We are employed to help one another grow as deeply committed followers of Jesus Christ, courageously working to change our world.

Reverend Lynn Bartlow

Lynn is ordained clergy in The United Methodist Church. She is a graduate of Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois. After graduating with her Masters of Divinity in 2000, Lynn continued serving churches in central Illinois for five years before moving to Arizona.

Lynn grew up in north-central Florida, and is a graduate of Florida Southern College, which holds the distinction of having the largest single site of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world. In addition to local church leadership, Lynn's experiences in ministry include working as a youth leader in churches in Florida, the production of a television ministry in Chicago, and serving as a hospital chaplain.

"I am excited to be in ministry here in Flagstaff with you, and look forward to helping people connect with God and one another."

Kevin Lester

Kevin is our Program Director for everything for kids, youth, and parents!

Kevin works with families, kids birth-5th grade, and youth here at Trinity Heights, which means he basically has the greatest job ever – he develops opportunities for young people to learn, grow, and serve in our community! Kevin directs a team of volunteer leaders to host wonderful activities and events for kids, including after-school programs, community service projects, holiday parties, music and choir groups, educational classes, and leadership-development programs.

Kevin came from California, but is loving life in Flagstaff! His wife, Sarah, and his son, Soren, are enjoying getting out and exploring the trees and trails in the city. If Buffalo Park had enough electronic outlets, and wifi, he would beg the church to put his office there. He is obsessed with board games and enjoys a good book or podcast as often as he can. But most, he really loves talking, especially about super heroes, movies, and 80s/90s pop culture - just ask him. You’ve been warned.

Shaun McKernan

Shaun is our Administrative Assistant and a Flagstaff native. At Northern Arizona University, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science before obtaining a Masters in Public Administration.

Outside of work, Shaun’s interests include: discussing history and politics, amateur astronomy, ink and pen drawing, orchestrated music, choral singing, reading science fiction, being an active movie and TV enthusiast (especially Star Trek!), attending First Friday Artwalk, bowling, and walking Buffalo Park regularly. If you share in any of these hobbies, please let him know!

Lynnette Swain

Lynnette joined our staff in January, 2015, as our treasurer. She oversees financial reports and accounts.

She and her husband, Erin, moved to Flagstaff in 2006 From Southern California. They have two sons, Alex & Shawn. Alex is at Sinagua Middle school, Shawn is at Cromer elementary. Erin is an engineer for BNSF (Burlington Northern Santa Fe). When not working, Lynnette enjoys great music ( Bon Jovi), camping, her pug, and spending time with friends. 

Linda Stamer

Linda is our volunteer Celebration Choir director, and also helps to arrange and coordinate other music ministries with our Worship Design Team.

Linda has been active at Trinity Heights United Methodist Church since fall of 2006.  In addition to being music leader at numerous Vacation Bible Schools and Summer Sunday School, Linda started the Joyful Noise Children’s Choir.  As of January 2014, she has been the Director of the Celebration Choir.  The members of the choir love singing under Linda’s direction and invite you to come and join in on the fun and this tight knit community.

During the week Linda can be found in the music department at Northern Arizona University mentoring the next generation of music educators.

Available Positions

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