Trinity Commons is the Episcopal Campus Ministry Center for greater Birmingham. We serve all students in the Birmingham area and have a presence on campus at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Birmingham Southern College (BSC), and Samford University. We welcome and affirm all people because God welcomes and affirms all, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, ability, financial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
We are a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama. The Episcopal Church is part of the Anglican Communion, which is a community of 80 million members in 44 regional and national member churches in more than 160 countries.
Thomas Joyner has been BECM’s chaplain since November 2014.
Thomas Joyner was born and raised in Birmingham, AL. He received his B.A. from the University of Alabama (where he joined the Episcopal Church, thanks to campus ministry), his M.A. in Philosophy from Ole Miss, and his M.Div. from General Seminary in New York City. He was ordained in 2008. Over the years he’s had a number of interesting jobs including little league baseball umpire, valet at a country club, concession stand manager at a girls’ softball park, librarian, and teacher. He loves to play golf, cook, and enjoy good food (especially Italian).
Kelley Hudlow has been BECM’s deacon in August 2018.
Kelley Hudlow was born and raised in Mobile, AL. She received her B.A. from the University of South Alabama, and her J.D. from The University of Alabama. She completed Education for Ministry, a program of Theological Education by Extension through Sewanee, and the Diocese of Alabama’s Deacon School for Ministry. She was ordained in 2011 and has served churches in Fayette, Tuscaloosa, and Birmingham. For ten years, she was a practicing attorney and adjunct professor at The University of Alabama School of Law. She currently works as the Communications Coordinator for the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama and as the Associate Dean of Students and Chair of Diaconal Studies for the Alabama Integrative Ministry School. She serves on the Young Adult Ministry Steering Committee and the Vocare Steering Committee.
Kristin Graham has been the administrator for BECM since 2001.
Contact Kristin by email here.
Students take on a variety of leadership roles at Trinity Commons. We have three worship coordinators that help set up and lead worship on campus and for our services at the student center. Worship coordinators also recruit volunteers for roles in the service. Additionally, we have three coordinators for Common Life. These students take on leadership roles in activities at Trinity Commons, including greeting guests, Sunday night supper cooks, and leading the cooking on Pasta Night.
If you want to learn more about getting involved at Trinity Commons, ask one of our coordinators or talk with Thomas or Kelley.