Our Pastoral Staff
Brian Newby is passionate about following Jesus and loving others well.
He has lived all over the United States and is happy to now call NYC home. Brian spent the last 10 years in Dallas, Texas, where he served as a pastor at Northwest Bible Church. During his time there, he brought an increased external focus and developed one of the largest church-based ministries to refugees in the nation. Brian attended Dallas Theological Seminary where he earned his Master of Theology and is currently in the Ph.D. program.
Brian and his wife, Laura, have one son, Elijah, who brings a lot of life to their home. They love living and growing alongside the family of believers at Trinity Baptist Church.
Ryan Dennis has a passion for helping churches grow and spread the Gospel!
Prior to moving to New York from Dallas, Texas in 2018, Ryan served as Lead Pastor at Fairview Community Baptist Church and served for a year on the Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board. He also has over six years of Enterprise Risk Management, Corporate Audit, and Risk Consulting experience, helping organizations meet their goals and objectives. Ryan attended the University of Texas of the Permian Basin where he earned a BBA in Management.
Ryan and his wife, Maria, have a daughter, Madeleine, and have called Trinity their church home since 2018.
Facilities Manager. Methergin (Gin) was born in the Philippines and graduated from college there with a BSCS degree. He and his wife, Marigin, have two daughters, Klarisse and Krystelle and recently started attending Trinity. Gin maintains the whole facility and handles space use needs as well as contractor work.
Director, Family Ministries. Brandy loves creating spaces for people to encounter Jesus. She has called NYC her home for 15 years and is so excited to be apart of what God is doing at Trinity! Prior to TBC, Brandy served as the Pastor of Children and Families with Trinity Grace Church for 14 years. Brandy currently attends NYACK College, where she is pursuing her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is excited to take her learnings and use them to minister to the parents of Trinity.
Bookkeeper. Jose joined Trinity’s team in March of 2020, as the Bookkeeper. Jose earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Saint Peter’s University, a Jesuit institution in Jersey City, NJ. Jose brings over forty years of experience in the areas of Accounting and Management. Jose is a long-time resident of Brooklyn, NY.
Worship Director. Brooklyn-based producer, worship leader, and musician, Marty Mikles comes to us with years of experience in leading worship, a lot of skill, and a heart to match.
Biblically, the elders of the churches were charged with three roles: caring for the congregation they were overseeing (shepherding), guarding the truth of the scriptures (theological), and setting the direction for the church (missiological).
As shepherds they are charged with regularly caring for congregants through prayer and counseling and helping them to practically address the concerns they have in their lives. Theologically, they have the responsibility for directing the spiritual life of the church, ensuring that the teaching content is doctrinally sound, that evangelistic and discipling efforts are in concert with the overall values and mission of the church, and that church discipline is biblically administered when necessary. They also spend quite a lot of time in the missiological role (vision formulation, vision casting, oversight of deacons, direction of church, etc.).
Fred has attended Trinity since 1994. He has served on the Trinity Board as Board Chair, Interim Board member, and was the head of the 2003 Pastoral Search Committee. He and his wife, Susannah, have been involved in various levels of ministry including youth, prayer, and small groups. Both are licensed social workers with a calling to help people achieve wholeness. Fred also taught middle school math and is particularly interested in reconciliation and mediation work.
Dave moved to New York in late 2008 and has been attending Trinity since early 2010. During his time at Trinity, he has served in various capacities: teaching Sunday School, leading the Newcomer’s Welcome, volunteering in the International Students’ Ministry, as well as over two years as the Deacon of Men’s Ministries. He has also gone on three Trinity mission trips to Rwanda. In 2014, Dave became an elder. Dave works in the finance sector and lives in New York City with his wife, Sarah, and their sons.
Ross has been attending Trinity since the fall of 1997. In his time at Trinity, Ross has served on the Small Groups Commission, Church Leadership Nominating Committee, Management Team, and he has been involved in new members’ training and small group leaders’ training. In 2005, Ross became an elder. Ross and his wife, Cindy, are on staff with the Campus Ministry of Cru. They are raising their two daughters, Carin and Meg, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Duane has attended Trinity with his family since 2004. He has served in many roles here, including as a trustee (and Chair of the Board), a small group leader, and as a guest preacher. In 2022, Duane became an elder at Trinity. He and his wife, Linnie, professionally serve as medical doctors in NYC and they have two grown sons, Brian and Andre.
Timothy has attended Trinity since 2002. His involvement in church life since that time includes the Worship Ministry, couples’ small groups, Children’s Ministry, youth, and the Elder Nominating Committee. His previous local church experience includes roles as a Sunday School teacher, youth minister, worship director, governing board member, deacon, and elder. He and his wife, Alice, have been married since 1995, and they have two daughters and a son: Ellie, Gabi, and Theo.
Feel free to contact the Elders at email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
Trinity’s Trustees are stewards for the finances and property of the church. Trustees act as custodians of church property, advise the elders and the Executive Director on financial matters, review the church’s financial statements and oversee an external audit, submit a detailed annual financial report, prepare the annual budget, and represent the church in all legal matters.
Tania has been attending Trinity with her younger son, Alex, since 2011 when they moved into the neighborhood. Tania has served as part of the Welcome and Connection Ministry and as a parent helper for Sunday School. Tania is originally from Singapore, but has lived in the United States for more than thirty years. She is currently VP of Compensation for an insurance company and has worked in the area of compensation for fifteen years.
Jeeho has been attending Trinity with his wife, Yongju, since 2014 and has been a member since 2017. They have one daughter, Kate. He served with the youth group from 2014 to 2015. Jeeho’s professional background is in the finance / data consulting industry.
Lee has been attending Trinity since 2013. He has served as a leader of the Welcome and Connection Ministry for three years, a leader of The Walk Ministry for five years, a volunteer for the Counting Ministry for two years, and most recently started serving as a Sunday School teacher. He has previously volunteered serving communion and has led a variety of small groups for the past three years. Lee’s professional background is as a software engineer in the finance/securities industry.
Wanda has been attending Trinity for over a year and has been involved in small groups, the Welcome and Connection ministry, and in helping a less mobile church member return home from our Sunday worship services. She grew up in Queens, NY, and graduated from Baruch College; she is taking continuing education courses in law and taxation at New York University. She currently works as a budget officer and before that as a mutual fund accountant.
Feel free to contact the Board of Trustees at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
Ministries and Leaders
(contact main@trinityNY.org to reach any of the ministries listed)
The Audio/Visual Arts Ministry includes working in the booth during Sunday services and other events with lights, sound, or visual components of the service/event.
(Leader: Matt Miesle)
Care is a ministry within Trinity to assist members with needs, challenges and opportunities. In addition to benevolence assistance, our focus will be with connecting members who can assist to those needing assistance. Here are some ideas of ways you can bless someone else based on your talents and skills: Resume Review, Interview Preparation, Hospital Visits, Taking someone to their doctor’s appointment, Sending Cards, Grocery Shopping, Helping someone move, Apartment Assistance – minor maintenance, housekeeping. Email: email@example.com (Leader: Annette Rivera)
Children’s Ministries = firstname.lastname@example.org
Directed by Trinity staff, the Children’s Ministries serves, instructs, and develops the children of Trinity from birth-5th grade. It also helps connect parents and provides learning opportunities for them at Trinity. For more about the Children’s Ministries, please go to the Children’s page. (Leader: Brandy Caldwell)
International Students Fellowship
The International Students Fellowship shares the love of Christ with international students who are far from home and in need of help adapting to a foreign culture. (Leaders: Crystal Poon and David McCreary)
The Membership Ministry helps visitors and attendees have the vision for, understand the process of, and take the next steps to becoming members of Trinity. (Leader: Jodie Jackson)
The Missionary Care Ministry cares for and encourages the missionaries Trinity supports around the world. For more information about the missionaries, please go to the Missions page. (Leader: Joel Mills)
The Prayer Ministry helps the Trinity community develop as prayerful people, to specifically lift up the needs of our congregants and our efforts to “go out” to advance God’s Kingdom in our city and in the world. For more information about the Prayer Ministry, please go to the Prayer page. (Leaders: Betty Berg and Pamela Bradley)
Racial Reconciliation Task Force (RRTF)
The mission of the Racial Reconciliation Task Force is to speak out against all forms of racism. We prayerfully help lead our congregation on a journey of awareness, repentance, relationship, prayer, and commitment to action, which will help us grow together and reconcile with one another.
(Leaders: Betsy Bond, Donna Daley, Gail Reinsmith)
Trinity takes mission trips to places of need, specifically through our long-time partnerships in Rwanda. For more information about the Rwanda Missions, please go to the Rwanda page. (Rwanda Deacon: Sarah Page)
Serve and Support Team
The Serve and Support Team supports the other ministries by assisting with finding volunteers and helping improve the ministry’s organization. (Leader: Gail Reinsmith)
Bible studies help the Trinity community study the Word of God and grow deeper in faith. You can join by contacting the leader of the group on the Small Groups page.
The Walk creates a place of fellowship and connectivity for people in their 20s or 30s at Trinity. For more info, email: TheWalkAdmin@TrinityNY.org
Welcome and Connection
Welcome and Connection serves and supports the worship services on Sundays and other times by focusing on greeting and bulletin distribution, ushering, and serving communion.
(Welcome and Connection leaders: Laura Crim, David McCreary)
Worship Arts Ministry = email@example.com
This ministry helps the congregation enter into an atmosphere of celebratory worship on Sundays and other times through a variety of media. The Worship Arts Ministry includes: singing, playing an instrument, acting, dancing, or reading scripture. (Leaders: Lisa Fogg and Heidi Miesle)
Youth Ministry = firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Youth Ministry serves, instructs, and develops the youth (grades 6-12) of Trinity. It also provides points of connection for parents of youth. For more on the Youth Ministry, please go to the Youth page. MS leaders: Earl Carr, Laura Crim, Lee Davis, Christi Harrison. HS leaders: Jasen Blakney, Jen and Matt Yoder