Staff & Leadership
Rev. Dr. Gerry C. Hanberry
The Rev. Dr. Gerry C. Hanberry is our interim pastor. He most recently served as Interim Pastor at Columbia United Christian Church in Columbia, MD (February, 2016 – March, 2018). Prior to that he served as Interim Associate Pastor for Parish Life at Evangelical Reformed UCC in Frederick. MD. In addition to several other interim pastor roles (St. Matthews UCC, Emmanuel (Baust) Reformed UCC and Zion Reformed UCC in Hagerstown), for almost 13 years (1995-2008) Gerry served as pastor and worship leader at Glade United Church of Christ in Walkersville, MD. Pastor Gerry has participated actively in community programs. He is passionate in leading local, regional, and global mission outreach projects.
Ending in 2015, Pastor Gerry coordinated the Catoctin Association Honduras Project for 15 years. Churches from the association sent participants on 21 house-building work trips to our partner church in Honduras. In that project we helped finance and build 50 houses with families in two small, rural villages in Honduras. In addition to the housing program this project supported a scholarship project. Sending hundreds of youth to high school.
Pastor Hanberry graduated as a church music major from Furman University in Greenville, S.C., and received his Masters and PhD degrees in Adult Education and Community Development from Florida State University and his Masters of Divinity from Wesley Seminary in Washington, D.C.
Gerry grew up on a farm in South Carolina. He has five adult children (three daughters and two sons as well as 12 grandchildren). Today, Gerry sets aside time for working-out at his gym and rides his bicycle throughout Frederick and Carroll counties in Maryland and in Pennsylvania. He and his wife of 29 years, Patricia, reside in Frederick, MD.
Director of Music Ministry – We are in the process of looking for a director.
Position: Director of Music Ministry (part-time: 11-15 hours weekly)
Job Summary: The Director of Music Ministry will develop and lead the church music program in collaboration with the Pastor and the Worship Committee, in a way that is consistent with Trinity UCC’s mission, values, and theology. The ideal candidate will possess knowledge of a wide range of contemporary and traditional church music, keyboard skills for pipe organ and/or the Clavinova (electronic) piano, and the ability to effectively lead and direct adult and children’s volunteer (non-professional) choirs. This position is part time and year-round, approximately 11-15 hours per week, including working Sunday mornings. Salary commensurate with experience and certified skills.
Diane has lived in Carroll County most of her life. After graduating from North Carroll High School in 1967, she went to work for C & P Telephone Co., which became Bell Atlantic and finally Verizon when she retired in 2003. Diane came to work for Trinity in 2004. Diane has two beautiful daughters Shannon and Stacey and five awesome grandchildren.
What do you do here at Trinity?
I prepare weekly bulletins, monthly newsletters, update records, input contributions, answer phone calls, update website, and order supplies. Plus anything else that may need to be done.
What do you enjoy most about your work at Trinity?
There is always something different to do. Keeping busy and helping others with their questions.
What is the most challenging part of your job?
Keeping up with all the changes!
When did you begin working at Trinity?
Why is Trinity’s Commitment to Community important to you?
Anytime people help each other is always important!
What is your favorite movie?
“It’s a Wonderful Life”
What was your first job?
C&P Telephone Co.
What do you do for fun?
Try to attend all the sports & school activities for my five grandchildren. Be with my daughters and families! Going out to eat. Me playing pickle ball, bowling, bocci ball, and like to shoot pool.
Favorite Bible verse or passage?
The 23rd Psalm.
How Great Thou Art – sung by Elvis Presley