Elders

Jeff Brown

Elder/Chairman

    

 

Jeff Brown has known Jesus Christ as his personal Savior since 1974. He was born in Texas and raised in the Baptist Church where his dad, Charlie Brown, was a deacon and his mom was a GA (Girls in Action) leader and the church librarian. Later Jeff attended and graduated from Keith Green’s Last Days Ministries, ICT (Intensive Christian Training) School.

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Jeff graduated with a BBA in Entrepreneurship from Baylor University with his wife Susan Hendry Brown in 1991. Employed by Taco Bell Corporation, they moved Jeff and Susie to Memphis, Tennessee, where he managed a restaurant. One year later, Jeff was employed by Pan American Laboratories, a local Covington company, and worked as a salesman in the northern Mississippi and Tennessee area. In 2002, Jeff was asked to move to Covington to lead the sales force on the eastern side of the country. Jeff continues to lead the Training and Development Department for Pamlab which was purchased by Nestle’ Health Science out of Switzerland in 2012.

Jeff and Susie have been married for 24 years and have been blessed with 4 children. Jeffrey (21) is a junior at The University of Louisville in Louisville, KY. James (19) is a freshman at Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS. Elizabeth (16) is homeschooled as well as Rebekah (10). Jeff has enjoyed coaching his children in a variety of sports.

In 2002, when Jeff and Susie moved to the area, they became members of Trinity. Jeff has served Trinity in the following areas: greeting, traffic, information center, usher, and cafe. He has also led Trinity’s Welcome Team for the past 8 years and has previously served as an Elder at Trinity. Jeff’s spiritual gifts are Serving, Giving and Leadership. He is excited about the opportunity to serve Trinity as an active Elder.


George Durant

Elder

  

George has been a member of Trinity Church since 1998. He is married to Lynn and has two children: Ross, age 27 and Katherine, age 25.  He was born and raised in New Orleans.  He and Lynn moved to Mandeville in 1991 where they raised their children. He is currently employed by IBM in New Orleans.  Before attending Trinity Church, they attended Covington Presbyterian Church.


Lance Bourgeois

Elder / Senior Pastor

    

Lance joined the staff of Trinity Church as Senior Pastor in June of 2014. He grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and is a graduate of Louisiana State University (Bachelor of Arts in Psychology), Dallas Theological Seminary (Master of Theology in Family Life Ministry), and Fuller Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry in Youth, Family, and Culture). He married Ellen, his college sweetheart, in 1994, two weeks after graduating from LSU and two days before moving to Dallas for graduate school. Ellen grew up in Metairie, Louisiana, and is also a graduate of LSU. They have two children, a son, Taylor, and a daughter, Anna Katherine.

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Trinity Church marks just the fourth church staff Lance has served on in the last 25 years. Over that time, he has ministered in the following pastoral ministries: junior and senior high students, college, family, counseling, education, equipping, and missions. Regardless of the specifics of any one ministry, the goal remains the same: to proclaim Christ, admonishing and teaching so that everyone can be presented mature in Him (Colossians 1:28).


Hank Miltenberger

Elder

  

Hank grew up in Covington, LA, 1 of 8 Miltenberger children. After a number of years living away, he moved back to Covington in 1980. Hank is a practicing lawyer but in 1984 began running the family business, Gilsbar. He married Cheryl in 1974 and in 1982 had their only child, Cackey who attends Trinity with her husband Ryan and Hank & Cheryl’s temporarily only grandchild, Adelaide. Hank came to Christ in 1970 and was involved in Campus Crusade and the Navigators. Hank and Cheryl have attended Trinity since 1980 and Hank has previously served as an Elder and Deacon.


Randy Aultman

Elder

  

Randy has been a member of Trinity Church since Trinity met in the gym at Northlake Christian School. He and Peggy have a daughter, Maggie, who is 24. He has lived in Covington for most of his life, earning a living as a landscape architect and architect. He has served as an elder at Trinity once previously.


Jason Wonch

Elder

  

Jason Wonch and his wife Katie moved to Louisiana shortly after getting married in 2002.  They have been members of Trinity since arriving in Louisiana.  They have three children, Brody (age 6) and twins Harper & Brooks (age 5).  After living in Mandeville for several years, the family moved to a small farm in Folsom where they enjoy fishing, gardening and raising chickens.  Jason is an avid hunter, which led him to start a local ministry called Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry.  This program provides a way for hunters to donate venison to local families in need through Second Harvest Food Bank. Jason and Katie are both optometrists.  Jason manages practices throughout Louisiana and Katie practices in Mandeville.

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Jason has served on the usher team for several years at Trinity and now is the Usher & Sacrament Team Coordinator.  Jason has served on both the Search Committee and Transition Team.  He also previously served as the Adult Bible Fellowship leader.

Jason recently served on a mission trip to Haiti through Reach Global’s “Global Fingerprints” program.  Over his twelve year membership at Trinity, he has been a part of several family small groups, men’s accountability groups and bible studies.  Jason is humbled by the church’s call to Eldership.  He and his family are excited to serve in the next chapter of Trinity’s history.