I love Trinity. What a true joy to serve as pastor here. I love the authentic faith that is being lived out here - no pretenses. I love that Trinity lives into the whole gospel - not only being embraced by the love of God in a personal way, but seeing how that love compels us to love our neighbor and our neighborhood. I love that we're bursting at the seams with kids! I love how genuinely newcomers are welcomed. Now this isn't to say that we're perfect - far from it - but I wouldn’t rather be anywhere else.
Before coming to Trinity in 2010, I served in urban congregations in Saint Paul, Seattle, and Vancouver, BC. I graduated with a B.A. in Christian Education from Taylor University (Indiana) and did my graduate theological education at Regent College (Vancouver, BC). I love being married to Amber, and together we have lots of fun with our two kids.
Contact Matt: 253-272-8819x102 - email@example.com
Director of Outreach
I have had the privilege of attending Trinity since 2000, and have served as Trinity’s Director of Outreach since August 2007. I love the work that I am privileged to do in giving leadership to Trinity’s outreach efforts towards being a Transformational Presence in the Bryant Neighborhood within the Hilltop of Tacoma. As a Hilltop resident (along with my wife and three kids) and huge fan of the city of Tacoma, I find much so joy in getting to serve here within this community I very much love. I graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in 1996, and have worked with Tacoma’s urban population of youth and families ever since. During non-work hours, you will find me playing with my family, usually while simultaneously working on something for my Masters of Divinity degree and attempting to catch a few minutes of a Seattle-based sporting event.
Contact Rod: 253-272-8819 x103 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Children
Youth & Family Ministry
I joined Trinity in 2011 and fell in love with it! This is the place where you will find some of the most passionate, devoted, loving, and fun people in Tacoma! As I oversee ministry to youth and children every week, I see a community that showers kids with love and ignites their hearts to follow Christ.
I have been working with kids since I was 14 and have a Bachelors Degree in Youth and Family Ministry. Most of my free time I spend with my husband Jason and our little daughter Sofia, being outdoors, reading, or chatting with my friends in Tacoma and all over the world.
Contact Julia: 253-272-8819 x109 - email@example.com
I grew here up in lovely Tacoma, WA. I have worked at Trinity since 2007, and am grateful for the opportunity to work with so many great people here! My favorite part of my job is getting to work with all of the folks who come to Trinity’s front door and utilize the resources which come through Trinity’s Front Door Ministry. I value the time I get to spend with my family, including my grandchildren, and friends.
Contact Karla: 253-272-8819 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of TAP (Trinity Afterschool Program) & Community Relations
I am thankful for the privilege to continue my work with Trinity as the Director of TAP and Community. The students enrolled in TAP bring joy and purpose to my life, and I am grateful for all our TAP students and tutors who are enrolled in the program. This year brings new beginnings with the addition of a new member to our family, my baby girl, TyCarra. My journey in motherhood continues with Shalujuan, a senior at Foss High School, as she prepares for college next fall and with Tyree as he begins his freshman year at Bellarmine Prep. Trinity has become family to all of us and touched my children in the most remarkable of ways. Thank you for your continued love, prayers, encouragement and support.
Contact Carmetrus: 253-272-8819 x105 - email@example.com
I grew up in beautiful Tacoma, WA. I graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 2004, and am currently pursuing a graduate degree in guidance counseling. I adore children, and am completing my internship at McCarver Elementary school. I also have a wonderful two year old little boy of my own named Karter. I’ve worked for many years as a bookkeeper, and am very excited to be a part of amazing work that Trinity Presbyterian church does within our community.
Contact Breanne: 253-272-8819 x110 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Childcare & Clothing Bank Assistant
I have lived most of my life here in Tacoma, and I am so grateful for everyone I get to serve alongside and work with here at Trinity. These children’s lives and the work that Trinity does in our neighborhood is truly a joy to be a part of!
Contact Iris: 253-272-8819
Pat's Clothing Bank Coordinator
I am grateful to have gotten to serve as the Coordinator for Pat’s Clothing Bank for the last 17 years. I love the people I get to come into contact with every week, and my family and I truly love the Bryant Neighborhood, and Trinity is a huge part of that.
Contact Roseann: 253-272-8819
Trinity Learning Center Coordinator
I was born and raised on the beautiful Hilltop of Tacoma. I attended Bryant Elementary, Jason Lee Middle School, and Wilson High School. I graduated in 2010 from Whitworth University. I received my Bachelors of Arts in Sociology with an emphasis on Community Action and Social Services. After graduating from Whitworth, where I was an ActSix scholar, I became an AmeriCorps Volunteer were I served for two years at the Tacoma Science and Math Institute. I am very much looking forward to working with the Trinity and Hilltop Community. I only hope to continue to grow and deepen my passion for youth and my community! I am excited about working in the L.C. and getting to know all of you!
Contact Jaquette: 253-272-8819 x104 - email@example.com
Trinity Learning Center AmeriCorps Staff
I'm originally from Greece, and my family and I moved to Washington when I was three years old. I attended Wilson High School in Tacoma, and following high school I received the ActSix Leadership Scholarship and attended Pacific Lutheran University where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Throughout my time in high school and college I have had the opportunity to give back and be involved in the community by tutoring, mentoring, and organizing programs for Tacoma's youth. I look forward to engaging with you all and making this year at the Learning Center a success!
Contact Panago: 253-272-8819 x104 - firstname.lastname@example.org
TAP & Learning Center AmeriCorps Staff
In 1997, I graduated from Mount Tahoma High School, and like many young people I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with my life. I tried community college for a bit, but struggled academically, and eventually quit, and decided I would find my place in the work-world instead. After working at a youth center for three years and at a childcare center for another two, I discovered I needed higher education in order to make significant changes in whatever organizations God placed me in. I’m looking forward to working at Trinity this coming school year as one of the AmeriCorps staff.
Contact Tracy: 253-272-8819 x104 - email@example.com