Trinity is a member of the Presbyterian Church (USA). The PC(USA) has over 8,800 congregations and over 1.19 million members in the United States. Trinity was founded in the 1950's in San Carlos. Several dedicated pastors have led Trinity's congregation. William
Summerscales was Trinity's first installed pastor. He was followed by
Robert Clapham in 1961. John Shriver in 1972, Edward
Ewart in 1979, Mary Graves in 1996. And in 2019 Mary Graves and Kurt Heineman were called to lead Trinity as Co-Pastors.
the years, Trinity has built a reputation of caring for people of all
ages. The church started with mainly families with young children. Trinity Presbyterian Nursery School was founded by Rosemary
Smith, who served as the Director for 40 years. She retired in 1998 and
Jamie Holden stepped in as the new Director of the co-op nursery school
which serves approximately 150 families. Jenny Waddell is serving as the current Director.
Trinity has also built a
reputation for having a strong music program with choirs for all
ages and great instruments such as the pipe organ and the many octaves of
bells. It is led by staff and gifted volunteer leaders. Worship is a
highlight with superb preaching, liturgical art, use of
electronic media and creative engagement of all ages. Youth programs for
all school age students attract young people
throughout the community to Trinity. The Youth Mexico Mission Trip in the spring has become a highlight for high school students. It involves dozens of adult volunteers and high school students working together on fundraisers for the annual trip to build houses in partnership with Amor Ministries. Adults at Trinity are
offered a variety of study experiences mainly through small groups which launched with the 40 Days of Purpose in 2004.
The majority of
the congregation is involved at Trinity in various ways from serving
coffee to preaching in worship. Dedicated Elders, Deacons, team leaders,
advisors, teachers, and other servants form policy, lead ministry
teams, teach our youth, and care for our congregation. Ministry team
members are the backbone of all programs and events. Even with our rich
history, we are still surprised at what happens when we are willing to
be lead by the Spirit in ministry.