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Steve Manskar

Senior Pastor
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Rev. Steven W. Manskar, D. Min. served in extension ministry as Director of Wesleyan Leadership with Discipleship Ministries in Nashville, Tennessee for 19 years. He traveled across the United States and the world leading workshops and seminars on Covenant Discipleship groups, small group ministry, and Wesleyan leadership, theology and practice. He also leads the annual The Wesley Pilgrimage in England. Steve is excited to be a pastor again.
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Katie Orent

Parish Nurse
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Betsy Weems

Church Administrator
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Hi, I’m Betsy, your Church Administrator. I come to you with 35 years of experience with the United Methodist Church, and am passionate about all our denomination stands for. Me and my husband, Jim, are proud parents of four adult children and seven grandchildren, and enjoy lots of family time with them. We are active members of Cornerstone UMC, where I serve as a GriefShare Leader and in the childcare area. I am honored to be working for you as well as supporting your Trinity staff!
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Matthew Witkowski

Community Ministries Director
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My name is Matthew Witkowski and I started at Trinity in January of 2015. I am married to Laura Witkowski and we have a son named Kasen. I am an avid outdoorsman who loves hunting, fishing (especially fly fishing). I also love to read. I am excited about my role as the Director of Community Ministries because it allows me to meet new people, build exciting programming and bring people in the community together. I love the pursuit of education in all forms and believe in the power of building a caring community around children to help them succeed.
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Jane Van Hof

Organist
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Church music has always been a part of my life. As a fifth-generation pipe organist, I learned the craft of playing the organ from an early age. For over twenty years I have worked as an organist, accompanist, choral director, handbell director and director of music at area churches. In addition to church work, I teach full-time in the public schools, parent three sons, sing in the "Bach Chorale," and play the viola. I'm excited to make music with the Trinity faith community because they truly live out the mission to be a "church without walls."
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Kristen Gifford

Childcare Coordinator
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Connor Maki

Youth/Community Ministries Coordinator
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Connor is the Youth Director at Trinity, as well as the Community Ministries Coordinator. He is currently attending Cornerstone University for his Bible major and Ministry minor. He enjoys teaching others about Jesus, and how God can change their life. He spends his days reading books, writing, and getting coffee with others.
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Randy Burghart

Music Director
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Randy Burghart, Trinity's Music Director, is a seasoned choral director who has prepared works in a wide range of musical styles, from combo-based worship music, to musical theater, vocal jazz, and large-scale choral masterworks. As Music Director and Conductor of the Choral Society of Grand Rapids he prepared the chorus, conducted the annual concert season, and directed long-range planning. He is excited to be a part of the Trinity team! 
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Andrea Gay

Children's Choir Director
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Andrea Gay, Children’s Choir Director, is in her 17th year of teaching Vocal Music at Crestwood Middle School in Kentwood, MI. Andrea holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Central Michigan University and is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Curriculum. Andrea enjoys spending time with her 2 children (Kenzie & Jimmy), her husband (Jim), her dog (Rocky), and her extended family. She is also an avid Tennis player and enjoys running 5K's and practicing Yoga. Andrea is thrilled to be a member of the Trinity United Methodist Music Team and is very eager and excited to begin making music with the children and youth of this community.
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Carol Hillman

Kindermusik
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Carol has been a member of Trinity for 27 years. She belongs to the Chancel Choir with occasional solo work, and is one of the licensed Kindermusik teachers for our programing here at Trinity. Carol carries an Associate’s Degree from Ferris State University in Child Care, a Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching from Central Michigan University with a major in Child Development and a minor in Vocal Music, and a Master’s in Teaching from Oakland University in Play Therapy. She also is a life-long member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and a fully licensed Kindermusik teacher. She can be contacted by anyone interested in joining Trinity's Kindermusik program.
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Nichea Ver Veer Guy

Discipleship Pathway Director
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I would like to welcome children and their families to our program. I have worked to provide safe, inviting learning environments with quality age-level curriculum. I take seriously my role in advocating and nurturing children in their faith development. I also embrace parents and guardians in their role in Christian Parenting by providing opportunities for their spiritual development and fellowship. I am excited to be in community with such a progressive church ministry.
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Latoya Seymore

Custodian
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