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Our Elders

 

05-07_trinityweb_44-jpgWESLEY BROWN

Wes Brown has been attending Trinity since 2007. In March of 2010 he was elected as a ruling elder at Trinity, after having previously served as an elder in the PCA. Wes is currently the Youth Director at Trinity and works with both the Junior and Senior High teens and their families. Together with his wife, Michele, he has four children, Nathaniel, Zachariah, Danielle and Elijah.

 

07-03_web-photos_06-jpgCRIS DICKASON

Cris Dickason was born and raised in S. California as an adherent of the Baha'i World Faith (explicitly non-Christian) and professed faith in Christ in 11th grade. He first joined Trinity while studying at WTS, spent a number of years in the Canadian Reformed Church and returned to Trinity in 2007. Cris is a programmer/analyst supporting Electronic Medical Records systems for private practices and hospitals. Cris and Marilyn were married in 1993 and have a grown son and two grown daughters. Cris enjoys traditional Irish music, running, and serving the local and regional church. 

 

05-22_11-jpgSEAN GREGG

Sean Gregg has been attending Trinity since 2003 when he returned to Pennsylvania after several years of living in Minnesota. He was ordained and installed as a ruling elder in 2008. He is married to Heather, and they have three children. He works for the Orthodox Presbyterian Church's Committee on Home Missions and Church Extension. 

 

05-22_16-jpgJONATHAN ROCKEY

Jonathan Rockey is a Latin teacher at local public high school. He is a graduate of Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia), and has a master's degree from Villanova University. He is married to Elizabeth, a middle school English teacher, and is the father of two grown daughters. Jonathan enjoys reading, spending time with his family, and outdoor activities of all kinds.

 

07.17_elders_19xTOM TOMER

Tom Tomer and his wife Janice have been members of Trinity since moving to the Philadelphia area in 1976. They have four adult children and nine grandchildren. Tom was ordained to the office of ruling elder in 1974 and has served on the session of Trinity since 1978. He has served on the presbytery committees of Home Missions and Church Extension and Ministerial Oversight, and on the Candidates and Credentials Committee.

 

07.17_elders_05xJEREMY VENTER

Jeremy Venter and his family (Kathleen, and homeschooled children Daniel, Maria, and Nancy Elise) joined Trinity in 2003. They participate in a number of ministries at the church including nursery, Pioneer Club, and teaching Sunday School. Jeremy was ordained to the office of elder in 2008.

 

 

07.17_elders_02xGEORGE VONHOF, ELDER EMERITUS

George Vonhof grew up in a Christian home in Western New York State. In 1971, after completing graduate school, he and his wife, Shirley, moved to the Philadelphia area and became members of Trinity. He became an elder in 1973 and served on the session until the fall of 2015. He has also served in positions at Phil-Mont Christian Academy and in the Presbytery of Philadelphia. George has three children and six grandchildren. The congregation of Trinity Church adopted a Resolution of Thanks on October 31, 2015, in honor of the Vonhofs.

 

07.17_elders_02xTOM SANDERSON, ELDER EMERITUS

Frank T. (“Tom”) Sanderson joined Trinity with his wife Dorothy (“Dot”) and daughters Alice and Barbara in November of 1979. He spent his career as a chemist with Rohm and Haas in the coatings division, and was a board member of Plumstead Christian School. He had served as an elder previously in the United Presbyterian Church and joined the session of Trinity in February of 1986, then serving faithfully for nearly sixteen years, almost a decade of which included his tenure as the Clerk of Session. The congregation adopted a Resolution of Thanks for Tom’s work at its annual meeting on January 28, 2005, and granted him Emeritus status. His beloved wife Dot passed away on May 31, 2016. Tom resides at Ann’s Choice in Warminster, PA.

 

Our Session recently (2016) made a decision regarding the use of projection in our worship services. See their rationale here.