Our Staff

Pastor Bobbie Blackburn

Email: Garryglass@aol.com     Cell: 941-243-9473
Welcome to TLC! Our community of faith exists to serve and love God and all people. We are a lively 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. 

Come experience worship and community life at TLC, and discover if this is the place for you to grow in faith and serve God! 

Vicar Fred Klinker, Interning Pastor

Email: fredthevicar@gmail.com      Cell: 941-301-0691

Vicar Fred joined the TLC staff in late June 2019 for his year of internship. He is studying for his Masters of Divinity at Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, IA. Trinity folks offer a hearty welcome to Vicar Fred and his wife, Mycah!

Thank you all for such a wonderful welcome. Thank you to everyone who helped move us in. Thank you to everyone who greeted us with a smile. The hospitality here is beyond belief. The love of God is blatantly obvious at Trinity. Mycah and I are beyond ecstatic to be here. 

Mycah and I have been Lutherans since before we can remember. We met at Lutheran Camp Chrysalis (in Texas), where we also got married. Before Seminary, I worked for this camp as the adventure director. This included everything from Beach Camp to high ropes.

Prior to that, I worked for hotels in Colorado and the Virgin Islands, where I got to enjoy God's creation through some of my favorite hobbies: skiing, scuba diving, and sailing.

When we get settled in, Mycah and I have plans to garden and play tennis.

I am looking forward to get to know you and hear your story! Thank you so much for the opportunity to grow with you and your church.

If you wish to catch me during the week, I'll be at church Tuesday and Thursday mornings, and available to meet you around town on Wednesday afternoons. Please note: on Tuesdays we have Tree of Life chapel and staff meeting, so give a call to set a time that morning.

If another day or time suits you, please call, text or email me and we can set up something.

May the Lord's peace carry you through each week.

Rebecca Kasang, Organist and Choir Director

Email: beakietoo@gmail.com

I am looking forward to starting my position with Trinity as organist and choir director! My first Sunday with Trinity in 2019 is January 13th. Choir rehearsals begin Wednesday, January 16th at 7pm. Many thanks to Rick Miller for stepping in to keep your voices singing during the Advent and Christmas season!

Whether you have sung in choir before or are interested to try it for the first time, YOU are invited to join us. No need to be a pro! Recordings of our songs are available and we will practice each song many weeks in advance so there’s plenty of time to learn. Our rehearsal schedule and anthem titles are posted in the hallway behind the choir loft.

Click here (or copy and paste into your browser) to listen to some of our upcoming anthems: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/an5c4qezitydqyt/AACxf7O3y_k842uv-Wkxud_Ya?dl=0 .

A little about myself: I’ve been a St. Petersburg, FL, resident for  almost 18 years, and have worked in ELCA churches as an organist and choir director for over 25 years. I also teach band classes at LCC Day School in St. Petersburg, and run a teaching studio (RK Music Studio) that currently employs eight piano, voice, guitar and string teachers who offer private lessons to students all over the county. You will meet my husband Daniel at church in the near future.

Please email me with your questions and to introduce yourself if we have not yet met, or look for me on Facebook. See you soon!

Shaun Spangler, Office Manager & Sunday Music Leader 

Email: trinitylutheransecretary@gmail.com     
Phone: 941-747-3081 

Shaun celebrates his first anniversary as Office Manager in January 2019. 

At the end of July 2018 when we lost our beloved, longtime Organist and Choir Director, Paul Clark, Shaun was asked and immediately added Sunday Music Leader for all 3 worship services to his responsibilities. 

Beginning mid-January 2019, Shaun will remain as Music Leader for our Sunday 8am and 9am worship times.

We are blessed to have Shaun here. 

Sondra Lee,
Communications Specialist

    

Email: trinitylutheransecretary@gmail.com    
Cell: 941-243-7846

As Communications Specialist, I work with church staff and Trinity members to "get the word out" about all our "happenings" -- to our Trinity family as well as to all who find joy and seek comfort in what we are doing in and for this entire Bradenton community. 
 
Our Mission of "Being Neighbor + Sharing God's Transforming Love," guides us as we develop programming and activities all year long to meet the changing needs of our congregation and the community-at-large. Our doors are open to everyone! All are welcome here. 
 
If you have suggestions or want to be part of our communications ministry, please be in touch.