Reverend Jon Gaska, Pastor
Jon Gaska grew up in the Chicago-land area where he discovered a love of music. After years of playing gigs at many jazz clubs, restaurants, churches, and bars, Jon felt a call into ministry as a pastor. In 2009 he moved to Seattle to go to seminary at the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. In Seattle he ministered to the homeless and the LGBTQ community, and interned with Street Psalms (a global nonprofit committed to working with the poor and marginalized in high risk urban areas). Jon, his partner Joy, and their three small children are excited to be a part of Trinity's story and the wider Winston-Salem community. Jon has served as pastor at Trinity since March 2014.
Reverend Terri Engle, Director of Christian Education
Terri Engle is an ordained minister in the PCUSA. She received her Masters of Divinity from Wake Forest University Divinity School. Go Deacs! Terri also completed the requirements to become a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains. She is a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner and a Reiki Master. Terri is married to Trinity Presbyterian Church member, John Engle. They have two grown sons who are married to wonderful women. They are blessed with four glorious grandchildren--two boys and two girls. The Engle household is completed by Tirzah and Ellie Belle, two rescued dogs that keep everyone on their toes! Terri enjoys reading, meditation, and using her artist skills as a way to relax. Terri and John both volunteer for the Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina.
Sue Baker, a Registered Nurse who is certified as a Faith Community Nurse, has volunteered as our Parish Nurse since 1999. She counsels parishioners, assists the Care Team in looking after members with special needs, holds monthly blood pressure checks, writes articles on health issues, and provides Healing Touch. In 2001, she organized six churches of the Presbyterian Inter-Racial Dialogue in providing a community health fair. She is also a member of the Congregational Nurse and Health Ministry of Forsyth County.
Diana is our Communications and Media Coordinator. In addition to working at Trinity part-time, she runs her own freelance business, Crone Communications. Diana is married to Liam Hooper, executive director of Ministries Beyond Welcome, and they have a son, Lucas. Diana makes her spiritual home at Temple Emanuel Winston-Salem. She enjoys traveling with her son to his bowling tournaments, cooking for family and friends, volunteer and social justice opportunities, needlepoint, and hanging out on her back porch.
Our Session Members and Committee Leaders:
Robert Alford- Building and Grounds Committee
David Bathory- Justice Team leader; More Light liaison
Brenda Daniels- Worship and Spiritual Growth Committee
Margaret Elliott- Church Life Committee; Clerk of Session
Mel Gee- Church Life Committee
Tom Hedgecock- Personnel and Finance Committee
Heather Hosey- Personnel and Finance Committee
Carol Kayler- Community and World Service Committee
Jeanne Patterson- Environmental Green Team
Jeane Wooten- Director of POAM