Staff Directory

Our Staff Directory

Our staff members work together under a mutually developed Social Covenant. Under its biblical foundation, they strive to serve one another in support of the greater ministry of the church. The staff members are available during their regular business hours. Please contact the Church Office at (850)222-1120 or send an e-mail to one of staff as listed below:

Our Pastors

Rev. Dr. Matthew Williams

Lead Pastor
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Rev. Bryant Manning

Interim Associate Pastor
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Dr. Nick Quinton

Director of Discipleship and Adult Ministries
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Rev. Wayne Curry

Minister of Pastoral Care
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Our Staff

Dawn Adams

Congregational Administrator
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Ben Armstead

Sexton

Laurie Atteberry

Business Administrator
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Viktor Billa

Organist
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Zachary Cramer

Technical Director
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Gabriela Denton

Communications Coordinator
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Candace Duclos

Director of Children’s Ministries
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Stacey Duggar

Preschool Director
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Sofia Fernandez

Director of Youth Ministries & Modern Music
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Melanie Gonzalez

Office Administrator
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Patti Groh

Sexton

Brett Ingram

Facility Director
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Amy Leach

Programs Assistant
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Charlotte Matthews

Sexton

Katelin McLeod

Sexton

Chris Titko

Director of Music
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Lead Pastor

Matthew’s chief vocational desire is to assist persons from diverse walks of life in experiencing the love of God and serving others with justice and mercy with the heart of Jesus Christ. Prior to entering ordained ministry, Matthew served as a Director of Music and Choral Conductor in a variety of religious and educational settings for fifteen years.

Matthew did doctoral research with an emphasis in Sacramental Theology at the University of Manchester, UK, and completed his doctorate at Candler School of Theology, Emory University.

As an Elder in the United Methodist Church, Matthew has served pastoral appointments in Tallahassee, Pembroke Pines, and Boca Grande. He is very active in local and international missions and serves on the Board of ZOE Empowers, an empowerment missional organization in 7 countries that exists to help children help themselves.

In addition to his role as Senior Pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church, he serves on the faculty of the United Methodist Course of Study program at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University, and the Florida Conference License to Preach School. Matthew also serves on the Florida Conference Board of Ordained Ministry and the Florida Conference Missions Committee.

Joy is the Southeast Region Director for Facilities and Construction Services for Premier, Inc., a healthcare company based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Matthew and Joy enjoy serving in missional ministry locally and internationally. Outside of ministry, they enjoy traveling, hiking, bluegrass music, boating, and thoroughly enjoy spending family time at their mountain home at Lake Junaluska, North Carolina.

On June 24, 2020, Matthew and Joy welcomed their first child, Ethan Matthew, who has filled their hearts with joy.

Rev. Bryant Manning

 

 Rev. Manning serves as the Interim Associate Pastor for the S.U.N. Service. He is currently serving the FSU and TCC Wesley Foundation and was recently licensed in the Florida Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. His wife Allison and two daughters, Collins and Dylan, join him in ministry. For the past seven years, Rev. Bryant has served as an Associate Chaplain at Florida Southern College, a small private college in Lakeland, FL that also serves as one of our United Methodist colleges in the Florida Annual Conference. He is a musician, playing guitar, piano, and voice, and a small tech nerd. He is excited to learn about who YOU are and what God is doing in your life!

Director of Discipleship & Adult Ministries

Career Background
Dr. Nicholas Quinton answered his call to ministry after serving in a variety of leadership positions at Trinity for several years, including the Spiritual Outreach Team, Nominations Committee, Youth Council, Visioning Leadership Team, Staff Parish Relations Committee, Church Council, Sunday School teacher, co-leader for our Young Adult Ministry, and lay leader.

He served as pastor of Lake Jackson United Methodist Church before returning to Trinity in his new position as director of discipleship and adult mnistries.

Nick says of Trinity:

The vibrancy of Trinity UMC is evident to anyone who attends a worship service, joins a small group, experiences the congregation’s radical generosity in service, or encounters the abiding hospitality of the members.

Family
Nick first joined Trinity with his wife, Melanie, shortly after they were married. Their two sons, Jackson and John Robert enjoy the many children’s activities and worship at Trinity.