We believe that the Bible...

uses the term elders to describe church leadership (1 Peter 5:1a, 2a, Acts 20:17- 28, 1 Timothy 3: 1-7, Titus 1:5 - 9).  Furthermore, we see in Scripture that it uses the terms pastors, shepherds, overseers, bishops as synonyms e.g. the Greek term episkopos means overseer or bishop and poimen means pastor or shepherd (So I exhort the elders among you...shepherd the flock of God that is among you... 1 Peter 5:1a, 2a ESV). At Trinity Community Church, our governing structure consists of men that fill the office of elder. The function of the elders is to pastor, shepherd, and oversee which in practice includes caring, preaching, teaching, protecting, defending, leading, governing, comforting and stewarding the church of God which he obtained with his own blood.

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 Tim Merwin (Pastor-Elder)

Tim Merwin has pastored Trinity Community Church since its inception in 1996. He provides leadership and oversight to the church. Tim and his wife, Kim, have been married for 28 years and have four children, two are married and two are with them at home.

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Alex Bowman (Pastor-Elder)

Alex became a member of Trinity Community Church in 2002. He graduated from UCF with a BS in Secondary Math Education and from SGM Pastors College. He and his wife, Melinda, have been married for over 19 years and have three children and a dog name Toshi. Alex oversees the Children's Ministry, Youth Ministry and Outreach & Missions.

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Rick Patrick (Pastor-Elder)

Rick is employed by the state. He has been part of the church since its inception. Rick enjoys running when he is not spending time with his grandchildren. He has a heart for young couples and discipling young men. Rick has been married to Pat since 1984 and they have two grown children and three beautiful grandchildren.

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Nate Taylor (Pastor-Elder)

Nate works for NASA as a software engineer. He likes to hit the golf course in his free time. Nate leads the Men's Ministry and carries a significant accounting responsibility. Nate has been married to Lisa since 1989 and they have two grown children.

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Richard Riendeau (Pastor-Elder)

Richard is recently retired and thoroughly enjoys serving the body at Trinity Community Church with his newly acquired free time.  He and his wife Karen have been happily married for 37 years. They have three grown children who are all married and two beautiful grandchildren. He leads a Community Group and has a heart for discipling men and encouraging marriages.

Trinity Leadership

The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those in authority over them are called benefactors. But not so with you. Rather, let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves.
— Luke 22:25–26
A servant leader sacrificially seeks the highest joy of those he serves.” - “A servant leader’s identity and trust are not in his calling, but in his Christ.” - “The vast majority of our leaders are imperfect servants trying to be faithful.
— Five Marks of A Servant Leader, Desiring God


Pat Patrick

Children’s Ministry Coordinator


Joyce DeWitt

Office Administration

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Josiah Durham

Resolved Youth Ministry


Jeff Thompson

Head Usher


Justin Patrick

Worship Team Leader

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Rick Patrick

Security & Facility Oversight


Richard Riendeau

Men’s Ministry Coordinator

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Karen Riendeau

Women’s Ministry Coordinator


Bob & Joyce DeWitt

Deacon Ministry


Nate Taylor

Finance Team Leader


Lea Lockhart

Compassion Ministry Coordinator


Joe Milliken

Finance Team


Kailey Mahan

Tech Team Leader


Kim Merwin

Connect Team Coordinator


Tanner & Anna Besosa

College & Career