Our Staff

Pastor Bobbie Blackburn

E-mail: Garryglass@aol.com
Cell: 941-545-0025

Welcome to TLC! Our community of faith exists to serve and love God and all people. We are a lively congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Our mission is to share the Good News of Christ's love with our community and world. We work with a number of community service groups to demonstrate Christ's love on the local front and we are connected with mission work in Israel and South America.                                    

I have been privileged to serve as Trinity's pastor since June of 1997. We entered the internship program in 1998 and have had a constant progression of new interns each year. An intern is in their third year of seminary and they spend one year with us, learning the ministry "ropes." We call our interns by the title of "vicar" and delight in learning from them just as much as they learn about ministry from us. 

Come experience worship and community life at TLC, and discover if this is the place for you to grow in faith and serve God! 

Vicar Bridget Jones

Email: VicarBridgetJones@gmail.com
Cell: 941-518-5362 



Hello!  I’m so excited to serve as Trinity’s vicar this year and to do ministry with this community!  I’m originally from Altoona, Wisconsin – a tiny town of 7,000 right on the edge of Eau Claire.  I attended the University of Nebraska – Lincoln where I graduated with a degree in Actuarial Science from the College of Business with minors in Math and Spanish.  Nebraska is where I learned to love football, and I’ll be cheering for the Cornhuskers every Saturday this fall!  Nebraska is also where I began to discern a call to ministry through UNL’s Lutheran Campus Ministry.  

After graduation I spent a year as a Ministry Assistant at All Peoples Church, an inner-city church in Milwaukee, through Lutheran Volunteer Corps.  This was my introduction to how churches can really be engaged in their communities – something that drew me to attend seminary at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago as they began their Public Church curriculum.    

I have greatly appreciated the warm Florida welcome and look forward to learning from all of you!  I love spending time with other people, so find me at the church or send me a text or give me a call. 

Veronika Czutor, Cross Generational Ministry Volunteer

Email: TLCveronika@gmail.com 
Phone: 618-698-3829 

I am lucky to be able to be part of the creation and continuation of new and exciting faith-formation practices for effective cross generational relationships. 

Faye Luckett, Administrative Assistant

E-mail: trinitylutheransecretary

Phone: 941-747-3081 


Hi, my name is Faye Luckett. I've been Trinity's Administrative Assistant since 2008. I've lived in Bradenton for over ten years now, and came here from Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. In my spare time I enjoy reading, sewing, crocheting and being a Spiritual Director (not necessarily in that order). I enjoy working here at Trinity because of the congregation's friendly nature, and it's a joy working in an atmosphere that is God loving and God seeking. 

Paul Clark, Organist

Email: trinitylutheransecretary

Phone: 941-747-3081


Hi, I'm Paul Clark and I've been serving as Trinity's organist and choir director since 1976. I was born in South Carolina and moved to Florida in 1974. While in music school in North Carolina, I was blessed to study piano with a brilliant man, Daniel Ericourt, himself a student of Debussy. My mother found Trinity and attended here until her death in 2005. My sister and her family are here at Trinity also.

I indeed love to play the organ and the piano. Many people tell me they can hear that love of music in my playing. Also, the choir is a great joy for me, especially since I cannot sing. Directing the singers helps me to "sing" the music. I pray the Lord will give me a beautiful voice in heaven!

I love the people at Trinity and many, I feel, are family to me.

Sondra Lee,
Communications Specialist


Email: trinitylutheransecretary
Cell: 941-518-7324

I’m very pleased to have served as Trinity’s High School Youth Director for several years.   The youth at Trinity are wonderful to be around. They have inspired me with their creativity and energy, and the many ways they demonstrate their care for one another and for those they don’t know but want to help. I will continue my support of children, youth and families, working closely with everyone taking part in our dynamic ministry of sharing and caring.
As Communications Specialist, I work with church staff and Trinity members to "get the word out" about all our events and activities to those who already call Trinity home, and to all who find joy and seek comfort in what we are doing in this entire Bradenton community.
If you have suggestions or want to be part of our communications ministry, please be in touch.

Tanner Stephens,
Student Minister

We welcome Tanner as our Student Minister, January through June 2017. Tanner is in middle school and is very involved in our Confirmation program. He participated in last year’s mission trip to Oaks Mission in Oklahoma, and he is very active with G.I.F.T. on Sundays. Tanner is filled with energy and his love for Jesus. You can find him many days around Trinity - playing piano, drums, or ukulele, helping out with mission projects or in the office - and, of course, he’s now assisting with worship leadership on the weekends.  Say “hi!” to Tanner and let him know what a great job he is doing!



What's Happening at Trinity...
Excitement is building for Maker Fun Factory, where kids learn that they are created by God and built for a purpose! Join us. It's FREE!

Sunday mornings, 10am    

Each Sunday morning people of all ages gather as a cross generational family of faith to learn and share. Our time together includes scripture, songs, Faith 5 sharing, and new activities. Invite friends and family to have their hearts filled and their joy charged up too.  Check out this short clip about GIFT!



Zumba resumes Thursday, August 3rd, 6pm!

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