Staff and Leaders
Dr. Mary Graves
Mary is a nationally acclaimed preacher whose sermons continually draw people into God’s word and out into service. “I feel like she is speaking just to me,” is the comment of many.
Mary received her Masters of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary and her doctorate in spirituality from San Francisco Theological Seminary. She began her pastorate at Trinity in September 1996.
Mary’s goal is that people experience God’s liberating love first-hand in Christian community and bring that liberating love to a world desperate to receive it.
Mary's vision for Trinity:
People will know that Jesus is alive by the way we love one another, especially the unloved and those in need.
We will be transformed by:
Schooling ourselves in the words and ways of Jesus;
Simplifying our lives, as a church and in our homes;
Building relationships with the poor.
Dr. Brett Fenwick
Dr. Brett Fenwick has been serving as Parish Associate at Trinity since 1998. Previously he held U.S. pastorates at First Presbyterian Church, Albemarle, NC, and First Presbyterian Church in Pulaski, Virginia. He also served overseas for eleven years with pastorates in Tripoli, Libya, and Tokyo, Japan.
Since 1988, Dr. Fenwick has been a consultant, assisting clients with the strategic management of cultural differences in business. He is a principal with Meridian Resources in San Francisco, which provides training and consulting for global companies. His work focuses on leadership development and global team performance issues.
Dr. Fenwick lives in San Carlos with his wife, Edith, and daughter, Kimberly.
Director of Children's Ministry
Kristan has been a member of Trinity for 20+ years and is excited to be a part of Trinity’s staff.
Leading groups of people has always been a part of Kristan’s life whether it is at work, home, school or church. Growing up with a pastor and a church music director as parents gave her a love for the church and a great foundation for life. After receiving her Bachelor of Music degree at Arizona State University, she set to work engaging people of all ages in music and learning experiences. Since coming to Trinity in 1989 she has been heavily involved in music and worship, which are her great joys! She has also been involved in leadership Vacation Bible School, Middle School ministry, Long Range Planning, Trillium Vocal Trio and Joyful Noise children’s choir. Kristan lives in San Carlos with her husband Paul and two teenage daughters. Her family enjoys music, exotic food and being outdoors – road-trips, ocean kayaking, camping, boating, hiking. . .it’s all good!
Nursery School Director
Jamie grew up here in San Carlos and started attending the Church and the Nursery School when she was three years old. Now as the Director of the Nursery School, Jamie leads a dynamic Administrative and Teaching staff, all of whom provide a safe, loving and Christian-based environment for many families throughout the Bay Area.
Jamie has a degree in Child Development and many years experience in the field of Parent Education. She enjoys working closely with individual families, as well as, teaching parenting classes.
Kristina grew up in San Carlos and then moved to Southern California to attend UC San Diego in 1990. After graduating with a degree in Art History, she lived in San Francisco and then London. That is where she met her husband, married, and had two children, Siena and Nicholas. They returned to San Carlos in 2009 to be near family. Kristina was introduced to Trinity through the nursery school, where Siena attended and Nicholas currently attends.
Rosa came to the USA in 1994 with the idea of spending ONE year learning the English language and some of the American culture. Well, seventeen years later, she is still here; still learning and still grateful. She truly appreciates Trinity Presbyterian Church community's warm and caring fellowship.
Her husband and she, with their two young sons (Alexander , 9 and Max, 3), are neighbors on Brittan Avenue in San Carlos.
Prior to moving back here two years ago from the Pacific Northwest, Rosa was born and raised in Barcelona, Spain.
Director of Music Ministries
Bill is a professional opera singer, choral conductor, and theater director. Before settling in the Mid-Peninsula area, he performed in opera houses around the country, has sung in several of the great cathedrals of Europe, and has founded and directed for youth theater companies in both Southern and Northern California.
Bill received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from San Francisco Conservatory of Music in Voice. He grew up singing in church, and has decided to devote his musical talents to God as a Music Minister. His goal is to make every Worship Service special through the use of powerful music that is relevant and prayerful. He loves everything from the earliest forms of music to the most contemporary.
He is thrilled to be the Music Minister at Trinity, and hopes to be here for many years.
Matthew grew up at Trinity thanks entirely to Bob and Carolyn Boynton. After moving across the bay in Middle School, Matthew returned to Trinity in 2011 and quickly became involved in various church activities. He can often be found playing music with the Worship Team, behind the espresso cart or teaching Phish Phood.
Matthew has also been called to Youth Ministry, which fits nicely with his teaching credential. Working with the youth of Trinity through discussions, events and games, has been some of his favorite activities this year. Matthew is engaged to be married in 2012 to his fiancee, Casey, and is also working towards a full-time position teaching English in San Mateo County.
Buildings and Grounds
Stewardship and Finance
Betty Boso (co-leader)
Where did Deacons come from? God's word in Acts 6 says:
Then the twelve called together the whole community of disciples and said, "It is not right that we should neglect the word of God, in order to wait on tables. Therefore, friends, select among yourselves seven men of good standing, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may appoint to this task, while we, for our part, will devote ourselves to prayer and serving the word."
The Greek term for deacon literally means "one who serves" or "ministers." This passage reflects the way the early church chose and set apart those people who served in a particular caring ministry. When the commitment is made by a deacon, the deacon answers “yes” to the question “Will you be a faithful deacon, teaching charity, urging concern, and directing the people’s help* to the friendless and those in need?”
Trinity chose to fulfill this calling by electing deacons to coordinate assistance for the congregation when needed. Additionally, the Deacons, with assistance from the congregation, prepare and serve lunches to the homeless locally once a month, deliver flowers weekly to the sick and shut-ins, coordinate memorial services, coordinate and distribute food and gifts to the needy at Thanksgiving and Christmas, and provide other assistance as requested by the pastors and other ministries of the church. Parish members assist with these ministries.
Deacon Moderator: Kelly Richards (650) 368-3890.