Pastor Tony Brown
Thank you for taking the the time to check out our church. I am extremely proud of our congregation and believe that God is at work among us offering God’s free and radical grace to a world that is in need of transformation. We see evidence of this need for transformation all around us. Stories of injustice, oppression, violence, and inequality pervade our lives, our society, and our world. Trinity UMC is at work to free the oppressed, fight for justice, create peace, and welcome all people equally as children of God. (To read more about Pastor Tony, please see his Welcome Message
Diane Thompson, Accompanist & Choir Conductor
Diane began piano lessons at age seven, taking lessons for eight years. At San Jose State College in California (now San Jose State University) she began working as an accompanist for vocal classes, graduating in 1964 with a BA in music (as a piano major) and a k-8 teacher’s certificate. She and her family moved to Port Townsend in 1977, opening a piano studio with up to 30-40 students per week. Diane was the accompanist for the Port Townsend Community Chorus for 30 years. She continues to work with them as a rehearsal pianist and plays for a number of churches, including Trinity. She loves the “support role” of accompanist. It brings her great joy!
Lynn Zephryna, Office Manager and Webmaster
Lynn has served Trinity since 2013, taking care of our day-to-day administrative operations and finances. In addition, she is our Trinity Times editor and desktop publisher (with the fabulous newsletter team of Molly Jacobson, Colleen Gawle, and Penny Vorster), and our Webmaster, with some formal training and 10 years experience in the field, which she has recently retired from. She enjoys working closely with Trinity’s Trustee and Finance Chairs, as well as the pastor and many of the very active volunteers here. Lynn supports Trinity with all her heart, and is grateful to work with such amazing people.
Kristelle Jose, Drop-in Childcare Volunteer Coordinator
Kristelle Jose is joining the PT community from Los Angeles where she was born and raised. She has extensive experience in community outreach and organizing. Back in California, she organized several statewide campaigns to ensure families had the right tools to connect their children to coverage and care. She worked with the state’s board of education and early learning centers to connect with families. Kristelle has also conducted community work in Kenya. There, she helped an orphanage establish a vitamin supplement program and agro farm. Just from these facts alone, it’s obvious she is fond of children and communities. She’s excited to build and cultivate relationships in the community and help coordinate our Infant Care Program.
Sarah McMahan, Volunteer Coordinator
Sarah McMahan is a Benedictine Oblate and independent scholar who has led an abundant life. A Cum Laud graduate of Gonzaga University at the age of 57 and with an M.A. in Culture & Spirituality she has worked in spiritual direction, pastoral ministry and visual and performing arts for most of her adult life.
Sarah is a retired mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a lover of life. With 50+ years experience as a spiritual director, adult educator, pastoral minister, and retreat presenter, she has worked as a Pastoral Associate among the Oglala Lakota on the Pine Ridge Reservation of South Dakota and as a hospital and hospice chaplain, in rich, multicultural ministries. Most recently, she has been employed as Executive Director of ECHHO and as their Development Director. She is also an accomplished painter, weaver, singer-musician, photographer, published writer, poetess and maker of nontraditional clay forms. Her passions include experiencing God in the beauty and wonder of nature, especially as manifested in her gardens!
Sarah delights in mentoring persons in transition and those who are engaged in their own unique spiritual processes. Her enthusiasm is contagious, and her work inspires, encourages, challenges and motivates others to organize the habits of their hearts and imaginations and to be fully engaged in conversation with all of life. Her commitment is to facilitate in others a joyous awareness of the incarnation presence of God in all creation and to invite others into their own unique ministries.
James Baird, Custodian