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Below you will find details of our Board members and staff.

Rev Catherine Dearlove - Pastor and Moderator - mccgainesville.org@pastor

Rev Catherine joined Trinity MCC on the 8th November 2015 from England as our Provisional Pastor.  This position was made permanent on June 12th 2016 by a unanimous vote.  She worked in the UK as Founding and Senior Pastor of River of Life MCC, Dorchester, Dorset.  She also served as Interim Pastor at MCC Brighton, East Sussex.  Rev Catherine has been a member of MCC since 1982 in England, Australia and now the USA.  She has a Bachelor in Theology from Brisbane College of Theology, Queensland, Australia and completed her Masters in Christian Spiritality through Sarum College, Salisbury, England. Rev Catherine has served as the European Coordinator for the Office of Formation and Leadership and Development and on the Governing Board Nominating Committee for MCC, and is currently part of the OASIS Team who are working on launching a virtual ministry worldwide for MCC.

 
Barb Petersen - Co Vice Moderator - mccgainesville.org@board

 
Nita White - Co Vice Moderator - mccgainesville.org@board

Nita was born in Decatur County, Tennessee, the youngest of seven children.  She has lived in Florida since 1968 except for a three-year stint in Auburn, Alabama. Nita earned a BS in Sec. Ed. with a major in Biology and minor in Sociology from Jacksonville State University (Alabama) and a Master of Arts from the University of South Florida.  Retired since 2003, thirty-two of her employment years were spent as a social worker with the State of Florida and the Marion Co. Florida School System.

Nita had spent fifteen years in a conservative, evangelical church when she left organized religion for five years.  During the summer of 1999, Nita attended Trinity MCC for the first time and experienced such a spiritual peace within herself that she knew Trinity was a place where she could once again worship God in spirit and in truth.  In October, 1999 she became a member of Trinity and since that time has served in a variety of leadership roles – Deacon, Chair of the Welcoming Team, Worship Coordinator, Chair of Transition Team and various positions on the Board of Directors.  Attending the Millennium March in Washington, D.C. in 2000 with thousands of other LGBTQ folks, further convinced Nita that she would never turn back from living her life and worshiping God as her authentic self.

 
Tamara Millay - Treasurer - mccgainesville.org@board

 
Marge Syth - Clerk - mccgainesville.org@board

 
Erica Williams - Music Director

 
Jim East and his Guide Dog Dovey - Lay Delegate - earthlink.net@jim_east

 
Whit Gibson - Building Coordinator

 
Madine Rawe - Care Team Coordinator - mccgainesville.org@care

 
Al Miller - Grounds Coordinator

 
Barbara Grimes - Worship Team Coordinator and Alternate Lay Delegate - tampabay.rr.com@duckie0415