Meet the Trinity UMC Staff

Lisa Degrenia, Pastor

     941-924-7756 ext. 151     Click Here to listen to Pastor Lisa's testimony

Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia was born in Tampa, Florida, one of a long line of native Floridians and teachers. She met her beloved Ed on a trip to NYC and they were married ten months later. They are blessed with two daughters. In 2000, Lisa received a Master of Divinity degree from Duke Divinity School and was later ordained a United Methodist minister in 2003. She's served in Largo, St. Petersburg and DeBary, Florida and is blessed and honored to serve the great people of Sarasota alongside the great people of Trinity. Her Sunday messages are archived on our sermon recording page. You are also welcome and encouraged to explore her devotional writing on her blog,, on Twitter @revlisad or on her Tumblr micro-blog, Water in the Desert

Russ Towery

924-7756 ext 158

Russ is our Director of Children & Youth Ministries. 

Tammy Barnett

924-7756 ext 156

Tammy is our Director of Congregational Care.
LaTerry Butler

924-7756 ext 157

LaTerry leads our traditional worship and chancel choir ministries.

Karen Remfrey

924-7756 ext 154 

Karen is our Administrative Assistant.


Jack Hundley

924-7756 ext 153

Jack is our Business Administrator.



Dwayne Diggs

Dwayne is our Custodian.










Gennie Gyurica

Gennie is our Nursery Coordinator.



Custodial Staff: Barbara Smith  
Preschool Director: Pam Rader  
Preschool Teachers: Glenna Schrock and Wanda Butler  


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