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 challenging message of Jesus, mentor the growth of Jesus followers, 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.
KRISTA VINGELIS, PASTOR OF YOUTH AND FAMILY MINISTRY
Pastor Krista is our Pastor of Youth and Family Ministry. Her responsibilities include: leading all aspects of Sunday Night Life (SNL); developing and organizing youth activities, coordinating our fundraising activities for the 2018 National Youth Gathering, and leading worship on Sunday mornings. Pastor Krista returns to the Metro DC area after serving congregations in Porterville (CA), Jamaica (NY) and Hooversville (PA). She holds her Master of Divinity with a concentration in Youth and Family Ministry from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN and her Bachelor of Arts with a major in Theater from George Mason University. She has worked with teens and children both in the arts and in the church for more than 20 years. Currently, she is also working with the Reston Community Center’s “Young Actor’s Theatre.” Pastor Krista loves to hang out with her dogs, watch movies, read books, be involved in the arts, and spend time with family and friends. She is excited to be here to partner with the people of Holy Trinity in making God’s love known to all through Jesus Christ.
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. As a believer in the power of music to form bonds of cultural appreciation and human understanding, he very much enjoys being the conductor of the Washington International Chorus. Joshua currently resides in Alexandria VA with his wife Caitlin.
GREG BLOY, ACCOMPANIST
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. Contact: email@example.com
JOAN BUSCHER, 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. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
GREG D’ADDARIO, COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR
Greg D’Addario became Holy Trinity’s first Communications Coordinator in September 2012, having previously served as the church’s webmaster for several years. Greg is also a first grade teacher with the Arlington Public Schools.
Cynthia Espinoza, Nursery Attendant
Cynthia is currently a junior at George Mason University studying Community Health with a concentration in Clinical Science. After graduation she hopes to pursue a career as a Physician's Assistant. While she has lived in northern Virginia her whole life, her parents immigrated to the U.S. from Bolivia. In her free time, Cynthia enjoys dancing, playing the piano, and playing with her two nephews. She is a certified Emergency Medical Technician and is on her way to becoming an official member at the Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department.