Our staff, elders and deacons at Trinity Church are here to serve you.

  • eric bonness

    LEAD pastor

    When Eric graduated from high school and left Minot to play college football in Kansas, he never dreamt that God would lead him into ministry, much less back to his hometown to serve as a pastor. Neither did his wife, Tonya, who grew up in Southern Missouri and has had to acclimate to the North Dakota winters. God has planted deep within Eric and Tonya's heart a love for this community, a passion for God's Word, and a desire to use every facet of their life with gospel-intentionality. Therefore, whether its sharing their life on the farm, supporting their kids, Caleb and Hannah, or walking with people God brings into their life, Eric and Tonya are constantly amazed that God uses their brokenness for His Glory.

  • kristin paulson


    Kristin and her husband, Tyler, serve faithfully at Trinity Church. Together, they lead youth group on Wednesday nights. Kristin serves as the Office Manager for Trinity Church. Please contact her with any questions about youth group, church accounting, scheduling, the church calendar, or the directory.

    You can email Kristin at



    Casey and his wife, Michelle, originally moved to Minot with the Air Force in 2003. He is a 23 year Air Force Veteran and was born and raised in the Seattle, WA area. Michelle is from Sparta, WI and they met while both of them were in the Air Force in Tuscon, AZ. They have 2 boys and have been attending Trinity since summer of 2006. Casey and Michelle were led to Christ together and have yearned to faithfully walk with the Lord as they continue to grow in the understanding that God's Grace is the most amazing gift.



    Stewart and his wife, Jane, have been married for 34 years and have two daughters. Dr. Kelly became a Christian at 17 through the witness of a friend. He majored in Philosophy at Vanderbilt, where he met Jane. Dr. Kelly is a Professor of Philosophy at Minot State University.

  • Don may


    Don, and his wife Caron, have been a part of Trinity church since 1982. Don desires, recognizing his need is greater than his desire, to grow in an ever closer relationship with Christ and have a deepening trust and adoration of Him. In addition to eternal salvation, God has truly lavished temporal blessings on Don. The best is his wife, Caron, followed by his children and grandchildren. God has given, and continues to give him, a multitude of reasons to worship, praise and thank Him.



    Gary and his wife, Sherry, have been members at Trinity since 1985. They have two children and two grand-children. Gary has served in a number of positions at Trinity including: elder, deacon, evangelism director, jail ministry and other various ministries. The ministry Gary enjoys most is greeting and meeting new people and sharing with them why he loves Trinity Church. Gary is a retired farmer and a U.S. Air Force Veteran and lives on a farm near Max, ND.

  • howard rodgers

    elder, chairman

    Howard is a native of the Minot area and farms south of Minot in the Max area with his wife, Janet, of 30 years. They have six children, three of which are married, and a total of three grandchildren. Howard has been attending Trinity Church for over 25 years and has served in various roles during that time.

  • Ben Easling


  • tom baker

    deacon, administrator

    Tom and his wife, Melody, have been members of Trinity Church for 13 years.  Previously, Tom has served on the music team, as a high school Sunday school teacher, and as a youth group leader.  Tom is currently a member and spokesperson of the Deacon Board, also serving as the church administrator.  Please contact Tom if you have any questions for the Deacon Board.

    You can email Tom at



    Melody grew up in a large church-going family in the tiny town of Noonan, located in the northwest corner of North Dakota. She and her husband, Tom, have 3 children [Zach, married to Leah, Larissa, and Alex, engaged to Ashley] and 2 grandsons. The Bakers have been involved in various ministries at Trinity Church since they came to Minot in 2002 along with serving in church ministries prior to that. Melody considers it a privilege and a great responsibility to serve alongside other deacons as the hands and feet of this church, helping those in need.

  • greg bledsoe




    Stormie is the wife of Greg Bledsoe, who also serves Trinity Church as a deacon. They have two children, Bella, who will be eleven in August, and Noah, who just turned nine in March. The Bledsoes have attended Trinity Church since 2010 and have had the honor of serving alongside wonderful people in the church. They have a passion and heart for the gospel and desire to share it with others. They look forward to continuing to serve and fellowship with the community of Trinity Church.

  • tim critz

    deacon, chairman



    Cindy has been married to her husband, Mike, since 1989 and both have attended Trinity Church since 1994 (as well as from 1982-87). Cindy has served on the worship team in the past, but currently helps on Sunday mornings with PowerPoint. Cindy is the Clinical Instructor with the Trinity Hospital School of Radiologic Technology, and in her free time enjoys going on road trips with her husband, spoiling her great nieces and nephews, reading, and relaxing with the cats.



    Bob and his wife, Susan, came to Minot through the Air Force in 1994. They fell in love with the area, and especially the people, and have been here ever since (except for a brief break when the Air Force moved them to Virginia for three years, but they gladly came back!). Bob retired from the Air Force in 2005 and now works at the base as a Maintenance Advisor to the wing leadership. Sue is the Veteran's Employment Representative at Job Service North Dakota, helping our nation's heroes. They have three dogs, three cats, three horses, and numerous other friends on the small spread near Burlington. They are blessed to be a part of Trinity and enjoy serving the Lord's church.

  • Helen Mccormack


  • Rod Nogosek


  • janet rodgers

    worship COORDINATOR

    Janet has been attending Trinity Church for 27 years and has been involved in the music ministry for most of that time. She has a passion for God-centered, Christ-honoring, Spirit-led worship. Though she does not keep regular hours at the church as the music leader, she is available to discuss any aspect of our corporate times of worship including methods, songs, and involvement.

    You can contact her at

  • tyler paulson

    technology and sound director

    Tyler Paulson has been married to Kristin Paulson since 2013, and together they lead youth on Wednesday nights. Tyler has been serving in the sound booth since the beginning of 2014, and helps our services run smoothly. If you have any interest in serving in the sound booth, contact Tyler at

  • Pam Hopkins


    Pam came to Minot by way of the Air Force 30 years ago. She is a member and has served on many committees at Trinity Church throughout the years. Pam works full time at Minot State University, and is a part time custodian here at Trinity. Please contact her with any cleaning issues at



    Ron has attended Trinity Church since late 2002, and has been actively involved from the start. He operates a van ministry for those needing a ride to Sunday services. Originally from Kansas, Ron retired from the U.S. Air Force, in Minot, in 1986 and stayed.