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Leadership at Trinity

We thrive on our leadership team.

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.

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Our Pastor

The Rev. Dr. Scott Allen is an elder in the United Methodist Church and is our senior pastor.  He is pastor at both Trinity United Methodist Church and Junction City United Methodist Church.

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Our Music Minister

Christine McKenney is our Music Minister, and we are so blessed by her gifts. She is a talented singer, and plays piano and guitar. 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.  Her daughter Sierra Pagan also sings for our services.

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Our Church Leaders:

Janet Lamberson, Co-Chair of the Church Council
Brian Johnson, Co-Chair of the Church Council
Sally Rose, Facilities Team Leader
Laura Young, Secretary
Megan Miller-Morgan, Treasurer
Rev. Liz Jones, Finance Secretary
Mary Kelly, Member

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Other Officers:

Janet Lamberson, Lay Leader, Annual Conference Delegate
Fran Westphal, Alternate Annual Conference Delegate
Nita Rose, Membership Secretary
Ann Edmondson, Historian

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United Methodist Women

Gloria Cawrse, President
Ann Edmondson, Vice-President
Nita Rose, Vice-President
Nancy Osterlund, Vice-President
Mary Kelly, Treasurer
Marilyn Manning, Thrift Shop Coordinator

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Beloved Retired Clergy and their Volunteer Roles


Rev. Ardis Letey (retired Deacon) - Liturgical Artist, Zoom Host, Worship and music team, back-up usher/greeter, back-up liturgist, occasional preacher

Rev. Elizabeth Jones (retired Elder) - Worship and music team, finance secretary, liturgist, usher/greeter, substitute musician

Rev. Earnest Bell (retired Elder) - Adult Sunday School Coordinator, Newsletter Editor

Rev. Dr. Patricia Meyers (retired Deacon) - Substitute musician, liturgist, occasional preacher

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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)

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