Trinity Communion Church congregation
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Our mission: “To invite people into an ever growing relationship with Jesus Christ.”

 

It is that simple and it is life-changing! Everyone is in a different place in their faith journey and our hope is that we help you discover who God made you to be.

We began as a small gathering of people in 2003 who sought to follow Jesus in ways both familiar and new. These pioneers pursued worship that was Bible centered, Spirit empowered and expectant while also preserving the shape and form of liturgy and faithfully administering sacraments. Those first members joined the International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church for structure, oversight and guidance. We have had two Rectors/Lead Pastors in our history. Fr. Robert Dalgleish served from 2003-2012 and Fr. Eric Ockrin served from 2013-Present.

Listen to a few words about Trinity Communion Church from our lead pastor, Rev. Fr. Eric Ockrin:

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Sacraments

Baptism


The Sacrament of Baptism is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship. Whether we are baptized as infants or adults, Baptism is the Church’s way of celebrating and enacting the embrace of God.




Eucharist


We believe in the real presence of Jesus, who died for our sins. As we receive Christ’s Body and Blood, we also are nourished spiritually and brought closer to God.




Reconciliation


The Sacrament of Reconciliation is also known as Penance or Confession. In it we find God’s unconditional forgiveness; as a result we are called to forgive others.




Confirmation


Confirmation is a Sacrament of mature Christian commitment and a deepening of baptismal gifts. It is one of the three Sacraments of Initiation. It is most often associated with the gifts of the Holy Spirit.




Marriage


The Sacrament of Marriage, or Holy Matrimony, is a public sign that one gives oneself totally to this other person. It is also a public statement about God: the loving union of husband and wife speaks of family values and also God’s values.




Holy Orders


In the Sacrament of Holy Orders, or Ordination, the priest being ordained vows to lead other followers of Christ by bringing them the sacraments, by proclaiming the Gospel, and by providing guidance for a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.




Anointing of the Sick


The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is an act of healing appropriate not only for physical but also for mental and spiritual sickness.





Sacraments

Baptism


The Sacrament of Baptism is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship. Whether we are baptized as infants or adults, Baptism is the Church’s way of celebrating and enacting the embrace of God.




Eucharist


We believe in the real presence of Jesus, who died for our sins. As we receive Christ’s Body and Blood, we also are nourished spiritually and brought closer to God.




Reconciliation


The Sacrament of Reconciliation is also known as Penance or Confession. In it we find God’s unconditional forgiveness; as a result we are called to forgive others.




Confirmation


Confirmation is a Sacrament of mature Christian commitment and a deepening of baptismal gifts. It is one of the three Sacraments of Initiation. It is most often associated with the gifts of the Holy Spirit.




Marriage


The Sacrament of Marriage, or Holy Matrimony, is a public sign that one gives oneself totally to this other person. It is also a public statement about God: the loving union of husband and wife speaks of family values and also God’s values.




Holy Orders


In the Sacrament of Holy Orders, or Ordination, the priest being ordained vows to lead other followers of Christ by bringing them the sacraments, by proclaiming the Gospel, and by providing guidance for a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.




Anointing of the Sick


The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is an act of healing appropriate not only for physical but also for mental and spiritual sickness.





Gordon Eadie once said, “If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything.” At Trinity Communion Church here is what we believe . . .

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"He said to them, 'Go into all the world and preach to the gospel to all creation.'"

Mark 16:15

At Trinity Communion Church we believe that it is important to show Christ's love in a very real way by engaging people where they are, locally and globally. We do this by entering into mission work ourselves and supporting others doing mission work around the globe. ​We are called specifically to serve the poor, the needy, the widowed, and the orphaned all in the name of Jesus Christ. Some of us are called to a certain place for a time, but we are all called to be witnesses and that is part of our mission! Take a look below at some of the things that we at TCC do to be the hands and feet of Christ to others.

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I grew up just outside of Ticonderoga, New York in the beautiful Adirondack region. I met my wife, Sarah, at Houghton College in the Fall of 1996. We married in August of 1999. Together we have two daughters, Grace and Eliana and two sons, Jacob and Gabriel.


I served eight years as the JH and SH Youth Director before I became the Lead Pastor at TCC. In July of 2013 I entered full-time ministry at the church. My undergraduate studies at Houghton College included Psychology, Sociology, and Education. I went on to earn a Masters Degree in School Psychology from Bucknell University and I hold a Masters of Divinity from Northeastern Seminary. I was ordained as a Deacon in 2008 and a Priest in 2010.


Introducing people to the one true source of hope and purpose is my passion. His name is Jesus. Beyond matters of faith, I enjoy any outdoor adventure, all sports, reading, and talking about life over coffee.


Fun fact about myself...I grew up without electricity, running water, or indoor plumbing. Our nearest neighbors were a mile and a half away on a single lane dirt road. Crazy right?!?

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Lead Pastor

Fr. Eric Ockrin

I am a Christ follower (1985), husband of 22 years, father of 4 and a grandfather of 10. Beside being the music director at Trinity Communion Church (2005), I am a certified christian chaplain.


I am a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter (7 albums) and poet.

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Music Director

Steve Petrovich

I grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and now live in Rochester with my wife Kendra Eppard and our four kids. I graduated from Elim Bible Institute in 2014, and I was ordained as a deacon in the Charismatic Episcopal Church on November 3, 2018. I currently serve as Jr. and Sr. High School Pastor at TCC.


I love hiking, camping, being outdoors, and doing spontaneous things.

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Youth Pastor

Ian Eppard

Hello!  I grew up in South Lyon, MI, but now live in Rochester with my husband, Fr. Eric, and four amazing kids.  One of the most amazing gifts that I have been given is motherhood, and I have spent the last seventeen years home nurturing the four humans God blessed us with.  I am passionate about seeing women (and all people) grow more fully into their God given identities as daughters and sons of the Most High God.


I love anything outdoors...hiking, running, gardening, as well as reading, engaging in "meaning of life" conversations, traveling, and.....black coffee :)

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Women's Ministry Coordinator

Sarah Ockrin

I'm a Deacon at TCC. I enjoy reading, hanging out with my family, and basketball.


Fun fact: I lived in South Korea for 6 Months.

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Men's Ministry Coordinator

Deacon Mike Moulton

I grew up with VHS tapes and free AOL dial-up internet diskettes. I’m a lifelong tinkerer and a firm believer in “If it ain’t broke, make it better”. When I’m not busy with work or family you can find me tinkering with just about anything that runs on electricity.


Fun Fact: I put over 1,000 miles on a moped...driving in circles around my childhood home.

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Technology Director

Craig Mullen

I was born in Rochester New York, am married to Ruth duMont (45 years now!), dearly love my 2 children, a nearly famous son-in-law and especially my 3 grandchildren. 


I earned a BA from Covenant College, and Master of Ministry degree from St. Michael's Seminary. But for many years before that Master's, I worked for 21 years in Kodak's Research Labs, and 15 years in other small technical imaging businesses in Rochester. For an interim of 7 years, I had dual responsibilities as business administrator and chaplain in a transition housing ministry. I served as a Deacon to TCC since 2005 and was ordained Priest in 2018. My passion is having meaningful conversations... especially about living out a faith in our redeeming God.

 

I love programing in Excel VBA, the enneagram and a good cup 'o joe (coffee).

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Priest in Residence

Fr. David DuMont

Hello I’m Christin, the community life director here at TCC. I love our incredible city and I’m super passionate about bringing people together!


I traveled abroad for the first time when I was 19, a trip planned for Greece. While flying there, we were diverted to Germany because Athens was having a blizzard for the first time in 40 years! We spent two unexpected days in Frankfurt..that is when the travel bug got me!

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Community Life Director

Christin Ortiz

Hello! I’m Kendra, wife to Deacon Ian and mom to four beautiful kiddos. In my spare time I enjoy singing at the top of my lungs, reading, finding new (and delicious) restaurants to try, and traveling. I am passionate about worshipping God not just with music, but with my whole life.


I was forced to join a worship team when I was in middle school, and haven’t stopped since!

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Associate Music Director

Kendra Eppard

I have been involved with nursery and Sunday school throughout my teens and most of my adult life. I came to know Jesus at an early age and I love to share Jesus and His love with our young ones. My husband, Kevin, and I have three grown children who have flown the nest and two dogs that still live at home! 


I love to travel with my husband and children. I also love to hike, sew, bake bread, make a pie, read a good fiction book, garden and watch the birds out my back window.

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Sandy Klossner

Hello! I'm Joan Schwabe. I have attended Trinity Communion Church since the first day the doors opened! I feel so grateful to be part of the women's ministry team loving and serving the woman of our church. I work as a dietitian/nutritionist. I have been happily married for 40 years and have three amazing adult children and a terrific son in law.


I love hiking in the woods, traveling, gardening, creative projects, and visiting with friends and family.

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Women's Ministry Coordinator

Joan Schwabe

My name is Gabby and I am here to serve and help in anyway possible!


I am a wife and a mama! I home school my kiddos! I love Jesus and anything outdoors! My favorite color is green and I love coffee!

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Church Administrator

Gabrielle Rozycko

About 10 years ago I began another journey which was orchestrated by the Lord to visit Kenya with my family.  I had no idea what would come of that first trip.  Ever since, we have traveled back to Kenya every year and for the last 6 years, we go twice a year.  My wife, Dr. Chase Miller, trains Kenyan surgeons in ear, nose & throat surgery and God led me into a water filter ministry which has grown and now I have a non-profit called, Pure Water for Africa, Inc..  We use the 501 (c)(3) to raise funds to purchase water filters, medical supplies, and help support a local orphanage near Tenwek Hospital in Kenya.


I was on the front cover of U.S. News and World Report magazine when I was in college. Gov. Jerry Brown was campaigning in New Hampshire and he stopped by New England College for a quick stop.

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Bookkeeper

Deacon Jimmy Miller

I am the Patrol Chaplain for the Rochester and Irondiquoit Police Depts. and Chaplain of the Rochester Police Locust Club.


I enjoy playing guitar in my down time, if I have down time!!!

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Priest in Residence

Fr. Donald Wollschleger