2018 Pastoral Transition

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Dr. Michael Dent's retirement celebration

Trinity is thankful to Pastor Mike's dedicated ministry over the past 12 years. Please join us for worship during the month of April, as Dr. Dent will be sharing his final sermons with us in a series called "Farewell to Trinity." Additionally, Trinity will gather to celebrate Dr. Dent and his wife, Sharon, on April 22, with a church-wide Retirement Celebration following the 11am worship service, and the Trinity Artist Showcase, featuring Sharon's original artworks.

Trinity receives senior pastor appointment

Trinity is excited to welcome Rev. Ken Brown as the senior pastor for Trinity United Methodist Church, effective July 1st. Rev. Brown has been serving as the senior pastor for Broomfield United Methodist Church for the past fifteen years, having originally transferred the Florida Conference.

Earning his Master of Divinity degree from Duke Divinity School at Duke University, Rev. Brown is ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church. He is highly respected for his effectiveness to establish networks and successful pastorates in North Carolina, Florida, and Colorado.

During his time as senior pastor at Broomfield UMC, the congregation more than doubled in membership to over 2,000. Likewise, the congregation has been lifted up in two publications as a national model for small group ministry.

Rev. Brown is excited to be coming to Trinity to build on its historic and traditional ministry for becoming an urban mission site as identified in the Appreciative Inquiry.

Congregational letter

On Sunday, April 8, 2018, Trinity's SPRC Chair, Dr. Michele Ferguson, shared a letter from the Metropolitan District Superindendent, Rev. Paul Kottke. The letter outlines Trinity's pastoral transition, including information regarding Rev. Steve Burnett, who will be serving as the interim pastor for Trinity from April 29 through June 30, as well as Pastor Tom Henderson Owens' transfer to the West North Carolina Conference, and Dr. Donna Dempewolf's departure from Trinity's pastoral staff.

Read the letter

Further inquiries concerning Trinity's pastoral transition may be directed to info@trinityumc.org.