Staff

Our Staff

Chandler Abel
Worship & Media Associate 

Chandler received a certificate in Ministry from Hillsong College in Australia and has been leading worship bands since he was fourteen. He and his wife Elina currently lead worship at the Princess Anne Campus and for the Lighthouse Young Adult Ministry. In addition, Chandler assists with all media elements such as videos, pro presenter, and production across all three campuses. Chandler and Elina have a heart and passion for doing ministry together and love their puppy Babe Ruth.


Bethany Blomdahl
Accountant

Bethany jokes that she's been paying bills her whole life, and Trinity is thankful she's had so much practice! Bethany does a great job taking care of Trinity's Accounts Payable needs. Though financial bookkeeping is her technical role, Bethany has a passion for families and loves helping Trinity families get connected. She is a proud Texan and received her Bachelors in Finance from Texas Tech University. Lars, Seth, Isabelle and William keep Bethany and her husband Alan busy with college visits, soccer practices and their cat Rusty(who acts like a dog). 


Tommie Bozich
Stuttgart, Germany Mission Campus Pastor

Tommie and his family will be moving to Stuttgart, Germany to start Trinity's first mission campus. He works to connect people in community with others at Trinity and with God himself through worship. He is also a talented graphic artist and routinely puts his Advertising degree from the Universtiy of North Florida to good work. Tommie and his wife, Alisa, have three young children: Liliana, Truett and Barrett. They also have a lovable dachshund named Maple.


Stephen Byrd
Audio, Video, Lighting Director

Stephen's role is to oversee sound, lighting and video across all campuses at Trinity. He ensures technical excellence in service production, making all the creative elements the best that they can be. Since the age of 14, Stephen has been working mostly in churches alongside amazing mentors and team mates who have helped him learn his craft. Most recentaly, he served as Technical Director/Designer at City Church in Chicago, Stephen is a Virginia Beach native and graduate of Ocean Lakes High School. He and his wife Casey have one daughter, Avery. Trinity is so grateful to have Stephen serving within his gifting of making God's name great through phenomenal live production.


Art Childs
Princess Anne Campus Pastor

Art serves as Campus Pastor at our Trinity Princess Anne campus. Art is passionate about seeing the local church embrace its missional role of reflecting the light of Christ into our world. He also enjoys preaching, drawing, hiking, watching NFL football (especially the Detroit Lions), classic animation, and collecting vintage board games. And he especially loves spending time with his wife, Debbie, and kids, Jack and Lucy.


 Michele Conley
Student Ministry Director 

Michele serves Trinity's middle and high schoolers through ministry administration and ministering to the girls in our youth group. She loves to share with young women that they are created in God's perfect image and to encourage them to honor God by living well. Michele grew up mostly in VA Beach and loves exploring all the city has to offer. Michele and her husband, Matt, love the beach, their playful mutt Abbie, and watching college football. 


Jeff Gangel
Oceanfront Campus Pastor & Elder

Jeff is often in his upfront role of teaching pastor at Trinity. However, behind the scenes, Jeff is also hard at work as he leads the Trinity staff and facilitates Community Groups. Jeff works with the staff and congregation as he pursues his greatest passion-serving His Savior with excellence and faithfulness.  Jeff earned his Master of Theology and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary and has been in pastoral ministry since 1987. He was born in the land of Goshen (Indiana, that is), but has lived in the Mid-west, Florida, Texas and Georgia. He is passionate about his wife, Beth and grown children, Lyndsey and Brad. He is also pretty passionate about tennis and hot cinnamon rolls. 


Sheryl Gladin
Oceanfront Campus Coordinator 

Sheryl is the detail-oriented coordinator of our Oceanfront worship services. She also coordinates and oversees any of the special event worship services that Trinity hosts. Sheryl holds B.S. degree in Music Education from Bob Jones University. Sheryl and her husband, Rich, can typically be found at the beach or hanging with their Virginia Tech Hokie daughter or high-school aged son.


Grant Gubser
Student Pastor & Town Center Campus Pastor

Grant is the student pastor to Trinity's middle and high school students, and also serves as the Town Center Campus Pastor. He has been working with youth for over 10 years in a variety of ways-as a traveling speaker, youth minister, wilderness trail guide, and camp counselor. His greatest passion is seeing students connect with Jesus in Creation. Grant moved from Denver, Colorado, where he completed his Masters of Divinity at Denver Seminary. Grant and his wife, Brittany, have two girls and one boy-- Lively, Felicity and Bravery-- and a fun-loving pup, Shelby.


Brittany Hoffman
Town Center Ministry Assistant

Brittany is passionate about meeting new people, building systems, and connecting people so they can grow to be more like Jesus. Trinity is incredibly thankful to have her using these gifts and abilities as Ministry Assistant and as a volunteer Community Group leader. Brittany and her husband Kevin moved from New Jersey to Virginia for Kevin to attend law school. Brittany holds degrees from Grove City College in Education & Entrepreneurship and a M.Ed from Regent University. Brittany and Kevin have three fun and energetic kids - Caleb, Nathanael, and Ellie.


Terri Hopper
Town Center Children's Coordinator

Terri is the high energy director of the children's program at the Town Center location. It is her great joy to love on the children, engage with the families and to help the children fall in love with Jesus at an early age. Terri is a Virginia Beach native and has a Speech Communication degree from Old Dominion University. Terri and her husband, David, have four daughters and one son-in-law. Also a substitue teacher and a happy home cook, Terri is a generous spirit that Trinity is thankful to have. 


Karen Lindvall
Oceanfront Music Director

Karen helps to plan, coordinate, and implement worship and music at the Oceanfront campus.  She’s a true Virginia Beach native and earned a Bachelor’s in Communication and Master’s degree from Virginia Tech. She’s been a worship leader for over fifteen years. Her passion for the Lord is infectious and considers her role of leading others into God’s presence through worship as a privilege. She and her husband Terry have two great kids: Chris and Caroline.


Heather Mrva
Ministry Administrator

Heather is responsible for coordinating and implementing administrative support for several of Trinity’s ministries as well as providing administrative support for the teaching/ministry pastor. She lived in Utah until she was 14 and then her family moved to Ohio where she attended high school and college before moving to Virginia Beach for grad school. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Cedarville University and a M.A. in Community Counseling from Regent University. She has held both administrative and counseling positions at several churches and counseling agencies. She enjoys supporting and encouraging others through detailed administration, gentle listening, and skilled facilitation. Heather and her husband, Nate, have one son, Graham, and a sweet dog, Molly.


Josie Quay
Oceanfront SHRED Coordinator

Josie plans, trains, and leads the SHRED ministry at the Oceanfront campus for K-5th graders. Hailing from North Dakota where she was the Logan County Dairy Princess in high school, Josie has a BS in Elementary Ed and Special Ed from the University of North Dakota and has 13 years experience teaching. She has also been a stay at home mom/home school teacher for 22 years. She is passionate about her family and enjoys spending time with her husband John, and 4 wonderful children.


Randy Singer
Teaching Pastor

Randy is one of Trinity's dedicated teaching pastors. Randy has a strong vision and passion for Trinity to serve God and Virginia Beach. In addition to serving at Trinity, Randy is a practicing lawyer, an award-winning author and a die-hard Packers fan. He has previously served as Executive Vice-President at the North American Mission Board and as interim pastor for a number of churches before finding his home at Trinity Church.  He and his wife Rhonda have two grown children-Rosalyn and Joshua-and a lovable black lab named Lambeau (who you will most likely hear about in a sermon at some point). 


Felix Schlater
Creative Media Director

Felix is responsible for all the print, video and web media that is implemented on a weekly basis. Coming from a Navy family, he has lived all over but calls Virginia Beach his home. He has over 10+ years of experience in the design field and loves seeing how people connect with the things he creates. Felix and his wife, Sarah, have two girls, Luci & Silvi.


Elizabeth Ward
Controller

Elizabeth is responsible for ensuring the integrity of financial processes at Trinity Church and also oversees Human Resources. Elizabeth has an International Business degree from Hillsdale College and a degree in Accounting from Old Dominion University. Elizabeth is also a former water ski instructor, an avid Crossfit gal and is also known for her incredible catering and cooking! At home, she enjoys time with her husband, Richard, and sons, Charles and Jonathan.


Boni Worthley
Princess Anne Ministry Assistant

Boni is responsible for assisting the Campus Pastor and acting as service coordinator for the Princess Anne Campus. She is originally from Minnesota but has called northern Virginia her home for the previous 24 years, before moving to Virginia Beach. She has a B.S. in Christian Education from Oral Roberts University and upon graduation from college began working in the church setting coordinating Children's Ministry. She continued to volunteer in children’s ministry while she and her husband raised their four children and has held positions as Children’s Director and Coordinator at several different churches. She is passionate about helping people discover their spiritual gifts and calling, and helping them connect with opportunities in the local church where they can serve the body of Christ. She is often amazed at how God put together all her past experiences to prepare her for this opportunity at Trinity Church! Her growing family includes her husband, David, 4 children, 2 son-in-laws, and 3 grandchildren.


Beverly Yoakum
Children's Director

Bev Yoakum came to Trinity from Chillicothe, Ohio where she had for many years established and operated successful childcare centers. Bev holds an associate degree in Social Sciences and a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Administration from Ohio University, and a master’s degree in Lifespan Care and Administration from Nova Southeastern University. In 2003 she opened a Christian music venue and coffee house called the Rockin` Fish Café in an effort to establish a place where youth could gather in a wholesome and safe environment, combined with a positive musical influence. As the Director of Children’s Ministry at Trinity, Bev will combine her extensive knowledge of nurturing and educating children with her faith in Jesus and her love of God's word. She enjoys going to the movies, CCM concerts, women's conferences, and taking long walks with her husband. She and her husband Rami have three children: Chris (Jenna) Free, Derek (Katie) Free, and Taylor Yoakum.