Dr. Dean Posey is Senior Pastor at Trinity United Methodist Church in Arlington, Texas. Dean married his wife Diana in 1977. They have 2 grown children. In the ministry for almost 40 years, Dean has a B.A. in Religion from Baylor University, a Masters of Divinity degree from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta and a Doctorate of Ministry from the same school. Dr. Posey is a dynamic leader who continually strives to bring faith into the lives of everyone he meets. At one point, Dean worked directly with ALPHA founder Nicky Gumbel in London, England to organize and facilitate the first ALPHA conference in the state of Texas. Dr. Posey has recently published his first book 12 Gifts We Can’t Afford to Lose. Dr. Posey has long been intrigued with the story of Noah and God’s faithfulness in his trials. Noah’s faithful obedience to God and the great narrative of how God saved Noah and his family from the ensuing flood as detailed in Chapters 6-9 of Genesis, is the story Dr. Posey uses to illustrate the eternal gifts God not only gave Noah, but faithfully supplies each of us with today. The question that Dr. Posey then asks is whether or not we are willing to not just receive the gifts, but to make the sacrifices necessary to put them to work in our lives. “How can we gratefully receive the gifts God offers?” he asks. “How can we embrace and apply those gifts so that our lives will be better for it? What hinders us from doing so? If the story of Noah and the ark teaches us about our Heavenly Father’s faithfulness, how can we apply these lessons to our daily lives?” With the same deep faith and personal anecdotes that have marked his sermons in almost 40 years of ministry, Dr. Posey explores each of the gifts that have come directly from God’s heart, proof that we have been blessed by his faithfulness.
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Brenda Beaver was appointed to Trinity in March of 2006. Her current ministry responsibilities include facilitating Trinity’s program of adult Christian education/discipleship and adult mission service opportunities. She is a trained Stephen Minister and Stephen Leader, and she holds a license to practice social work in the state of Texas. Brenda received a Bachelor’s degree in Religious Education from Louisiana Baptist College in Pineville, Louisiana. She then received a Master of Arts in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington. Brenda completed a series of courses in United Methodist studies from Brite Divinity School at TCU, and was ordained as a Deacon in Full Connection in the Central Texas Conference in June, 2010. She has considered Trinity to be her “home church” since 1993. Prior to coming on staff at Trinity, Brenda served for 24 years as a social worker in the medical field and as a child abuse/neglect caseworker in both Louisiana and Texas. She has one son, Daniel, who is married to Katie, and has one daughter, Elizabeth. Brenda is looking forward to being a first-time grandmother in November of 2016.
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Kendall Carter is the Director of Music & Worship at Trinity United Methodist Church, where he directs ensembles and guides the church's traditional music and fine arts ministries. He has held similar positions locally in Frisco, Plano, and Dallas. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Hardin-Simmons University with emphases in music education and church music. He received a Master of Music degree from the University of North Texas with emphases in choral conducting and music theory. In addition to his role at Trinity, Kendall is currently the Music/Artistic Director of the Frisco Chorale. He is married to Jessica, and they have one daughter, Julia.
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Emma is thrilled to be the Children’s Worship and Choirs Director here at Trinity United Methodist Church. God placed a passion for leading others in worship on Emma’s heart when she was just 14 and she has followed that passion ever since. She received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Oklahoma in 2017. In addition to her role at Trinity, Emma teaches courses at Casa Mañana Children’s Theatre in Fort Worth.
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My wife and two girls live in Rowlett, Texas. In 2004 I was introduced to contemporary worship music, and I have not been the same since. All worship styles are valid, but for me, contemporary worship has brought me closer to God than I would have ever imagined possible. Because of this, it is a passion of mine to provide worship opportunities for others. Each time we gather for worship, it is our goal to get into the manifest presence of God, where He ministers to us in ways only He knows how. It is a tremendous joy and privilege to exercise the call God has on my life, and be a part of the contemporary worship team here at Trinity.
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Betsy grew up at Trinity UMC and returned with her own family to lead the Children's Ministry. Betsy graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio with a Masters in Special Education. She has been involved in children's ministry for 13 years and thinks that leading Trinity Kids is a double blessing . . . she can share her faith in a worthwhile ministry and at the same time build a program that her own children can enjoy and grow in.
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Tess grew up at Trinity UMC. She graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in Education. Then she graduated from University of Texas at Arlington with her Master in Mind, Brain, and Education. She taught for four years in Arlington ISD. She then joined Children’s Ministry in 2018 at Trinity UMC. Tess loves to see children grow in their faith.
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Rachel grew up in Fort Worth, Texas and graduated with her BA in Education from The University of the Incarnate Word. Past professional positions include being the Assistant Director and later the Director of Sylvan Learning Center and teaching for 9 years in Aledo ISD. She first came to Trinity in 2013 and immediately knew this would be a great place for her and her children to make their place of worship. She became the Director of Trinity Early Learning Center in August 2014. Working at Trinity has been a blessing that allows her own children to be raised in the Methodist church all while serving families in our community.
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Lisa was born in Naperville, IL but grew up in Woodbury, MN. She moved to Texas in 1986 where she met her husband, John. They have been married for 22 years, and between them, they have two daughters, two sons, and seven grandchildren
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Jeffrey Ware is the Student Director at Trinity United Methodist Church in Arlington, Texas. He is a native of Atlanta, TX. Jeffrey married his wife Hannah in 2016. Jeffrey has a B.A. in Communications and English from Northwestern State University of Louisiana, and a Masters of Arts in Christian Ministry from George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University. Jeffrey felt the call to student ministry in high school and loves showing teens how to live their faith out to the fullest. In his personal time Jeffrey loves to hunt and fish, play guitar and spend time with his wife and dogs.
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Tim grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of a United Methodist pastor. A graduate of Tulane University and Perkins School of Theology at SMU, he is returning to the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex after 35 years in New Orleans. Tim received his doctorate from Fuller Seminary in Church Growth and Renewal. With three decades of experience in ministry, he is also a certified consultant to churches. Tim is married to Giovanna (or Gio), who is the Director of Sales for WFAA-TV, Channel 8. Their two children Luke and Mattie are in college in Louisiana. Tim and Giovanna have two cats and a Maltipoo dog. Tim is a dynamic, inspirational leader who loves teaching the Bible and equipping people to apply it in their lives. He thrives on visioning and strategic planning to reach people for Christ. He also has a passion for adult discipleship and spiritual transformation. When Giovanna lets Tim out of the house, he is also an avid golfer and loves eating out, attending festivals and seeing live music. He is also an avid football fan. Now empty nesters, they plan on “playing tourist” and soaking up all that DFW and Texas have to offer.
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Jeff arrived at Trinity in 2008 after a career in business that included several different industries, and jobs that addressed accounting, marketing, and general management. He believes his responsibility at Trinity is to support the pastors, program staff, his coworkers, and church members in all they do to spread and live out God’s word. In practice that means provide a clean, safe facility; facilitate good communication; and provide good financial analysis and reporting. Jeff is married to Suzi. They have three grown children and three grandchildren. When he gets a chance Jeff enjoys fly fishing and an occasional round of golf.
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Christina grew up here in Arlington and graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in May of 2008 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. She has been a part of the United Methodist Church since she was very young and has been on staff here at Trinity since 2005. She has a passion for working with youth and helping them grow in their relationship with Christ. She feels that God has called her to use her gifts to nurture students as they seek to discover God’s call on their lives. She also loves sharing her desire to serve with her students, taking them on mission trips, and encouraging them to use the gifts they have received to help others.
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Amy has been a member of Trinity since she was in grade school, is married and has two daughters. As the Music Ministry Administrative Assistant she works closely with the Director of Music & Worship and other music staff to provide administrative, clerical, and communication support for the music ministry function.
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Tammy began working at Trinity in 2004. She is responsible for receivables, payables and payroll for both Trinity UMC and Trinity Early Learning Center. Her previous experience was with Vought Aircraft where she worked for 13 years. Tammy was raised in Arlington, has 2 children and one grandchild.
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