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.
Scott earned a Bachelor degree from CSUS Sacramento and currently works in sales at International Paper. He and his wife Lori have been married since 1990 and have 4 children: Derek, Jacob, Matthew, and Alexa. They have lived in the Fresno area since 1991 and have been members at Trinity since 2000. 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.”
Curtis attended Point Loma University where he earned his Bachelors of Science in Biology. He later attended the University of the Pacific and earned a 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 Hume Lake. Curtis and Pamela came to the Fresno area in 2003 and began attending Trinity at that time. They love Trinity’s unwavering commitment to biblical teaching, the exaltation of Christ, and the strong sense of family and community.
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Cameron earned his Bachelors degree in History from UCLA and went on to Cal State Northridge where he completed his teaching credential. He works as a Social Studies teacher at Clovis East High School. Cameron and his wife Jaimi (who is our Director of Women’s Ministries at Trinity) have been married since 1998 and have 4 daughters: Hannah, Avery, Logan, and Kate. The Fongs have been attending Trinity since 2004 and are thankful for the fellowship, and for the leadership who are 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.
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Jerry attended Multnomah School of the Bible where he received a Bible Certificate. Later, he attended USC School of Medicine and is now working as a doctor specializing in Family Medicine. Jerry and Brenda have been married since 1999 and have four children: Riley, Noah, Zachary, and Kaylee. They have enjoyed Trinity’s devotion to teaching the Word of God faithfully and thoroughly. Jerry and Brenda call Trinity their family and love how caring and relational the body is and look forward to seeing how the Lord grows this body of believers.
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. 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 and as a Clovis Police Chaplain for 10 years. Upon retirement, Gene worked part-time and served as Board Chairman for Christian Businessmen’s Connection. Gene and Geri began attending Trinity in 2015. Gene began serving on the Elder Board and became a part of the Trinity staff in 2018. Gene and Geri have two adult children and two grandchildren.
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 4 beautiful girls: Sofia, Eliana, Lydia, and Clara. 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!”
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 12 grandchildren. Chuck was called to be the Senior Pastor at Trinity in June of 1998 and is Humbled to see God’s Faithfulness and grace in his own life and at Trinity since that time. 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.”
Nate Van Verst
Nate and his wife Kara have lived in the Fresno area since 2011 and have three children: Noah and his wife Taylor, and Anelise. Nate works in Information Technology as a Systems Analyst and Network Manager. He enjoys outdoor activities including walking, running, swimming, and backpacking and Kara loves to garden. One of the things Nate appreciates most about the Trinity family is the opportunity to worship God with others through studying His Word and singing His praises together. Nate’s favorite scripture is 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.”
Click here to read the testimony that Nate shared at our 2019 Congregational Meeting.
Rick attended Grace Bible Institute and Fresno Pacific University where he earned his bachelor’s degrees in Bible as well as Management and Organizational Development after which he served as a local pastor for 14 years in the Fresno/Clovis area. Today he is the President and CEO of Select Education Group, Inc. operating four vocational colleges and universities. Rick and his wife Melinda were married in 2002 and have four children and five grandchildren. They have attended Trinity for 14 years and love Trinity’s commitment to Biblical teaching, discipleship, fellowship, and its sense of community. Rick and Melinda have been involved in B2B and S2S as group leaders, the Heart of Jesus ministry, teaching Adult Sunday School classes, and personal discipleship. One of Rick’s favorite passages of scripture is 1 Timothy 1:12-17 because he says it describes his grateful heart for what Christ has accomplished on his behalf.