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  • Maps and Directions
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  • Pastorial Staff
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  • Youth and Children Staff

    Pastoral Assistant and Youth Director – Amy Edwards

    Amy Edwards was born in New York. She holds a degree in Music Education from East Carolina University and taught elementary music for four years before beginning her work in Methodist churches. At Trinity UMC Amy coordinates the Youth Ministry, leads the 9:30 a.m. contemporary worship service and provides music for the 11:00 a.m. blended worship service.

    Amy and her husband Ben have two children.

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    Children’s Ministry – Sherry Gibbs

    Sherry Gibbs was born in Tennessee but grew up in Florida. She attended Manatee Vocational-Tech College (FL). Sherry’s work in Christian education began in Lumberton, NC in 1992.

    Sherry and her husband Bob have two grown children and four grandchildren.

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  • Music Staff

    Director of Music – Diane Kulp

    Diane Kulp was born in New Jersey. She graduated from Gettysburg College (PA) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education. Mrs. Kulp taught elementary school music in Pennsylvania and Virginia and for the past thirty-seven years has served in Methodist churches as Director of Music. At Trinity she directs its two adult choirs and its two adult handbell choirs.

    In addition to her church responsibilities, Mrs. Kulp has led choral and handbell workshops and has mentored fellow church musicians. She is also a director of the local Sea Notes Choral Society.

    Diane and her husband Dave have three grown daughters and four grandchildren.

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    Music Director Assistant - Laura Furpless

    Laura Furpless was born in North Carolina and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English at The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She has since earned her teaching license in music education and teaches music at Town Creek Elementary School in Brunswick County Schools. At Trinity, Laura works with the children’s music program, directs the Wyckoff Orchestra and serves as an assistant to the Director of Music. In addition to her teaching and church responsibilities, Laura is active in local musical theater.

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  • Support Staff

    Administrative Assistant – Pam Jaschke

    Pam Jaschke was born in Georgia and, after living in several parts of the U.S. and abroad, moved to the Southport area with her husband Tony in 2007. Pam worked in private industry before accepting her job at Trinity in 2011. In addition to her role as our administrative assistant, she leads the Congregational Care program and is our Membership Secretary.

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    Kitchen Manager – Marion Martin

    Marion Martin was born and raised in Ellerbee, NC, but has lived in Southport for over 45 years. She has worked in and managed several local restaurants, is a professional seamstress and is known for her crafts and homemade jams, jellies and preserves.

    Marion and her husband Don raised three children and have two grandchildren.

     

    Church Custodian – James Wright

    James Wright was born and raised in the Wilmington, NC area. After graduating from Chowan College (NC), he worked as the art director of a Wilmington television company. James is an accomplished artist and continues to freelance his work.

    James has one grown daughter.

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