STAFF AND LEADERS
Interim Senior Pastor
It is with great joy that Session announces the appointment of Rev. Renée Rico as our Transitional Pastor and Interim Head of Staff.
A graduate of San Francisco Theological Seminary with a distinguished career, Pastor Renée brings over 20 years of experience to Trinity. Having served as Interim Senior Pastor at nine previous churches throughout both California and Arizona, she possesses pastoral gifts for shepherding churches through spiritual renewal, connecting them to their community, and helping congregations discern and develop a Mission Study Report.
With a strong background in administration, preaching, pastoral care, and teaching, our session sees Pastor Renée as a wonderful complement to Pastor Brittany and our dedicated staff. Pastor Renée comes to us from Faith Presbyterian Church in Sierra Vista, Arizona. She will begin her ministry at Trinity Presbyterian Church on March 20, 2022.
Outside of church, Pastor Renée enjoys water aerobics, a love of Mexican food, knitting and fiber spinning, reading mystery novels and walking.
Interim Associate Pastor
It is with great joy that Session announces the appointment of Rev. Brittany Tamminga as our Interim Associate Pastor. Pastor Brittany began her ministry at Trinity in August 2021.
Brittany brings an abundance of God’s love and a deep faith that will serve Trinity well during this upcoming period of transition. A Southern California native, Brittany graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary and has a strong background working as Director of Youth and Children’s Ministries in San Diego at Pioneer Ocean View Church and First Presbyterian Oceanside, where she fondly remembers Mexico Mission Trips with Amor Ministries. Brittany comes to us from Fredericksburg, Virginia where she served as Associate Pastor of The Presbyterian Church for six years.
Brittany possesses both pastoral and administrative gifts that have been honed while pastoring at churches of up to 1,000 members. She has provided worship leadership, shared responsibility for pastoral care and demonstrated a strong background in working to bring together an inter-generational congregation. However, it was her strength involving youth in the life of the church that most impressed the Interim Associate Pastor Search Committee. As she said, “On really good days, success in ministry looks like intergenerational education and fellowship, a text from a high school student with news of their college acceptance, or the small hand of a three-year old waving enthusiastically to those entering worship.” Both in her preaching and in conversation, Brittany radiates a love for people and a passion for learning people’s stories.
Brittany and her husband Tim enjoy spending time with their many nieces and nephews. And in her free time, enjoys cooking, gardening and watching corny movies.
Director of Music, Worship, Children and Families
Kristan has been a member of Trinity for more than 30 years and is please to have been on staff for the last 13 years.
Leading groups of people has always been a part of Kristan’s life whether it is at work, home, school or church. After receiving her Bachelor degree in Music Therapy 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! Over the years, she has also been involved in leadership for Seniors Ministry, Vacation Bible School, Middle School ministry, Long Range Planning, Trillium Vocal Trio and Joyful Noise children’s choir. In 2013, she completed the San Francisco Presbytery's Commissioned Ruling Elder training.
In 2008, Kristan felt called to serve as Director of Children's Ministry at Trinity. In 2014 the role of Worship Coordinator was added to her job description and in 2016 personnel created the position of Music, Worship, Children and Family Ministry Director to reflect Trinity's collaborative ministry.
Kristan lives in San Carlos with her husband Paul. They are grateful for the blessings of their extended Trinity family in the raising of their two daughters, Nicole and Eleni who currently live out of the area. She and Paul are active in the Coast Guard Auxiliary and enjoy music, exotic food, boating, camping and just about anything outdoors.
Accompanist - Christine Kagiyama
Audio Technician - Jeff Zahos
Organist - Grace Schulz
Livestream Student Interns - Cooper Gerhardt, Sam Gorbet, Clair Sapilweski, Joshua Won
Livestream Technicians - Cliff Kemper, Drew Schulz
Trinity is governed by the Session. The Session is made up of elected Ruling Elders and Trinity's Pastors. The Session meets once a month. For a list of the current elders visit their page here
Trinity's Deacons focus on our ministry of compassion. To learn more about the Deacons visit their page here
Buildings and Grounds - Rod Lehr and Tom Finlayson
Change A Life Ministry (CALM) - Ken Won
Children & Family Ministry - Kristan Verveniotis
Community Outreach - Cathy Lehr
Connections & Fellowship - Jodie Gerhardt
Global Outreach - Kathy Kyne
Hybrid Ministry - Kristan Verveniotis
Leadership & Nominating - Astrid Block
Personnel - Drew Schulz
Preschool - Alicia Ledwith
Stewardship and Finance - Francine Miltenberger
Spiritual Formation - Holly Hayashida
Worship - Grace Schulz
If you are interested in learning more about Ministry Teams and what they do and when they meet, contact the church office to connect with a Ministry Leader.