Rector - The Rev. Canon Lawrence D. Bausch
Fr. Bausch was raised in Los Angeles and graduated from San Diego State University. He is a graduate of Seabury Western Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois. He married in 1973, and he and his wife, Carol, have four grown children. He served as an assistant priest at two churches before becoming Rector at Holy Trinity Parish in Ocean Beach in 1979. Father Bausch has conducted many Retreats and Quiet Days including several based on the writings of St. Patrick. He has served on the National Council of Forward in Faith North America since 1994 and currently serves as President. In 2001, he took a sabbatical in Ireland and the results of his study have been published in his book : The Conversion of the Irish from St. Patrick to 700 AD: A Study in the Relationship between Gospel and Culture. (Ekklesia Publications, 2007) He resigned from the ministry of the Episcopal Church in September 2006, and was received as a priest in good standing in the Diocese of Argentina, in the Anglican Province of the Southern Cone. Holy Trinity Parish also elected to leave ECUSA in September, 2006, and Fr. Bausch accepted the call to continue to serve as their Rector. Both he and the parish became founding members of the Diocese of Western Anglicans (Anglican Church in North America) in 2009.