Our Staff

Pastor Bobbie Blackburn

E-mail: Garryglass@aol.com
Cell: 941-243-9473

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. 

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



Shaun Spangler, Office Manager & Sunday Music Leader 

Email: trinitylutheransecretary
Phone: 941-747-3081 

Shaun joined our staff as Office Manager in January 2018. He gradually met many Trinity folk over the spring and summer.

For several years prior to joining our staff, Shaun had served as a church music leader, with training and experience on organ and piano. At the end of July when we lost our beloved, longtime Organist and Choir Director, Paul Clark, Shaun was asked and immediately added Sunday Music Leader to his responsibilities, during the interim period as we considered how to fill the tremendous void left when Paul suddetnly died.

In January, when our 11am Sunday worship Organist-Choir Director joins us, Shaun will remain as Music Leader for our Sunday 8am and 9am worship times.

We are blessed to have Shaun here. And he is meeting many more folks each week now!



Sondra Lee,
Communications Specialist


Email: trinitylutheransecretary
Cell: 941-243-7846

As Communications Specialist, I work with church staff and Trinity members to "get the word out" about all our "happenings" -- to our Trinity family as well as to all who find joy and seek comfort in what we are doing in and for this entire Bradenton community. 
Our Mission of "Being Neighbor + Sharing God's Transforming Love," guides us as we develop programming and activities all year long to meet the changing needs of our congregation and the community-at-large. Our doors are open to everyone! All are welcome here. 
If you have suggestions or want to be part of our communications ministry, please be in touch.



What's Happening at Trinity...

Thank you to all the children and families who visited Trinity last weekend for our Trunk or Treat gift to you!

The winners of the guessing contests were a brother and sister!   Alissa guessed the weight of the pumpkin at 20 pounds 10 ounces and the actual weight was 20 pounds, 8 ounces.  (Wow that was close!)    Her brother, Jeremiah, guessed the amount of spiders at 163 and the actual was 164! (Awesome!)

Those who brought their "trunks" voted among themselves for the Best Decorated. This year's winners were:

1st place: Tree of Life Preschool teachers and families (5 vehicles - Farm theme)

2nd place: Gwin and Leonne Wilburn  (Hippies)

3rd place: Traci Pope  (Harvest)

Many thanks to the 75+ volunteers who worked non-stop to help make Trunk or Treat another successful event.  Thanks also to those who donated extra candy (we went through pounds and pounds)!   Mark your calendar for October 27th next year!  

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