Meet Our Staff

 
 

 

 
 

Dan Elmore, Lead Pastor

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Joyce Franklin, Minister of Visitation

 
          Joyce was born into a wonderful Christian family just outside of Windsor Va. and grow up there on the farm. After high school, Joyce fell in love and married Chuck Shumate, who was soon to become a Methodist minister in the Virginia conference.  Chuck and Joyce served 7 appointments in the Virginia conference. In 2013 Chuck went to heaven to be with his Maker. Joyce enjoys working with many different generations in the church. However, the elderly and children hold a special place in her heart. She is enjoying visiting with the mature and wise members of our church community and hearing their stories because they have a lot of wisdom to share. 
 

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Bekah Elmore, Youth Director

 
          My name is Bekah Elmore and I am the new youth director at Trinity. I have lived in Smithfield for a little over 2 years with my husband Dan and two children, Chloe 13 and Mark 10. Our family is completed by our dog Bella and cat Jesse. I was raised in Mathews,  Virginia and graduated from Christopher Newport University. Most of my career has been involved with children and youth in the education field, especially special education. I love helping people grow into the person God has created them to be. I look forward to lots of fun and adventures while sharing Christ with the youth and strengthening my own faith.
 

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 Kimberly Orrock, Director of Children’s Ministries

 
          Kim Orrock is our Director of Children’s Ministries. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. Her teaching experience is varied including a natural science museum, Sea World, a rehab center for adults with acquired brain injuries, and a private Christian school. Family time is very important to Kim. She especially enjoys spending time with her family playing games, cooking, doing crafts, and visiting science museums and zoos.
 
          The children of Trinity United Methodist Church have been a blessing to Kim and she has enjoyed her time spent with them. Her lessons engage children through hands on activities, skits, games, cooking, science, and fun. She loves her volunteers who regularly come to her with ideas for missions, trips, and projects. She emphasizes the importance of prayer and how much God loves each and every child. Her goal is to make each child feel loved and valued.
 

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Richard Winfree, Director of Music

 
          Richard has been playing piano since he was in the 6th grade, and have been playing for churches since he was 16 years old. He has always loved singing in a choir and making music with others. Richard holds a Bachelor of Music degree and a Masters in Music Education. In addition to working at Trinity as the Director of Music, he works in York County as an elementary music teacher. He loves having the opportunity to create music with everyone from 5 years old on up to 95.
 
 

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Nancy Pile-Griffin, Lay Leader

 

           Nancy was born in Newport News, but her family lived on both sides of the James River for most of her life. Nancy was first introduced to Trinity at the age of 2. She remembers the “basement” nursery and early education Sunday school rooms with her friends as well as a multitude of changes in Trinity’s structure and leadership throughout the years. Since 1993, she has, directed the Angel Singers children’s choir, joined the Chancel Choir, led multiple Youth activities and served in Youth missions, helped inaugurate the Rivers of Life Praise Team, and joined the 2012 Haiti Mission endeavor. In 2015, she initiated a Small Group entitled ART-FULL, which features lunch and a creative medium coupled with devotions and discussion of spiritual topics. She succeeded John Edwards as Lay Leader in December of 2013. Her connection with Trinity runs deep and she cherishes her role as Lay Leader.
 

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 Becky Ringler, Pianist

 
          Rebecca is a Brittle girl from Wakefield, VA and played for her church there growing up. She has loved music all of her life, and besides my family, was encouraged to play and sing by older musician friends. (The singing came later.) Rebecca moved to Smithfield in 1987 and started going to Trinity soon after moving. She has been involved with the early service since it began.

 Judy McNure, Nursery Coordinator

 
          Judy has been the nursery coordinator at Trinity for many years. She is also an Algebra teaching assistant at Smithfield High School. Judy is married and has 3 sons. She often enjoys chaperoning school and church events.

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