meet our staff

We're here to serve God and we're here to serve you!

  • dan van horne - LEAD pastor

    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 people 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. 

    Email Dan: Dan@TrinityFairfield.org

  • marjie brake - choral director

    Returning to the Trinity staff in 2010, Marjie enjoys using music to help people connect with God and one another.  She’s been found in various roles at Trinity since 1992 including accompanist, Worship Director, Choral Director and now as a Worship Associate.  Grateful for the opportunities God’s given her to grow in her love for Him as a school music teacher and church musician after receiving her BM from Crane School of Music and MMEd from Hartt, Marjie will complete a MBTS from Dallas Theological Seminary in December 2022.  She directs the MS Chorus and Kingsmen Singers at Christian Heritage School, serves as Registrar for the Schubert Club’s Young Musicians Festival, Coordinator for the Milford Community Bible Study and teaches piano.  She and her husband Jim are the grateful parents of two married sons and a daughter.  They love their new role of passing on their love for God, one another and their family as grandparents!

    Email Marjie: Marjie@TrinityFairfield.org

  • 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. 

    Email Donna: Donna@TrinityFairfield.org

  • tAra van horne - director of office & ministry management

    Tara started on staff in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (human relations track). She previously worked for seven years with the Salvation Army managing events and office administration. She loves people, laughter, and organizing. At Trinity, she is responsible for managing the office and the office staff, as well as keeping the ministry ball rolling. When she’s not in the office, you can usually find her with her three kids, at the beach, or at coffee with a friend. 

    Email Tara: Tara@TrinityFairfield.org

  • tim landock - Operations manager

    Tim first starting attending Trinity in 2015. Since then Tim has become involved in small groups and the Community Team, served as a Deacon, and is heavily involved with the Operations Team. Tim was also instrumental in the lobby renovation. When Tim isn’t at Trinity, you can find him at the Bridgeport firehouse, where he is a full time firefighter. Tim is a humble man, who often jokes that he doesn’t know what he’s doing! But he does it all with a willing spirit and he does it well.

    Email Tim: tlandock205@optimum.net