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Senior Pastor‚Äč

Pastor Tom was appointed to Trinity UMC in August of 2020. He came to us in his fifteenth year of ministry. He was born in Michigan and raised in Colorado with significant time spent in Alberta, Canada. He attended the Univeristy of Colorado where he graduated with a degree in psychology. Later her went to the University of North Alabama and earned a Master of Education degree in School and Community Counseling. He attended seminary at Vanderbilt Divinity School earning a Master of Divinity. Tom moved to Tennessee about twenty years ago and married Diana. Tom and Diana have a son named Christopher who is fifteen. Pastor Tom spent fourteen years teaching social studies emphasizing psychology. Tom enjoys working on old cars and currently has a 1967 Datsun Roadster he is fixing up.

Music Director

Stephen Burnette currently serves as the Director of Music for Trinity UMC. Outside of Trinity, he also serves as the Artistic Director of Murfreesboro Little Theatre and as freelance pianist. He teaches a beginning choir class with a local Murfreesboro Homeschool Co-op, and private voice and piano lessons. Stephen is extremely excited about the forthcoming opportunities and challenges. 

Children's Director

Leslie Trail is the Children's Director at Trinity UMC. She has a Master's in Educational Leadership from Cumberland University and has been on staff for 8 years.

Administrative Assistant

A native of Tennessee, Kristen Donahue serves as the Administrative Assistant and Treasurer at Trinity UMC. She has a B.S. in Mathematics with a concentration in Statistics and an A.S. in Accounting. She is married to Mike Donahue and has a bearded dragon, Murdoch.

Youth Director

Sheryl Mabry serves as the Director of Youth & Family Ministries. She came to Murfreesboro to attend MTSU and fell in love with the city. She worked for 12 years in ministry with college students after graduation and now enjoys working with a broader age range here at Trinity UMC. She has two children, Brandon who attends Blackman High and Kelsey who attends Blackman Middle.


Visit the Youth Page

Preschool Director

Kirsten McDaniel is our Nursery/Preschool Director. She previously worked as a lead teacher in our Preschool program for two years. She has had children in the Trinity program. Kirsten has served as an educational assistant for special education and developmentally delayed students and served as director for Teaching Family Homes Model, a program where staff supports adults with developmental disabilities.


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Church Office Hours

Monday - Friday:* 

8:30am - 3:30pm

Phone: (615) 896-0413


*closed for all federal holidays