|Clint Souligny, Minister of Outreach & Congregational Life|
Before accepting his present position at Trinity in 2008, Clint served in Sun Valley, ID as the Coordinator of Spanish Translators/Interpreters with the Blaine County School District working with 5 elementary schools, 2 middle schools and 1 high school.
Previously, he served internationally as an EFL Consultant & Trainer with LCMS/WM (20+ countries,1995-2000), CGM English Center in Thailand (2001-2003), and on the ground floor of new faith community/church plant start up in Barquisimeto, Venezuela (1985-1993). From 2004-2006, in was in Caracas, Venezuela serving as the in-country host and project coordinator for many short-term mission teams from US Lutheran churches that came to work and serve alongside Venezuelan national churches.
Presently, he has special interest in community partnerships, missional living, Alpha outreach, adult ed, Life Groups and community-based men's groups and enjoys building cross-cultural friendships. Clint has also enjoyed serving with the team that plans and leadsTrinity's Valentine Weekend Couples Get-Away at Skamania Lodge in the scenic Columbia River Gorge.
A graduate of Concordia, Seward (1980), he has a deree in teaching with a specialty in adult education. Before Concordia, Clint spent two years of intensive study at California Lutheran Bible Institute and also enjoyed a year of graduate studies at Fuller Seminary in Cross Cultural Studies / Cultural Anthropology and Adult Ed / Spiritual Formation.
Clint and his wife Cheryl really enjoy the Northwest and greater Portland area -- the farmer's markets, food carts, Salt & Straw Ice Cream and Longbottom Black Gold coffee. Each year on Labor Day, he and a few friends join 500 others for a 1.2 mile early morning swim across the Columbia River near the Hood River Bridge
Whenever possible Clint and Cheryl enjoy exploring the vineyards, orchards and back roads of Oregon on his 1100 "Black Beauty" Virago. They have four children, all born outside the US, all now university grads of Pepperdine, Concordia/Irvine, Azusa Pacific and Seatlle Pacific respectively and, as of New Year's day 2017 -- proud grandparents of a beautiful grandson.