Preschool Staff

Shawna Clark, CDA, Associate, Bachelor's: School Director

Hi.  I have been working in Early Childhood Education since 2000.  I like assisting families and working with everyone who is part of Trinity Lutheran Church and Tree of Life Preschool.

Please come see me to visit Tree of Life if you are seeking a great Christian preschool for your infant through VPK children.

Jessica Garcia, CDA:  Infant Teacher

What I like best about being in child care is being able to watch our children grow and achieve many milestones. Their smiles always remind me why I love my job as a teacher.

Jamie Corriea, DCF hours:  Teacher of 1 Year Olds



Dana Ciancio, DCF hours:  Teacher of 2 Year Olds


Teacher of 3 Year Olds


Kim Monroe, CDA, Associate, Director:  VPK Teacher


I am excited to be the VPK teacher here at Tree of Life. I have been teaching preschool for more than 30 years and have worked with all ages.


Hailey Clark, 45 DCF hours: Teachers' Assistant 




What's Happening at Trinity...
The Angels are on the Tree!

Our tree is in the sanctuary - loaded with angels representing the 33 individuals in 5 families served by Parenting Matters. This year we are raising $50 per person for a gift and clothing. Parenting Matters will shop and wrap those gifts. Please give by December 13th. 

Monetary gifts can be placed in offering at worship, dropped of in the church office, or sent securely - electronically - through our eGiving partner. Checks should be payable to Trinity Lutheran. Note: Angel Tree.  

To help shop or wrap gifts, please contact Robin or Ashley at Parenting Matters: 941-756-3007.

You are invited to take part in any of our activities! 

Trinity Gatherings for S.T.R.E.A.M. - Manatee County's Justice Ministry coalition of 15 dedicated congregations.  Return here often to check for next dates, locations and times.  Contact church office for more details 

Choose J-O-Y -- Saturdays at 4:30pm & Sundays at 10am !!
Jesus - Others - You = J.O.Y. !  This is a weekly time of sharing our lives and faith together.

All are invited to connect breath and prayer and body movement. Explore relating and empowering ways to practice the presence of God while engaging in ancient yoga postures.    

Yoga dates & times for the rest of November and December are: 
  • Sunday, Nov. 27th, 4pm (Chair)  
  • Saturday, Dec. 3rd, 10:30am
  • Sunday, Dec. 4th, 4pm (Chair)
  • Saturday, Dec. 17th, 10:30am
  • Saturday, Dec. 31st, 10:30am

Click [More] for important information. Beginner yogis invited!

Our youth are adopting an Angel Tree family from Parenting Matters for Christmas. They are raising funds to shop for gifts and household items through this homemade baked goods and craft sale - before and after each worship December 3rd and 4th.

Want to provide items for sale? Please contact the church office! 941-747-3081

Christmas Eve Worship - Saturday, December 24th

All are invited to join us for our Candlelight Worship with Holy Communion at
  • 4pm
  • 5:30pm
  • 7:30pm

Christmas Day Worship - Sunday, December 25th

Please join us at 10am for Hymns and Carols worship!

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