Trinity United Methodist Church Staff

Senior Pastor

Dewey Miller – Dewey Miller came to Lapel for the first time in 1985. He graduated from Taylor University and became youth pastor at Trinity United Methodist Church. While here he worked with high school and junior high youth groups and an adult Bible study among other things. He also found Shannon here. After 27 years away, serving other churches throughout Indiana, Dewey has returned to become Senior Pastor at Trinity.

Pastor Dewey spends his free time reading, thinking and listening to music. When he is feeling very adventurous he gets out his guitar and plays music. Dewey and Shannon have one daughter, Molly.



Tim Luker


TLC Worship Team Director

David Mottinger – Born in Ohio, I traveled as a professional musician, but realized that God had a better plan for my life. First and foremost I am a servant of God with a willingness to share my gifts and musical skills in a manner that is pleasing to God. I believe that leading praise and worship is more than music; it is a response to God’s presence in my life. It is my desire that music will help to prepare others to experience the Holy Spirit through hearing of God's Word. Now after many years of ministry, I am excited to be a part of the TUMC family.             "Psalms 95-1-3"


Choir Director

Jeanine Terhune