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.
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.
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.
Jeff, his wife Susie and their two girls, have been at Trinity since 2011. Jeff has devoted much of his life to pastoral ministry, spending 14 years in youth ministry before pursuing a seminary education. He currently teaches Latin to Middle School students at The Oaks Academy. He uses his knowledge of scripture and love for liturgical practices by teaching classes and leading liturgical services at Trinity. Jeff has an MAT from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Scott and his wife Megen have been at Trinity since 2013. Since his ordination with the American Baptists in 1988, Scott has pastored urban congregations in both Cincinnati and Indianapolis. He has a passion for preaching, racial reconciliation and community development. He uses these gifts at Trinity by teaching on Sunday mornings and in classes and encouraging community engagement efforts. Scott has an M.Div from Northern Seminary.
Stephen has been a part of Trinity since 2015. In October of 2017, he doubled his family size (excluding his beloved dog) by way of marriage - one of his best decisions. Recently, Stephen made a significant career change and now works as a Construction Project Manager - something he's been looking towards for a number of years. A fierce opponent of spiritualism, prejudice, and corporatism, Stephen has a B.A. in Educational Ministry, a Master's in Higher Education, but more importantly, has walked through many woods, forded many rivers, and befriended many creatures of all kinds.
Abbi Mast has attended Trinity since 2013. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist practicing in Broad Ripple, as well as a bookkeeper to several local businesses. She has lived in the SoBro/Broad Ripple/Ravenswood neighborhoods for five years, and hopes for many more to come. She has a Bachelor's degree in English from Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky, and only waited tables for 3 years after graduation with that degree.
Family Ministry Director
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.