Meet our servant leaders
Our church leadership consists of elders and deacons. Elders minister to people by meeting spiritual needs (guiding people through conflict, encouraging people in their personal struggles, etc ). Deacons minister to people by meeting physical needs (helping people with finances, assisting those with physical ailments, etc). These servant leaders pour their hearts into ministering to the people at Trinity Church–we are very thankful for them!
I feel extremely blessed to have grown up in a Christian family in Billings, MT and feel blessed to have found a church family in Trinity Church here in Bozeman. Little did I know when I first started attending Trinity that I would meet my amazing wife, Emily, here or that we’d have a beautiful little girl, Kate, just a few years later. As the great benediction in Ephesians 3:20 says, “Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think.. .,” so we feel God has worked in our lives, pouring out grace upon grace despite our deep sin.
Emily and I have grown to love Trinity Church, the people here, and the work that God is doing here more and more. We truly feel that at Trinity Church we are weekly called to “taste and see that the Lord is good” (Psalm 34:8), from the pulpit to the leadership to the community. Scripture extols us that the Church is not a place for the righteous to congratulate themselves, but rather is a place for sinners to encourage one another with the righteousness of Christ, and we joyfully see that happening at Trinity. As God grows us more and more into the likeness of Christ we see God working through His Church in us, and working through us in His Church.
I am thankful for the opportunity to serve here at Trinity Church as a deacon. Our desire and prayer as a family is that God would grant that, as Ephesians 3:17b-19 says, “…and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” I hope and pray that God would work through me as a deacon and through our family to that end.
I am a blessed man-I am married to my best friend, my beautiful bride Tricia (a Minnesota native). We have two girls, Auna and Ava. I am a Chiropractor in Belgrade, at Spine and Sports Chiropractic.
Growing up in Billings, MT and some in South Dakota, it is truly a privilege to live in Bozeman. Like a few others who live in the Gallatin Valley, we love the outdoors. Our family and recreation time is spent hiking, camping, snowshoeing, hunting, and golfing.
I am excited and humbled to serve Trinity Church as a deacon. Since attending Trinity, my family and I have grown a significant amount in our personal relationship with our Savior Jesus Christ. We have come to understand what the church body should and can do in the life of a Christian. At Trinity I have learned that church is not just something that happens on Sunday. By entering this covenant community you receive just that-a covenant: a relationship bound by commitment to be surrounded by other believers who are walking through the joys and trials of life, at the foot of the cross desperately wanting to know and serve Him more. My family desires that our lives be a “living sacrifice” to God. While the stresses and trials of life try to steal that focus, it is the church body that helps to bring us back to what truly matters in this life- lives saved, set apart, and dedicated to our Lord and Savior.
I started attending Trinity in 2009 when I moved here from Virginia, starting my career in the software industry. I met my wife Lynlea through one of the growth groups at Trinity in 2010, and we were married in 2012. This church has been such a huge blessing to us in both our personal lives and our married life. The liturgy, biblical preaching, church fellowship, and love from this body of believers has been an amazing and beautiful blessing to Lynlea and myself, and I feel the call of Christ to serve.
I am blessed and excited to be able to serve Trinity in my role as a deacon. As 1 Peter 4:10 – 11 says, “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: […]; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ.” It is my earnest and sincere prayer that the Father, through the power of His Spirit, would continue to work this out in my life as a deacon, and I would be a source of blessing, encouragement, and Christ-like service to His bride.
Ever since my family and I moved to the Gallatin Valley, we have been blessed by God’s grace to us to us through the covenant community at Trinity. My wife, Shannon, and my sons, Winston and Carson, are all thankful to be a part of this family.
God has blessed us in many ways through Trinity Church. We have developed some deep friendships and have been challenged in our walk with Christ. The church family has ministered to us both physically and spiritually. We appreciate the vision of the church and the solid biblical preaching of the Word. We are striving to be a blessing to others as so many have been to us.
Specifically, I desire to focus on hospitality within the church. We have been to many churches where we have felt awkward and uncomfortable, sometimes even unwelcome. I want Trinity to be a friendly church, where people feel welcome and cared about. I would also like to promote development of relationships throughout the church, so we have more of a sense of community and knowledge of the people we worship with.
God has seen fit to place me in the office of a Deacon in the church, and I look forward his continuing work in my life, in the life of my family, and in the community of believers at Trinity.
I was born in Billings and moved to Bozeman in 2003 to study engineering at MSU. My wife Sonja and I have been continually blessed by Trinity Church ever since. The church is always pointing us, along with our sons Gabriel and Max, to the beauty of Jesus.
I am thankful for the opportunity to serve this church.
Also meet our elders.