Trinity's Staff


Rev. Tara Lain

Rev. Tara Culp Lain joined the Trinity staff in 2018. A native of Wilmington, she has served appointments throughout the state since completing her degree at Duke Divinity School in 1999. 


Pastor Tara is passionate about fostering relationships and making new connections. She seeks to serve the church and community, building bridges between, so that each may uphold and strengthen one another. Her hope is for all people to know they are loved and to live out their love with God and neighbor.


Pastor Tara enjoys sharing life with Doug and their children: Olivia, Emily, and Everett, Molly (the dog), and Luke and Lily (the cats).  Pastor Tara may be contacted at tlain@nccumc.org








Johannes Bron

Music Director

Johannes has been on the Trinity staff since 1985 and oversees all aspects of the Market Street Campus music and worship. He is excited about the future growth of the church and the impact church growth can have on an already thriving music ministry. Johnny retired as the Choral Director at New Hanover High School in June, 2009. To contact Johnny: bronjohannes@gmail.com

Bill Williams

Youth Director


Bill Williams came on staff as Youth Director in 2014. He is a native of Wilmington and graduated from UNCWilmington earning a BA in Physical Education and Health. Bill has been teaching in New Hanover County and leading a Fellowship of Christian Athletes Group for over 20 years. He hopes to continue to encourage our youth to make their faith their own and to learn to study the Bible in a way that makes the stories relatable and come alive. We want to "Make Faith Real".


To contact Bill: billwilliamstumc@gmail.com