Pastor and Staff
Rev. Dr. David Calhoun
Our pastor is Rev. Dr. David Calhoun who has served in the ministry for thirty-three years including churches of various sizes and configurations in Colorado, Nebraska, Maine, and Massachusetts. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colorado; a Master of Divinity degree from the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado; and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington D.C. For the past eight years, he has served as District Superintendent for the Connecticut/Western Massachusetts District and then the Seacoast District of the New England Annual Conference.
Tel: 413-737-5311 ext. 205
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Cathy MacGovern has been a member of Trinity since 1984. In 1991 she was consecrated as a Diaconal Minister and spent 25 years of her ministry with Preachers Aid Society of New England before retiring in 2017. In 2010 she completed her spiritual direction training through Tending the Soul led by The Rev. Wendy J. Miller. She completed advanced training in Gateways to God led by Dr. Heidi Miller in 2018. Cathy resides in Springfield and enjoys walking, reading, and time with her grandchildren.
Dr. Michael Carney
Director of Music Ministries
Dr. Michael Carney serves as the church organist and is responsible for the direction of 5 vocal choirs, 2 handbell choirs, and is the music director for the annual Boar's Head Festival. Dr. Carney received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The Hartt School in Instrumental Conducting. He has guest conducted many ensembles in Western Massachusetts and the Great Hartford Region including the South Hadley Chorale, Pioneer Valley Chorus, Children’s Chorus of Springfield as well as the Hartt School’s Omni-Wind Ensemble, Orchestra and Chamber Choir. He is a former board member of the American Guild of Organists, Springfield Chapter.
Tel: 413-737-5311 ext. 210
Director of Family Ministries and Connections
Rob Powell supports programs for children, youth, and families in the areas of Christian Education, discipleship, mission, and outreach. Prior to Trinity, Rob worked as the Director of Clergy Family Services - Southwest Region with the Preacher’s Aid Society of New England. Rob is currently attending Boston University’s School of Theology in pursuit of his Master’s of Divinity. Rob lives in Sunderland, MA with his husband and four year old child. Some of Rob’s favorite activities include cooking, reading, and exploring new places.
Tel: 413-737-5311 ext. 201
Jeff Bennett comes from a retail background, where he spent many years as a General Manager and a Regional Training Manager. He has a strong background in business management, facility operations, training, and development. Jeff is a native of Western Massachusetts and currently lives in Springfield with his wife Carly and their two children, Andrew and Madelyn. In his free time, Jeff is a member of the St. Michaels’ Players and an active member in the Frederick Harris School PTO.
Tel: 413-737-5311 ext. 202
Doreen Bessey wears many hats to keep the office running smoothly. Previously, she worked as an accounting clerk, customer service representative, and a medical receptionist. Doreen grew up in Springfield, and graduated from Cathedral High School. She has two sons and enjoys participating in several women’s churchgroups. She is a huge NASCAR fan and Red Sox fan!
Tel: 413-737-5311 ext. 204
Carlos Manning hails from Jamaica originally and has been in the U.S. for over 25 years. He joined the Trinity staff in 2015 after working in a synagogue in Queens, NY, for nearly 20 years. He lives in the Forest Park Community with his son. He has a daughter who lives in New York City.
Tel: 413-737-5311 ext. 207