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Rev. Lois Cannon
Senior Pastor

My husband Ron & I enjoy our daughter Brittney and our grandson Braden.

Prior to my being a pastor, I had worked in purchasing for ten years and then worked as a manufacturer sales rep specializing in food service and industrial packaging for ten years. I began my tenure as a part-time, two-point-charge student pastor in 2004 and became an ordained minister in 2018. I earned my bachelor degree in addiction counseling at Indiana Wesleyan, and my Master of Divinity at United Theological Seminary at Dayton, Ohio.

Becoming the pastor at Trinity UMC in Huntington was an unexpected surprise! We are pleased and excited to be here. I look forward to seeing what God wants us to do together and how we will grow spiritually while I am your pastor.

 

Lee Ann Smith
Executive Secretary

Lee Ann joined the staff at Trinity UMC in October 2017 as the Executive Secretary.  She is enjoying her time working with everyone at Trinity.  Her work experience has primarily been focused on administrative assistance.

Lee Ann and her husband Chris moved to Roanoke from Kokomo, Indiana to be closer to children and grandchildren. Outside of her work, she serves on the Roanoke Fall Festival Board as secretary/treasurer, is a member of Sigma Eta Fine Arts Sorority, and is a 4-H project and pageant judge in the north and central part of the state.  She and Chris are the directors of the Wildcat Valley Cloggers in Kokomo.  They also enjoy playing guitars and traveling.

 

 

 

 

Greg Otis
Director of Music Ministries
Greg has served in music ministry for over eighteen years, serving congregations in Fort Wayne before answering the call to come to Trinity.  He is wholly committed to the Lord, and passionate about offering our very best to honor Him. Greg studied music education at IPFW, receiving a B.Mus.Ed. in 1995.  Since then, he has taught piano and voice privately, maintaining a studio of more than thirty-five students since 2000.  Greg is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association. Involved in the arts life of the greater Huntington community, Greg was the music director for the 1999 and 2000 community performances of Handel’s Messiah, led the music for the community remembrance of September 11 that was held in 2002, and was involved in theatrical fundraisers for Pathfinders Services Inc.  Greg has also been active in community theatre, conducting the performances for the Huntington Theatre Guild’s most recent production of The Sound of Music, working as musical director for Li’l Abner, and electronically creating the orchestral accompaniment for the Guild’s Cinderella. In recent years, Greg has filled his free time by studying British Literature, focusing on common themes found in literature, music, and the visual arts.

Liz Godts
Custodian
Liz moved to Huntington IN in October of 1994 and joined Trinity United Methodist Church in May of 1995. She has been on the staff as church custodian since January of 2001.  Liz and her husband Martin were married September 25, 2001 and have 6 children between them and 13 grandchildren in the USA, Belgium and Egypt. Her church involvement includes organizing the Fall Rummage Sale, nursery duty, assisting with funeral dinners, handbell ensemble, and occasionally running the video system in the Traditional Worship Service.  Hobbies include quilting and spoiling her grandchildren!

 


 

 

 

Norma Roth
Church Organist
Norma graduated from Capital University, Columbus, Ohio where she studied nursing, piano, and organ.  She is married to Veryl, a minister, and has four children (3 sons and 1 daughter) and eight grandchildren (7 girls and 1 boy).  Opportunities have taken her to live in Massachusetts, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Colorado, and The Dominican Republic.  Mission trips have taken her to Russia, The Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Kenya.  Nursing was her vocation but music provided experiences of worship and communion with her Lord and Savior and an avenue to serve Him beginning as early as the elementary years playing piano for Sunday School and VBS.  She has been pianist, organist, choir/music director in numerous settings including the satellite Billy Graham Crusade for Western Colorado.  She began as organist at Trinity United Methodist of Huntington in October of 1998 and deems it a privilege to be a part of the Trinity staff.  Hobbies include travel, reading, landscaping and gardening.

 

Linda Grossman
Trinity Preschool Director/Teacher

Linda has served in ministry as a teacher at Trinity Preschool since 1998.  She took over the position of director in 2005.  Linda’s goal is to give every child the opportunity to learn and be a part of a Christian program.  She also strives to prepare each child for kindergarten while they are under her leadership. Linda and her husband Allen both grew up in Huntington and lives on their farm west of Huntington. They have been married since 1987 and have a grown daughter, Melissa.  Marriage and family are very important to them. Linda’s hobbies include spending time helping on the farm, working in her flower gardens and fishing with her family whenever possible.




Penny Allen
Preschool Teacher (5-day class)

Penny began working with young people at Lancaster Elementary as a volunteer teacher’s aide for the Kindergarten. Her ability to communicate with the children in the Kindergarten classes proved a wonderful asset for the teachers she assisted. Since joining the staff at Trinity in 2005, the children fortunate enough to have Penny as their teacher remember her as “kind”, “creative”, and “caring”. Nowadays, Penny and her husband, Tim, enjoy their time with family and friends. They have three grown children, Whitney, Derek, Zachary & three grandchildren.



Becky Fisher
3 Day Afternoon Preschool Teacher

Becky has been a part of Trinity Preschool's teaching staff for 13 years.  She has volunteered or
worked with young children the last 18 years through VBS, Mission trips to the Dominican Republic,
as a "reading buddy" to grade school children and at her church home; The Well. She has a passion
for helping little ones explore the joy of learning and Jesus. Becky loves time with family.  She and her husband John have 2 awesome kids and a great son-in-law. Her daughter Suzanne lives and works in the area with her husband Kerry.  Becky's son Kevin is a student at Ball State University. She also has two little, spirited dogs; Libby and Pepper. Becky collects snowmen and nativities.  She enjoys birds, walking and being outdoors.  She is one of college basketball's biggest fans and cheers on her CHICAGO BEARS. They have one grandson.

 

 


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