Ministers, Staff, and Session Members

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.

Nicole Johnson, Office and Financial Coordinator

Nicole is originally from Texas and moved with her family to Winston in 2016.  She has a husband, two daughters, two large cats, and a larger Golden Retriever who keep her very busy when she is not working part-time at Trinity.  Her family attends Centenary United Methodist Church after joining in January 2019. She enjoys volunteering at her girls' schools, dancing, reading, and a good meal and conversation with friends and family.

Cabell Edmundson, Communications and Media Coordinator

Cabell has been in the Winston-Salem area for most of her life, having grown up in Lexington, NC and graduated from Wake Forest University. She and her family returned to Winston-Salem in 2008 and are members of Centenary United Methodist Church. Cabell enjoys volunteering with her kids’ schools & Brenner Children’s Hospital, exercising & reading a good book. 

Sue Baker, Parish Nurse

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.

Our Session Members and Committee Leaders:
Carol Kayler - Clerk of Session, Memorial Garden Committee
John Engle - Building and Grounds Committee
Donna Hamilton - Justice Team Leader
Cindy Bodenheimer - Worship and Spiritual Growth Committee
Mel Gee - Church Life Committee
Johnnie Midyette - Finance Committee
Ann Shoffner - Personnel Subcommittee
Carol Kayler - Community and World Service Committee
Ron Richwine - Environmental Green Team Leader
Richard Browne - Stewardship Committee
Deacons - Jeff Riddle, Bea Stuber, Sue Baker, Susan Parker, Art Morrissette