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.
Diana Coe, Communications and Media Coordinator
In addition to working at Trinity part-time, Diana runs her own freelance business, Crone Communications. She is married to Liam Hooper, executive director of Ministries Beyond Welcome, and they have a son, Lucas, who is majoring in Social Work and is on the bowling team at Lincoln Memorial University. Diana and Liam make their spiritual home at Temple Emanuel Winston-Salem. She enjoys traveling with her son to his tournaments, cooking for family and friends, volunteer and social justice opportunities, needlepoint, and hanging out on her back porch.
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
Tom Hedgecock- Personnel and Finance Committee
Heather Hosey- Personnel Subcommittee
Carol Kayler, Susan Hudson - Community and World Service Committee
Ron Richwine - Environmental Green Team Leader
Richard Browne - Stewardship Committee
Deacons - Jeff Riddle, Bea Stuber, Sue Baker