Our Pastor and Staff
I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior at the age of 15 and from that moment on I felt God’s call upon my life but did not answer His call to Ministry until I was in my forty’s. I attended both Duke and Methesco Course of Study and graduated in 2003. I was ordained a Deacon and received as an Associate Member in the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference in 2004.
I am married to Sandra Moore and we have two wonderful children, Stanford and Shawna. We have 8 grandsons, one granddaughter and 4 great-grandchildren. I am a Vietnam veteran having served our country in the US Navy for 8 years and in the Army National Guard prior to Operation Desert Storm. I have volunteered as a Hospice Chaplain, Western PA Annual Conference Disaster Response Coordinator and have worked with Veterans as a Counselor. I love the outdoors and hunting.
I believe that the Church of Jesus Christ needs to be the example of agape love to the world and in that example of agape love the Church will bring others to the saving grace of Jesus Christ. I believe that we are called into relationship not religion and that relationship is with God through Jesus Christ and with other believers of Jesus Christ. I believe that the making of a disciple is a process beginning at the moment a person makes the decision to seek the forgiveness of God through the blood of Jesus Christ and accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior of their life. The process continues through fellowship in the congregation, small group ministries, and through personal time with Father, Son and Holy Spirit. My passion is to make disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. I do that through sermons, Bible studies, and developing friendships with those around me. Jesus gives me many great examples of these actions all through the gospels, such as the feeding of the 5000 (Luke 9: 10-17, Matthew 14: 13-21, Mark 6: 32-44 and John 6: 5-13), teaching of the twelve disciples (found in many parables), and bringing ministry wherever two or three are gathered. This is the ministry I bring to the church and to God’s children as together we share the love of God through His Son Jesus Christ with the world.
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My husband once jokingly said that an angel came down from heaven, zapped me on the head and made me an organist. That, however, did not actually happen. In truth, I had to earn my wings through practice, preparation and perspiration. I started playing when I was 8 years old continuing to take lessons for life (you never stop learning). When I was 17, I met my wonderful husband Georg, and he can tell you how this wonderful journey as organist really began!
It is my privilege and honor to serve God and the members of Trinity United Methodist Church through the ministry of music. I served as assistant organist to Mrs. Eleanor Hess by providing music for the early morning chapel worship service. Upon retirement of my mentor and friend, Mrs. Hess, I assumed the duty of main organist in 1992.
It is with joy that I serve under the direction of our choir director, Mrs. Lou Ann Beadling-Leighty.
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the lands. Serve the Lord with gladness. Come into his presence with singing. –Psalms 100:1-2 RSV
I have been the church secretary since February, 1992. When I first began working at the church, Dr. Wm. Large was the minister. Since then I have worked for Pastor Paul Morris, Rev. Herbert Gates, and now Pastor Steve Moore. Gloria Lebe was assistant secretary with me for several years and now Donna Hunker works in the church office one day a week. I thank them for helping to keep the church office running smoothly.
I appreciate the opportunity to work with the people here and I have made many friendships that I will cherish.
My husband Jim and I live on a family farm. We have a son, Greg, and a daughter, Melissa. They are both married and I have five wonderful grandchildren whom I enjoy babysitting on my days off.
I have been blesssed in my life and I am happy to have a small part in working for the Lord and His kingdom.
I have been the assistant secretary for 6 years and I have attended Trinity all of my life. I am married to Bill and together we have raised four children. We have been blessed with twelve grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. They are all the love of our lives. God has truly blessed us. Donna also is Trinity’s wedding hostess.
My parents brought me to church every Sunday when I was young and I have attended TUMC my whole life. My parents were great role models both at church and in life and instilled values that I am proud to follow. I have 3 brothers and 1 sister who all moved out of the area so they can no longer attend regularly but are all active in their own churches. When Pastor Paul Morris came to TUMC he thought we needed a Business Manager so in March of 1998 I was named to the new position of Business Manager. The Lord has always blessed us with the funds to upkeep the buildings but the people are the ones who sustain it with their prayers, their presence, their gifts and their service to the good works of our Lord Jesus Christ.