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.
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. 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