Phillip Jackson The Rev. Phillip A. Jackson ’85 was appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2017. He was named the 19th Rector of Trinity Church Wall Street in Manhattan in February of 2022, after serving as priest-in-charge and vicar. 

Before coming to Trinity in February 2015, Jackson was the rector of Christ Church of the Ascension in Paradise Valley, Ariz., where he led reconciliation, congregational growth and community engagement in the Phoenix area.

Jackson has also served parishes in Houston and Detroit, and before being ordained as a priest, he practiced law as a litigator in Hawaii.  He serves on several boards including the Mead Art Museum Advisory Board, the Anglican Communion Compass Rose Society, the Charles H. Revson Foundation, CUNY School of Law Foundation, Episcopal Charities, the Fortune Society, Gilder Lehrman President’s Council, and the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center.

He earned his B.A. in history, cum laude; a J.D. from Yale Law School; and an M.Div. from The Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, Calif. He is married to Page Underwood, an attorney with the Mayo Clinic.