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Pastor Jack M. Horner, D.Min.
Lead Pastor



Pastor Horner's faith was nurtured in a central Pennsylvania congregation gathered around the means of grace. As a young person the rhythm of liturgical life around forgiveness, song, prayer, holy story, creed, meal, and blessing offered support and comfort along with the people who made up that family of faith.

In time he felt the urging of God to serve the church in ordained ministry. He attended Wittenberg University, a Lutheran college in Ohio and returned to central PA to Gettysburg seminary. His internship in inner city Pittsburgh with Pr. John Cochran, was a formative experience that taught him valuable lessons in parish based ministry, evangelism, youth ministry, and outreach to community. Called to urban ministry in 1991, Pastor Horner served Redeemer in Queens, New York where he went door to door many times during his 7 years. Through his leadership the congregation started a Christian nursery school, a Latino ministry, and a summer youth program.

Called to Resurrection in Mount Kisco, NY in Westchester County in 1999, Pastor Horner led the congregation in starting a contemporary service, a Christian nursery school, and participating in an interfaith, cold weather, homeless ministry. He completed a Doctor of Ministry degree in Christian Leadership with a dissertation entitled
"Developing Missional Identity through Small Group Spiritual Formation."

In 2009, newly elected bishop of the Metropolitan New York Synod, Robert A. Rimbo brought him on staff as the Director of Evangelical Mission. His main tasks
were consulting with congregations on mission, evangelism, and stewardship, organizing strategic initiatives in the synod, supervising ministries receiving partnership support grants, and encouraging generosity for mission throughout the synod. Pastor Horner enjoyed working in the collaborative, team environments at the churchwide and synodical level.

Pastor Horner is passionate for the gospel and believes the Church is the hope for the world.
His sense of call to again serve in parish ministry in a congregation that is willing to look for opportunities to make a difference in the lives of people, cares about connecting people through inspirational worship and preaching, and is willing to do what is necessary for the sake of the mission of Christ led him to consider a call to Trinity.  In April 2013, he was called to Trinity as Lead Pastor, and began his ministry in June 2013.

Pastor Horner and his wife Linda have four children; Genesis, Joshua, John, and Krista. They are a pet friendly household and enjoy spending time in sports and the outdoors. The Horner
's are also enthusiastic Pittsburgh Steelers fans.

 
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