Our pastors and staff

  • James C. Sprouse

    Senior Pastor, Ext. 112

    Jim came to Trinity after serving as the pastor of an ecumenical congregation, United Christian Parish in Reston, VA. He has served as a pastor since 1976. He graduated from the University of Virginia undergraduate and graduate schools and Union Theological Seminary, and also taught at Union Theological Seminary and the School of Theology at Virginia Union for 12 years. He has served Virginia Conference churches at: Schuyler-Green Mountain Charge, Willis, Bon Air, Aldersgate, Emmanuel, and United Christian Parish. 


    Jim is married to the former Mary Price Carpenter of Richmond, VA. Molly was a writer and copy editor with the Richmond Times Dispatch. Their three children are adults -- Catherine who lives in Falls Church, Emily who lives in Ashburn and Patrick who lives in Raleigh. Jim and Molly also enjoy spending time with their five grandchildren.


  • Eileen Gilmer

    Associate Pastor, Ext. 118

    One of Eileen's greatest goals is to make every visitor feel welcomed. She also assists those who are interested in becoming members. Quarterly, Eileen coordinates Discovery classes that are designed to guide those wanting to learn about, and become involved in, all our great missions.


    Eileen's background is in television news, radio, video production and public relations. She and her husband Ray have also been active in church outreach. They have been a part of the Trinity community since moving here in 2009. Their daughter Meredith graduated in 2013 from James Madison University. Their son Andy, who was an active member of the Trinity youth group, graduated in 2016 from Christopher Newport University.


    Have questions about Trinity membership? Send Eileen a note at egilmer@umtrinity.org. We're always happy to hear from you.

  • Keith Lee

    Associate Pastor, Ext. 117

    Keith comes to Trinity from a variety of ministry experiences ranging from college outreach to overseas missions and local parish settings. He served in congregations in Southern California and Northern Virginia. He is a graduate of Cornell University and Fuller Theological Seminary. For hobbies, he enjoys playing guitar and watching Lakers basketball.

     

    Keith’s wife, Janey, is a creative violin instructor. She inspires others with her music, laughter and friendship. They have two daughters, Christine and Joyce, who continue to bring joy to their lives.

  • Jerry Rich

    Director of Music

    Jerry came to Trinity in 1995 after four years as Organist-Music Director at Redeemer Lutheran Church in McLean. He has Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Music from Peabody Conservatory of Music of the University of Johns Hopkins and has completed post-graduate studies in musicology at The Catholic University of America. He has taught music since 1975 and currently chairs the Department of Music at The Potomac School in McLean, where he has taught since 1987.

  • Michelle Zenk

    Director of Children's & Youth Choirs

    Michelle and her family have been active at Trinity Church since 2004. She currently serves in the church as a singer in the Chancel Choir, a ringer in our bell choir and she also works in the community as a music educator. I am so happy to now be able to work with the children of Trinity! 

  • Emily Yosmanovich

    Director of Trinity Preschool of McLean

    Emily considers herself incredibly blessed to get to spend her days in the company of young children; their truthfulness and unique perspectives on the world fill her heart with pure joy every day! Emily comes from a background in both theatre and education, having graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Theatre as well as from George Mason University with a Master Degree of Education. While pursuing a theatrical career off-Broadway and in small productions and tours, Emily discovered her passion for teaching while completing an Artist in Residency program in an elementary school in New York City. She moved home to McLean in order to complete her Education degree, and took a little side job teaching preschool at Trinity. She went on to teach in Fairfax County Public Schools, then took a position mentoring first year teachers in the county. Eventually she got married and took some time off to raise her three children. She served on the Board of St. Matthew’s Weekday School in Annandale, as well as served as the Preschool Ministry Coordinator at St. Matthew’s UMC. Her family moved back to McLean in 2017 and her daughter enrolled at Trinity Preschool.  Before long Emily was teaching at Trinity and ended up stepping in to the Preschool Director role in August 2019. She is certified by the state of Virginia to teach preschool through 6th grade, and is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

  • Harriet Latta

    Office Manager, Ext. 116

    Harriet received a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Roanoke College and earned a Master of Arts in Lay Ministry in Christian Education from Trinity Lutheran Seminary. After completing a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education in Houston, Texas, she returned to Northern Virginia to begin teaching and volunteering in her home church. She came to Trinity UMC in 2005 after 5 years teaching in public, private and parochial schools. She still lives in her childhood home in Arlington.