|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 serving 5 elementary schools, 2 middle schools and 1 high school.
Previously, he served internationally as 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 start up in Barquisimeto, Venezuela (1985-1993)as well as Volunteer Mission Team Coorindator in Caracas (2004-2006).
Clint has special interest in developing community partnerships, adult education & missional living, life groups, community-based men's groups and building int'l bridges through cross-cultural friendships. Trinity is presently laying the foundation to create a new Community English as a Second Language Center to serve int'l students, refugees and immigrants.
A 1980 grad of Concordia, Seward, Clint also spent two years studying God's Word at the CLBI as well as doing graduate studies at Fuller Seminary in Pasadena specializing in Cross Cultural Studies/Cultural Anthropology and Adult Ed/Spiritual Formation.
Clint and his wife Cheryl enjoy many things about living in the greater Portland area -- the farmer's markets, the fun ethnic food carts, Longbottom & Dutch Bros coffee, and love Salt & Straw Ice Cream. Every Labor Day, Clint & few friends joining 500 other crazies for the 1 mile swim across the Columbia River near the Hood River Bridge. Clint has also enjoyed co-hosting a biennnel Valentine Weekend Couples Get-Away at Skamania Lodge (in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge). Clint and Cheryl get away when they can to explore the vineyards, orchards and back country of beautiful Oregon on his 1100 "Black Beauty" Virago. Clint & Cheryl have four grown adult children -- all born outside the United States, all now college grads embarking on their own careers -- and so we're in the "empty nest" ;-( stage.