Pastor Tracey Leslie, Senior Pastor
Pastor Tracey has been in ministry for more than twenty 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 14 years in Indiana. She is married to Dr. Britt Leslie, an ordained clergy and bible professor. They have two dogs, “rescues.” She enjoys running (especially with her dogs) and cooking (and eating!) healthy meals.
Tracey’s greatest ministry passions are preaching, teaching and lay leadership development. She enjoys ministry at Trinity and the opportunity it provides to connect with the community.
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Pastor Linda Dolby, Visitation Pastor
Since 2011 Linda has been coordinating care for our homebound members. During her 33 years of full-time ministry, Linda served churches in urban, suburban and rural areas of Indiana and New York state. In retirement Linda is also serving as a part-time spiritual counselor for St. Elizabeth Hospice and has recently become a certified floral designer, which feeds her soul. Linda is married to Cleve Shields, a faculty member at Purdue and is the mother of 2 children, Emily Sadri, who just gave birth to her first grandchild in Philadelphia and to Elliot Dolby-Shields who is studying for the bar exam in New York City. Linda brings her gifts of care and hospitality to enrich our church family.
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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.