Rev. Nathan King, Pastor
Nathan has been Pastor at Trinity UCC since January 2001, and has led Trinity in becoming a “social action, social justice church.” He was a plaintiff in UCC v. Cooper that brought Marriage Equality to North Carolina. Nathan received his Master of Divinity with Religious Education Degree from Southeastern Seminary in 1990. He served churches as Minister with Youth and Children for 10 years before being ordained in the United Church of Christ in 1993. He has been in pastoral ministry for 30 years. For the past 3 years, Nathan is an archer. He shoots an Olympic Recurve Bow in target archery competitions and regularly misses the mark. He is married to Theresa Woody. Contact Nathan at: Rev.Nathan@commachurch.com to email or call 704-224-1653.
Rev. Dr. Cathy Cook, Pastor of Evangelism
On February 19, 2023, the Consistory of Trinity UCC unanimously called the Rev. Dr. Cathy Cook as our Pastor of Evangelism! Evangelism literally means sharing good news. Her task among us is to share love among us and to lead us in sharing that love with our community and the world.
Dr. Cook has already been doing this of course. She has already been preaching love, leading worship, teaching, grant writing, communicating with the congregation and other possible partners with us in the ministry of sharing good news of love with and within the community. In January, she led our consistory in beginning a year-long process of visioning for our future.
The creation of this ministry position officially allows Rev. Dr. Cook to pursue dual ordained ministerial standing in the United Church of Christ. She holds full ordained ministerial standing in the United Methodist Church, where she has served UMC congregations as pastor. She also served as a traveling evangelist with the UMC leading a ministry she developed called “Church Without Walls.” In this ministry she traveled around to different venues leading worship at places such as Summit Coffee in Davidson, auto repair shops, and animal shelters.
A native of Concord, NC, Cathy is a writer, teacher, preacher, and poet. She is the author of three books, including her memoir, “the Beagle and his Boy,” and numerous journalism articles. Cathy is a recipient of the Francis Asbury Preaching Award and the Denman Evangelism Award from the United Methodist Church. As a Communications college teacher and scholar, she received Excellence in Teaching state recognition for her “Public Speaking” classes. She’s presented at regional, national, and international Conferences, including the National Communication Association, the Southeastern Women’s Studies Association, and the International Clergywomen’s Consultation.
In addition to her ministry endeavors, Cathy loves spending time with her family, farming in her backyard, walking on the beach, learning French, and cuddling with her adopted rescue pups.
You can contact Pastor Cathy at email@example.com.
Theresa Woody, Music Director
Theresa Woody served Trinity as Music Director from October 2000 until December 2006. Trinity welcomed her back in that role in 2017, and she officially began as Music Director on January 1, 2018. She holds a BA in Music (specializing in Piano Pedagogy) from UNC-Ch. She has taught piano for the past 39 years at South Street Piano Studio “teaching Beethoven the way it was meant to be taught” in Davidson, NC. She has served a variety of churches as Music Director for nearly 25 years. She brings experience leading choirs and choral groups presenting a wide variety of music across music genres. Theresa.Woody@gmail.com to email or call 704-453-1703.
Danielle Stingel, Administrative Assistant
Danielle Stingel has served our church as Administrative Assistant since 2012. Trinity Office Hours changed with the covid pandemic and Danielle works from home and office hours are flexible so text 704-224-1653 for this weeks hours. Danielle@commachurch.com to email.