Pastors

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Richard Floyd

Acting Senior Pastor

Ordained in the PC(USA), Richard brings with him 14 years’ experience serving parishes both here and outside Chicago. He recently earned his PhD in theology from Emory and has contributed several essays to the Feasting on the Word and Feasting on the Gospels series. His recently published a book, Down to Earth: Christian Hope for Climate Change, has received high praise from scholars and theologians.

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Andrew Esqueda

Associate Pastor for Family Ministries

Andrew looks forward to living in a world where the temperature is always 76 degrees, the West Coast is recognized as the best coast, schedules manage themselves, and the plural of "moose" is (as it should be) "meese".

Andrew has worked in Youth and Family Ministries for the last 10 years. Before coming to Trinity, Andrew served as Director of High School Ministry at Roswell Presbyterian Church. He has a keen interest in the study of theology and its integration into Youth and Family Ministries. Andrew is a regular contributor to the Progressive Youth Ministry blog and a seminar leader at the Progressive Youth Ministry Conference, co-organizer of Open Atlanta, and has twice presented at the Northwest Region of the American Academy of Religion.

Andrew loves spending time with his two-year-old son and wife. He is often found reading theology and philosophy at any number of craft coffee shops around the Atlanta area. He is a self-proclaimed foodie, coffee snob, and connoisseur of all things fine and delicious.

404-495-8446

 
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Tom Farmer

Parish Associate for Pastoral Care and Senior Adult Ministries

As the Chief Prime Timer on the staff, Tom enjoys a couple days of work each week in pastoral care for our senior members and five days of Sabbath to make up for those missed through the years.

Tom is a native Virginian, holds degrees from Hampden-Sydney College, Union Presbyterian Seminary and Chicago Theological Seminary. In a forty year career he served as pastor of churches in Alabama, Virginia, North Carolina and Texas.

He enjoys traveling with his wife, Martha, and is still an inquirer on the golf course.

404-495-8438

 
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Betsy Lyles Swetenburg

Associate Pastor for Adult Ministries

Betsy grew up in Davidson, NC, and graduated from Davidson College in 2011 with a degree in English. Right after, she enrolled at Columbia Seminary and graduated with a MDiv in 2014. Prior to Trinity, she served as the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at Columbia Seminary.

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George Stroup

Theologian in Residence

George Stoup first studied history at Rice University before attending Yale Divinity School. He pursued his Ph.D. at Vanderbilt University. He is a renowned theologian in the PCUSA, having devoted 40 years to preparing ministers to be theological practitioners at Princeton, Austin, and Columbia seminaries. He was on the General Assembly Committee on the Inclusion of the Belhar Confession in the Book of Confessions, the General Assembly Select Committee on a Brief Confession of Faith, and The Council on Theology and Culture.

404-495-8458

 
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