Staff and ministry Leaders

Trinity is a blessed church that is led by a dynamic staff of people who are great at what they do, who love to work collaboratively as a team, who minister the love of God out of the love they receive from God, and know how to have a good time.

  • Kurt Tomlinson

    Senior Pastor

    As the Senior Pastor at Trinity, Kurt is excited about leading us into the future on how we can continue to make Disciples for Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World.  Kurt's family includes his wife Elaine and kids Elizabeth, Jim and Anthony,  After growing up in Syracuse, NY, Kurt moved to Ohio while working for General Motors.  Then, following the call of God, he attended United Seminary in Dayton and has led churches throughout the West Ohio Conference.  As a United Methodist Pastor, Kurt has a passion for sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with people of all walks of life through leading worship, mission work and discipleship.

  • Julie Tarr

    Associate Pastor

    Julie comes to Trinity after serving ten years as Director of Children's, Youth, and Young Adult Ministries at Asbury United Methodist Church in Portland, Indiana. Julie's philosophy of ministry can be summarized in thee words:  Engage, Encourage, Equip!  She is passionate about helping people engage with God through the story of Scripture, encouraging people through words and presence, and equipping people with the resources they need to become the world changers God is calling them to be!  

    Julie loves campfires, coffee, and outdoor adventures of all kinds!  

  • nancy eberle

    family ministries director

  • jody Bigham


  • Loralee lichtensteiger

    communications director

    Loralee joined the staff in July 2019 after the partnership with North Union UMC was formed. She served as North Union’s secretary for a year and six months. Loralee and her husband, Steve have 3 children. She is looking forward to meeting new people and serving both the Trinity and North Union church families.


    PIANIST, Worship coordinator

    Melissa and her husband, Gary, joined Trinity 30 more than years ago when their children were young.  They were drawn to this church family because of their love for the Lord and each other, the study of Scripture, missions and outreach, and a strong commitment to training children.  Now they are a three generation family here with their grandchildren benefiting from Trinity's commitment to children and youth.

    Melissa feels privileged to have been part of Trinity's music staff for the past 15 years as the choir accompanist, pianist, and keyboardist for the praise team.  Being a part of this ministry is a blessing in her life.

  • erica clay

    choir and bell director

  • terri schlenker


    Terri Schlenker is our wonderful and cheerful custodian at Trinity.  Terri and her husband, Ed, have attended Trinity since 1992.  They have three children and six grandchildren.  Terri and Ed love their church family and feel incredibly blessed to have raised their children here.