The Rev. David Trautman
David started as the new rector (senior pastor) of Trinity in November 2016. He and his wife, Megan, previously served a congregation in Pittsburgh, PA. They are both Florida natives from the Tampa Bay area. While attending Florida State University, they were actively involved in planting an InterVarsity Chapter at FSU, which grew into one of the largest and most diverse chapters in Florida. David graduated from FSU with a double Major in Philosophy & Religious Studies. He then earned a Master’s degree in Religions of Western Antiquity with a focus on New Testament studies. He completed his seminary training with his wife at Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, PA, receiving his Masters in Sacred Theology in May of 2012. Megan graduated with her Masters in Divinity in May of 2013. While in seminary, David worked as the Director of Communications for the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh and Press Officer for Archbishop Robert Duncan.
David and Megan have a passion for building authentic Christian community that reaches out in love for their neighbors (Acts 2:42–47). They have a particular heart for reaching the city of Thomasville with the transforming love of Jesus Christ.
They have three children, ages 5 and under. David considers himself a true southerner, and thinks the perfect day is one spent in the sun and the water, with a good book and good company. He also enjoys hiking, camping, and other outdoor pursuits. David and Megan love to travel and explore. David has been on several mission trips including, traveling to the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Uganda, and most recently, leading a mission team to Ethiopia.
Curate for Administration
Chris is our curate (an apprentice under Fr. David) and also serves as our parish administrator, overseeing communications and facilities. He is a postulant preparing for the priesthood. He has a masters in public and nonprofit administration from Florida State University. Chris has served in public and nonprofit organizations for ten years, focusing on training and course design, process improvement, and project management.
Chris feels especially called to leading others into worship in their lives, teaching, and pastoral care. He and his wife Hannah feel a call to fostering and living into community in daily life. They have a son, Luke.
Director of Children's Ministry
Angela is our Director of Children’s Ministry. She oversees the programming for children from newborn through 5th grade. She was raised in Tallahassee and moved to Thomasville and joined the Trinity community in 2013. She graduated from Florida State with a degree in International Affairs. Angela and her husband Josh have two little girls, Macie Jane and Vanessa. For as long as she can remember, Angela has dreamt of being a mom and getting to raise these little girls is a dream come true! In her position as Director of Children’s Ministry she hopes to provide support to parents and families as they do the important work of discipling their children to know the love of God.
Director of Music
Rebecca is a transplant from Minneapolis, MN where she grew up. She has a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from University of Minnesota. A gifted pianist and vocalist, Rebecca leads our choir and music teams for our Sunday service.
Cathy Russell has loved the Lord since she was a little girl. She is a 1981 graduate of Christ for the Nations Bible Institute in Dallas, TX. Cathy was married to her late husband, Walter, since 1984 and they have 5 daughters who also love Jesus. She has homeschooled for 23 years and runs a busy household. The Russell family has gone on several short-term mission trips through S-T-R-E-T-C-H Ministries which the Lord gave them to run since 1991. In her downtime, Cathy is learning about gardening and mini-farming.
Director of Mission and Outreach
Mike was married for 45 years to his late wife Wendy. Together they have three sons and 10 grandchildren. Mike has been a Christian most of his life and enjoys studying and teaching the Bible. He is a retired businessman and also works at New Covenant Church as their Administrative Pastor.