The Rev. Kirk T. Summers
Kirk's career of more than thirty 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.
Church Manager & Executive Assistant to the Minister
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.
Director of Music
Michael Gomiega, Director of Music, serves Trinity with enthusiasm and excellence. He holds a Bachelor of Music: Major in Piano from University of the Immaculate Conception, Philippines, and has worked extensively within the music department of the University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus.
He is an accomplished musician and conductor, playing organ, piano and violin. His work with the Toronto Beaches Youth and Children’s Chorus bears testimony to his great love of music and of it being a vital part of both an individual’s and community’s life.
Michael celebrates the wonder and power of music as he leads in both traditional and non-traditional ways, helping Trinity worship and serve the Lord each Sunday and in all of life. Michael’s ministry with Trinity follows five years of extremely fruitful music leadership at St. Mark’s United Church, Scarborough.
The congregation is delighted that he answered the call to play such a vital role in Trinity’s life, work and witness.
Coordinator: Operations & Administration
Rivandy ‘Vandy’ Misael is Trinity’s Coordinator: Operations & Administration. He contributes extensively to the ‘smooth running’ of Trinity and especially aids the Church Manager in the fulfilment of his responsibilities.
Vandy is a graduate of Seneca College’s Event Marketing programme, this qualification following his completion of a Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in Business Management and minor in Marketing from Pelita Harapan (Light of Hope) University, Indonesia.
Vandy has experience in event planning, logistics, and social media marketing. He is a gifted musician, playing piano, acoustic and bass guitar. He presently serves as a Worship Leader at Indonesian Christian Church Canada in Toronto.
Vandy’s warmth, cheerfulness and willing spirit greet everyone at Trinity and are appreciated by all.