Bob Klein, Senior Pastor

After serving as the Trinity Church Administrator since 2010, Bob was appointed as the Senior Pastor of Trinity beginning July 1, 2020.  A life-long United Methodist (Bob was baptized as an infant at Trinity) Bob is no stranger to Trinity.  Bob will continue to serve as the Pastor to Fort Yuma United Methodist Church as well as Trinity.

As a church administrator Bob completed classes through Candler School of Theology at Emory University to be certified by the General Council on Finance and Administration as a Church Administrator. He has also served as the President of the Desert Southwest Conference Council on Finance and Administration and as Chairperson of the Desert Southwest Conference Board of Pension and Health Benefits.

Bob completed Local Pastor Licensing School through the Western Jurisdiction at Claremont School of Theology and is currently enrolled in on-going classes through Claremont’s Course of Study.

Bob is married to Derrick Billiard, has a son Jonathan who is an engineer working in Yuma, and two step kids, Wyatte (and son Josiah) and Katelyn who live in the Phoenix area.

Bob@trinityyuma.org

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Karen Conde– Music Director and Director of the Cindy Klein Memorial Handbell Choir

Karen Conde has been a member of Trinity United Methodist Church since 1965. Growing up at Trinity meant she belonged and did almost everything in the church along the way. But music was her focus.

Karen got her teaching degree from Northern Arizona University in 1974 and came home to teach. Her minor was in music and there is where it started.

For many years Karen sang in the Chancel Choir and filled in as Director when needed. Upon retirement from her position as an elementary school principal, when the Church needed a permanent music director, it was only natural for Karen to fill this need.

In the beginning Karen just played bells, but within 2 years, she was directing a beginning choir. As the years went along, Karen ended up directing 3 training bell choirs and directing the Chancel Choir. At one point she was directing all 3 choirs and teaching First Grade.

In addition to serving as the music director and directing the Cindy Klein Memorial Handbell Choir, Karen also serves as the Church’s Lay Leader.

bells@trinityyuma.org

Allen Morlock – Organist/Accompanist

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Sarah Akins – Director of Children and Youth Ministries

A long time member of Trinity, Sarah serves as the part-time Director of Children and Youth Ministries, organizing educational programs for children through high school students. A member of Trinity since she was six years old, she has participated in a wide variety of programs, activities, conventions and camps. Sarah is also a member of the Cindy Klein Memorial Handbell Choir and a full-time educator with Yuma Union High School District.

Sarah is looking forward to working with anyone interested in the educational programs of the church.

sarah@trinityyuma.org

Sherrie Kelley – Child Enrichment Center

Sherrie has worked in the Child Enrichment Center since 2002 as a volunteer and took over as the Manager in 2003 when the previous Director retired. Sherrie has also assisted the Sr. High youth group leader, worked as the Jr. High youth group leader for a short time and a volunteer for Vacation Bible School, and the Fall Festival. She has attended many of the out of town events with the youth groups. She is the Committee Chairperson for the Christian Education Committee and a member of the Advisory Board. Sherrie is the Committee Chairperson for Boy Scout Troop 8053.

Sherrie has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She has worked with children in several different capacities over her career. As the President of the Resident Council through the Housing Authority of the City of Yuma, she was responsible for planning several family oriented events, Easter Egg Hunt, Halloween Costume party, Thanksgiving gathering, and Christmas party.

Sherrie has been attending Trinity since 2001 and became a member in 2002. Sherrie is a single mom of three, Carrie Jackson, Roy Raas and Judy Raas.

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Address
3030 South 8th Avenue
Yuma, Arizona 85364

Telephone
928.344.3013

Fax
928.317.1532

Email
office@trinityyuma.org