Deacon & Care Ministries
“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me. Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’” Matthew 25:35-40 ESV
Our Trinity Deacons are servant-leaders whose ministry is to serve our Lord by serving our Trinity Church family. Our congregation is divided up into “flocks” (see below), and each Deacon stays in contact with the members of their “flock” to offer encouragement and assistance as needed. Please feel free to contact your Deacon whenever you are in need of prayer or encouragement.
widows & singles
All Saints Ministry
Our “All Saints” Deacons provide support and encouragement to those in our Trinity congregation who are widowed or live alone, extending love and kindness through fellowship and prayer. Special “All Saints” get-togethers and fellowship events are planned several times each year.
lending a hand
People Helping People
When a hardship exists, our “People Helping People” Deacons assist with moving from one residence to another and may also provide help with home repairs.
When a pastoral care need or other occasion warrants, notes and cards of sympathy and encouragement are sent by our Deacons to individuals and families in our Trinity congregation.
Our Pastoral Care Deacons make calls and visits to those who are in the hospital, care facilities, retirement or care homes, as well as to those who are unable to leave their homes. This ministry also provides CDs of the Sunday morning message for those who are not able to attend worship.
celebrating the lord’s table
Our Communion Ministry Deacons prepare the
Communion elements for worship celebrations on Communion Sundays (normally the first Sunday of each month), as well as for other special Communion events such as the candlelight “Evening of Worship” on the Thursday before Easter.
here to serve
Our Deacons host receptions for families and their guests following memorial services held at Trinity.
caring in crisis
When Trinity families are in need due to illness, surgery, birth of a baby, hospitalization, or a death in the family, our Deacons provide meals and other ministry support.
Claude & Christy Carter
Claude’s Flock: Harr-Ho
Claude’s Ministry Focus: Communion
Claude’s Favorite Verse:
“But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.” Ephesians 2:4 ESV
Christy’s Flock: A-Bare
Christy’s Ministry Focus: Communion, Sunshine
Christy’s Favorite Verse:
“Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is Yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all. Both riches and honor come from You, and You rule over all. In Your hand are power and might, and in Your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all.” 1 Chronicles 29:11-12 ESV
Ministry Focus: Memorials, Communion
Cecile’s Favorite Verses:
“For He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son He loves.” Colossians 1:13 NIV
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to Himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And He has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making His appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.” 2 Corinthians 5:17-20 NIV
Tim & Saundra Kemp
Tim’s Flock: Cart-Cor
Tim’s Ministry Focus: Memorials, People Helping People, Communion
Tim’s Favorite Verse:
“For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly. O Lord of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in you!” Psalm 84:11-12
Saundra’s Flock: Bo-Card
Saundra’s Ministry Focus: Memorials, Communion
Saundra’s Favorite Verse:
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” James 1:17
Ministry Focus: Memorials, All Saints
“For You are my rock and my fortress; and for Your name’s sake You lead me and guide me.” Psalm 31:3
Doug & Sherrie Opie
Doug’s Flock: Cou-De
Doug’s Ministry Focus: Pastoral Care, Memorials, Sunshine
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6
Sherrie’s Flock: L-Mack
Ministry Focus: Memorials, Pastoral Care, All Saints
“And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:15-17
Ministry Focus: Communion
Jeff’s Favorite Verse: Coming soon!
Pictured with husband, Ed.
Ministry Focus: Memorials, All Saints, Pastoral Care
Gail’s Favorite Verse:
“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13
“Teach me Your way, O LORD, and I will walk in Your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear Your name. I will praise You, O Lord my God, with my heart; I will glorify Your name forever. For great is Your love toward me; You have delivered me from the depths of the grave.” Psalm 86:11-13
“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14
Pictured with husband, Darrol.
Ministry Focus: Memorials, All Saints
Sana’s Favorite Verse:
“And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15
Pictured with her husband, Richard.
Ministry Focus: Sunshine
Helen’s Favorite Verse:
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8
Pictured with his wife, Shantel.
Ministry Focus: People Helping People, Communion
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6
Ministry Focus: Pastoral Care
Pictured with her husband, Joe.
Ministry Focus: Meal Ministry, Pastoral Care
Pictured with his wife, Tracie.
Ministry Focus: Meal Ministry
Rodger’s Favorite Verses:
“Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up; God is our salvation.” Psalms 68:19
“And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy; giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.” Colossians 1:9-12 ESV
“Send out your light and your truth; let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling!” Psalm 43:3 ESV
Pictured with her husband, Al.
Ministry Focus: Memorials, All Saints, Communion
Lynette’s Favorite Verses:
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV
“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen!” Ephesians 3:20-21 NIV
Pictured with his wife, Stephanie.
Ministry Focus: Communion, Pastoral Care, People Helping People
Bryan’s Favorite Verse:
“One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD And to meditate in His temple.” Psalm 27:4 ESV
Pictured with his wife, Donna.
Ministry Focus: Communion, Sunshine
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45 NIV
“ The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness. Instead He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9 NIV
Ministry Focus: Memorials, Pastoral Care, Communion
“Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross!” Philippians 2:2-8
Pictured with his wife, Casie.
Ministry Focus: Memorials, People Helping People
James’s Favorite Verses:
“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” (Colossians 3:23-24)
Pictured with his wife, Ashley.
Ministry Focus: Secretary, People Helping People
Steve’s Favorite Verses:
“For we know, brothers loved by God, that He has chosen you, because our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction.” 1 Thessalonians 1:4-5 ESV
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.” Romans 1:16 ESV
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV
DEACON MODERATOR & DEACON
Dwight & Tricia Boganwright
Dwight’s Flock: Deacons
Dwight’s Ministry Focus: Deacon Moderator, People Helping People
Dwight’s Favorite Verse:
“Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” Ephesians 5:1-2
Tricia’s Flock: Pau-Ram
Tricia’s Ministry Focus: Pastoral Care, Meal Ministry
Tricia’s Favorite Verse:
“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.” Colossians 3:1-3
An Invitation to Serve
Our Deacons invite you to join them in serving others through one of the ministries listed in this brochure. If you’d like to serve in any particular area of ministry, feel free to contact Lisa (ext. 212) or Kimberly (ext. 201) in the church office (433-0584).
If you have any questions related to our Deacon Ministries, please do not hesitate to contact your Deacon. You can also contact Dwight Boganwright, Deacon Moderator or Gene Sperling, Assistant for Pastoral Care.