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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. Ryan J. Scott  has been our pastor since July 2017. Previously he has served in Eugene and Seattle. Pastor Ryan is a Licensed Pastor in the Oregon-Idaho Conference of the United Methodist Church. He received his education at the Claremont School of Theology in Southern CA. Prior to being a pastor Ryan worked in after school program management and youth recreation programming.

Pastor Ryan loves exploring new ideas and imaginative ways of being church in the 21st century. He is committed to helping people break down barriers and find ways to be people of love and justice in our hurting world. Pastor Ryan likes to explore the scriptures and find creative ways to make them come alive and relate directly to our lives.

In his free time he enjoys spending time in the outdoors hiking, camping and exploring. Pastor Ryan lives with his partner, Andre Casey, who is a graphic designer. They share their home with Bailey, their dog and Pico, their cat.

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                                                                                                                           

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)