About our Author’s
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.
Carrie Larpenter is the administrative assistant for Prize 31 Women’s Ministry. She graduated from Hyles-Anderson with a Bachelor’s Degree in General Studies. Carrie met the man, Kyle, she knew she would spend there life with on Christian Mingle. She married Kyle June 7,2013 and had a son at 7 months named Jerry Andrew. They all reside in Tahoka, Tx. She loves the Lord and enjoys her time with him. She also loves activities that have to include her family.
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.
Denise Dietz is a lover of good ground, good food and most radically God! You’ll often find her knee deep in the dirt digging up something for dinner and digesting inspiration deposited in her heart. Her blooming ideas are born in the soil of God’s love for all mankind. Her most precious seeds are the three children entrusted to her through adoption; Mycheal, Levi and Nathalie. She also cherishes a beloved daughter-in-law, Lisa.
Diane Johnson Qubty is a woman who loves the Lord. She’s proud that her ‘pot has been cracked’ a few times because that “just lets in more Light.” She’s been married to her ‘boyfriend,’ Johnny, for 37 years. They raised four beautiful daughters – Jocelyn, Krista, Tabitha and Astyn. God gave her a heart for women and lots of practice! In May of 1999 her youngest daughter, Astyn, went Home to Heaven. That’s when God showed her how strong she could be and how absolutely big He is. Her journey of faith and trust have been blessed with three handsome son-in-loves, Dustin, Alfred and Jared, and six beautiful grandchildren – Skylar, Addie, Brady, Joshua, AnnaBelle and Noah Johnny. They are the joy in her life. Her house is in Lubbock but her citizenship is in Heaven.
Rachel Way is the Creative Director at Trinity Church and she lives for the adventure and spontaneity God places in her life. Rachel graduated from Ouachita Baptist University with a B.A. in Musical Theatre, and that’s where she met Jacob (yes, like the Bible). They married in June, 2013 and moved to Lubbock shortly after. She has been blessed to live in Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Florida, Washington, D.C., London, California, and now Texas. Rachel has enjoyed working for companies like David’s Bridal and Disney and has some crazy stories she is always willing to share. Lastly, one of her favorite things in the world is ice cream.
Ian Rodriquez and her family have been members of Trinity since 2012. She has been married almost 20 years to the love of her life, Ray Rodriquez. They have two beautiful daughters. Mia just graduated high school in 2016, and attends TexasTech and their youngest daughter Maci just turned 11. Ian is a life group leader with a passion for helping women on their journey towards realizing their purpose and potential in Christ. She wants every disciple to embrace the opportunity to be an answer in this generation while pointing to Jesus as the solution.
Sarah Kline is married to her high school sweetheart, Carl, and is the mother to three precious little ones. She is the librarian at O.L. Slaton Middle School. She’s an avid believer in chasing God-given dreams. She and Carl co-lead Marriage Toolbox on Sunday mornings at 10 AM. In her spare time, Sarah likes to read, cook, and study God’s Word. God has given her a passion for marriage, family, books, and middle schoolers.
Kristin Huber has a passion for giving back to others and using her testimonials to teach people about the miracles our God still performs. Kristin is married to her wonderful husband Adrian and they have a beloved “daughter” Murphy (a chocolate lab). Kristin loves spending time with her family and any activity that includes them all being together. Kristin is a 2011 graduate of Texas Tech University with a B.A. in Public Relations . “God has blessed me abundantly and I can’t wait to see what else He has in store!”