Pastor: Steven Naylor
Board of Directors President: Larry Chmiel
Phone: 813-994-1983 (home)
Board of Directors President Elect: Mitch Gerken
Bio: Married to Jenny, have 3 children and four grandchildren; Heather and Shane (Grayson and Charlotte), Sean and Brittany, Holly and Adam (Aubrey), and Adam. A member of Holy Trinity since the year 2000, I previously served on the Board of Directors, and twice as the President of the Board of Directors. I am a native Ohioan, graduate of Ohio State University and a proud Buckeye.
Board of Directors Secretary: Eileen Hall
Phone: 813-406-4388 (mobile)
Bio: I grew up in Connecticut, and became an LPN. At 20 years of age, I married my sweetheart, Alan. We had two children, our daughter, Julie, and our son, Gregory. In 2011, we retired and moved to Florida. In 2012, 5 months after our move here, my husband died after saving a young child from a riptide. We were happily married for 42 years. I remained in Florida for several reasons. The first reason was because my daughter lives in Lutz, Fl, with her husband, Dale. My son and his wife, Sarah, remain in Connecticut. The second reason is the weather. The third, very big reason to remain here, is because of HTLC. They have made me feel so welcome, and my new group of friends are largely based on the friendships I have made in this church. It is a wonderful place to worship and receive the word of the Lord!
Board of Directors Treasurer: Jan Marriott
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Board of Directors School Education Board / Board Chairman Little Lambs Preschool: Beverly Schmidt
Phone: 813-503-4276 (mobile)
Phone: 813-948-6870 (home)
Bio: Bev has been married to her husband, Warren since 1965. They have two sons, Michael and Timothy, and two grandsons, Jacob and Tray. Both she and Warren worked in the Land O'Lakes area building their furniture distribution company for 28 years. They have been members of Holy Trinity since 1978 when they moved to Florida from South Amherst, Ohio. Both Warren and Bev have been very involved in the surrounding community, especially with the youth. They have sponsored Land O' Lakes High School and recreational soccer for 25 years. Beverly really enjoys working with the Little Lambs Preschool, and seeing how their loving staff cares for the children. The children always bring a smile to her face. They also really enjoy helping Holy Trinity by doing many odd jobs as needed around the church, as well as being regular helpers in Heavens Kitchen.
Board of Directors Activity Center & Heaven's Kitchen: Harvey Rhinehart
Phone: 813-777-4852 (mobile)
Board of Directors Stewardship: Jill Richter
Phone: 813-892-1012 (cell)
Board of Directors Property Administration: John Schulze
Phone: 225-281-4440 (cell)
Bio: Married 57 years to Christine. We have 2 male children and a deceased daughter. Retired Army Officer and College Professor. Christine and I escaped from the Russians in 1945 with only the clothes on our backs. Presently we reside in the Groves Golf and Counrty Club and have been members of Holy Trinity since March of 2017.
Board of Elders: Dan Arnholz
Director of Youth: Dan Arnholz
Phone: 813-996-5579 (home)
Bio: Dan has been a life-long Lutheran, literally growing up in the LCMS Lutheran school system, including graduating from Valley Lutheran High School in Saginaw, MI. Both parents were Lutheran elementary school teachers. He has been happily married to Christine since August 1990. Dan and Christine have been members of HTLC since 1992. They have two children, Jonathan and Rachael. Dan participates in the choir and has served the congregation as Property Administration Chair, congregation president and currently serves as an Elder. He has also accompanied the senior youth group to three LC-MS National Youth Gatherings. Dan works for Zeppelin-System USA as a project manager/engineer. Dan graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Board of Evangelism: Gertrude "Trudy" Martin
Phone: 813-996-4236 (home)
Bio: Trudy was born in Offenbach, Germany and was raised in the Evangelische Lutherische Kirche. She came to the U.S. in 1948, and graduated in 1950 as an L.P.N. at Tampa's St. Joseph's Hospital. Trudy married Hugh Doyle Martin in 1951 and had 4 children; Elizabeth, Doyle Jr.(now deceased), Anna, and Rosalie. She was married for 56 years before Doyle's passing in 2007. Trudy has logged over 10,000 volunteer hours at St. Josephs over the past 32 years, and was a long-time active volunteer in Girl Scouting. She is a Charter member at Holy Trinity, and has served over the years in various ways including the altar guild, LWML (Lutheran Women's Missionary League), and the Board of Directors, as well as anywhere else she may be needed.
Administrative Assistant: Lorie Grisley
Phone: 813- 949-7173 (church office)
Bio: I was born in Enola, Pennsylvania where I lived until my parents (Harvey and Renee Rhinehart) relocated to Englishtown, New Jersey. I married my husband Jack in 1988 and worked as a cosmetologist for 10 years until we relocated to Tampa, Florida in 1993. In Florida I was an office manager for a prominent salon in Tampa for several years until our two children were born. I remained at home for several years to care for our children, Tyler and Ashley. Upon moving to Odessa we became members of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in 2001. After our children were older I returned to work as an office manager for three sister tutoring companies (on-site, in-home, and spanish speaking) that provided state funded supplemental education services for title one school children. I was responsible for payroll for over 250 tutors, and program related set up for 13 counties. When the state funded program ended, I began as administrative assistant for Holy Trinity in 2013.
Little Lambs Preschool Director: Dawn Bernicky
Phone: 813-949-3611 (Little Lambs Preschool office)
Minister of Music: Matthew Ellrod
Phone: 813-949-2030 (home)