There are many people who make Holy Trinity the special place that it is. Meet a few of the faces you’ll see around our church.
Pastor mike gutzler
Mike is lead pastor of Holy Trinity. He has a calling to introduce people to the inspiring message of Jesus, mentor the growth of a life of faith, and help individuals hear God’s calling for their unique lives. Mike has degrees from the University of Mary Washington and the Graduate Theological Union with additional certifications in Islamic Studies and Arabic from the University of California, Berkeley. When Mike is not engaged in matters of faith and life he holds the position of Associate Professor of Religion at Northern Virginia Community College where he enjoys teaching about all of the world’s great religions. Mike lives in Fairfax with wife Emma and their two children, Clara and Lawson.
Vicar Corey Bergman
Corey Bergman is our Vicar, or Pastoral Intern, for the year at Holy Trinity. Corey feels called to be a Pastor in the church who not only helps people, especially youth, grow in their faith but also challenges them to lean into the calls for justice in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Corey has a degree in Political Science with an emphasis in campaigns and elections from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and is currently pursuing his Masters of Divinity at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. Corey is originally from the great state of Minnesota and enjoys spending his free time with his fiancée Maddie and their two cats Eliza and Angelica.
JOSHUA BROWN, DIRECTOR OF MUSIC AND CHOIR DIRECTOR
Joshua Brown is a versatile musician who is equally comfortable conducting, performing as a classical vocalist, and teaching in many styles of music. Recognized as a “fine baritone” by the Washington Post, he has performed in operas, recitals, and concerts at various venues including the Kennedy Center, Washington National Cathedral, as well as many others throughout the DC Metropolitan area and abroad. As a music educator he has taught and conducted musicians of all ages and abilities from kindergarten to adult. Joshua currently resides in Alexandria VA with his wife Caitlin and dog Maisie.
GREG BLOY, Organist/pianist AND Christus Consortium Director
Greg Bloy studied organ performance at Oberlin Conservatory, where he played saxophone with the Oberlin Jazz Ensemble and sang and played recorders with the Oberlin Collegium Musicum. He continued his studies at Penn State, where he received a Ph.D. in mathematics while studying organ and playing in the university jazz ensembles. He has performed in many semi-professional and touring bands in Pennsylvania and Michigan on saxophone and keyboards. He currently sings with Voce, a northern Virginia choral ensemble.
jeremy cochran, Handbell choir director
A current doctoral candidate in conducting at George Mason University, Jeremy holds degrees in Music Education and Instrumental Conducting. Jeremy has held previous positions as a K-12 Band and Choral teacher and an assistant director of the North Shore Summer Music Experience. An active composer, Jeremy's chamber orchestra composition Insouciant was selected as a winning submission to the Minnesota Sinfonia/McKnight Foundation composition contest. Jeremy also has worked for Mason Community Arts Academy as a coordinator of its instrument donation and outreach programs and he performs regularly as a trumpet player at George Mason University and in the community.
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JOAN BUSCHER, PARISH ADMINISTRATOR
Joan joined the staff of Holy Trinity as Parish Administrator in September 2010. Her prior experience included positions in government and the private sector and operation of two home-based businesses.
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autumn orme, Communications and MArkeTing Specialist
Autumn provides a variety of Communications and Marketing services to Holy Trinity, including strategic planning; photo, graphics, and messaging creation; social media campaign implementation; website content updates; and quality assurance. She has more than a decade of experience as a communications, marketing and media relations specialist, including serving as Director of Communications and Marketing for a large non-profit agency. She also has held staff positions in several political offices, including on Capitol Hill. Autumn currently resides in Burke with her husband James, son Nolan, and new puppy Waffles.
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