Our Mission

To see the love of Jesus at the center of each life, at the heart of every community, and as the source of all our actions.

Trinity is a place where you can “belong before you believe”.

We welcome people at every stage of their spiritual journey, so whether you’re completely new to faith, have lots of questions, or have been following Jesus for many years, we invite you to join us.


Our Beliefs, Pillars, & Values

Our Beliefs
A church is a community of people who are learning what it means to follow Jesus, knowing we have a God who loves us exactly where we are and loves us far too much to let us stay there.
Trinity is a non-denominational church that believes in the authority of the Christian Scriptures for our life and practice. We hold to the essential orthodox Christian beliefs as expressed in the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed. In addition to these historic creeds, we are rooted in the following core beliefs:


We believe that there is one true God who has existed for eternity as three persons, the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. (Deut. 6:4Matt. 28:19-20John 1:1-4 & 17:20-21)

We believe in the divine inspiration and absolute authority of the Bible which is the written Word of God – fully trustworthy for faith and conduct. (Is. 40:6-82 Tim. 3:162 Pet. 1:20)

We believe that God created people in His image, male and female, to share in His eternal life, worship Him and steward creation. (Gen. 1:27-30Deut 6:51 Cor. 10:31)

We believe that due to humanity’s rebellion against God (also known as sin), everyone has fallen short of the glory of God and is driven by their fallen nature and eternally separated from Him. (Gen. 3Is. 53:6Jer. 17:9Rom. 3:9-20)

We believe that God showed His great love for us by sending His son, Jesus Christ, in human form, through the incarnation, born of the virgin Mary. Jesus was without sin, fully God and fully human. (John 1:14 & 3:16Luke 1:27Phil. 2:5-72 Cor. 5:21Heb. 4:14-15)

We believe in the atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross; paying the price of sin (separation from God), defeating evil and death, and reconciling us back with God. (John 3:5-8Heb.10:19-25Rom. 3:23-26Gal. 2:20Col. 1:13)

We believe that Jesus physically rose from the dead on the third day, and that He ascended to the Father’s right hand where He now reigns as the Savior of the world. (Mark 16:9John 11:25-26Eph. 1:20-21Phil. 2:9-11Rev. 11:15)

We believe that fallen humans are justified (restored to right relationship with God) through faith in this Savior, Jesus Christ. (Gal. 2:16Eph. 2:15-18Rom. 5:1 & 8:15)

We believe that God sent His comforter and guide, the Holy Spirit, who leads us into repentance. Life with Christ through new birth, empowers our Christian life, deepens our faith and enables us to witness to the world. (John 14:26 & 16:13Acts 1:8Rom. 5:5 & 8:26-272 Cor. 3:18)

We believe that God has established His people as the Church, His priesthood of all believers, who are empowered by the Holy Spirit through the impartation of spiritual gifts, who are called to proclaim the gospel, promote justice and live out His Kingdom life on earth. (Micah 6:8Luke 4:181 Cor. 121 Pet. 2:5)

We believe in the personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfill the salvation plan of God, who will raise all people to judgement, and bring eternal life to the redeemed. God will then fully establish his Kingdom and reveal a new heaven and new earth in which there is no evil, suffering, or death, and in which God will be glorified forever. (Matt. 24:30 & 25:34Acts 17:31Rom. 8:19-211 Cor. 15:20-221 Thess. 4:142 Tim. 4:1Titus 2:131 Pet. 4:5Rev. 1:7 & 21:1-5)

Our Pillars
Apprenticeship to Jesus

Biblical Literacy 

Spirit-Empowered Living

Care & Healing

Joining in God's Mission

Committed Community

Our Values

Old and Young
Trinity is a multi- and inter-generational church where all ages are valued, celebrated and invested in.

Ordinary People and our Extraordinary God
We believe that God can and does work through everyone, not just in terms of personal transformation,
but also that everyone is a minister of the Gospel in their own sphere. Ministry is not limited to certain classes
of people (clergy/lay, men/women, young/old, etc.).

Word and Spirit
We seek to live and know God under the full authority of His living Word and cherish the tangible presence
and the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Generosity and Gratitude
In seeking to see His Kingdom come, we are a community that is committed to asking not – what can we
spare but – what will it take.

Grace and Truth
We approach every person/situation with grace while also speaking the truth in love.

Boldness and Humility
We desire to boldly proclaim the good news of the Gospel while humbly recognizing the mystery of faith
and that we don’t have all the answers.

Authenticity and Excellence
We believe that God deserves our very best and so strive for excellence, but never to the point of “putting on
a show” or at the expense of authenticity or vulnerability.

Tradition and Innovation
We esteem the beliefs and practices of the worldwide Church throughout its history (orthodoxy, sacraments, etc.)
while also fostering innovation and creativity so that we might reach people with God’s love where they are.

Staff Team

Please feel free to reach out anytime!

Ben Valentine

Senior Pastor, Elder
203 618-0808 ext. 702

Andy Hayball

Lead Pastor - Westchester, Elder
203 618-0808 ext. 701

Meg Newton

Associate Pastor - Darien
203 618-0808 ext. 705

Christine Dorvil

Community Life Pastor
203 618-0808 ext. 706

Scott Tilton

Next Generation Pastor
203 618-0808 ext. 714

Amy Bartram

Ministry Coordinator - Darien & Bookkeeper
203 618-0808 ext. 710

Matthew Carrion

Student Ministry Pastor - Westchester
203 618-0808 ext. 719

Debbi Dempster

Trinity Serves Coordinator (Volunteer)
203 618-0808 ext. 725

Antonio Di Caterina

203 618-0808 ext. 712

Daniela Di Caterina

Student Ministry Coordinator - Greenwich
203 618-0808 ext. 723

Dave Edwards

Worship & Arts Director
203 618-0808 ext. 708

Mike Iodice

203 618-0808 ext. 704

Kathleen Jaoudi

Children's Pastor - Westchester
203 618-0808 ext. 715

Kelly Jarry

Graphic Designer
203 618-0808 ext. 713

Betsy Kearns

Trinity Kids Coordinator - Greenwich
203 618-0808

Kelly Lally

Production Director
203 618-0808

Karene Madden

Worship & Ministry Coordinator - Westchester
203 618-0808 ext. 726

Amy Mellendorf

Prayer Ministry Lead (Volunteer)
203 618-0808 ext. 722

Kathy Nelson

Staff Assistant (Volunteer)
203 618-0808

Ann Park

Ministry Coordinator
203 618-0808 ext. 716

Anne Valentine

Worship Coordinator - Darien
203 618-0808 ext. 711

Monica Ward

Communications & Ministry Coordinator
203 618-0808 ext. 709

MJ Wynne

Trinity Kids Coordinator - Darien
203 618-0808 ext. 720


In 1999, Trinity was formed to be an independent church, and we continue to exist as a non-denominational church governed by Elders.

The Elders are servant leaders whose primary concern is to provide spiritual oversight, direction, and leadership for the overall Church, entrusting the implementation of that direction to ministry leaders and staff, under the leadership of the Senior Pastor. Senior staff leadership is held accountable for fulfilling the Elders’ direction. The tasks and responsibilities of the Elders vary greatly and require discernment as they seek to keep the Church on a Biblical course.

Jill Marchak

Elder Chair

John Bai


Andy Hayball

Lead Pastor - Westchester, Elder

Diego Mahecha


Jennifer Meredith

Elder, Treasurer

John Patitucci


Ben Valentine

Senior Pastor, Elder

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