Leadership

Pastor & Staff

pastor David Rittgers

Lead Pastor

Rev. Dr. David Rittgers was appointed to Orrville Trinity UMC in July 2016. As a pastor, David is excited about inviting ordinary people to follow Jesus together within this Christ-centered community. He is most excited when he sees lives being transformed by the power of Jesus' extravagant grace and love.

Beyond the church, he serves as an assistant coach for the Orrville HS Soccer team, and gives of his time to the OHuddle mentoring program and as a parent volunteer for the Orrville HS Choir program. He is also a member of the Orrville Rotary Club and the Orrville Ministry Network, where he serves as secretary. David's spouse, Beth, teaches science courses at Cloverleaf High School. Their three children are students in the Orrville City School system.

David holds degrees from The Ohio State University (Music Ed.), Ashland Theological Seminary (M. Div.), and Asbury Theological Seminary (D. Min.). Before coming to Orrville, David has previously served as a student pastor at Lighthouse UMC (Geauga Co.), associate pastor at East Shore UMC (Euclid), church planter at Orchard Path UMC (Broadview Hts.), and pastor of LeRoy UMC (Westfield Ctr.) within the East Ohio Conference.

Linda & Dave Tibbitts

Children, Youth and Family Ministry directors

Dave and Linda's ministry focus is to help build Christian homes. They strive to develop ministries to equip families to nurture children in the faith. Prior to leading Children's Ministry, Dave and Linda served in youth ministry for 7 years at Trinity after retiring from teaching and administrative positions at Orrville City Schools.

Amy Mast

administrative and communications Manager

I am excited to use my organizational and professional skills and experience to serve the Trinity United Methodist Church. I look forward to getting to know the congregation and helping support the wonderful work they’re doing for Jesus.

Drew Wolfe

Media and technology Director

I strive to bring the people of Christ the best experience online and in the church. I want to connect you to God as the Holy Spirit does, I just have to use the wifi.

Rena Wright

Online Engagement Coordinator 

Hannah Peppard

Financial bookkeeper

Sean Eppler

Choir Director

Gary oliver

kindling worship leader

I believe the greatest way to help people come to experience Christ is through worship. Many people today are seeking an experience with God not just an intellectual knowledge of Him. When people connect to God through worship they experience His presence in their lives and position themselves to receive His direction and help with the everyday challenges of life.

john gregory

custodian

I enjoy all aspects of the position, (except meetings that are a necessity).  The Nursery School has been a real joy to see the youngsters grow each day. It would be difficult to share hopes and dreams for this position except just to continue doing the best job at keeping the church looking neat and clean.

Lindsay Wittenmeyer

Childcare

Karen Sullivan

Trinity christian preschool director

I am passionate about working with preschool children in a Christian environment because we can teach them about Jesus while helping create a positive foundation for their future learning.  I am blessed to work at Trinity because I am surrounded by wonderful people who are committed to sharing God’s love and strive for excellence in everything they do.