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Children's Ministry Director

Kelly Petrie

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Kelly has been attending Trinity since birth. She grew up in this church. She was baptized, confirmed and married in this church and now brings her own little ones here. Kelly has served as the Children’s Music Director for 2 years and is also a vocalist in the Trinity Praise Band.

Kelly graduated from the University at Buffalo with a BA in Communication. Though she has spent most of her professional years working in TV and Media and professional writing in various forms, she has plenty of experience working with children as a Kindermusik Educator, and former ski instructor, soccer coach, camp counselor, Babysitter and now a mother of two. She prides herself in being extremely organized and checking things off her many To Do Lists.

As a youth, she enjoyed singing and fellowship as part of the church’s Son Light Singers, and hopes that her children and all the others that come through these doors, will be given the same spiritual opportunities. “I thank God for being a part of this group. It was during a trip with this group that my faith in God was affirmed. I was with them when I learned some very upsetting news. But in a moment, it was all clear, and I knew the Lord had heard my prayers. I just knew. This was a pivotal time in my life. I easily could have walked away, but instead, I walked toward Him.”

As Children’s Ministry Coordinator, Kelly has hopes to grow the children’s program through exciting new programs and outreach, and encouraging all of the children to know and experience God’s love through prayer, service, fellowship, and of course, music.

Kelly lives on Grand Island with her husband, Jay and their two young children, Kaia and Jamin.