Minister and Staff
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Rev. Nellie G. Cloninger

I have been blessed to be called by God to serve in two different fields, first as a R.N. working in Hospitals in West Va., Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. I have served in ministry in Pennsylvania and in South Carolina. There are so many things I feel honored to be part of

  • Being with people as they receive Jesus into their lives

  • Administering the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion

  • Being with persons and their families as they go through sickness

  • Being with people as they die – these are holy moments

  • Visiting with people, talking with them on the phone, welcoming new people into the Trinity family.

  • Preparing sermons and Bible studies

  • Sharing in church activities

  • Meeting new people

  • Hearing children, youth and adults talk about God and who they understand God to be, and reflecting on questions together with them

My husband Scott (retired United Methodist minister) and I are celebrating 40 years of married joy this year. We have three children and five grandchildren. We are thankful that love has grown and multiplied. (I had decided to remain single because as a preacher’s kid I knew that ministry is quite time consuming. Scott was determined to convince me we could make it work, and he has been right.

Received a nursing diploma from Harrisburg Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg, PA 

Graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Lycoming College, Williamsport, Pa.  

Received Master of Divinity Degree from Duke University, Durham, NC. 

Ordained a Deacon (Probationary Elder) in 1980 in the Central Pennsylvania United Methodist Conference. 

Ordained an Elder in 1984 in the South Carolina United Methodist Conference.

Sara Comer

Administrative Assistant

Alice Smith

Age Level Program Director

T.J. Williams

Choir Director

David Richardson