Our Staff

Michael Stanfield (mstanfield@trinity-presbyterian.org)

Rev. Dr. Michael Stanfield is a native of Greensboro, NC. He moved with his family to the Richmond, VA area as a teen and subsequently attended the University of Virginia where he majored in psychology and Religion and soon felt the call into ministry. Michael is both an ordained Presbyterian (USA) minister and a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist. He received his Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, VA., his Master of Education in Marriage and Family Therapy from East Tennessee State in Johnson City, TN and his Doctor of Ministry from Louisville Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. In his career as a pastor, Michael has served churches in Alabama, Virginia and East Tennessee. Michael has been married to his wife, Janet, also thirty years. Together they have two grown children: Carl who is the program director at Tall timber and Grace who is an undergraduate at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Michael has a passion for the outdoors and an abiding fascination with healing and dreams, the latter of which led him to extensive studies in Jungian psychology. Michael has been in training as a Hakomi (mindfulness/body/experiential) psychotherapist in Asheville, North Carolina and Bellingham, Washington for the past four years.

 

The Columbia Tribune published a short article about Michael, that you can read here.

 

Lily Chan (trinity@trinity-presbyterian.org)

Church Secretary Lily Chan has worked at Trinity since 1990.  Born in Hong Kong, she came to the United States in 1969 and earned a Bachelor's Degree in hospitality and food service administration from the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis/St. Paul. Lily and her husband, Paul, have two grown daughters, Natalie and Stephanie, who both work in New York City.  She enjoys gardening, playing bridge and working for social justice.

 
Michelle Gamblin-Green (gamblin-greenm@lincolnu.edu)

Michelle Gamblin-Green, the choir director at Trinity Presbyterian Church, is also an Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choirs at Lincoln University, where she conducts the Lincoln University Choir and Lincoln University Vocal Ensemble and teaches Choral Conducting and Choral Techniques.  A cum laude graduate of Spelman College (Georgia), she holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in music from Bowling Green State University (Ohio) and also serves as adjunct professor of Music for William Woods University in Fulton, Mo.

Michelle has an extensive background in choral direction, having served as either assistant choral director or director of the Bowling Green State University Women’s Chorus, the Brazeal Dennard Chorale (Michigan), the Brazeal Dennard Youth Chorale, the Talladega College Choir (Alabama) and the Westminster College Choir (Missouri).  She has assisted with choral preparation of major choral works for performances with the Cleveland State University Chamber Orchestra, Louisville Symphony Orchestra, and Detroit Symphony and Metropolitan Orchestras.

Michelle is a member of American Choral Directors Association, Missouri Choral Directors Association, Texas Choral Directors Association, Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society, Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity for Women, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Recently, she was appointed to the City of Columbia’s cultural affairs commission.