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Youth Staff & Advisors

Youth Staff

Andrew Esqueda, Director of Youth and Family Ministries

Andrew just started at Trinity as the youth director in November 2015! Andrew grew up in San Diego, California, and as a West Coast teenager, he enjoyed wrestling, baseball, soccer, and surfing. He received a B.A. in Religion with a minor in Biblical Languages in 2008 from Presbyterian-affiliated Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington, where he met his wife Megan. Andrew and Megan have a two-year-old son named Isaiah. Andrew also has a master's degree in Theology and Religious Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He comes to Trinity after serving for three years as the Director of High School Ministry at Roswell Presbyterian Church.

 

Olivia Patterson, Associate Director of Youth and Family Ministries

Olivia grew up in Gainesville, GA and is still a lifelong member at First Presbyterian Church in Gainesville. While pursuing a Public Relations degree at UGA, she felt called to youth ministry and found a part-time position at First Presbyterian Church in Athens. Olivia served in her Athens youth ministry for three years before she came to Trinity in June 2014. Olivia is married to Corey and they find lots of joy in their rescue dog, Pepper.

 

Veronica Ridenhour, Administrative Assistant

Veronica has been working at Trinity for over 20 years! Currently she is the administrative assistant for the youth, children's and pastoral care ministries. Veronica has a bachelor's degree from Clayton State University. She loves watching old John Wayne movies and is a rabid NY Giants and NY Yankees fan! She also delivers Meals on Wheels every week.

 

Middle School Leaders

Kelsey Benn

Kelsey grew up at Trinity and became a member through her Confirmation class. Kelsey graduated from Georgia State in 2010 with a Criminal Justice degree. She because a youth advisor in Fall 2014 and has loved getting to know the youth better!

 

Caroline Brown

Caroline joined Trinity in February 2015. She grew up in Greensboro, N.C. at First Presbyterian Church. Caroline graduated from the University of Georgia in May 2014 with a degree in magazine journalism and a minor in religion. She now works in public relations at Nebo, a full-service digital agency located in Midtown. 

 

Liz DiResta

Liz grew up in Trinity and became a member in 2004 through her Confirmation class. Liz graduated from Queens in 2011 with a psychology degree and now works at The World of Coke as a guest relations ambassador. She became a youth leader in Fall 2012. You may have also seen her singing with the Chancel Choir for the last four years!

 

Christian Edwards

Christian grew up at Trinity, joined in 2007 with his Confirmation class and served as an elder his senior year. Christian graduated from Carleton College in 2014 with a religion degree. He is now applying to medical school while completing a master’s degree in biomedical sciences at Tufts University. Christian likes to be outdoors, whether he is hiking, swimming, or participating in triathalons. 

 

Chris Halwig

Chris grew up at Trinity and is excited to be back with PYC after graduating from Georgetown University in Spring 2015. In his spare time, Chris loves biking, singing and swimming!

 

Jack Heberton

Jack grew up at Trinity and became a member in 9th grade through his Confirmation class. After terrorizing the youth group for seven years, Jack attended Georgia Tech to become an Industrial Engineer and now works at UPS. Jack has been a youth advisor since Fall 2010.

 

High School Leaders

Glynis Holihan

Glynis has been a member at Trinity since 1996 and has served as a youth advisor since Fall 2011. You may not know that Glynis is always dancing, or that she spent a year doing mission in Belfast, Northern Ireland. You probably know her best as Shelby and Gigi's mom!

 

Jackson McCann

Jackson grew up in Athens, GA, Lexington, KY, and Macon, GA. He has been a youth leader since Fall 2013 and joined Trinity in May 2014. Jackson graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Economics and International Affairs and works as a big data consultant for Mu Sigma, with client Coca-Cola.

 

Kathleen Mitchell

Kathleen grew up in Jacksonville, FL, served as an elder at Lakewood Pres and a camp counselor at Montgomery Pres. Kathleen graduated from Vanderbilt with a degree in Neuroscience, then came to Atlanta as a middle school science teacher with Teach for America. She joined Trinity in May 2015 and is currently in school to become a Physician Assistant.

 

Corey Patterson

Corey grew up in Grayson, GA. He graduated from UGA in 2013 with a degree in journalism and now works as an SEO consultant with a company in Roswell called Qiigo (key-go). He became a youth leader and a member at Trinity in Fall 2014. Corey loves reading, running, superheroes and Disney. He also enjoys exploring theology and is always up for a faith discussion.

 

Robby Pritchett

Robby is a native of Nashville, TN and went to the University of Tennessee. After graduating, Robby joined Bridgestone Americas (the tire company) and relocated to Washington D.C. for 2 years before moving to Atlanta in 2012. Robby enjoys being outdoors, golf and is an avid football fan for the TN Vols and Titans. Robby joined the Trinity family in Fall 2015 and is engaged to Kathleen!

 

Caroline Sanders

Caroline grew up in Dalton, GA, where John Ryan was her youth director! She graduated from Clemson University with a degree in biological sciences and nonprofit management and joined Trinity in February 2015. She is working on her second degree in nursing and also nannies for two families. She became a youth leader in December 2014.

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