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The Rev Christine Dunn
Pastor Christine is a graduate of the Lutheran Seminary at Gettysburg (MDiv), and was ordained by the Metropolitan Washington DC Synod in 2009. In addition to her theological background, she has degrees in special education (BSED, Ohio University) and public administration (MPA, Ohio University). She is passionate about the intersection of faith, community building, and social justice, and believes the transformational love of Jesus can make a difference in today’s polarized and hurting world. She is committed to helping build a diverse, accepting, and safe church community. She also serves as a chaplain at Burtonsville volunteer fire department. Pastor Christine is married and has four children. In her free time she enjoys long distance running, hiking, and traveling.
Anita Smallin, Director of Youth & Family Ministry
Before coming to Trinity, Anita served as a youth leader for congregations in Virginia, Maryland and Minnesota. She also served as Program Director at Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp, in Fort Valley, VA. She earned an MA in Children, Youth, and Family Ministry from Luther Seminary, and holds degrees in Music and Religion (from Luther College, Decorah, IA), and in Outdoor Recreation and American Sign Language (from Northern Virginia Community College). On any given day, she can be found playing the guitar, singing really loud, or drinking way too much coffee. In addition to her ministry at Trinity, she serves on the ELCA Disability Ministries Advisory Team.
Angela Small, Minister of Music
Angela strongly believes in the collaborative nature of music, and strives to lead an inclusive music ministry where every vocalist and instrumentalist feels welcome and supported musically in worship.
Outside of church, you may find her playing clarinet with the Washington Metropolitan Gamer Symphony Orchestra (WMGSO), playing keyboard with the Damascus-based praise band Cor Jesu, and teaching private music lessons at Jim’s House of Music in New Market, Maryland.
Marilyn Converse, Handbell Choir Director
Marilyn picked up her first bells in 1981, at Good Shepherd Lutheran in Pittsburgh, and has not wanted to put them down since. Four years later, she brought her love of bells to Trinity Lutheran and founded its handbell choir, which she continues to direct. She is a member of the Handbell Musicians of America (HMA), has served as the Maryland District Representative for HMA, and is currently serving on the Area 3 HMA Board.