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who we are
Trinity Communion Church congregation
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Our mission: “To live and love like Jesus, and lead others to do the same.”

 

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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what we believe
  • 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.
  • 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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our team
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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

Hello! My name is Colleen. I felt as if I was at home the first day that I attended Trinity Communion Church back in June of 2014. Finding this church was definitely orchestrated by the Holy Spirit! I love this church community, my sisters & brothers in Christ and our amazing ministries. I feel blessed to be able to serve here in whatever way that is needed. Along with now being the church administrator, I am a mom, grandma and an interior designer.


Fun facts about me: I love being creative, flowers (particularly orchids), being with friends and family, the color magenta and I live right around the corner from the church.

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Church Administrator

Colleen Hafner Hummel

Hello, I'm Oliris. Born in the Dominican Republic where I first learned to love and have faith by admiring my mom and grandparents. Raised in The Bronx where I grew in faith as a teen and starting leading in youth ministries as a young adult.


Service to others and working with kids are passions of mine.

When a child learns a new skill or fact and is proud of themselves for it AND wants to teach it forward... This is what I live and work for.


I love to travel and explore new places and cultures especially with family and friends. Only 1 solo trip so far!

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TCC Kidz Director

Oliris Ramos

Hello! I grew up in Iowa with three siblings. I surrendered my life to Christ when I was 18 years old, stepping into new life. Ever since then, I have had a large passion to pastor others on their walk with our Lord Jesus Christ. The past four years I have been in pursuit of God's mission domestically and overseas. I married my wonderful wife in 2022! We lived in Costa Rica right after getting married and ran a coffee shop in the local community. We are grateful to serve God through the youth ministry here at Trinity Communion Church!


I have scared away two bears and one crocodile in the wild! Must be my name :)

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Youth Pastor

Samson Densmore

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

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

I am Leah I am a freshman at RIT. I love to sing, do art and praise the Lord so this opportunity has been really awesome for me! I am looking forward to seeing where God leads me in the future and how I can continue to serve others through music!


I love creating fun outfits and Church is a time for me to dress up and look nice. So I really take that to heart and go through about 5 outfits every Sunday morning before I find the right one!

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Intern: Music Director

Leah Leupold

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 Ksusha Forte, the worship director here at TCC. Music has always been my passion. I believe that music plays a huge role in worship as it touches the very deep parts of our soul and unites us in our expression of love for God. It is my desire to bring people closer to the heart of God through worship.


Fun fact about me: I was bit by a shark and survived! Believe me, I'm just as shocked as you are .

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Music Director

Kseniia Forte

Hi! I grew up near Chicago, Illinois. After high school, I took a gap year program to go overseas for mission work. That is when my faith really grew and I started to see the truths of Jesus Christ come to life in me. On this program I also got to meet my future husband! After we got married, we lived in Costa Rica for a year to serve in missions at a local coffee shop. I love walking alongside other women in their spiritual growth!


I enjoy coffee and running!

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Youth Pastor

Chloe Densmore

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 minister and musician who loves to worship and to preach and teach the word of God. I was born and grew up here in Rochester, and attended East and Benjamin Franklin High Schools, where I participated in music and ran Cross Country and indoor and outdoor track. After high school I served a total of eight years in the U.S. Army. I came to Christ in Germany, where I lived for 11 years after ending my military service, and among other things, led a ministry in a refugee camp, and served faithfully as a minister and musician for nine years. Since returning to the U.S. in 1999, God has blessed me to earn degrees in Computer Programming, Web Design, Business Administration and Christian Ministry, as well as to have met my beautiful and anointed wife, Cheryl, who is a powerful preacher of the word of God, a wonderful mother and grandmother and an awesome cook!


I just purchased a keyboard last year, and I'm going to learn how to play it!

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Men's Ministry Coordinator

Harry Jackson

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

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'm a third year student at RIT, and a Midshipman at the NROTC Rochester Unit at the University of Rochester. When I'm not trying to catch up on sleep, I enjoy working out, playing video games, bingeing shows, and causing chaos with my friends.


Interesting fact: I was born with a black eye and a hole in my lung.

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Intern: Audio Visual Services

Levi Wyns

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