Kirk's career of more than twenty-five years has centred in his serving as a minister in the Presbyterian Church in Canada at churches in Calgary, Alberta and London, Ontario. He is also a past certified long-term care administrator and in 2014 concluded a term as chief operating officer for a faith-based residential facility caring for those with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of cognitive impairment.
Kirk's educational background includes degrees in sociology (Wilfrid Laurier University), divinity (Knox College, University of Toronto) and philosophy (University of Wales).
He is married to Nancy. They have two children, Alex and Jamie -- and a dog named Moses. Kirk's energy for his work at Trinity carries on to days off spent at their farmhouse near St. Mary's Ontario.
Trinity people have come to appreciate Kirk's unwavering faith in the good news of God's love in Jesus and the life-changing impact of that. The services he conducts reflect prayerful consideration, thoughtfulness, and a desire to share his vision of Christianity lived out in day-to-day life. Trinity people are thankful that as we do the work and worship which is Trinity's calling, we get to do it along side Kirk Summers.
Melvin is a Church Manager, responsible for operations and administration at Trinity. In addition, as the Executive Assistant to the Minister, his responsibilities at Trinity encompass facilitating and extending what the Minister is able to accomplish. The position also looks to enhance Trinity’s educational ministry to its people.
It doesn’t take much time spent in Melvin’s company to realize that he is someone functioning in a professional, energetic manner, who brings dedication, academic preparation, and a varied skill set to his work. Trinity's ministry is bolstered because Melvin is a vital part of it.
Beyond Trinity, Melvin is husband to Angela, a father, and involved with church music.