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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. She also loves singing, handlettering, graphic design, photography and cooking.

 

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 leader in Fall 2014 and has loved getting to know the youth better!

 

Caroline Brown

Caroline joined Trinity in February 2015 and was installed as an elder in 2017. She works for Parc Monceau Antiques in Buckhead. She grew up in Greensboro, NC at First Presbyterian Church and graduated from the University of Georgia in 2014. Caroline enjoys cheering on the dawgs and is also a foodie who loves to cook and try new restaurants.

 

Tricia DiResta

Tricia grew up in Trinity and became a member in 2004 through her Confirmation class. She graduated from Queens in 2011 and now works with Trinity Preschool and the after school program at Pace Academy. She became a youth leader in Fall 2016.

 

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 and is now pursuing a medical degree. Christian likes to be outdoors, whether he is hiking, swimming, or participating in triathlons. 

 

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 started as a youth leader in Fall 2010. He graduated from Georgia Tech and is an industrial engineer for UPS. Jack enjoys cycling, rock climbing and teaching acroyoga, both in a class and on a youth trip!

 

Elizabeth Scholz

Elizabeth came to Trinity in Fall 2016 and has been active with the young adult ministry before starting as a youth leader this fall. Elizabeth has a degree in Archaeology from William & Mary. She teaches 6th grade Social Studies and coaches the swim team at Holy Innocents Episcopal School.

 

 

High School Leaders

Catherine Ellis

Catherine Ellis came to Trinity as a seminary student seeking a church to support her through the ordination process. She graduated from Vanderbilt Divinity in spring 2017 and is serving as a chaplain resident at Northside Hospital.

 

Emily Hicks

Emily became active at Trinity in Fall 2016 with the young adult ministry after graduating from Auburn University. She works in interior design and has volunteered with her youth group at her home church in Chicago for several years before becoming a youth leader this fall.

 

Glynis Holihan

Glynis has been a member at Trinity since 1996 and has served as a youth leader since Fall 2011. You may not know that Glynis is always dancing, or that she spent a year doing mission in Belfast, Northern Ireland in the '90s. 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 was ordained as an elder in 2016. Jackson graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Economics and International Affairs and works as a big data consultant for Coca-Cola.

 

Corey Patterson

Corey grew up in Grayson, GA. He graduated from UGA in 2013 with a degree in journalism and now works in website management as the Director of Technical SEO for Medium Blue. He became a youth leader and a member at Trinity in Fall 2014. Corey loves being married to Olivia, reading, running, superheroes and Disney. He also enjoys exploring theology and is always up for a faith discussion.

 

Kathleen Pritchett

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.

 

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 golf, being outdoors, and is an avid football fan for the TN Vols and Titans. Robby joined the Trinity family in Fall 2015 and is married to Kathleen!

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