The Board of Elders is responsible for assisting the Pastors in all matters pertaining to the spiritual welfare of the congregation and has the following additional responsibilities:

  • Regularly contacting active and inactive members of the congregation to promote regular worship and use of the sacraments, urge active participation in Christian discipleship, and encourage greater understanding of the rights and privileges of church membership.
  • Assist the Pastors in leading worship by supervising regular and special services, seeing that they are conducted in reverent and worshipful manner, by securing the services of an organist, by assisting in the arrangements for pulpit assistance and by overseeing the activities of the ushers, altar guild, and other groups involved in worship.
  • Assist the Pastors with the instruction of prospective members, both junior and adult confirmation classes. Upon a vacancy in the pastoral ministry, appoint a call committee to prepare a list of candidates, and then report to the congregation, pursuant to calling a Pastor or Director (or Minister) of Christian Education or Music.
  • Be personally concerned with the aged and shut-in members and manage a fund for needy families, especially those within our congregation, to be replenished periodically by the congregation.

Please don’t hesitate to contact your elder with any comments or concerns you may have regarding our Trinity family. Elders are assigned by alphabetical listing of members’ last names.

A – BRIS LEW – MEY Austin Bettin (614) 361-8525
BRIT – DEA Chuck Fahncke (419) 824-2108 MIE – PEL Dan Pinkelman  (419) 902-7954
DEB – F Timothy Semro  (419) 356-8723 PER – SCHME Bernie Dushane  (419) 787-7814
G – HENC Mark Snyder  (419) 787-5665 SCHMI – STAC Derek Dierks  (419) 367-5485
HEND – KIN Keith Taylor  (567) 202-3803 STAI – V Ed Mauntler  (419) 841-6511
KIS – LET Jeff Hutchins (419) 704-0559 W – Z Bryan O’Neill  (419) 385-9960

Congregation Council, President and Vice President

The congregational leaders, the President, the Vice President of the congregation serve the congregation by leading Church Council meetings and assisting the Pastors and the Elders. These voluntary leaders are elected by the congregation and serve for three year terms.