Our Staff

Everyone at Trinity is a minister of the Gospel; these are just the ones called to work here.

PAUL SARTARELLI – LEAD PASTOR

Kent State University; Dallas Theological Seminary; Duquesne University
Paul is married to Sue, and they have the best granddaughter in the universe, Mila! Their daughter Sara and son-in-law Tony live in Cincinnati and are Mila’s parents. Paul loves tennis and is an avid Cleveland sports fan. Books and movies also take up whatever free time he has. Paul and Sue also serve as “Ministers-at-Large” with Sartarelli Ministries, serving in a number of global venues including the Good Shepherd Churches of India, the Dalit Freedom Network, and the fellowship of Evangelical churches in Milan, Italy.
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TY WAARDENBURG – SENIOR ASSOCIATE PASTOR

Cedarville University; Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Since moving to the area in 2008, what Ty, his wife Jillianne, and their two daughters love about northeast Ohio is going apple picking at Eddy’s Fruit Farm, cross-country skiing at Chapin Forest, or heading downtown for a show at Playhouse Square. Ty’s role at Trinity includes adult ministries, as well as leading and encouraging the staff at Trinity.

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DAVID ERLANDSON – WORSHIP PASTOR

Cedarville University; Cleveland State University
David has served Trinity as the Worship Pastor since 2006. He and his wife Sarah (who also serves on the worship team) live in Mentor with their two boys. In addition to leading the music at Trinity, David also sings with the Blossom Festival Chorus and leads Mentor’s city-wide, outdoor summer music festival, Make Music Day. He can also say 10 words in Japanese.
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TABITHA HILTNER – CHILDREN’S MINISTRY DIRECTOR
 
East Tennessee State University; Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary
Tabitha is originally from Tennessee and moved here in 2013 to join the Trinity staff. She and her husband, David, live in Concord Township and have one son, Joseph, and one dog, Josie. Besides children’s ministry, Tabitha also serves with Trinity’s Moms2Tots ministry and in an ESL outreach ministry in Painesville.

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ALEX WILSON – DIRECTOR OF STUDENT MINISTRY
 
Cleveland State University; Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Alex and his wife, Laurel, live in Mentor and have served in a variety of ministries at Trinity over the years, including student ministry, worship arts, and children’s ministry. Alex enjoys playing and watching sports and is currently attending seminary in pursuit of a Master’s degree in Theological Studies (MATS).
 
 
 
 

DIANE STEELE – DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION & CARE

Ursuline College; Case Western Reserve University
Diane has been a member of Trinity for 14 years and has been on staff for 12 years. Diane and her husband, Tom, live in Mentor and have two grown children. She oversees daily office administration and leads Trinity’s front door ministry while also serving as a greeter and in guest services; helping out in children’s ministry; and facilitating the GriefShare sessions. She leads senior adult ministry and is developing a more robust care ministry. She loves movies, reading, dancing and spending time with family and friends.
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KATHERINE WETZEL – LEAD ASSISTANT

The Ohio State University; The University of Birmingham (UK)
Kathy has attended Trinity since she was 13 years old. She and her husband, Doug, live in Painesville and are proud parents to two boys, Andrew and Jem. Kathy loves the Cleveland Indians and firmly believes that next year is our year (right?!).  She plays piano with the praise team on Sunday mornings, helps with publicity as part of the Moms2Tots leadership team, and serves in guest services in Trinity’s children’s ministry.
 
 
 
 

ANNIE HOLT – ADMINISTRATOR OF CHILDREN & YOUTH

Annie has attended Trinity since 2003 and has been on staff since 2008. She and her husband, Greg, live in Mentor and have two children, Kyle and Allison. Annie serves as a youth leader in our student ministry.  She enjoys being outdoors, hiking, snowboarding, and the beach.

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JOANN WILSON – FINANCIAL ANALYST

San Diego State University; Lakeland Community College
JoAnn has attended Trinity since 1992 when she moved to Ohio with her family from San Diego. She and her husband Ralph enjoy traveling, especially those visits to Indiana and Illinois to see their adult children and grandchildren. JoAnn has served in a variety of areas during her years at Trinity. As a trained financial coach, she enjoys working with individuals and families to get a clear picture of their finances.


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JAMIE SCHAFER – CUSTODIAN

Mercyhurst University
Jamie and her husband, Doug, reside in Fairport Harbor and have attended Trinity for 21 years. They have 4 children, a daughter-in-law, a son-in-law, and 8 grandchildren. Jamie finds joy in simple things like cooking clubs, library visits, and everyday adventures.
 

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