ABOUT US

 

The ELCA confesses the Triune God — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. In our preaching and teaching the ELCA trusts the Gospel as the power of God for the salvation of all who believe. 

 

 

TRINITY’S STAFF:

 

Pastor Ruth Jensen 

Pastor Ruth Jensen completed her undergraduate study at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin graduating summa cum laude with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Religion/Religious Studies and Church Music.  She was rostered in the Lutheran Church in America as a Lay Professional Leader in 1984 and served congregations in the Greater Milwaukee Synod and Allegheny Synod during the first 24 years of her ministry.

            In 2006 she earned a Master of Arts degree in Children, Youth & Family Ministry from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota followed by her Master of Divinity degree from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg (now United Lutheran Seminary) in 2009.  She has served in ministry for over thirty-five years.  Pastor Ruth previously served Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Windber, and Grace Lutheran Church in State College, the largest congregation in the ELCA’s Allegheny Synod.

            Pastor Ruth brings considerable gifts to Trinity, but above all she brings a vision that all people will know and personally experience the love of God.  She feels called to reach out to the lost, anxious, conflicted, broken, shame-filled, abandoned, and marginalized people in our families, neighborhoods, and communities. 

Nicholas Carroll

Director of Music

graduated from Seton Hill University with a Bachelor of Art in Music focused on music education, piano and organ performance, and composition.  Nicholas serves as Director of Music, and on many church committees.  Nicholas also serves on the Synod Mission Table Committee, and is active in churchwide training.  Nicholas is a pianist/organist and composer and has written a liturgy and many other pieces for Trinity’s worship.  He operates Nicholas Carroll Piano Studio, on Main St. in Somerset. At Trinity, he directs the TLC Choir, the Wittenberg Bells (Handbell Choir) and leads the congregation in worship at the organ and the piano.  He has particular gifts in improvisation. 
 

Ann Voytish

Office Manager

is in the office during office hours throughout the week.  Ann is responsible for the business operations of the congregation; she is the keeper of all records and the resource manager of all supplies, computers, information, and communications.

Darlene Schafer

Part-time Secretary

can be found in the office about 20 hours per week, normally on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.  She is responsible for various lists of volunteers and the production of our weekly bulletins.

Douglas Fanale

Sexton

keeps us warm, dry and everything clean!  He also serves as a Volunteer Fireman.

Frank Kyle

Part-time Sexton

is largely responsible for the property and the buildings on the weekends and overnights

 

Jody Jurgevich

Director of Child Care and Learning Center

graduated from Harding University with a bachelors in early childhood and a minor in special education. She has had experience teaching in the preschool setting and as a substitute teacher. If you have any questions about our program please stop in and see her.
 
 
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