Our Staff

veryone 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.
 
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, children and youth ministries, as well as leading and encouraging the staff at Trinity.
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
IAN NEALE – NEXT GENERATIONS DIRECTOR
 
Ian and his wife, Brooke, live in Mentor with their daughter Anneliese. Ian served in the U.S. Navy for six years prior to joining Trinity Church in 2018. He is one of five hundred thousand University of Wyoming fans (Go Pokes!) and loves hiking, rock climbing, and spelunking. As Next Generations Director, Ian coordinates Trinity Church’s programming from “diapers to diplomas,” working with children, youth, and young adults.
 
 
 
 

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 support group. 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.
 
 
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, hosts a weekly small group at her home, and loves being a part of women’s discipleship at Trinity.
 
 
 
 
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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