade Teacher
I was born and raised in Los Angeles and received my BS in Finance degree from the University of Southern California. After having children of my own, I returned to college to get my teaching credential through National University.
Aside from teaching elementary/middle school, I have also had experience in teaching Family Faith Formation classes, being a Girl Scout leader, and raising my two college-age daughters. I love working with children! I am so happy to be part of the great teaching staff family here at Holy Trinity School, where I have been since the school's inception in 2003.
I strive to promote a special learning environment that nurtures both the academic and spiritual growth of all our young “saints in the making.” My philosophy on education is that it should be a team effort (that is the students, parents, teachers, administrators, and community all working together) to help guide students into becoming responsible, respectful, and productive citizens. I believe this is vital in order to ensure children the greatest opportunity for success. I am proud to be a part of the ever-growing Holy Trinity faith community and look forward to another fantastic year!
Kerry Xavier 4th Grade Teacher
Jennifer Martinez 5th Grade Teacher
Mrs. Julie Shelnutt Middle School ELA/6th Homeroom
Mrs. Julie Shelnutt
Middle School ELA/6th Homeroom
My name is Julie Shelnutt. I was born and raised in the Bay Area where I received an excellent Catholic education at Saint John the Baptist in San Lorenzo and Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward. Upon graduation I completed the course work to receive an AA Degree in Graphic Design and then gained admission to California State University East Bay in their Fine Arts Department. While at the University, I received a BA in Fine Arts, a multiple subject credential in elementary education, and a single subject credential in Art.
After college I worked in public education at Canyon Middle School, in Castro Valley teaching sixth grade language arts, history and art. I taught for the next 10 years until the birth of our first child. My husband’s job transferred him to the Sacramento Area in 1997 where we settled in El Dorado Hills. From 2004-2006 I was fortunate to be on the staff of Holy Trinity School and I am thrilled to be back. Catholic education has given me a wonderful foundation and it is my honor to be part of such a gifted staff and community.
Mrs. Tricia Mayer Middle School Math/8th Grade Homeroom
Mrs. Tricia Mayer
Middle School Math/8th Grade Homeroom
Mr. Evan Clark Social Studies (6-8)
Ms. Audrea Crowley Science (6-8)
Mrs. Kimberly Wittmers Math (6-8)
Ms. Laura Burton PE/Athletic Director & Library
Ms. Laura Burton
PE/Athletic Director & Library
I was born in Roseville, California and raised in Tucson, Arizona. After returning to California I met and married my wonderful husband, of nearly twenty years, Jason Burton. We have been blessed with our beautiful daughter Gabrielle. I attended California State University, Chico. I earned my Liberal Studies degree with an emphasis in Child Development and Art Education. After years of being an at home mother, child/student advocate, and substitute teacher, I was fortunate to be asked to be the TK-3rd grade physical education teacher here at Holy Trinity School. I look forward to being part of your child’s physical, academic, and spiritual growth. God Bless
Mrs. Terri Sweatt Kindergarten Instructional Aide
Mrs. Terri Sweatt
Kindergarten Instructional Aide
Ms. Emily Fuller 1st Grade Instructional Aide
Mr. Bob Maimone Instructional Aide Grade 4
Mr. Bob Maimone
Instructional Aide Grade 4
I was born and raised in San Francisco. I attended St. Finn Barr’s Catholic Grammar School from 1962-’68. Prior to third grade, I attended Miraloma public school. I started St Finn Barr’s in third grade.
It was very fitting that I started at Holy Trinity School when the school ministry began in the third grade as an Instructional Assistant. I really love that age and thoroughly appreciate the students. I also assist in first and second grade as well.
My high school education took place at Riordan High School in San Francisco where I graduated in 1972.
I have an Associate of Science Degree from City College of San Francisco in Hotel and Restaurant Management. I worked as chef in the restaurant industry for twenty-four years. In 1980, I moved to Sonoma, Calif. where I became Chef at the Sonoma Hotel located on the historic Plaza. While working there, in 1983, I met my wife Denise Musilli.
In 1985 we were married, and moved to El Dorado Hills. In 1987 Denise and I were blessed with our first daughter, Laura. In 1989 our second daughter, Maria arrived. 1993 brought the birth of daughter number three, Nina. Our son, Anthony finally arrived in 1995. I worked in the restaurant business in Sacramento for eleven years at the Sutter Club, Ettore’s, Tart’s & Truffles, and the Fish Emporium.
In 1997 I became a “stay-home Dad” to take care of our four children. I returned to work part time at Rolling Hills Middle School in 2000, as a Yard Duty Supervisor. Then in August of 2003 I started at Holy Trinity School.
My family and I feel very blessed to have been a part of Holy Trinity since the first mass on May 10, 1992. Working at Holy Trinity School has made the journey even more fulfilling.
I also enjoy being part of the Lector Ministry at Holy Trinity Parish for the last eighteen years. In 2005, I taught a cooking class for children at Holy Trinity Summer School. Recently in February ’06 I taught a cooking class for adults at Holy Trinity Parish through the Adult Education Series. I am also pursuing my own continuing education at Folsom Lake College.
Mrs. Amy McCurdy 2nd Grade Instructional Aide
Mrs. Amy McCurdy
2nd Grade Instructional Aide
Hello! My name is Amy McCurdy and I am the Instructional Aide in 1st grade here at Holy Trinity. I was born and raised in a very small town along the Mississippi River in southeast Missouri. After graduating from Southeast Missouri State University with a bachelors degree in Business Administration and a minor in Marketing, I moved to Los Angeles to live "in the city." It took me five years to realize city life was not for me. My husband and I moved to El Dorado Hills in 1990 when it was just a quaint, quiet little town. We have three wonderful children, two girls and a boy and feel very blessed to be a part of the Holy Trinity family. We have been members since the very first mass was held at the CSD gym with Bishop Quinn and Msgr, Kidder in 1992. We have seen our parish grow from just a few hundred people, meeting in the Silva Valley gym, stacking and unstacking chairs for weekend masses, and baptizing babies in a huge plastic salad bowl. We feel extremely privileged to be a part of such a wonderful, vibrant community of believers, and I feel truly blessed to be of service to the children here at Holy Trinity School.
Anita Ryan 3rd Grade Instructional Aide
Mary Kae Kreifels 5th Grade Instructional Aide
Mrs. Elaine O'Connell Educational Achievement Specialist and 3rd Grade Instructional Aide
Mrs. Elaine O'Connell
Educational Achievement Specialist and 3rd Grade Instructional Aide
Mr. John Chance Computers
Mr. John Chance
Mrs. Karole Dominique Admissions Director & School Secretary
Mrs. Karole Dominique
Admissions Director & School Secretary
I enjoy being the welcoming face that students, parents and visitors to our school see each day! My husband and I live in El Dorado Hills, and we the proud parents of 3 wonderful children (and a fantastic daughter-in-law and son-in-law) and the proud grandparents of one granddaughter and one grandson.
I love serving the wonderful students, families, faculty and staff of Holy Trinity Parish!
Susie Calise School Ministry Bookkeeper
Mrs. Adrienne Fuller EDP Director
Mrs. Adrienne Fuller
I was born and raised in the Bay Area. I attended St. Leander's Catholic School in San Leandro and graduated from Chabot College in Hayward.
My wonderful husband and I were married in 1982 and we moved to Placerville in 1989. We have four amazing children, two girls and two boys. Our eldest child is attending Folsom Lake College, she is studying to be a physical therapist. I have another daughter studying at UC Irvine, majoring in Dance and Psych. My Son is attending San Jose State and is majoring in Bio Med Engineering and last but not least my youngest son is attending Union Mine High School.
I am bilingual - my other language being Spanish but I also speak some French. I have been a Third Order Carmelite for over 10 years now; so the Eucharist, the Scriptures and the Liturgy of the Hours are all a major focus for me along with silence and solitude. The Lay Carmelites are contemplatives living and seeking a prayerful presence in a modern world.
Mrs. Christine Illich EDP Aid
Mrs. Christine Illich