Our Staff

Rev. Karsten Snitker

Hello fellow sojourner!  My name is Rev. Karsten Snitker (or Pastor Karsten), and I am honored to have been called as pastor for  Trinity UCC.  Here’s a little bit about me to give you a sense of who I am and where I am coming from.  I grew up in a rural agricultural area in […]

Office Administrator

Joan Nelson has served as the office administrator for Trinity United Church of Christ since 2013.  She is a graduate of Fostoria High School and Bowling Green State University.  Joan has had a variety of jobs that have always dealt with interacting with people, something she enjoys most.  Joan is the mother of two adult […]

Organist/Music Coordinator

Joan McConnell is Organist and Music Coordinator at Trinity, having joined the staff in 2002.  In addition to providing organ music for the traditional worship service, she coordinates with others on the music staff to provide choral and bell music for the services.  She also works with the Praise Band, singing with them and guiding […]

Chancel Choir Director

Dr. Doug McConnell is the director of the Chancel Choir at Trinity UCC.  He has served on staff as a church musician for congregations in Ohio, Indiana, and Mississippi.  Doug is also a Professor of Composition/Theory for the School of Music and Theater at Heidelberg University in Tiffin.  He has enjoyed an active career as […]


Karen Halcomb has been the Treasurer of Trinity United Church of Christ since March 2001.  She lives in New Riegel with her husband, Keith.  They are the parents of two adult sons, Tyler and Shane.  She earned her BSBA in Accounting from The Ohio State University.  In her spare time she enjoys baking and cooking.