meet our staff

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  • Dave Devries - Senior pastor

    Pastor Dave has been serving as Trinity's Sr. Pastor since 1976. Dave has a Masters of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and did undergraduate studies in psychology at Barrington College. In addition to his role as Pastor, Dave serves as Chairman of the Southern CT Christian Counseling Center and is on the board of overseers for the Baptist General Conference.  

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  • dan van horne - Associate pastor of family ministries

    Pastor Dan and his family arrived at TBC on January 1st of 2014. With a background in youth ministry, as well as spiritual formation & discipleship, Pastor Dan is passionate about seeing families become centered in Christ and transformed in Christ-likeness. After receiving a B.A. degree in Psychology from Gordon College, Dan received his M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a certificate in Spiritual Leadership from Leadership Transformations, a ministry to leaders. In addition to his role at Trinity, Dan is most excited to continually & faithfully fulfill his role as 'follower of Christ,' 'husband' to his beautiful wife Tara, and 'father' to his three children, Alex, Max & Eliza. 

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  • Chris Cortes - youth pastor

    Pastor Chris and his wife Jessica arrived at Trinity in August 2016. Chris previously worked at Liberty University where he discipled young men and mobilized them for ministry. Chris graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelors of Science in Biblical Studies (minor in Youth Ministry) and with a Masters of Divinity. Chris’s heart is to see our youth’s lives transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

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  • marjie brake - choral director

    Returning to the Trinity staff in 2010, Marjie enjoys her role leading and directing Trinity’s choir. She received a Bachelor of Music degree from the Crane School of Music and a Master of Music Education degree from the Hartt School of Music. Marjie has taught and directed choral programs in public and private schools in NY and CT and served as accompanist at Camp-of-the-Woods in Speculator, NY. She and her husband Jim are blessed to be the parents of three children. 

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  • becky burgeson - church administrator

    Becky joined Trinity in 2005 after a lengthy career as a manager and project team leader in the investment banking industry. Along with Celine Aiken and Janet Kramka, Becky keeps the church flowing administratively. Becky’s other passion is foster care. She had the privilege of serving as a foster mom for many years and found it immensely fulfilling and challenging at the same time. Please feel free to contact the church office with any questions. With their fingers on the pulse of Trinity, they are usually the shortest distance between a question and an answer. 

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  • donna geiger - director of children's ministries

    Donna has been overseeing Trinity's Children's Ministries since 1996. She loves children and loves to see them growing in the Lord. Donna is responsible for directing our Sunday morning children's program, Children's Fellowship activities and our annual Vacation Bible School and Harvest Party. 

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