There are many people who play a vital role in our life together at Trinity. A few of us have formal leadership positions that help guide and organize our community. We lead from a team approach, which means no one person is in charge. Instead, we seek consensus on important decisions. This approach is meant to foster humility, active listening, balanced perspectives and a deeper awareness of God’s presence. 

Our leadership team is divided into pastors and elders. These groups share the same functions and responsibilities. The only difference is our pastors are paid in order to give them more time and freedom to focus on our community. We also have several staff members who keep our community organized and healthy.

PASTOR

Melissa Millis

melissa@indytrinity.org

Melissa and her family have been a part of Trinity since 2010. Melissa enjoys intentionally working toward the full integration of all areas of spiritual formation at Trinity and encouraging the full participation of each person in the life of our church community. She also equips and connects people at Trinity in the area of care. Melissa has an MA in Christian Education and a M.Div from North Park Theological Seminary and is ordained to word and sacrament in the Covenant Church. As a co-vocational pastor, Melissa also serves as the director of Nou Hope and works part time for Liz Alig.

ELDERS

ANNA HILL

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annahill@indytrinity.org

Anna began attending Trinity in September of 2015. She is currently an Assistant Principal within Indianapolis Public Schools and loves spending her time working with both children and adults in urban education. She has a bachelors degree in Sociology from Hope College, a graduate certificate in Elementary Education from UNC Charlotte, and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Marian University. 

AUTUMN SCHULZE

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autumn@indytrinity.org

Autumn, her husband, Kaleb, and their daughter have attended Trinity since 2011.  Autumn is a Marriage and Family Therapist and works with people of all ages and backgrounds at a private practice on the northeast side of Indianapolis.  Autumn loves seeing God “on the move,” healing and growing individuals and restoring relationships, through the therapy process.  Autumn did her undergraduate work at Milligan College, in Tennessee, and then attended Indiana Wesleyan University in preparation for her work as a therapist.

 

JaY HOWARD

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jay@indytrinity.org

Jay, along with his wife Brenda and adult daughter Amalia, have been attending Trinity since 2013. Jay is a sociology faculty member and administrator at Butler University. He is co-author of Apostles of Rock: The Splintered World of Contemporary Christian Music (University Press of Kentucky, 1999) as well as books and articles on the scholarship of teaching and learning in higher education. He has a B.A. from Indiana University South Bend and a M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame. As a true native Hoosier, Jay enjoys playing basketball and running in his free time. 

 

STAFF 

ANNALEE TRAEGER

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Building Operations Manager

annalee@indytrinity.org

AnnaLee and her husband, Nick, have been attending Trinity since 2013, shortly after moving to Indianapolis. She began working as the Operations Manager in 2014. She now serves as the Building Operations Manager. AnnaLee has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Master’s in Social Work. While not taking care of Trinity business, she can be found singing and dancing on various musical theater stages around Indy.

BRITNEY YOUNT

Family Ministry Director

britney@indytrinity.org

Britney has been attending Trinity since August 2014. She began volunteering with the middle school youth in 2015 and became the Youth Director in 2016 and in 2018 became the Family Ministry Director.  She holds a BA in Anthropology and English Literature from Purdue University, as well as a M.Ed. in Reading from Black Hills State University.  She is currently pursuing her Master's of Divinity and Master's of Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Christian Theological Seminary, here in Indianapolis.