Pam Driesell

Senior Pastor

Pam began her ordained ministry in 1999 as the organizing pastor of a new church plant for the Northeast Georgia Presbytery near Athens, Georgia. When that plant chartered as Oconee Presbyterian Church in 2001, Pam was called as their first pastor. She served in that capacity until 2010, when she was called as the fourth Senior Pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church. Pam reminds the Trinity community every week that “we don’t come to church; we ARE the church! We come to worship, and we leave to BE THE CHURCH in the world!” In collaboration with her staff and members, Pam seeks to lead the congregation in making God’s love visible in their shared life and in reaching out beyond themselves to serve the common good and work for a more just and compassionate world as they follow in the way of Jesus.

Serving on the New Church Development Commission for more than a decade, including times as the moderator, has been one of the great joys of Pam’s ministry over the years. The commission is a movement of people committed to starting healthy, relevant, diverse, and vital new PCUSA worshiping communities in the Greater Atlanta area. She presently serves on the board of Columbia Theological Seminary. Pam also co-leads a formation group in The King Center’s Better Together Initiative, which seeks to join pastors who are diverse in denomination, race, and political ideology in the Christ-centered work of racial reconciliation and community transformation.

Pam is a graduate of James Madison University, Hollins University, and Princeton Theological Seminary, where she was awarded the James T. Galloway Prize in Expository Preaching. Some of her extracurricular preaching invitations include The PCUSA Big Tent, Princeton Youth Forums, and The Engle Institute of Preaching.

Pam is married to Joe Loveland, a retired attorney. She has two grown sons who live in Atlanta. They all love to spend time together on a small island in down east Maine, where they hike, read, talk politics and religion, culture and psychology, literature and the arts; sing and dance, gaze at the stars, marvel at the light, kayak, and have lobster bakes on the beach and chillax!

(404) 495-8421


Richard Floyd

Senior Associate Pastor for Engagement

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.



Andrew Esqueda

Director of Youth and 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.



Tom Farmer

Pastoral Associate for 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.



Betsy Lyles Swetenburg

Associate Pastor for Emerging 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.



Norman Mackenzie

Director of Music and Fine Arts

Norman has been the Director of Music and Fine Arts at Trinity since 1983. He oversees a comprehensive program including several singing and ringing choirs and two concert series. He also serves as the Director of Choruses for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, where his work led to Grammy Awards from the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in 2003, 2005, and 2007. He also maintains an active solo recital and guest conducting schedule. 

Education: B.A. from the University of Arts; M.A. from Westminster Choir College

Hobbies: Watching Braves baseball

Previous Places of Work: The Church of the Redeemer in Bryn Mawr, PA, and 10th Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, PA

(404) 495-8430


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.