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--Steven Koerner has served as the pastor of Trinity UMC since July 1st of 2019. He grew up in Cape Girardeau, and graduated from SEMO University. Before coming to Trinity, he had served for 15 years in various forms of ministry, including recovery programs, church support staff and bi-vocationally as both a pastor and carpenter.  He is a dad to three daughters, a history buff and loves to get outside and enjoy God's creation.

Worship Leaders--We have a super-talented crew of musicians that also love the Lord. We sincerely believe they're the best worship band in southeast Missouri! On Sundays, they lead us in passionate, joy-filled praise but on weekdays they do everything from managing businesses to farming to nurturing their babies at home. Each one is valuable and brings an incredible gift to our worship services.

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. He loves all kinds of music and plays all kinds of stringed instruments, plus he's a pretty good cook. Tony is married to Lara and they have three children. 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