Ministry Team

Our Ministry Team starts with the 619 members of Trinity United Methodist Church called to serve God and people from the heart of Sumter!

Staff Equipping Our Congregation for its Call

Rev. Joseph R. James, Jr.

Senior Pastor

Worth M. Lewallen IV

Director of Music Ministries

Kristi Lee

Trinity Day School Director & Director of Children’s Ministries

Amanda Manthei

Administrative Coordinator

Rev. Rachel Headden

Associate Pastor of Youth Ministries

Rev. Dr. Regi Thackston

Pastor Emeritus

Sherry Coulter

Church Custodian

Richard Murrell

Facilities Manager

Earl Coulter

Church Maintenance

2024 Trinity UMC Sumter Church Council

Chair of Church Council – Buck James
Vice Chair of Church Council – John Merkel
Lay Leader – Josh Castleberry
Associate Lay Leader – Gray Maklary
Lay Member to Annual Conference – Anne Walker
Chair of Trustees Committee – Mack Kolb
Chair of Staff-Parish Relations Committee – Jamie Campbell
Chair of Finance Committee – Reid Schwartz
Chair of Missions Committee – Melissa Evans
Communications Coordinator – Kyle Kelly
Chair of Worship Committee – Jean Mims
Chair of Stewardship Committee – Michael Ouzts
UMYF Representative – Wilson Mims
Young Adult Representative – Ashley Reddick
Chair of Trinity Day School Board – Mollie Oswald
Recording Secretary – Patricia McCormick
Church Treasurer – Gail Perozzi
Church Historian – Mary Howle
Assistant Church Historian – Lavan Green
Vice Chair of Nominations Committee – Dustin Smith
President of United Methodist Women (UMW) – Ceci Jackson
President of United Methodist Men (UMM) – Eddie Donnald
Scouting Representative – Arland Compton
Chair of Welcome Committee – Anne Kolb
Chair of Children’s Committee – Elizabeth Lee
Chair of Fellowship Committee – Meg Creech
Safety Team Representative – 
Lay Members to Annual Conference – Anne Walker, Josh Castleberry, Lori Cahill, Gray Maclary, Carolyn Putnam-Fry
At-Large Members – Mary Byrd, Fran Castleberry, Jack Howle, Carol Kirvin, Lavan Green, Sam Castleberry, Ronny Lowder, Christopher Roberts, Ryan Gaughf, David Peeples