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.
Intergenerational Discipleship and Care
Melissa and her family have been a part of Trinity since 2010. Melissa works alongside parents and volunteers in the Trinity community to give shape and direction to the children and families ministry, intentionally working toward full participation of even our littlest disciples in the life of our 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.
Matt leads our teaching team and serves as our primary speaker during Sunday gatherings at Trinity. Matt is also the Managing Editor of PledgeMusic and recently moved to Indianapolis from Nashville where he was a full time music writer/editor for various magazines and websites. Matt is also a founding contributor for the Rabbit Room and has written for Relevant, Paste, Under the Radar and Christianity Today among others. He and his wife, Lindsay, have a three-year-old son, Elliot, and a lone bowling trophy.
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.
Kelli has attended Trinity since 2009. She is a clinical social worker at an alternative school and track and field coach for Broad Ripple Magnet High School in the Indianapolis Public School district. Kelli lives in SoBro and loves being imbedded in the community in which she serves. Kelli attended Central Michigan University for her undergraduate degree and University of Tennessee for her Masters in Social Work.
Monica and her family have attended Trinity since 2011. Monica currently homeschools her two daughters, volunteers as a teacher for the Children's Ministry and is currently on staff to develop and write curriculum for the children at Trinity. Monica graduated from Indiana University at Bloomington with a BA in English.
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 leading our Community Engagement efforts. Scott has an M.Div from Northern Seminary.
Director of Operations and Kid's Ministry
AnnaLee and her husband have been a part of Trinity since 2013. AnnaLee handles the day-to-day operations of Trinity and Central Space, including giving/financial bookkeeping, building management, room rental requests, weddings, coordination of worship teams, and general administrative duties. She also oversees Trinity's Kids & Families Ministry, making sure that volunteers are well equipped to serve in the kids ministry spaces, and taking care of all administrative details regarding kids and families. AnnaLee has a MSW from Wayne State University.
Britney has been attending Trinity since August 2014. She began volunteering with the youth in 2015 and became Youth Director in 2016. She is a graduate of Purdue University, but left Indiana to teach for three years on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, while she also earned her Master's degree from Black Hills State University. She returned to Indiana in 2014 to coach teachers for an educational non-profit, but has since returned to the classroom to teach 5th grade English Language Arts.
Community Engagement Coordinator
Elaine has been attending Trinity since 2015. After receiving her BA from Calvin College in English language, she lived in South Korea for two years teaching at Kosin University. When she returned to Indiana in 2013, she studied at Purdue University for an MA in Organizational Communication. She currently attends Fuller Seminary full time, pursing her MA in theology, and teaches violin part time at Chapel Hill 7th and 8th Grade Center.