Elder & Deacon Nominations Announced

Sunday, February 10th, at Trinity’s Annual Meeting, the Nominating Team will bring the following nominees to the congregation for election as Deacon and Elders.

Elders exercise leadership, government, spiritual discernment, and together have responsibilities for the life of the congregation. The active elders form the Session who is the governing body of the church.


CHAD MCCANN  Chad and his wife, Emily, have been attending Trinity since 2006. They now have two girls, Ela and Cleo, who will be raised here. Chad has played percussion for worship for years and finds himself doing many oddball jobs around the church.

 “I’m excited to invest deeper at a church that acts in the ways that many other places only talk about. I hope to follow those before me and continue Trinity’s special commitment to serving the neighborhood.”


DEB LLEWELLYN  A “never-at-home mom” who served on many boards and volunteered at schools and community organizations, Deb is passionate about hospitality, Tacoma, and social justice and loves that Trinity shares these values. Married to Tom, Deb has been at Trinity since 2004: Ben (26), Abel (22), Bizayehu (19) and Genet (16).

“Trinity is home for me. It’s not perfect, but the fact that it never pretends to be is a kind of perfection in itself. The focus on real, meaningful outreach helps keep my own wobbly faith grounded. I’m excited to help us fulfill our vital mission of living the gospel in the heart of my beloved city.”

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CRAIG ARMSTRONG Craig and his wife, Christine, have been members at Trinity since 2004 after being won over by Harlan Shoop and the wonderful congregation.  They have one son, Eli, who is 14. Craig has served on the Trinity Personnel Team for the past 3 years.

“I am honored to be nominated and excited to grow as personally as the church moves forward and I hope to contribute anyway I can."

The office of Deacon is set forth in Scripture as one of compassion and prayer, witness and service after the example of Jesus Christ


CHERYL HILLIS  Cheryl and her husband, Mark, have attended Trinity for almost 30 years of their 34 year marriage. They came to Trinity with the Hunters and raised their four boys here.

“I am beyond grateful for how God has used Trinity in my life to "see" God moving in love towards me and this community. Micah 6:8 has always been a favorite verse of mine.." the Lord has told you what is good... To act justly and  to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God"... I am humbled and thankful to serve Trinity as a deacon and this verse will be my prayer.


SUZANNE ANNEST  A mother of two grown daughters and a proud grandmother, Trinity has been Suzanne’s church home for the past 16 years.

“In addition to loving the people of Trinity, I value our outreach and commitment to the neighborhood. It is so impressive that a small congregation has had such a powerful impact in our local community. I look forward to the adventures the Holy Spirit has in store for me over the next three years as a deacon.”