LOCAL MISSIONS

WHO WE ARE
MINISTRY MEMBERS

  • Leslie Nissen – Chair

  • Julie Carter

  • Dwight Christenbury

  • Bob Forsythe

  • Ron Howard

  • Erika McGilley

  • Jim Smelker

  • Sarah Thibodeau

  • Char Wojcik

  • Anne Wright

 

Membership is open to any member of the congregation of Trinity Presbyterian Church.

 

WHAT WE DO

 

The Local Missions team members are the stewards of Trinity funds allocated to agencies addressing the urgent needs, as well as long-term goals, of our neighbors who need assistance, in whatever form that may be. The organizations we support are located primarily within Henderson County, but we also include the Presbytery of Western North Carolina.  The local agencies and organizations included on the list below currently receive financial support disbursed from the Local Missions Budget, which is approved by Session annually. (Endowments and other gifts sometimes allow our team to allocate more than the budgeted amount to named or voted-upon organizations.)

 

Additionally, many of the agencies have historically received faithful volunteer support from Trinity members. Covid interrupted nearly all volunteer “jobs,” for quite a while, but Trinity members persevered wherever possible. Although organizations are moving toward a "new normal," the landscape of local volunteer opportunities keeps changing, post-pandemic. Therefore, agency websites are the most reliable source of up-to-date information about their current volunteer opportunities.* 

*Our Reach Out and Serve document provides brief descriptions of the organizations supported by Trinity via Local Missions funds and / or by committed volunteers from our congregation.

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