Meet our pastor

Pastor Tom and his wife, Carolyn, want to give you and your family a warm welcome to Trinity Pooler.

Hi, my name is Tom Dent, and I have the blessing of being the Pastor here at Trinity Pooler.  My wife Carolyn and I moved here in the summer of 2017. 

We were both raised in Connecticut where we were (and still are!) high school sweethearts.  We have been married for 36 years, and we have two adult children who are married, and one grandson who just started kindergarten.  You can see a few pictures of our family in the gallery below.

We raised our children on St. Simons Island where we lived for thirty one years.  For twenty six years I owned my own business, a retail men’s clothing store, which I closed in 2012 to serve as Senior Pastor of Woodbine UMC.  Prior to serving there I served for six and one-half years as Associate Pastor to St. Simons UMC.  Each step of the way Carolyn has been by my side as my partner in life and ministry.

I received a Masters of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary, and I also have a Masters degree in Christian Counseling from Cornerstone University.  Best of all, I am a UCONN Huskie having graduated with a BA in Business Administration.

Our purpose here at Trinity Pooler is to grow in our relationship with God and others.  We like to remind folks that our core values are: God, family, friends; Serving together in Jesus’ name.  Whether you are married, divorced, single or widowed, Trinity Pooler wants to be your family. 

If I can be of any assistance to you please e-mail me at I hope to meet you soon.


Pastor Tom