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Leadership at Trinity

We thrive on your leadership.

Trinity United Methodist Church is primarily a volunteer led church. Much of the work of the church is directed by our church council, a group of volunteer leaders and our pastor.

Our Pastor

Rev. Brett Pinder (as of July 2019) Pastor Brett came to Trinity UMC from the Baltimore/Washington DC area where he was serving as a campus minister and executive director of the Wesley Foundation at the University of Maryland - College Park. Brett has a masters degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington DC. Brett has previously served as an Associate Pastor at Elkton UMC in Maryland and Pastor at Perryville UMC in Maryland. 

Our Music Minister

Christine McKenney is our Music Minister, and we are so blessed by her gifts. She is a talented singer, and plays guitar too. Chris has long history of teaching music and sharing her passion with students. Chris has degrees in Music Education and Secondary Education from the Oregon College of Education. She has also completed coursework at Portland State University in music. Chris has worked for Lincoln County Schools in the past and currently operates her own music studio, Mckenney Music Studio in Newport, OR.

Our Church Leaders

Mary Kelly, Chair of the Church Council
Janet Lamberson, Lay Leader
Sally Rose, Facilities Team Leader
Cindy Sweitzer, Finance Chair / Treasurer
Rev. Liz Jones, Finance Secretary
Nancy Osterlund, Secretary

Members of the Church Council


Lary Edmondson
Fran Westphal
Nita Rose
David Boyce

Beloved Retired Clergy and their Volunteer Roles

 Rev. Ardis Letey - Worship and music team, thrift shop, back-up usher/greeter, back-up liturgist, occasional preacher                                                                                                                     

Rev. Elizabeth Jones - Worship and music team, finance secretary, liturgist, thrift shop, usher/greeter, substitute musician

Rev. Earnest Bell - Adult Sunday School Coord, Newsletter Editor

Rev. Dr. Patricia Meyers - Substitute musician, liturgist, occasional preacher

 

Regional Leadership

Rev. John Tucker, Crater Lake District (SW Oregon) Superintendent
Bishop Elaine Stanovsky, Bishop to the Greater NW Episcopal Area (OR, ID, WA, AK)