Pastor Ryan Shields began

serving Trinity UCC in 2019.

A native of Northwest Ohio,

Pastor Ryan was raised at

Mainstreet United Brethren Church where he served as a praise band leader and youth volunteer. Coming into his 20s

Pastor Ryan felt a strong call for youth ministry and began serving at St. John's UCC in Genoa, Ohio as youth director before God called him to the role of Assistant Pastor.  After 12 years of service Pastor Ryan was happily called as Senior Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ.

Pastor Ryan attended Lake High School (Class of 2003) before receiving an Associate Degree from Owen’s Community College and a Bachelor of Biblical Studies from the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago. Because of his long history in our area, Pastor Ryan feels a deep calling to this region and enjoys getting to know families from Genoa, Oak Harbor, Millbury, Elmore, and all the surrounding areas.

Pastor Ryan married to his wife Holly in 2014 and welcomed a daughter, Skylie, in 2019 and a son, Riley in 2022. He cites his role as a husband and father as among the greatest joy he's ever known. Along with a dog, Balor, they make their home in Elmore, Ohio. Pastor Ryan enjoy playing guitar and currently plays in an acoustic two-piece band called the Quiet Things with another pastor from our area. In his spare time he enjoys walking the dog, listening to a variety of podcasts and audiobooks, cooking, watching football and taking in our local sports teams the Toledo Walleye and Toledo Mud Hens. Pastor Ryan has been involved in a variety of youth education programs including the TNT Mentoring Program and being a Guitar teacher.

“In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 1:4-6



Ed Director

Janene Lattimore is a lifelong

member of Trinity United Church

of Christ!  She has served in various roles throughout the church such as Sunday School teacher, EFY Chairperson, Church Council President and Elder. After many years of volunteer time God has called her to be the Children's Ministry Leader.

Janene attended Oak Harbor High School (Class of 2005) before receiving her B.A. in Early Childhood Education and then continued on to get M.A. in Education Administration. She just recently moved into the position of Assistant Principal of R.C. Waters Elementary and Oak Harbor Intermediate School (Grades K-6). She strongly feels the passion to work with children and grow their faith in Jesus!
Janene is married to her husband Jared and they live on a family farm in Graytown, OH with their three children Janie, Baya and Hesston. They raise corn, soybeans, wheat and hay as well as beef cattle. They enjoy spending time together camping and participating in 4-H and the Ottawa County Fair where Janene volunteers much of her time leading the Country Kids 4-H Club. 

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