Gloria Toti loves life and hardly meets a person she doesn’t want to speak an encouraging word over. She and her wonderful husband, Carl, know that God still does miracles because they both are recipients of such. Gloria is a native New Mexican but has fallen in love with Texas living. She often says that God may have re-routed their plans for ministry so that Gloria would not have to tame down her Texas-sized hair any more. To learn more about Gloria, visit her bio page on the Trinity website.
Anne Zachary and her husband, Jayton, have been married for 14 years and have two children, Kaylea and Keeton. Anne is the Editor of Prize31 and serves on the Prize Women’s Ministry Leadership Team. She is passionate about reaching out to those in need and volunteers with Lubbock Impact. A collegiate athlete once upon a time, Anne enjoys coaching youth volleyball. She and her husband both grew up in Lubbock attending Trinity Church with their families.
Terisa Clark is married to the man of her dreams and the reward of her years of waiting for the right one, Josh. They have a beautiful daughter, Katie. Terisa is blessed to use her financial gifts and talents to serve Trinity Church and Trinity Christian School as the Chief Financial Officer. She has a passion to teach people what God’s word says about money. Her mission is to help people get to a place financially that they can say YES to whatever God has for them – starting a business, staying home with kids, going on the mission field, adopting…WHATEVER God asks them to do!
Deanna Duncan and her husband Cris met on the Edge high school retreat 17 years ago. Riding together on the Shockwave, they knew God had some great adventures planned. Those adventures included having their daughter, Elizabeth, being active in and facilitating Life Groups, speaking around the country, passionately growing in the Lord and learning how to share an office together. The last one might be the greatest adventure as it truly requires them to live out their marriage verses–Col 3:12-17. A trained educator, Deanna has a passion for helping others embrace the fullness of a life in God.
Nita Kuehn is the mother of three and degreed in education/psychology. While she loves helping others discover and develop their gifts, she is passionate about bringing healing and restoration to those in the body of Christ. She currently does retreats, speaking engagements, leadership training and oversees Trinity’s Freedom Ministries.
Marilyn Garrett has two children, Matt, a basketball coach and English teacher (in his mother’s footsteps), and Melissa, a doctor. She is also Grammar (yes, her appropriate grandmother name) to Austin, 12, and Mason, 10. Marilyn has been teaching English (and often Bible) in Trinity Christian Schools for 28 years. She has been a conference speaker, professional presenter and Bible teacher for many years. Married to her high school sweetheart, Malcolm, she lost him in July of 2012, saying a final goodbye on their 44th anniversary. Marilyn holds both Bachelors and Masters degrees in English from Texas Tech, is an Instructor for South Plains College Dual Credit Program and reads and travels widely. Number one on her “bucket list” is to visit Israel and literally “walk in His steps,” a trip she has planned for June 2013.
Meredith Mitchell and her husband, Allen, are a blended family with 4 children: Allen Jr., Makaela, Alex, and Malayna. Meredith is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a degree in Exercise and Sport Sciences and a minor in Spanish. She loves doing any activity that involves spending time with her family.
Sarah Nichols is a recent graduate of Lubbock Christian University. She has attended Trinity since 2009 and loves her church family. She serves in Little Kidsplace and Student Ministries. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys drinking coffee, reading, writing, and watching football. She also loves to spend time with her nephews and nieces. She blogs at sdawnnichols.tumblr.com.
Deborah Winkler and her husband, Cody, have three incredible children: Josiah, Joshua, and Lucy. Deborah serves as the Director of Heartline Women’s Clinic, a ministry of Trinity Church that assists women with free and confidential pregnancy services. She graduated from Hardin-Simmons University with a degree in Political Science and has worked in church ministry for almost 10 years, from nursery worker to administration. Cody and Deborah met in Vancouver, Washington – 2,000 miles away from where they both grew up: Lubbock and Abilene. The Winklers are thrilled to be involved in the great things God is doing at Trinity.
Our Special Guest Authors
Starr Cliff and her husband Jonathan have two handsome boys and one beautiful daughter: Ryan, Dylan, and Lauryn. When she is not managing her wee ones and their busy schedules, she works part-time as a speech-language pathologist. Jonathan and Starr were born and raised in Northeastern Oklahoma, where they developed a love of hills, trees, and running water. Starr blogs regularly at www.lostinlaundry.com.