Staff and Officers
Trinity Lutheran is blessed by the service of a dedicated, passionate group of leaders and staff members who work tirelessly on our behalf. We invite you to reach out to any of us; we are here to serve you.
Meet Our Staff
About Dan Kelm
Pastor Dan Kelm and his wife, Rachel, were born and raised in Wisconsin. Rachel is a graduate of Carroll College, and Pastor Dan graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 1981. Pastor Dan established a new mission church, Divine Savior, Indianapolis, and served there from 1981 to 1993. From 1993 to 1994, he served as a missionary and helped establish a Lutheran church in Bulgaria. Pastor Dan made the decision to move to the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LC-MS). He has since served at St. John's in West Bend, Wisconsin (nine years); Salem in Orange, California (seven years); and most recently at St. John's in Portage, Wisconsin. Dan and Rachel love movies, music, reading and the Green Bay Packers (13 NFL titles).
About Blair Clark
Pastor Blair Clark serves as the associate pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in the areas of nurture and Christian discipleship. He shares his passion for reaching out to the community with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through small group ministry, Christian education, and member care. He completed his master of divinity degree as a 1987 graduate of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri, after completing his undergraduate studies at St. John’s College, Winfield, Kansas, and Concordia College, Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he received a BA degree in sociology and biblical languages. Trained as a leadership coach for pastors and congregations partnered with the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod’s revitalization process through the Transforming Churches Network (TCN), Pastor Blair successfully guided his previous congregation through that process. He currently employs those gifts as a member of our Trinity staff. He also continues to serve as a faculty member of the American Public University Systems of Charles Town, West Virginia, as an online instructor of religion. Pastor Blair, originally from Ft. Worth, Texas, is married to Kimberley (Kovac). Together, they were blessed to raise three children. In his spare time, you can find Pastor Blair enjoying his family, working on home projects, golfing, swimming, playing softball or water volleyball, and relaxing in his favorite vacation destination in Destin, Florida.
About Jill Esposito
Jill Esposito began working with Trinity in 2002 as a part-time secretary shortly after moving to Florida from upstate New York. As Trinity grew, Jill assumed a full-time position as administrative assistant. In 2014, Trinity promoted Jill to business manager. Jill graduated in May of 2018 with a BAS in business and organizational management. Jill has two beautiful daughters and three amazing grandchildren. On April 18, 2016, she married her best friend, Francesco Esposito. Jill enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and traveling.
About Lorna Lee “Rocket” Curtis
Who is Rocket? Me! Officially, I am the Reverend Dr. Lorna Lee Curtis, ordained United Methodist Church pastor, who has served as pastor to congregations in New Jersey, New York, Haiti, and South Carolina. I returned to my first vocation, music (doctorate from The Juilliard School), as a result of theological concerns with the Methodist church and my own spiritual journey back to Christian orthodoxy. In other words, let the gentlemen run everything, let's cling to the Word, as written, and let us not compromise with evil-doing and false shepherds within our churches. It is much more enjoyable to make music than run a church! (Pastor Dan agrees)
I am married to the Revereand A. Edward Sellers, Jr., retired Anglican priest, who served as rector to congregations in Rhode Island, Georgia, and Florida. He is also a retired Army chaplain. I call him Eddie, but I am the only one who calls him that. Ed is for the rest of the world. We love to travel, dance, hike, bike, drink ( French Bordeaux) and dine out, entertain, and generally, laugh, love, and enjoy the goodness of life together. Before my feet could reach the pedals, (at thirteen), I became organist and director of the senior choir at my home church. They were really desperate since the former organist had just run off with the church secretary and Christmas was right down the road. The senior choir, bless their hearts, taught me all the basics, in the years ahead. By college, I was worthy of being called choir director.
My nickname comes from Eddie. His choir of two grew to 27 in six months. He said that only a fired-up rocket with boundless energy and a scintillating personality could accomplish this. We own a farm, Summer Dreams, in Jacksonville, Alabama, and run a seasonal bed and breakfast. We have an adopted donkey, Marble, and two horses. Marble adores peppermint treats and crunches on them with his big, yellow teeth. He bats his long eyelashes at me when he wants more. Bella (Dumbbell is her real name, but we do not want to hurt her feelings) is best friends with Treasure, a gorgeous Tennessee Walker. The three of them run things at the farm. Now you know our story.
About Sara Stumbaugh
Sara currently lives in Lady Lake with her wonderful husband, Jason, who is employed by Publix. They “tide” the knot on St. Pete beach on November 7, 2015. Sara has a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, where she graduated in 2002. She enjoys trips to the beach, seeing her two nieces Chloie and Tori, and attending concerts. If you have any submissions for the monthly Tidings newsletter or the weekly bulletins, please call, email, or stop by. She would love to visit with you!