Your Minister

Rev. Paul Browning grew up experiencing both the benefits and drawbacks of religion. The stories of Jesus gave him a sense of God’s presence and moral direction. But the hypocrisy, judgement and anti-scientific teaching he encountered made church irrelevant at best and abusive at worse.

The United Church of Canada and Trinity, in particular, have given Paul a spiritual home where he is free to explore with all people of good will the meaning of life and to develop spiritualities which are relevant and empowering. If there’s one thing that nature teaches, it’s that the Source of Life and Love we call God loves diversity. Paul is proud to minister with community that celebrates diversity.

Paul is blessed with a wonderful family; his wife Sue who is also a minister and a registered psychotherapist, his daughter Siobhan, and sons Jackson and Damian.

Paul is also proud to minister at Mount Zion United Church  https://www.mtzionuchurch.com/

Our Team

Nancy Loucks-McSloy

Executive Assistant
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Nancy joined the Trinity family nine years ago, after several invitations from her sister Lori MacDougall and her friend Rodney Perkins suggested she check it out. Asked to write a story for a local magazine about a youth group that was doing good things in the community, Nancy had heard about the GreenTeam at Trinity so decided to write about them. That experience had her feeling welcome and she kept returning and accepted Lori and Rodney’s invitation to come to church.

A Social Services Worker (SSW), Nancy has volunteered as a member of the Communications Team and often writes for the Trinity Newsletter. She has also volunteered with Wonder Café, the monthly Hospitality Meal and is one of the key organizers of Argyle Art-in-the-Park. In September 2016, Nancy joined the staff at Trinity as Executive Assistant. Part of Nancy’s job is community outreach which is her passion. She is chair of the Special Events Team, a member of the Newsletter Team and Women’s Circle.

Outside of Trinity Nancy is a published freelance writer having written for several local and national magazines and newspapers and is a co-author of 6 books. She is very active within the Argyle community. Nancy is a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award and more recently a Canada 150 Award for her work in the community. She is married, has 3 adult children and 6 grandchildren.

Dave McCutchen

Office Support

Dave was born and raised to a large family in rural southern Ontario. He has lived in Woodstock and Toronto where he attended Centennial College and obtained a Social Services Workers diploma then worked in various not-for-profits in Toronto for a few years. Currently, he makes London his home and divides his time working at the Old East Village Grocer and Trinity. Dave finds both positions in the not-for-profit sector very rewarding.

Coming across Trinity one evening while out for a walk, Dave found it just “felt” right, and started to attend the Sunday services and was soon volunteering at various events including the hospitality meal. When the opening came up for part-time help in the office he applied and was successful.

Dave has enjoyed meeting the members of the congregation and getting to know them better. It has also been a huge learning experience for him to learn what goes on at the back of the church getting the Sunday service together and keeping the doors open. Dave feels that we are blessed at Trinity to have more than a faith community. As he says, “we have a community of caring and love which we share freely with those we meet along our individual life journeys.”

Eric Shepperd

Technical Support

Eric is a self-described church-going atheist, who came to Trinity after an unexpected spiritual experience and chance encounter with Paul. Originally trained as a computer guy, Eric handles many of Trinity’s tech needs. Now as a graduate student, Eric is working on theories about spiritual community, counter-individualistic ontology, psychedelic drugs, and more.

At Trinity, you’ll see Eric acting in murder mystery plays, singing and playing music, and springing about solving problems

Taylor Bigham

Kid's space Helper

Taylor is a 2nd year student at Western University and has worked for Sunday camp for over a year now and loves it. She has worked at Trinity for the past 3 summers with the S.A.L.T. program run through Riverside United Church, and loves the values Trinity holds and feels very welcome and loved here.

Madison Blackwell

Kid's space Leader

Madison is the Kids Space leader here at Trinity. She has a history of involvement with the United Church youth as the London Conference Youth Forum chair, leading S.A.L.T. Day camps, and currently as the GC43 Youth Forum Coordinator.

Helping youth explore their faith and experience a welcoming community is as much a passion as it is a value for Madison, who is also a Developmental Service Worker (DSW) and currently a student at The University of Western Ontario.

Rocky Moretti

Youth Forum Leader

In addition to raising four children with his wife Valerie, Rocky has worked in youth ministry for the last 18 years at several churches here in London and previously in Maryland. He has been part of the Trinity family for the last seven years. Rocky has also been quite active in sports, coaching numerous youth soccer and hockey teams in the London area over the last 15 years.

Rodney Perkins

Caretaker/Band Coordinator

Rodney was born and raised in London and though he has lived in east London for many years, Rod spent a great deal of his life ‘on the road’ as a professional entertainer. He joined the Trinity family as band co-ordinator in 2005 after being contacted by Trinity’s then new minister Reverend Paul Browning. Paul had seen one of Rodney’s articles in East Side Story, an east London community paper and was surprised to learn that the writer of that piece and the musician he was looking for was the same person. Rod was impressed with the community approach that Paul brought to ministry and the good people that were coming to be a part of it.

Rodney took the caretaker position in 2008 and is often the first person that new visitors to Trinity meet. After more than a decade on staff, Rodney has seen the positive impact that Trinity has had in the East London community. “We are a village and we are growing.”

Eric Shepperd

Technical Support

Eric is a self-described church-going atheist, who came to Trinity after an unexpected spiritual experience and chance encounter with Paul. Originally trained as a computer guy, Eric handles many of Trinity’s tech needs. Now as a graduate student, Eric is working on theories about spiritual community, counter-individualistic ontology, psychedelic drugs, and more.

At Trinity, you’ll see Eric acting in murder mystery plays, singing and playing music, and springing about solving problems