Pastor GerryStaff & 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 – Lexi Starr

Benjamin Starr, Trinity UCC Director of Music, Playing Piano and SingingA native of Baltimore, Lexi Starr was born in 1989. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Swarthmore College in 2011. After living in Philadelphia for a couple years, Lexi returned home to Baltimore in 2013, and shortly thereafter began his work at Trinity. Trinity has seen Lexi through a period of immense growth, spiritually, personally and professionally.

What do you do here at Trinity?

I lead our congregation in music ministry.

Secretary – Diane AbertsSecretary - Diane Aberts

Diane has lived in Carroll County most of her life. After graduating from North Carrol 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.