• Pastor Ann Tiemeyer, Interim Pastor

    The Rev. Ann Tiemeyer most recently served as Interim Senior Pastor, Advent Lutheran Church in New York City, from August 2015 to May 2017. She oversaw the transition of an active 350 member congregation, regularly preached and presided, coordinated worship and led program planning with the staff of 12 supported by strong lay leaders. Transition time included reclaiming full use of the building, reorganization of financial stewardship program and the establishment of new bi-lingual summer intergenerational programming.

    Between October 2013 and August 2014, Rev. Tiemeyer served as the Interim Associate GeneralSecretary (AGS) for Joint Action and Advocacy for the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA. Working both from NYC and the headquarters of the NCC in Washington DC, Rev. Tiemeyer coordinated Advocacy work related to the NCC priorities. During transition to a new NCC structure, Rev. Tiemeyer was the key staff person coordinating the first Christian Unity Gathering highlighted issues related to Mass Incarceration and played a key role in establishing the new Convening Table for Joint Action and Advocacy for Justice and Peace.

    She served on the leadership team of Ecumenical Advocacy Days (, WISC (Washington Interfaith Staff Community), Circle of Protection ( and Interfaith Criminal Justice Coalition. In November 2014, Rev. Tiemeyer attended the World Council of Churches Assembly in Busan, Korea on behalf of the NCC and the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America). From October 2007 to 2013, Rev. Tiemeyer served as the Program Director of Women’s Ministries at the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC). Her ministry in that role included facilitating the NCC Justice for Women Working Group with four focus areas: domestic violence, human trafficking, poverty and language – inclusive and expansive.

    Rev. Tiemeyer was key in the development of the NCC Young Women’s Leadership Experience program, Words Matter ( and Circles of Names Campaign ( Rev. Tiemeyer previously served as the chairperson of the Commission for Women in the ELCA, on the leadership team of Ecumenical Women at the UN ( and Church Women United ( Board.

    Rev. Tiemeyer was ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on September 3, 1989. She served as a parish Pastor in three urban congregations in New Jersey, California andNew York and served a specialized ministry in disaster response post September 11th in New York City. Rev. Tiemeyer holds a B.A. degree in Theater and Sociology from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. Her Master’s of Divinity degree was earned at Yale Divinity School, where she also received an excellence in preaching award. She resides in New York City with her spouse the Rev. Dr. Thomas Taylor who serves as a pastoral psychotherapist for the Lutheran Counseling Center.


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    Paul is originally from Northern California and now works as a music director, conductor, and pianist in the New York theater, on and off Broadway.

    "Playing the piano at Trinity was my first steady job when I moved to New York, and it quickly became much more than just another gig.  To me, it is a place of welcome, joy, warmth, and inspiration."



    Alex was born and raised in Fresno, California. After college, he moved to NY with his now husband, Cody. An amateur orchid enthusiast, Alex also enjoys playing piano and guitar and cooking. He is also proudly a "Chopped Champion" having won on behalf of Trinity's Services And Food for the Homeless.

    "I feel so blessed to be a part of the Trinity family as choir director. Trinity is such a welcoming, open place where I can feel truly at home."


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