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The Senior Pastor


Currently Trinity Baptist Church is in the process of seeking a new pastor. If you know of a potential candidate or are interested in the position yourself, please email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  with an attached resume. 

Andrew Ryckman
 - College & Young Adult Minister -

Andrew grew up in Linesville Pennsylvania and graduated from Linesville High School in 2006. With a heart guided to serve in full time ministry, he attended and graduated from the small bible school located in Johnson City, NY - Davis College where he attained his Bachelors in Religious Education degree and met his beautiful wife Katie. They got married in September of 2013 and now have one daughter, Abigail.

Upon graduation, he joined the armed forces through the Pennsylvania Air National Guard where he continues to serve one weekend a month. He enjoys serving his country with the young men and women he works with and leads a Bible study each Sunday that he is away for drill trainings. Currently he is working towards his MDiv degree in hopes of opening the door to serve as a chaplain for the Air National Guard.

During his deployment in 2016, he received a call to serve with the CCO (Coalition for Christian Outreach). From there, he was matched with Trinity Baptist Church to serve as the Campus Minister for The Ohio State University at Marion & Marion Technical College. He combines this ministry with the young adult ministry from Trinity Baptist.

 Wendy Petrie
 - Director of Children's Ministries -

        Wendy was born in Gallipolis, Ohio and is a graduate of North Gallia High School and the University of Findlay.  She and her husband, Todd, moved to Marion in 1994.  She has a degree in elementary education.  Wendy taught in Marion City Schools for 19 years.  Wendy has been attending Trinity since 1994.  In September of 2016 she began serving as the children’s education director. Todd and Wendy are the parents of  a son, Brock and a daughter, Avery. 
   Amy Washburn
 - Youth Director -

       Amy Washburn has been working with the youth at Trinity Baptist Church since 2011 as a youth leader.  In Januray of 2016, she was asked to take on the role as Youth Director.  She gladly accepted the call and is throughoughly enjoying the time she spends ministering to the youth of TBC.
      Amy is a Marion native and graduated from River Valley.  She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and a Master of Education degree in Middle Childhood Education from The Ohio State University.  She has been a teacher at River Valley Middle School since 2008.
      Amy is blessed to be called "Mom" by her wonderful son, Dalton.  He is the reason she does what she does.  She and Dalton share their home with their canine friends, Reagan and Fergie.
   Sheryl Simmons
 - Office Administrator -

       Sheryl Simmons has been married to Harry Simmons since 1985, and has three children, Amy, Sarah and Michael. She is a graduate of Taylor University, and has lived in Marion all of her life.