Church of the Trinity Today


Following an extensive Pastoral Search process, chaired by Mary Lee Seibert, Rev. Charles Tigard was called to candidate for the Senior Pastor position and was elected by 96% affirmation in August of 2010.

Rev. Tigard has served the MCC movement for 16 years as a lay leader and pastor.

Under his leadership the congregation is experiencing a period of growth, vitality, and community engagement. Church of the Trinity continues to expand its community outreach and commitment to spiritual growth and education.

Rev. Tigard serves as co-chair of the Gulf Coast Affirming Interfaith Network (GAIN), a consortium of LGBT affirming congregations and synagogues in Manatee and Sarasota counties.

In 2016 Church of the Trinity broke ground on a columbarium and memorial garden named in honor of Craig Gardiner and Frank Stanford.

Rev. Donna Twardowski, serves as our Associate Pastor providing program and lay leadership development support to our growing congregation.

Our congregational history is important to us, because we know we stand on the shoulders of visionaries who paved the way for us to experience God’s love and welcome today.

You are invited to join us and be part of the next chapter of Church of the Trinity’s history which the Holy Spirit is writing in and through us.