Pastor Greg Rice
During the past 16 Years Pastor Greg has served as Pastor of Alum Creek Friends Church, Associate Pastor at East Richland Friends Church, and Assistant Pastor at Ypsilanti Friends Church. Pastor Greg has had experience in all sorts of ministry including, preaching, teaching, youth ministry, young families, sports ministry, outdoorsmen, outreach, evangelism, Christian education, and recovery ministries. Pastor Greg looks forward to serving the Van Wert community through the ministries of TFC. Greg and Pam have two children. David is a very active 7 year old and Jonathan, 17 months, loves his brother and brings joy to everyone. Greg and Pam look forward to accomplishing the mission of TFC: “Bringing Jesus to people and bringing people to Jesus.” Together, with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we can make a difference in our community and in our world for the sake of God.
Doug Roop has over 25 years of experience in youth ministry. He started his ministry with elementary students and transitioned to junior and senior high students. Doug reached what he thought was the goal of his life as a maintenance manager for a large company, but God had different plans as He called Doug to Defiance Area Youth for Christ in 2005, where he ministered in Paulding county for more than 12 years. In October 2017 Doug was called to Trinity Friends Church where he serves as Pastor of Discipleship and Director of Christian Education. He has been married to Melissa for 25 plus years and has four children Zachary (Jara) Roop, Jacob (Breanna) Roop, Nathanael, Julianne and a grandson Larkin.
Worship Director: has been serving in the worship field for over 10 years, stepping up in a leadership position in the year 2008. She started attending TFC in the year 2015, and began her job as Worship Director in January of 2017. Her passion is to encourage others to encounter true worship with Christ not only through music, but in their everyday lives. She can’t remember a time where she wasn’t a musician. She sings, plays the piano, and trumpet. She is the wife of Jesse Baer, and the mother of three beautiful children, Adam, Paige, and Leslie.
Katie is the Youth Pastor and Family Life Center Coordinator here at Trinity Friends Church. She recently graduated from Grace College with a youth ministry and educational ministry degree. Katie started attending Trinity Friends in high school and became very involved with the youth group. She also had the opportunity to intern during the summer at TFC. Katie has a deep love for the people at Trinity Friends Church and she is very excited to see how God is going to use her to grow His kingdom.
Ministry Assistant/Communications Specialist Mindy, a graduate of Crestview, has been in the office field over twenty five years and is effective in ministry as our front office manager and assistant to various ministries of TFC since April of 2000. Mindy also serves as Assistant Treasurer here at TFC as well as a volunteer in community activities and ministries. She values the privilege of being the mother of two wonderful children, Brittany and Isaiah. Mindy is an avid reader and enjoys praising God for the chance to serve Him in her everyday life as well as in her career.