Reaching out to the Lost since 1863
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Trinity United Methodist Church is located in Van Wert, Ohio in northwest Ohio and the vision of our church is to "Connect to God with Others, in Ministry for the Lost!"
Pastor Scott Campbell
Associate Pastor Joshua Angel
I was born in Lancaster, Ohio and grew up in Millersport, Ohio where I graduated from Millersport High School in 1981. I am the youngest of three siblings. I married the love of my life Caralee on June 28, 1986. I entered the USAF in October 1986 and was stationed at Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio. Caralee and I have two beautiful daughters, Caitlin who is 21 and is enrolled at Mount Vernon Nazarene University and Cydney who is 17 and is a senior in High School.
I came to know my Savior Jesus Christ in March of 1989. It was and still is the most meaningful decision I made in my life. While stationed at Wright–Patterson in 1990 I earned my BS degree in Accounting. As my relationship with my Savior grew deeper I felt the calling to go into the ordained ministry and when enlistment was over 1996, I enrolled in seminary at Methodist Theological School in Ohio. That same year I was appointed to Monroe Street UMC, Toledo, Ohio as the Youth Pastor. I also enrolled into the Chaplain Candidate program to become a chaplain in the USAF reserves in 1996 and later became a Chaplain in the USAF reserves in 2000.
In 1999 our family moved to Ostrander, Ohio where I served as Pastor for Ostrander UMC and a year later in 2000 I earned my Master of Divinity degree from MTSO. In 2006 we moved once again to Bainbridge, Ohio serving as Pastor for the Bainbridge UMC.
While serving as Chaplain in the USAF I was stationed at Wright-Patterson AFB and then transferred to the Youngstown Air Reserve Station serving as the Wing Chaplain for the unit. During my duty Youngstown, I was deployed to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar in 2009. In July 2011, I will retire from the USAF with 24 years of service. I love to run, golf, read and I am a huge Cleveland sports fan. I love spending time with my girls and traveling to as many places as possible.
I am a proud native of the greatest state, Michigan. This is the first time in my life I have lived more than an hour drive away from Detroit. I am excited for this new experience. Van Wert is a terrific community, and we are fitting in well (apart from collegiate preferences.) It is a privilege to be part of such a great church community.
I was married to my wife, Nicki, in June of 2008. You should hear her sing; she is all the talent in the family. Our first kids were our two dogs, Duke and Wyatt. Then we had a boy of our own, Clint, who was born in 2010. This coming
March, we are expecting the birth of our second child. I started college studying business, and I am now finishing my degree in Pastoral Studies at Spring Arbor University.
I have served is a youth pastor for the last eight years, and have enjoyed many successes, relationships, and memorable events through these years. I know I have a lot to look forward to as I continue my career. I look forward to building new relationships, seeing more young people grow in their faith, and creating new stories to be shared in years to come.
I really enjoy hunting, fishing, shooting, Tigers Baseball, Michigan Football (now more than ever,) and just relaxing. I am the kind of guy who is interested in everything, especially if you have a unique hobby. I just like being with people, does not really matter what we are doing.
I hope to get to know you soon