Trinity Heights Staff

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.

Mary-Margaret Johnson

Mary-Margaret is the Director of the Ark Early Childhood Learning Center. We look to her as the veteran member of our church staff, having been on staff at the Ark for over a decade!

Mary Margaret was born and raised in Flagstaff. She lived in Greeley, Colorado  for 15 years where she married her husband Vince. They have been blessed with three awesome children. Vince and Mary Margaret are “empty-nesters” as their youngest child moved out two years ago and is attending college at Grand Canyon University. She has one grandchild who is able to spend every day with her at the ARK.

Mary Margaret began her employment at Trinity Heights and the ARK in August of 2001. She worked in the two year old room, moved to the preschool room, became the assistant director and ultimately became the director in January 2004. During her time as director, she has helped the ARK grow from a three room facility and approximately 40 children to the present 7 room facility that serves over 100 children (approximately 95 families). She feels blessed to be part of a wonderful, Christian facility.

When Mary Margaret lived in Colorado, she was able to stay home and raise her own children. Her passion for the childcare center stems from the fact that she wanted to create a safe, loving, nurturing and spiritual environment for those parents who aren’t able to stay home with their children.  It is a true blessing to watch the children grow, not only from the love and dedication of the staff,  but also with the love of God.

Mary Margaret worships at the catholic church here in town, however, she has a love for Trinity Heights and is proud to call this her “other” church home.

Shaun McKernan

Shaun is our facilities administrator, he looks after our building and event coordination.


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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