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.
Worship Campus Associate - Princess Anne
Elina has always loved to worship and uses her giftings at Trinity as the Worship Campus Associate at Trinity’s Princess Anne location. She attended Hillsong International Leadership College and has been leading worship for over 5 years in Sweden, Australia, and now the United States. Originally from Sweden, Elina and her husband Chandler currently reside here in Virginia Beach with their puppy, Baby Ruth.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Student Ministry Coordinator, Town Center Campus
Rebecca brings her passion for helping others to Trinity by discipling and leading middle schoolers and high schoolers to Christ, particularly at the Town Center Campus. She has a Masters of Education in Speech Language Pathology from ODU and has been working in the field for 2 years. She describes herself as a part-time Speech Therapist and full-time lover of God! She is originally from Laguna Hills, California and currently resides in Virginia Beach with her husband, Julius, and daughter Ava Lynn.
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, have two amazing grown children and one amazing son-in-law and a crazy Jack Russell Terrier, named Stonewall Jackson.
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.
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.
Oceanfront Children's Coordinator
Alexis' job at Trinity is to create a safe and exciting environment for infant-5th grade kids at the Oceanfront Campus to learn and grow in their personal relationship with Jesus. Alexis completed her Bachelor's Degree in Religion and Culture from Virginia Tech, and spent a little over a year post-grad in Baltimore teaching inner city youth in public schools while working towards a Masters in Ed. She has been working with children for as long as she can remember and knows that God has formed her into a life long career of impacting youth. A Virginia Beach native, she has two wonderful parents, one older sister, a brother-in-law, and a nephew - the light of her world, as well as a pup named Norah.
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.
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.
Student Ministry Coordinator, Oceanfront Campus
Blake’s role at Trinity is to cultivate relationships and disciple students at the Oceanfront Campus. He grew up in St. Lous, MO but left for Charleston, SC his junior year of high school. He calls both places home! Blake is currently attending ECPI University and working on his B.S. in Homeland Security. He has volunteered in Trinity’s student ministry since fall of 2011 and is excited to now be on staff! Blake can often be seen wearing bowties and boatshoes and enjoying time with his wife, Ashley, their sweet daughter, Eleanor Jane, and their playful purebred German Shepherd named Reese.
Heather is responsible for coordinating and implementing administrative support for several of Trinity’s ministries. 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 and a M.A. in Community Counseling. 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.
Student Ministry Coordinator, Princess Anne Campus
As the Student Ministry Coordinator for Princess Anne Campus, Taylor uses his past experiences as a leader through Young Life Capernaum and previous church leadership experiences to connect with the middle and high schoolers in the youth group at Princess Anne. He has a Bachelors Degree in Sport Management from Old Dominion University. Taylor LOVES watching all kinds of sports and you can join him in rooting for his favorite teams! A few of his favs are: Football (Fly Eagles Fly, Go Dawgs, Go Monarchs), Basketball (76ers "Trust The Process"), Hockey (Go Flyers), Baseball (Go Phillies), and Soccer (Man City "C'mon City").
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 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).
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 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.
Princess Anne Associate Children's Coordinator
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 and has worked in ministry at several different churches over the years. 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. Her growing family includes her husband, David, 4 children, 2 son-in-laws, and 3 grandchildren.
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. As the Director of Children’s Ministry at Trinity, Bev combines her 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.