Trinity UMC
About Us
Trinity is a southeast Missouri church that loves Jesus. We orient our lives around him so we can be changed from the inside-out, be an authentic community, and jump into opportunities to love and serve others. We want to do all we can to help the entire Bloomfield/Dexter area flourish. We are a place where young and old interact, share, learn from and bless each other.  And we are on the adventure of following wherever God leads.

OUR FOUNDATIONS (what we're building on...)

The church belongs to God and is the body of Christ on earth. We believe our worship and our lives should reflect those truths and bring honor and glory to God.

We are a United Methodist congregation, and we hold to the historic doctrines of the Christian faith. Methodists have been known for emphasizing personal faith lived out in concrete ways in the world. We believe our faith must reach out to meet real needs. We are a denomination built on thoughtful and passionate preaching, lively worship, and small groups where people could grow in faith. Early Methodists were particularly concerned about inviting people to experience God's transforming grace. That's still our priority and we welcome anyone interested in learning more about the Christian faith. If you would like to know what it means to follow Jesus, please visit us any time or contact us using the contact page information. 

LEADERSHIP (who's responsible...)

Jesus Christ is the heartbeat of Trinity and the reason behind all that we do. Our leadership is committed to being led by Christ.

Pastor--Alice Fowler grew up in a pastor's family, then married a pastor, and then became a pastor herself. She's married to Rev. David Fowler and they have three children. Alice graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore Kentucky, in 2011, with a Master of Divinity, and was ordained as an elder in the United Methodist Church, June of 2014. She is passionate about following Jesus, loving her family, cheering the Nebraska Cornhusker football team, and eating chocolate.
Worship Director--Buddy Heaton is a keyboard wizard who loves to glorify God in music. He's married to Pam and they have three children. Buddy is homegrown talent who has served as a worship leader in the area for many years. His weekday job keeps him on the road repairing organs, pianos, and keyboards all over the region. 
Media Director--Tony Thorn can do just about anything, but we keep him busy running media for Trinity as well as playing a mean guitar with our worship band. Tony is married to Lara and they have three children. (No, having three children is not a requirement for leadership at Trinity, it just happened that way!) In his spare time, Tony farms and keeps up with his children's demanding schedules.

Many other talented people are crucial to the life of Trinity. This is just a sampling:
Administrative Assistant--Cissy Williams
Pianist--Ginny Gandt
Media Specialist--Vicky Breece
Lay Leader--Dale Williams
Administrative Council Chair--Scott Gibbs
Youth Leaders--Sheila Alsup & Christi Carrillo (Middle School), Joe and Heather White (High School)
Outreach coordinators--Cathy Chasteen, Lara Thorn, Cissy Williams
Reach Up, Reach Out, Reach In