meet our staff

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  • 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. 

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  • J. Clayton Winters - Worship Director

    Clayton and his family arrived in Fairfield in January 2019, and are extremely excited to be a part of what the Lord is doing in the Trinity family. Over the last 13 years Clayton has previously served as Director of Worship at churches in Virginia, Oklahoma, and Alabama. He has also served as a Professor of Musical Theatre and Resident Teaching Artist at universities around the US. Clayton and his wife Jessie have a passion for encouraging worship through the arts and can be found singing, dancing, and using stories to do just that in the US and overseas. 

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  • ROBERT RUSSELL - youth director

    Robert grew up going to Trinity and was known for his energy and excitement for life. Once he graduated high school, he spent his summers as Trinity’s Youth Intern.  After attending Liberty University in Virginia, he was asked to come back to Trinity to help lead the youth. Robert has a heart for students and the desire to serve his church family and community with excellence. He is currently finishing up his degree in Religious Studies through Liberty University Online. Robert and his wife Kimbi are humbled to be a part of the Trinity family and look forward to spending many years serving with the youth.

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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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  • 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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