Meet The Team
Trisha Miller Manarin
The third daughter (with a brother to follow) of two great parents, I was born in the city of brotherly love (Philadelphia, PA) and was raised in Allentown (yes, the Billy Joel song, but the factories were/are in Bethlehem). At 13, I experienced a call to ministry, changing my path from an actor in NYC. Birmingham, AL is where I attended university; through Samford University, I spent two summers overseas – in Zambia and Macau. A love for the Lord and my degree in music allowed me to live in Zambia when I met and fell in love with Tim. Two years after meeting him, we were married and served as home missionaries in Philadelphia and the surrounding area, allowing me to finish my M.Div. at Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (now Palmer). In those days, my focus was on international student ministries and chaplaincy. While Tim worked on his Ph.D. in African history, we lived in Indiana where I served a local church, and our family increased – our two sons were born in the Hoosier state. We moved back East to be closer to family, within a couple of years our daughter was born. When our three children were young, we lived in Uganda as diplomats. My D.Min. in Church Leadership is from Wesley Theological Seminary here in D.C. I have worked on church staffs, taught seminarians, led denominational groups, directed a division of the Baptist World Alliance, and today am thrilled to serve with DCBC! It is exciting to be part of the movement embracing our motto – One Faith. Many Cultures. Endless Possibilities.