Closeup of Jackson outdoors, smiling and wearing eyeglasses and a black garment with white collar The Rev. Phillip A. Jackson ’85 was appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2017. He is the vicar of Trinity Church Wall Street in Manhattan, where he leads the Mission and Ministry programs that touch upon every aspect of parish life, including service liturgies, a broad-based music program, faith formation programs, pastoral care services, Trinity’s preschool, membership development,  fund development and church properties.

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 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.