Pastor Tracey Leslie, Senior Pastor
Pastor Tracey has been in ministry for twenty-five years, equally divided in senior and associate pastor positions and in urban and suburban settings. She is a native of south central Pennsylvania and has spent the past 17 years in Indiana. She is a certified spiritual director and soon to be published author. Companions on the Journey will be released in spring, of 2020 by Wipf and Stock.
She is married to Rev. Britt Leslie, PhD. Britt is also an ordained clergy and bible professor and Dean of the Course of Study for Indiana Conference. They have one dog, Hope. Tracey enjoys exercising, playing piano, and cooking (and eating!) healthy meals.
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Pastor Suzanne Clemenz, Associate Pastor
Pastor Suzanne Clemenz has been a licensed local pastor in the United Methodist Church since fall 2017. Prior to coming to Trinity, she served as Associate Pastor of Children, Youth, and Families at St. Andrew UMC in West Lafayette. Before entering pastoral ministry, Suzanne pursued a career in higher education with concentrations in American literature and culture and women's and gender studies. Her work in the academy, the community, and the church has social justice roots. In addition to her pastoral appointment at Trinity, Suzanne also works for YWCA Greater Lafayette advocating for domestic violence survivors and other women seeking economic empowerment. Originally from North Carolina, Suzanne has been an Indiana transplant for over 20 years and lives near downtown Lafayette with her husband Brent and their three teenage sons.
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Melissa Kramer, Director of Congregational Ministries
Melissa serves as office administrator and leads our Children's and Youth Ministries. Melissa is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University where she received a degree in Youth Ministry with a minor in psychology. Her education included courses in Bible, theology and family ministry.
Melissa grew up in West Bloomfield, Michigan and attended Commerce United Methodist Church. She has one younger sister who just graduated high school and is beginning college in the fall. She recently graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University. Even before She began her studies at IWU, she knew that she wanted to go into ministry, specifically working with students. From her time helping with Vacation Bible School, and volunteering with youth group, she loved seeing the relationships that form when teens and children gather together to learn about and worship God. In the past 6 years since she first felt God calling her into ministry, her passion for investing in the lives of students has only grown. Her goal is to provide opportunities for children and youth to experience God’s love for them and to help them grow in their faith and maturity in their relationship with Christ.
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Lisa Drake, Director of Music
Lisa Drake has been a resident of West Lafayette since 2000. She grew up in Monon, IN and began playing the piano at church at 13. She majored in piano performance at DePauw University and spent 18 years in Nashville, TN as a solo pianist. Lisa enjoys composing and recording music as well as playing music with her two children, Jackson and Annalise.
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Marsha Schmid, Wedding Coordinator
Marsha Schmid has been Trinity’s Wedding Coordinator since the summer of 2006. She has directed and coordinated over 100 weddings at Trinity. We want your wedding to be authentic to the two of you and Marsha will work with you to achieve that goal. Marsha is married to Lee Schmid and they live in rural West Lafayette.
If you wish to discuss hosting your wedding at Trinity, Marsha can be reached on her cell phone: 765-490-8576.