Trinity Staff

 

Rev. Daryl Blanksma, Pastor, was appointed to Trinity in July 2017. He is a graduate of Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. Daryl is an ordained elder in the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church where he has served since 1990. Before coming to Eugene Daryl pastored churches in Vale, Pendleton, Seaside, Roseburg, Milwaukie, and Toledo, Oregon and Boise and Wilder, Idaho. He has a degree in music education from the University of Idaho.

 

Susan Oldland is our Administrative Assistant.

 

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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 Maxwell Road Preschool.  She loves meeting new families and welcomes everyone with a smile.

 

Ursula Damgaard is the Choral Director at Trinity. Ursula received her Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in music (voice and piano) from Augustana University College. She completed her A.R.C.T. Teacher and Performance Diplomas for piano with the Royal Consevatory of Music. In December of 2002 she completed her Master of Music Degree in Piano Pedagogy from the University of Oregon. During her graduate studies, she continued to study voice.

Ursula has taught piano and voice privately since 1994, as well as taught as an adjunct instructor at Eugene Bible College for five years and as an elementary music teacher at Eugene Christian School for two years.  She directed the music program at Ballet North West Academy for eight years and continues to co-direct and teach at Harmony Roadhouse Music Studios LLC.  She has accompanied vocalists and instrumentalists since 1990 and worked for churches as pianist and vocalist since 1988. Ursula worked at Trinity United Methodist Church as sub-pianist and organist for four years and is excited to return to TUMC as the choir director.

Ursula and her husband Rod reside in Eugene and are blessed to be a part of a great community.

 

Jim GreenwoodJim 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.

 

 Sherry Smith is the Director of Children’s Ministry at Trinity.