|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 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, he was in Caracas serving as in-country host and project coordinator for US short-term mission teams that came to serve in various capacities 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 cross-cultural friendships. Clint has also enjoyed co-leadng Trinity'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 and theology with a specialty in adult education. Before Concordia, Clint spent two years at California Lutheran Bible Institute and then later after CU/Seward did a year of graduate studies at Fuller Seminary in Cross Cultural Studies / Cultural Anthropology and Adult Ed / Spiritual Formation.
Clint and his wife Cheryl 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 at Hood River.
Whenever possible Clint and Cheryl explore the vineyards, orchards and back roads of Oregon on his 1100 "Black Beauty" Virago. They have four children, all born outside the US, who graduated from Pepperdine, Concordia/Irvine, Azusa Pacific and Seatlle Pacific Universities. As of New Year's Day 2017, they are now proud grandparents of a beautiful grandson.