Pastor Robert Kinley

Phone: 904-389-5341

Pastor Robert is a graduate of Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, South Carolina, and was ordained in 1993. He was called to serve Trinity in 2001 along with his wife, Rev. Dr. Janis Kinley who retired August 2012. Pastor Robert is a native of Stanley, North Carolina. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Prior to becoming a pastor, he was an accountant and CPA. He is a big sports nut! Pastor Robert has a big heart for youth and for seeing people connect Christ to their everyday life.  He says that his spiritual strength is recharged by his annual medical missionary work in Honduras.

Gini Strasser

Church Administrator
Phone: 904-389-5341

Gini Strasser is no stranger to the running of a small business whether it is secular or religious, having spent 25 years as Vice President of Operations at Newton Seating Co., Inc., an Institutional Furniture corporation, where she did a little bit of everything in the day to day dealings of a family owned business.  Gini and her family have been members of Trinity for the majority of their lives.  Gini has three sons: Taylor, Ryan and Clifton.  Jenny, Sejla and Orin are married to her sons.  Gini is blessed with grandchildren: Annabelle and William.  Luckily, they all live in Jacksonville!  “Family” is a priority to Gini, whether related or not.  Drawing on many years of experience in her past administrative job, Gini should be able to address any challenges that might arise as Administrative Assistant and Bookkeeper at Trinity.

Kim Bloomer

Organist/ Choir Director
Phone: 904-389-5341

Kim is a native of Jacksonville, Florida. She has a B.A. in Organ/Piano Performance from the University of North Florida, and studied in Florence, Italy for a year with the Florida State University International Studies Program. Kim has been a performer and accompanist for various musical organizations, instrumentalists, vocalists, and contestants entering top vocal competitions. She has been organist/choir director at Trinity since November 2000.  Kim’s first love is her choir and she believes that “It is a great gift to give your very best to your congregation, as they deserve it. God already knows whether you’re giving your utmost or not, but do your best, love your congregation, and let God see how proud you are that He gave you the talent you have.”

Jerry Johnson

Director of the reSource Service
Phone: 904-389-5341

Jerry was raised in the Chicagoland area. As a teenager, he moved to Central Florida with his family where he met and married his wife Ruth. They have two adult children and two grandchildren who are regular attendees at Trinity. Jerry serves the Church in multiple capacities. He is an Associate in Ministry, Synodical Deacon, Treasurer of the Florida-Bahamas Synod, and Regional Manager of the Mission Investment Fund of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. In addition to those services, he also ministers to the people of Trinity Lutheran Church as Director of our reSource Service. It is in this weekly worship that he is able to share his musical gifts and lead God’s people in praise in a contemporary and liturgically relevant style.

Rae Ettmyer

Church Hostess
Phone: 904-389-5341

Rae was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and received her BS in Biology from Point Park College in Pittsburgh. She has been a member of Trinity since she moved to Jacksonville in 1980. Rae has been cooking our delicious Wednesday night suppers for 25 years! She has also served as a Youth Group Advisor, choir member, Sunday School teacher, and is active in the women’s circles. Outside the church, Rae is Office Manager for Dynamic Dance Studio. Rae loves the Lord and she loves the people for whom she cooks. She enjoys creating the warmth and hospitality of the church’s kitchen.