Our Ministry Team


Shawna VandeLune

Rev. Shawna VandeLune is an ordained Elder in the South Carolina Conference of the United
Methodist Church. Shawna comes to Trinity UMC after serving six years in her first appointment
at Saint Mark UMC in Seneca, SC.

Shawna received her Bachelor of Arts in Music Degree from Furman University in 2012, her
Master of Divinity Degree from Duke Divinity School in 2016, and she is currently working
toward a Doctor of Ministry Degree through Candler School of Theology at Emory University. In
the year between graduating from Furman and starting at Duke Divinity, she served as a
missionary throughout Central America and Asia with Adventures in Missions through the
World Race program; and she continues to have a strong passion for God’s workings around the
world. She considers it the great privilege of being in ministry to help connect real life and
deepening faith.

Shawna is originally from Greenville, South Carolina, and grew up in the Five Forks area of
Simpsonville. She enjoys Orangetheory workouts, music and playing the flute, and considers
herself an ice cream connoisseur. Shawna and her husband Chris have a two-year-old golden
retriever named Larkin.

Office Administrator:

Shannon Morrison

I am so thankful to serve as Office Administrator at Trinity UMC. I have felt such a warm and loving welcome to this wonderful family. I am blessed.

I grew up in Greenville, SC attending Washington Avenue Baptist Church. I was raised by two of the most wonderful, God-fearing parents who blessed me with ensuring that I had a strong foundation in the Lord. I accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior when I was very young. I have two wonderful sisters, one of which presented me with the Gospel and led me to Jesus.

I have been married since 1995 to a loving Christian man, Scott Morrison, who is the Human Resource Director with Prisma. I have two handsome sons, Jackson (24 yrs old) and Cameron (21 yrs old), and a beautiful daughter, Abi (15 yrs old). We are members of Rock Springs Baptist Church in Easley and live in Powdersville.

I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administrator from Anderson University in 1994. After graduating I became a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. I worked in that field for more than 20 years when I decided to leave the health care industry and stay at home with my family. Once I decided to go back to work, God opened this door to me. I couldn’t be happier. I look forward to serving God and the Trinity family for a long time.

Jeremiah 17:7 "Blessed are those who trust in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord."

I am so very blessed!

Director of Youth Ministries:

Emma Rivers

Hey y’all! My name is Emma Rivers, and I am so excited to be the Director of Youth Ministries here at Trinity UMC!

I am originally from Florence, South Carolina. I grew up in the Methodist Church and am thankful for the many ministries such as Asbury Hills and Salkehatchie Summer Service that have helped me grow in my personal faith with God.

I graduated in May of 2023 from Clemson University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management with a minor in Nonprofit Leadership. During my time at Clemson, I was an active member of Clemson Wesley and was truly blessed by the community and “family” found in this ministry. I also held many jobs while at Clemson, which included an assistantship on campus and making ice cream and coffee at Spill the Beans in Downtown Clemson. In addition to these jobs, I also served as the Children and Youth Ministries Intern for both Saint Mark UMC in Seneca, SC and Clemson UMC. Both of these jobs led me to where I am now, excitedly serving as Youth Director for FITUMC! 

I love spending time with my friends, whether it is a planned weekend trip or a spontaneous fun evening. I love listening to music, especially Taylor Swift, but any music makes me happy! I have the biggest sweet tooth, and ice cream is my favorite treat! 

My favorite bible verse is Romans 8:18:  "I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.”

Children's Minister:

Hannah Willingham

Hello! My name is Hannah Willingham, I am 23 years old, and I am the newest Director of Children’s Ministry here at TUMC as of August 2021. I am a lifelong confirmed member of the United Methodist Church and I have grown up at Trinity United Methodist from nursery, through the children’s program, youth group, to now. All through my time as a member of Trinity, I have belonged, in some way, to the children’s program within this church and I am so excited to be able to give back to the program that has given so much to me. I cannot wait to see what this younger generation of Trinity United Methodist members will do as they become incredible servants and followers of our loving God.

A little bit about me!! I graduated from Hillcrest High School in 2016 and went on to Wofford College and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in History (with a minor in Studio Art) in 2020. I currently live in Fountain Inn and along with my job here at Trinity, I have recently accepted a part-time position at the Fountain Inn Museum as their new Museum Director/Manager. I am currently working with two of the things I am most passionate about which is child education and history. I really could not be more excited for both of these opportunities and I have God to thank for both of them.

Romans 8:28
“We know that all things work together for good, for those who love God, who are called according to His purpose.”

Chancel Choir Director:

Debbie Coker

My mother had me sing my first solo in church when I was three years old. That was the beginning of a long love and career in music. I grew up I Greenville, SC and completed my education at Wade Hampton High School, Furman University and Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. My first husband was a Baptist preacher, and I served as Minister of Music in each church where he served as Pastor. I began taking piano lessons when I was six years old and voice lessons when I was fourteen years old. I taught piano students when I was in the tenths grade in High School and continue to teach piano and voice students today. I began as Minister of Music for Patterson Chapel United Methodist Church twenty-seven years ago and continue that position now. I joined Trinity United Methodist Church as the Minister of Music in 2003 and continue that position now. My first husband passed away and I am now married to Larry Coker. We continue to live in Greenville, SC and share a blended family consisting of seven wonderful boys and their families. God has blessed me with a life filled with music and I am thankful to be allowed to serve Him through my churches.

Mom's Morning Out Lead Teacher:

Carla Underwood

I'm the lead teacher at Trinity's Mom's Morning Out.  I've been working in the program since it began in 2000.  I currently teach the four year old children but I've taught in every class at some point during the last 19 years.  I love my job and feel privileged to be able to connect with the children and their families and tell them about Jesus.  I've made lots of friends throughout the years and that is something that I truly treasure about my job.
About me personally, I am originally from West Virginia.  I grew up on a farm with my dad and mom and my brother and sister.  I went to college at Marshall University and worked in retail after college.  My husband and I met in 1992 and married in 1993 and moved to Virginia with his job for 3 years.  After that we moved to Fountain Inn, SC in 1996 and have been here ever since.  I have two daughters.  My oldest is Emily and she is a pharmacist in Columbia SC.  My youngest is Jo and she attends Charleston Southern University.  We stay busy with different interests but we love to spend time together as a family as much as possible.

My Favorite Bible verse is Isaiah 41:10 
"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."