According to Trinity’s constitution, elders function in the following ways:They assist the pastor(s) in the spiritual matters and ministries of the church, particularly the ministries of preaching and teaching. In the absence of the pastor, they see that the pulpit is filled.They have oversight of the membership process.They appoint, commission, and oversee the ministries of the deacons and deaconesses. Exercise spiritual discipline.
The 2014-2015 Elder Board includes Jay Hathaway, Doug Schafer (chairman) & Jeff Wilson (chairman of church council made up of Elders and Trustees).
The following is a list of responsibilities a Trustee is charged with: Oversee business, legal and temporal affairs of Trinity in a manner consistent with our purpose and mission statement. Assure Trinity’s physical and financial compliance In local, state and federal laws. Maintain a policy and procedure manual which supports the church’s mission, vision and values.Propose an annual budget.Annually review and appropriately adjust employee compensation and benefits.
The 2014-2015 Board of Trustees includes Dave Baczek, Ray Banary, Tom Kirk, James Semmelroth, Randy Verdi and Ralph Wilson (chairman).
Trustee February 2014 Newsletter
Trustee November 2013 Newsletter
Trustee October 2013 Newsletter
Trinity’s constitution stipulates that deacons and deaconesses are examples of servant-ministers in the church. Among the general duties are:Administration of benevolence.Offer a variety of help with the physical and spiritual needs of individuals and families in and outside the body such as the poor, jobless, sick, widowed, elderly, homeless, disable and shut-ins. Preparation and serving of the Lord’s Supper.Opening & closing the church building on Sunday mornings.
The 2014-2015 Deacons are Mark Dailey, Jeff Elwell, Shawn Haines, Josh Hershberger, David Hiltner, Dennis Koch and Keith McHenry.