Church Staff & Leaders

church staff and Leaders

To contact a member of the Forest Park UMC staff, please use their link to our secure Contact form or call the church office at 419.227.8445.

Senior Pastor, Rev. Lynda Lockwood
Senior Pastor, Rev. Lynda Lockwood
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Pastor Lynda grew up in the Lima, Ohio area before completing her bachelor’s degree in business from California State Univ. Chico. She was a certified residential appraiser before receiving her call into ministry in 2002. Since then, she has served in the West Ohio Conference, completing her Master of Divinity degree at Asbury Theological Seminary in 2006, and was ordained as an Elder in Full Connection in the United Methodist Church in 2010. Lynda enjoys being with her family, traveling, and gardening.

Music Director, Tryna Brown
Music Director, Tryna Brown
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Tryna Brown serves as the Music Director at Forest Park Church. She is the Organist and Choir Director for the Traditional Worship Service and plays the Keyboard for the Praise Team in the Contemporary Worship.

Tryna lives in Shawnee with her husband Dean, and their Malipoo, Kasper. She enjoys traveling, especially to Kentucky and Tennessee to see their grandchildren. Her favorite activities include reading, fishing, and scrapbooking.

Childrens/Youth Director, Nicole Coleman
Children's/Youth Director, Nicole Coleman
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Nicole has a desire to bring children closer to Jesus! Nicole leads many fun events as well as Sunday school classes during both services. There is something for kids aged 0 to 12th grade and she is always looking forward to helping our youngest attendees make a connection with each other and with God.

Custodian, Special Building Events Coordinator/Tom Kiracofe
Custodian, Special Building Events Coordinator/Tom Kiracofe
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Tom serves as custodian and special building events coordinator at Forest Park UMC. He has been working for Forest Park for over 10 years now.

Tom is a retired State of Ohio employee. He lives in Bath and has 2 grown children and one grand-dog, Ernie. Tom is very active in our community and volunteers his time and skills to a variety of organizations.