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Dr. Jim McClarenJim McClaren1
Lead Pastor

Dr. McClaren has been serving churches for the last 35 years. He has planted two churches and was involved in a third church plant in Olmsted Falls.  Dr. McClaren began pastoring as a United Methodist and in 2011 joined the Evangelical Covenant Church.  Jim believes that the local church is the hope of the world.  He received his bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University, his Master of Divinity degree from Oral Roberts School of Theology, and his Doctor of Ministry degree from the Methodist School of Theology in Ohio.  He has been married to Gail for 37 years.  They have 4 mostly adult children, 2 grandchildren, and a cat. (860.649.2855 x214, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

Austin Bailey
Pastor to StudentsAustin

Austin is a native Texan, but is well acquainted with harsh winters from time in Colorado and Chicago.  Austin studied at Covenant Bible College, North Park University and North Park Theological Seminary.  He is a devoted husband to Ashley and father to Ellie and Gwen.  He enjoys spending time outdoors, playing sports and drinking coffee, always in the company of others.  An avid cook and baker, he is always up for sharing a meal with friends.  But most importantly, he loves Jesus and seeks to live out the gospel with authenticity.  (860.649.2855 x215, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


 
 

Karen BristolKaren Bristol
Director of Children's Ministries

Karen is a born and raised Connecticut girl. Karen grew up in the Covenant and graduated from North Park University with a degree in Communications.  She has been loving on kids in various ministries since she was a kid herself.  Karen brings her skills of leadership and training, combined with her passion for communicating who God is in scripture and reaching the next generation for Christ to her role as Director of Children's Ministries.  Karen's happy place is wherever she can spend time with her husband Bill and their three awesome kids, Kaitlyn, Liam and Jade.  She enjoys singing, photography, coloring, and cheering on her family and friends in their endeavors.  She looks forward to getting to know you and growing closer to Christ with you.  (860.649.2855 x219, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

Steven Nielsensteve-
Minister of Worship Arts

Steve came to Trinity from the banking profession in 1980, and has been a full-time staff member since 1994. Steve is a Commissioned Staff Minister in the Covenant Church and directs and administers our extensive music program as well as working with all aspects of the worship life of our congregation.  (860.649.2855 x216, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)