Rev. Roberta J. Egli, Pastor, is a graduate of Pacific School of Religion in Berkley, California. She is an ordained elder in the Oregon-Idaho United Methodist Conference where she has served since 2005. Prior to coming to Trinity United Methodist Church in July 2010, Roberta previously served as pastor at Jason Lee UMC and Englewood UMC both in Salem, and as director of Deep Well as spiritual director and retreat leader. She is a certified spiritual director through the Benedictine program, Shalom Prayer Center in Mt. Angel Oregon. Roberta brings a holistic sensitivity to her role as pastor from her previous work as a professional nurse in a variety of settings. She currently serves on several district leadership positions in addition to her work as pastor.
Ryan Scott, Associate Pastor, has completed course work to be a Licensed Local Pastor from the Claremont School of Theology in Southern California. He also studied cultural anthropology and history at Lane Community College. Prior to serving Trinity UMC as Associate Minister he served as pastoral intern here at Trinity and also at Ebbert Memorial UMC. Ryan also served for 9 months as an apprentice pastor in Seattle at Valley and Mountain Fellowship UMC. Between February of 2012 and June 2014 Ryan worked at Trinity as a children’s minister and youth coordinator. Ryan is bi-vocational, working at the church and directing an after school program at Page Elementary School in Springfield. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family and volunteering with the Boy Scouts.
Jennifer Williams is the Trinity Church Secretary. She has several years experience working as a church administrator and is a graduate of Oregon State University with a degree in Psychology. Jennifer moved to Oregon in 2010 from Southern California with her husband and teenage son. She loves to fish the McKenzie River and spend time outdoors. She’s a trained chef and enjoys cooking for friends and family.
Kay Burdick received her music degree from Montana State University. Her involvement with music has included performance (solo recitals, choral groups, musical theater), vocal instruction, and the direction of choirs for singers of all ages. She first directed Trinity’s chancel choir from 1979-1983. Following a 20-year break to pursue other activities, she returned in the fall of 2003. Music selections are chosen from a wide range of musical styles including contemporary to classical and everything in between. Kay’s goals for the choir are that it first and foremost be an enjoyable experience, that the choir is well prepared and confident in their performance, that they explore and present a wide range of musical styles and that the choir experiences and shares God’s grace through the ministry of music.
Kristyn Stephens is the Messy Church Coordinator here at Trinity. She’s a busy mom with two young boys and is an active member of the church. Her role as MC Coordinator works closely with volunteers to plan the monthly worship service and dinner. Kristyn is also a pre-school teacher at Mazxwell Road Preschool. She loves meeting new families and welcomes everyone with a smile.
Jim Greenwood plays piano at Trinity on Sunday mornings as well as other locations throughout Lane County. He is very active in local theatre and was a professor in the music department at Lane Community College. Jim is a respected and sought after musician in Lane County and we are fortunate to have him share his talents here at Trinity UMC.
Liz Wigham plays piano at Trinity UMC. She is a mother of four who has lived in the Eugene area since 1982. Liz is very active in the local music community, volunteering several hours each day playing piano in neighborhood schools, allowing music and theatre programs to remain alive and thriving, regardless of district budget cuts. She has recently worked in collaboration with Jeffrey and Robert Sherman (Disney) and is currently exploring an offer from Universal Studios. She performs locally on a regular basis at multiple venues, including the Hult Center for Performing Arts. In addition to this, Liz is pianist for the Eugene Community Orchestra, and she is owner/operator of Sharp Accompaniment, a business which provides live music for performances and events. She also serves as Ambassador for the St. Clair Butterfly Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Michigan which provides creative outlets for children who are facing adversity. Through this program, she helped to initiate a creative writing program run by best-selling author Chip St. Clair. Liz is also a local coordinator for International Cultural Exchange Services, placing and supervising high-school exchange students in area schools and arranging for local students to study abroad.