Pastor David Brown

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A lifelong member of Trinity UCC, David Brown served as our Minister of Welcome & Communication for 5 years before being called as Pastor. He served as Pastor of East Market Street UCC for 3 years, helping that congregation through the process of of selling their building and nesting at another church for 14 months. David and his wife, Janice are involved with Faith Formation, music and many other aspects of church life. They have two adult children, Sarah, who is a member of Trinity, and Andrew, who attends Bowling Green State University.

Judy Schwager

Director Of Music

Judy Schwager joined the staff at Trinity UCC in September 2018. She has an undergraduate degree in Music Education from Bowling Green State University and a graduate degree in Liturgical Music from St. John’s University, Collegeville. As a classically-trained soprano, Judy has performed with the Akron Symphony Orchestra in both the gospel and classical choruses, including as a featured soloist. Additionally, Judy has presented vocal and choral recitals around Akron. Judy’s professional interests include vocal instruction for beginners, directing amateur choirs, and teaching music to children. She believes that everyone can learn to sing! Her leadership style is marked by patience and good humor. Born and raised in Cuyahoga Falls, Judy returns to the Akron area after living and working for several years in Billings, MT. She is a parish member of Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church where she works with the choir and helps with the church’s cooking and baking projects. Judy’s interests include coffee, science fiction novels, art, cooking and baking, hiking, and tattoos. Judy lives in a 100 year old Highland Square house with her husband, children, and cats.

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Brenda Waddell

Minister of Welcome & Communication

Brenda comes to us from a long career in the automotive sales industry, where she served as department manager for finance and service. She recently started seminary classes at Methodist Theological School in Ohio. She looks forward to getting to know the Trinity members and gaining an inside perspective on how the church works. She is a member of First Congregational Church of Akron, where she is involved in the Christian Education program.

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Leeanna Swisher

 Office Assistant

Leeanna has been a Trinity member for more than 20 years, drawn to the church by our Carillon bells. She is a Deacon on our Church Council and helps in the kitchen. She lives in Akron’s North Hill neighborhood with her husband and their 3 dogs.

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Ed Long

Custodian

Ed grew up in nearby Cuyahoga Falls. He has served our church and congregation for more than 20 years. He keeps our building looking good and running smoothly, and coordinates the many groups who use our facility during the week.

Ed is a Cleveland Indians fan, and likes classic rock-and-roll and a good joke.