Our Staff

Rev. David Garrett

Lead Pastor

Bro. Dave received his call to ministry in high school; church had always played a big part in his life, so it was a natural fit. He began preaching while a student at Lambuth College (Jackson, TN), where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1985. He completed his Master of Divinity degree at the School of Theology at Claremont (CA) in 1989 and was ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church in 1991. Since then, he has served churches large and small across the Annual Conference.

“What I like about Trinity UMC,” he said, “is our mission statement: to love, grow, and serve. To me, that is the core of everything we are called to be.”

Bro. Dave is married to Karen, a speech-language pathologist and California native. Together they share the affections of two slightly overweight and indifferent cats. They also enjoy the company of several nieces and nephews who join them bicycling and in lake activities.




Gabby Seymour-Lacefield

Preschool & Nursery Director

Mrs. Gabby began her time at Trinity UMC as a preschool teacher for the 3 and 4-year-old students of Kids Thrive. She moved to the 4 and 5-year-old classroom and has been promoted to Director of Kids Thrive Preschool.

Gabby is married to Matt, and they have two cats.

Gail Massey

Administrative Assistant

Gail Massey joined the Trinity UMC team in late March of 2017 as our Administrative Assistant. She Serves as a volunteer Stephen Minister and Leader. Gail enjoys family game nights, arts & crafts, traveling and anything to do with animals.

Jacob Shelly

Youth Director

Youth director, Jacob Shelly loves spending time and working with Trinity youth. He enjoys outdoor sports, white water rafting, and riding his motorcycle in his free time. Jacob joined the Trinity team in 2019.

Rodney Williams


Part-time Custodian, Rodney Williams keeps things clean and running well at Trinity. Rodney has been married to Mary Ann for over 43 years, has two daughters, Christi and Sarah, and six grandchildren between the ages of 7 and 18. He’s a Mustang enthusiast who enjoys restoring cars in his free time. Rodney also works in the maintenance department for Paducah City Schools.