Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.
Curtis attended Point Loma College where he earned his Bachelors of Science in Biology and later attended the University of the Pacific and earned his Master of Science in Physical Therapy. He currently works as a physical therapist and owner of Thrive Physical Therapy in Clovis. He and his wife Pamela were married in 2001 and have 3 sons: Ryan, Joshua, and Nathan. As a family, they love adventure, travel, hiking, watersports, and relaxing at their favorite spot – Hume Lake. The Cookinghams came to the Fresno area in 2003 and began attending Trinity at that time. What they love most about Trinity is the unwavering commitment to biblical teaching, the exaltation of Christ, and the strong sense of family and community. Curtis and Pamela are both involved with the B2B and S2S Bible Studies and delight in giving the gift of hospitality in their home.
Treg completed his undergraduate work in Sociology at Columbia University in New York and now works as a construction manager. He and his wife Candace were married in 2003 and have 3 sons, Chayce, Finn, and Boden. They enjoy serving together teaching Sunday school as well as serving at Trinity’s Brother-to-Brother and Sister-to-Sister Bible Studies during the week. Treg is a table leader for B2B and Candace is part of the S2S teaching team. They are blessed to be in a season where they are able to take part in all of their boys’ activities and sports and are incredibly grateful to get to share this time as a family. A passage of scripture that Treg finds particularly encouraging is Galatians 2:20: “ ‘I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.’ Christ has called us to live a life by faith rather than the worldly way we did prior to turning our hearts towards him. What a reminder for us for what Christ has done and the call for our obedience to serve Him.”
Cameron earned his Bachelor degree in History from UCLA after which he continued at Cal State Northridge and obtained his teaching credential. He currently teaches Social Studies at Clovis East. Cameron and his wife Jaimi have been married for more than 20 years and have 4 daughters: Hannah, Avery, Logan, and Kate. As a family, they enjoy spending time together and are often busy and on-the-go with the girls’ sports and academic activities. The Fongs have been attending Trinity since 2004 and are thankful for the fellowship and the leadership that is humbly committed to knowing God and teaching the Bible. One of Cameron’s favorite verses is from Philippians 2 which reminds believers of Christ’s humility.
Larry attended Moody Bible Institute where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Training with an emphasis in Christian Education. He later attended Biola University and earned another Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. He is currently retired from 30 years of teaching in the Clovis Unified School District and is now spending much of the time substitute teaching. He and his wife Donna were married in 1989 and have 5 children: three married, Stephen and his wife and 3 children, Jacque and her husband and 2 sons, Laurie and her husband and 2 children; and 2 young adult children, JR, and Elizabeth. Larry and Donna love to visit their children and grandchildren who live up and down the West coast, ranging from Long Beach to Canada. The Parkers began attending Trinity in 2014 and have enjoyed being involved in B2B and S2S, and various other ministries.
Andrei completed his undergraduate degree in Theological Studies at the University of Bucharest in Romania followed by a Master of Divinity and a Master of Theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He and his wife Samantha were married in 2009 and have 3 beautiful girls: Sofia, Eliana, and Lydia. They came to Trinity in 2012 when Andrei was hired as the Intern for Thrive and Jr. High Ministries. Andrei now serves Trinity as the Pastor for Preaching and Discipleship. In his own words, Andrei says that “Trinity feels like a big sweet family, with humble people that recognize God’s grace in their lives and seek to glorify God through their lives by serving one another and the ones around them.” One of his favorite passages of scripture is Ephesians 2:1-10: “These verses encompass my life’s story and a continual reminder of God’s grace and mercy over me!” In his spare time, Andrei loves spending time with his wife and girls, reading, and playing sports such as tennis and soccer, or as he says, “Football – the real FOOTball!”
Gene attended Pacific College and Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary. After pastoring Hilltop Chapel in Miramonte, CA for three years, he and his wife Geri began their family and Gene moved out of the pastorate into the business world. Having always felt the call of God on his life, Gene joined the staff of New Hope Community Church in Clovis, CA where he served as Associate Pastor for 15 years. Gene also served as a Clovis Police Chaplain for 10 years. Upon retirement at the end of 2015, Gene worked part-time and served as Board Chairman for Christian Businessmen’s Connection (CBMC). It was at that time that Gene and Geri began attending and joined Trinity Community Church. Gene began serving on the Elder Board in June 2018, and joined the staff of Trinity Community Church in July of 2018, serving as Assistant for Pastoral Care. Gene and Geri have two adult children and two grandchildren.
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Nate and his wife Kara have lived in the Fresno area since 2011 and have two children, Noah and Anelise. Nate works in the field of Information Technology as a Systems Analyst and Network Manager. He enjoys outdoor athletic activities including walking, running, swimming, and backpacking and Kara loves to garden. One of the things Nate appreciates most about being part of the Trinity family is the opportunity to worship God with others through studying His Word and singing His praises together: “I love singing with everyone, whether it is just with the men on Wednesday evenings or everyone on Sunday mornings. I love hearing everyone lifting their voices in praise to our great Lord and Savior.” When asked if he has a favorite scripture or passage, Nate shared from 2 Corinthians 4:16-18: “ ‘So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.’… I find this passage very encouraging, and a much-needed reminder of the ‘weight of glory’ being prepared for us helps refocus me in the midst of the grind.”
Chuck attended UC Davis and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Bio Science with a minor in Math and Chemistry. He then earned his secondary teaching credential and taught at the high school level for 3 years. Sensing a call to ministry, he attended seminary and in 1979 received a Master of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry. Chuck and his wife Cathy were married that same year in July 1979. They have 5 married children and 10 grandchildren. Chuck’s “life verse” from Galatians 2:20 is: “I have been crucified with Christ and it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in this body I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”
Scott earned a Bachelor degree from CSUS Sacramento and currently works in sales at International Paper. He and his wife Lori have been married for 29 years and have 4 children: Derek, Jacob, Matthew, and Alexa. They have lived in the Fresno area for 27 years and have been at Trinity for almost 20 years. Their favorite thing about Trinity is the family atmosphere and the focus on Christ. Scott has enjoyed being given the opportunity to serve as an Elder as well as a B2B table leader. Lori has enjoyed the blessing of raising her children and also serving as a Deacon. In his spare time, Scott enjoys reading as well as playing tennis and golf. One of his favorite scriptures comes from Philippians 4:6-7, which says, “Be anxious for nothing but in all things, through prayer and with supplication and with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God which surpasses all comprehension will guard your heart and your mind in Christ Jesus.”
Rich has earned his Master of Arts in Special Education and teaching credentials from National University and currently works as a Special Education Teacher at Buchanan High School. He and his wife Monica will celebrate 28 years of marriage this October and have 3 children, Hanna, Noah, and Sophie. The Contrerases have lived in the Fresno area for 20 years and have attended Trinity for 19 of those 20 years. What they appreciate most about Trinity is the sense of community and the unwavering commitment to teaching God’s Word. Rich and Monica love serving with student and youth ministry in any capacity and have had the privilege in the last few years to begin investing in the lives of our Trinity college students and young adults. As a family, they love to travel and take part in outdoor activities. One of his favorite verses comes from Ephesians 4, which reminds us daily of how we should conduct ourselves: “I, therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” (Ephesians 4:1-3)
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Glenn works in the field of Information Technology as a Technical Support Specialist in Downtown Fresno and has lived in the Fresno for nearly 30 years. He and his wife Laura have been married since 1985 and have 4 adult children (Luke, Zach, Ben, and Ariel). The Rosses have been attending Trinity for nearly a decade and have been blessed by the gracious spirit of the congregation, the sense of family, and the clear teaching of God’s Word. Glenn and Laura also love serving and have enjoyed serving in B2B and S2S and leading the Young Marrieds fellowship as a couple. They also enjoy being outdoors, finding day hikes nearby, and have recently started biking together. Some of Glenn’s beloved Bible passages are those that highlight the Fatherhood of God and His compassion for us. “Just as a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him.” Ps 103:13. Regarding Luke 15, Glenn shares, “In the passage about the prodigal son, we see a father who embraces and celebrates a contrite and broken son who returns home. Throughout scripture we see a heavenly father who knows and understands us. ‘For he himself knows our frame, he is mindful that we are but dust.’ Ps 103:14” Glenn is blessed to serve the church body as an elder but specifically loves ministries of service to others, especially the elderly.