Wayne came to Trinity after serving for seven years as a District Superintendent in the Florida Conference. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, he received his B.A. degree from Florida Atlantic University and his M.Div. degree from the Candler School of Theology. Wayne has served churches in St. Petersburg, Palm Harbor, Largo and Orlando.
Wayne is married to Beth who was born in Royal Oak, Michigan. Beth has her degree in Exercise Science from Barry University. She volunteers her time leading our Health and Wellness ministry and teaching six exercise classes here at Trinity. Their daughter, Brittany, is 21 years old and recently graduated from the University of Central Florida. Wayne has two sons by a previous marriage: Marshall, 35, is in the restaurant business and lives in the Tampa Bay area. Christopher, 30, is married to Carey and they live in Deltona.
Wayne’s hobbies include gardening and photography.
Rev. E. Wayne Curry, Pastor
In this month of March we not only observe Lent but also celebrate Easter. So what do I
write about – Lent or Easter? How about both?Actually, we should always think about Lent
and Easter together. One without the other is to proclaim only half the Christian message. To
emphasize one over the other is to diminish the power of the gospel. But that is exactly what
has happened down through the centuries.
Rev. Tony Fotsch
Pastor Tony came to Trinity as his first appointment after being commissioned as a Provisional Elder in 2008. He and his wife Debbie, (who met in a salsa dancing class!), moved to Tallahassee from Ft. Lauderdale, where Debbie grew up. They married in October, 2007 and in February, 2010 they and the church welcomed their firstborn child, Christian Anthony.
Tony’s first career was in Marine Engineering. He did his undergraduate studies in Structural Engineering & Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis. He then received a Master’s Degree of Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in the Spring of 1997. He moved to Ft. Lauderdale following graduation to work in the Ship & Large Yacht industry.
Tony was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota, growing up in the Methodist faith of his father, yet certainly influenced by his Catholic mother. He experienced a new depth to his faith after moving to South Florida. This was influenced by witnessing the church members intentionally living out their faith, the effective teaching and mentoring of pastors, and a vibrant ministry to his Young Adult generation. This deepening of faith led him to receive a call to ministry in 2000. He commuted weekly to Asbury Theological Seminary in Orlando from where he received a Master in Divinity in 2007. It has been a long and deeply meaningful journey through seminary training and ordination, yet Tony is excited about the awesome path upon which the Lord has called him!
Associate Pastor of Discipleship
Pastor Barbara has faithfully served as Trinity’s Pastor of Discipleship for over 17 years! She is an Ordained Deacon in the Florida Conference with a passion for education and discipleship ministries for children and families.
Barbara came to Trinity in October 1993 from Naples, Florida where she served for six years as the Director of Education at North Naples UMC. She was originally from Philadelphia, PA and moved to Florida in 1979 from Princeton Junction, NJ. Barbara earned a BS in Education from Penn State, an MS in Administration from Nova Southeastern University and did her theological studies for Deacon’s Orders at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL.
Before answering a call to ministry Barbara taught in Pennsylvania, Connecticut and New Jersey. She has two children. Peter, who is currently a doctoral student in Physical Chemistry at UC Berkeley and Emily, who is a writer and teaches at DePauw University in Greencastle, IN.