Veronica Ridenhour

Administrative Assistant

Veronica is an Administrative Assistant who supports the children, youth, and pastoral care ministries. 

Education: B.S. from Clayton State University

Hobbies: Watching old John Wayne movies and reruns of Matlock

Motto: There's no such thing as a free lunch. 

Random Fact: I'm a rabid NY Giants and NY Yankees fan!

(404) 495-8440


Molly Faircloth

Director of Finance & Administration

(404) 495-8445


Esther Patrick

Director of Communications

(404) 495-8451


Diana Pedrick

Welcome Center Coordinator

Diana is often the first face you see when arriving at Trinity or the first voice you hear greeting callers.For 35 years, she was on the management team at Rich's/Macy's, and her last position was Divisional Vice President/General Manager at Rich's Cobb Center in Smyrna.

Diana loves animals of all kinds and meeting new people. The best advice she ever received was never, never, never give up.



Jason Ranke

Executive Assistant to the Senior Associate Pastor and to the Director of Administration and Finance

Jason aspires to eventually have a clean office (with a window) and a de-cluttered desk.

His work week is filled with juggling the numerous administrative tasks associated with the Finance, Commitment, Congregational Care, and Spiritual Formation ministries, and yet, he knows where everything is located on his heaped-high desk. He has a Master of Divinity from Mercer University.

Summer is his favorite season and his hobbies include growing an epic beard (3+ months and counting).



Karen Simmons

Executive Assistant to the Senior Pastor

Karen brings 30+ years of customer service experience to Trinity. As Operations Manager, she works with the Food Service team, Custodial staff, receptionist, and police/security officers to facilitate the operations of the church. She manages the church calendar and is the primary contact for all outside groups seeking to use church facilities. She and her husband have been married for 28 years and are the parents of two daughters and two "fur babies."



Adult Ministries


Sarah Wikle

Assistant to Adult Ministries



Children & Family Ministries


Elizabeth Davis

Director of Preschool Ministries and Children’s Recreational Ministries

Elizabeth wants to be a good role model to children and find ways to help them feel and share the love of God.

She has eight years experience working with children through ministry as a camp counselor, summer camp director, and director of children's ministry at churches and camps within the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta. Elizabeth holds a degree in physical education from Jacksonville State University

She loves sports and cheers for many teams--JSU Gamecocks, Georgia Bulldogs, and Auburn Tigers! Gymnastics was her first sports love, and she owns six state titles.



Laura Stanford

Trinity Presbyterian Preschool Assistant Director



Food Service


Jerome Holt

Food Services Director

Jerome has a wealth of experience in the food service industry. He joined the Trinity staff in 2016. While not busy creating fantastic meals, he enjoys spending time with his family. He is a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Santa Fe, NM. He has two daughters and two sons.



On-Site Ministries


Mary Lisa Henry

Counselor in Residence

Mary Lisa Henry is Trinity's Counselor in Residence.

Education: M.S.W. and Ph.D. from Smith College

(404) 869-3707


Paige Keller

Trinity Presbyterian Preschool Director

Paige serves as the director of the Trinity Presbyterian Preschool, a half-day program for children ages 6 months to 4 years. 

Education: B.A. from the University of Georgia; M.S.W. from the University of Georgia

Best Advice: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you

Favorite Vacation Destination: Anywhere - I love to travel!


(404) 495-8457




Tommy Boling

Property Manager

Tommy oversees Trinity's physical plant and grounds. 

Previous Lines of Work: Certified welder, pipe fitter, refrigeration, controls, HVAC, business owner

Hobbies: Fishing

Best Advice: Having a true friend is better than having money

(404) 495-8422


TreVarius Worthy

Operations Manager

TreVarius oversees the hospitality team, the food services team, campus security, the church facilities calendar, and interacts with and serves as a liaison to outside groups. Not only does TreVarius share his gifts at Trinity, he owns his own landscaping company. TreVarius is the proud father of a daughter, Cadence.



Jalil Young

Hospitality Staff

Born in Miami, Florida, Jalil moved to Decatur in 2002. While attending Southwest DeKalb High School, he was the starting quarterback of the school's football team. He then went on to Victor Valley College in Victorville, California, where he played a season of football. Jalil joined the Hospitality Staff in 2016.



Worship and Music


Patti Heinz

Assistant for Music and Fine Arts

Patti is a life-long Trinitarian. She was baptized here as an infant and met her soon-to-be husband, Charles, in youth group. They were married at Trinity in 1979 by Rev. Allison Williams. They have two daughters, who were also baptized at Trinity. All four are Elders and have served on the Session.

Patti has a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Georgia and a master's degree from Georgia State University. She taught Kindergarten in the Cobb County Schools for 18 years. She began working part-time at Trinity as a Music Associate in 1998, and in 2005 began working full-time with the Worship and Music Ministry.

When she's not at work, she loves gardening, baking, playing games, singing in the choir, and watching UGA football. Her favorite vacation is going to the beach with family. She also loves spending time with the four Golden Retrievers of the family.

(404) 495-8447


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


Scott Morris

Assistant Organist

Scott is the Assistant Organist and he directs the Primary and Junior choirs. In addition, Scott is a music instructor at The Paideia School.

Education: B.A from Jacksonville State University; M.M. from Georgia State University 

Hobbies: Gardening and Traveling 


Youth & Families Ministry


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.



Olivia Patterson

Associate Director of Youth & Family Ministries

Olivia's heartfelt desires include learning to do a cartwheel, cuddling with a tiger, and chasing the perfect sunset. More realistically, she wants to share her story, to be brave enough to live somewhere unfamiliar, and perhaps to launch a side career in calligraphy.

Before coming to Trinity, Olivia worked with the youth ministry at First Presbyterian Church in Athens. She graduated from UGA with a bachelor's degree in Public Relations and a minor in Human Development and Family Sciences. She hopes to pursue a degree in seminary one day.

In her free time, Olivia tries to convince herself she enjoys running and actually enjoys reading and watching Netflix with her husband. She also loves to send mail to her friends, attempt photography, and play hide-and-seek with her dog, Pepper.