Pastor Bobbie Blackburn
congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Our mission is to share the Good News of Christ's love with our community and world. We work with a number of community service groups to demonstrate Christ's love on the local front and we are connected with mission work in Israel and South America.
I have been privileged to serve as Trinity's pastor since June of 1997. We entered the internship program in 1998 and have had a constant progression of new interns each year. An intern is in their third year of seminary and they spend one year with us, learning the ministry "ropes." We call our interns by the title of "vicar" and delight in learning from them just as much as they learn about ministry from us.
Come experience worship and community life at TLC, and discover if this is the place for you to grow in faith and serve God!
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Vicar Sarah Rossing
I have the privilege of spending a year of life and learning as the 2013-2014 Vicar. I look forward to getting to know you, and the ways that Trinity Lutheran does ministry in the congregation as well as the Bradenton community.
I grew up in North Georgia in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and then went far away to the frozen tundra of Minnesota to study art history and Spanish at St. Olaf College. After graduating, I moved to the city of Eternal Spring – Cuernavaca, Mexico – where I worked in a community center through the Young Adults in Global Mission program of the ELCA. While I was there, I started thinking about seminary, but wasn’t quite ready to make the leap yet, so I went to Washington, D.C. with a program called Lutheran Volunteer Corps where I worked at a church, doing homelessness immersion programs for visiting groups. Finally, I ended up at the Lutheran School of Theology where I have spent the last two years studying for ministry and building community in the city of Chicago.
I enjoy hiking, kayaking, baking bread, and throwing pottery. I’m looking forward to doing some of those things as I get time. I will love to visit with you and enjoy some of your favorite parts of the city as I begin to find my way around and build relationships here.
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Faye Luckett, Administrative Assistant
Hi, my name is Faye Luckett. I've been Trinity's Administrative Assistant since 2008. I've lived in Bradenton for over ten years now, and came here from Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. In my spare time I enjoy reading, sewing, crocheting and being a Spiritual Director (not necessarily in that order). I enjoy working here at Trinity because of the congregation's friendly nature, and it's a joy working in an atmosphere that is God loving and God seeking.
Paul Clark, Organist
Hi, I'm Paul Clark and I've been serving as Trinity's organist and choir director since 1976. I was born in South Carolina and moved to Florida in 1974. While in music school in North Carolina, I was blessed to study piano with a brilliant man, Daniel Ericourt, himself a student of Debussy. My mother found Trinity and attended here until her death in 2005. My sister and her family are here at Trinity also.
I indeed love to play the organ and the piano. Many people tell me they can hear that love of music in my playing. Also, the choir is a great joy for me, especially since I cannot sing. Directing the singers helps me to "sing" the music. I pray the Lord will give me a beautiful voice in heaven!
I love the people at Trinity and many, I feel, are family to me.
Lucy Baber, Assistant Organist
I'm Lucy Baber & have been a member here since 2003. My husband Don & I came down to Florida from Michigan in 2002. I have been assistant organist since 2003. Music has always been a part of my life. I am a retired elementary music teacher, organist & choir director. I still like to sub & do so in the Manatee School District & at area churches. My favorite hobbies are concerts, plays & lots of reading, especially mysteries & historical novels. My husband & I co-chair the Soldier Ministry along with the great help from Jan & Bill Evans. When I first came down I went to several churches & when I attended Trinity I knew I was home. This congregation is made up of people who care about each other & the community around us & do whatever they can to follow Christ's command to love one another.
Sondra Lee, High School Youth Director / Communications Director
I’m very pleased to serve as Trinity’s High School Youth Director, having joined the staff early in 2010.
I live in St. Petersburg, having moved here from Louisville, KY, in 2000. When not here at Trinity, I provide marketing services, human resources and bookkeeping support for small- to mid-sized companies. I was baptized, confirmed and held membership at First Lutheran, a downtown Louisville church, where many of the ministry opportunities are different than at Trinity!
The youth at Trinity are wonderful to be around. They inspire me with their creativity and energy, and the ways they demonstrate their care for one another and for those they don’t know but want to help. I look forward to continuing to provide guidance as they mature in their spirituality and tackle day-to-day challenges, as well as to learn much from them. Join with us and be part of our learning and fellowship, and see how we're doing God's work in this community!
As Communications Director, I work with staff and Trinity members to "get the word out" about all our events and activities to those who already call Trinity home, and to all who find joy and comfort in what we are doing in this community.
If you have suggestions or want to be part of either the youth ministry or communcations, please be in touch.
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