Our Staff

Claude McRoberts

Claude McRoberts

Senior Minister

Claude was born and reared in Jackson, Mississippi. He attended Ole Miss where he graduated with an MA in English (1986). Upon graduating from Ole Miss, Claude attended Reformed Theological Seminary earning an MDiv (1990). He is married to Betsy Berry McRoberts of Tunica, Mississippi. Claude and Betsy have three children: Claude, IV, Nan and Abbey. All three attend Ole Miss. The McRoberts love anything to do with sports and enjoy watching and attending sporting events.

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Patrick Curles

Patrick Curles

Executive Minister

Patrick, born in Birmingham, Alabama, was raised in Albany, Georgia. He is the youngest of four children and grew up in the Presbyterian church where his father served as minister. Patrick received his B.A. (history) degree from Auburn University in 1990 and his M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary in 1994. Before joining the staff of Trinity in 2001, Patrick served as associate pastor of Faith Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, from 1994 to 2001. He and his wife Laurie have three children: Wesley, Anna Lee and Mary.

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Michael Howell

Michael Howell

Minister of Pastoral Care

Michael is from Hartselle, Alabama. He holds degrees from Jacksonville State University (BA), and Reformed Theological Seminary (MCE and Mdiv). He and his wife, Frosty, have four adult children and six grandchildren. His hobbies include hiking, camping, hunting, and reading.

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Rob Pendley

Rob Pendley

Minister of Discipleship

Rob was born and raised in Starkville, Mississippi, where his parents still live. Though raised in the church, Rob was not converted until in college at Mississippi State University through the influence of believing friends and the ministry of Reformed University Ministries (RUF), the PCA campus ministry. Before joining the staff of Trinity, Rob planted and pastored Christ Community Church PCA in Gainesville, Florida, from 1997 to 2014. He is married to the former Kim Cotten. They met while Kim was an RUF intern at Mississippi State. Rob and Kim have three children: Andrew, Olivia, and John Reid.

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Kurt Cooper

Kurt Cooper

Minister to Youth

Kurt was born in Charleston, South Carolina, but calls Tupelo, Mississippi, his hometown. He is married to Marty, also from Tupelo, and they have two sons, Campbell and Grayson. Kurt received a B.A. in business administration from Mississippi State University, and his M.Div. from Reformed Theological Seminary.

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Todd Alexander

Todd Alexander

Director of Music and Organist

Todd grew up near Pittsburgh in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. Todd and his wife, Andria, met at Moody Bible Institute where he earned his Bachelor of Music in Sacred Music. He also received his Master of Sacred Music from Emory University. Todd and Andria have five boys: Joel, Nathan, Luke, Micah, and Jude. Besides his family, Todd loves biking, hiking/backpacking, camping, and his grandmother’s Fettuccini Alfredo.

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Becky Canerday

Becky Canerday

Director of Outreach and Women's Ministries

Becky grew up in Montgomery, Alabama, and is a lifelong Presbyterian. She and her husband, Vic, have two grown children, Bucky and Jannell. She graduated from Auburn University and has been on staff at Trinity Church since 1985. Becky enjoys needlepointing, gardening, hiking, bicycling and hunting.

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Stacy Hamilton

Stacy Hamilton

Director of Children's Ministry

Stacy Hamilton, a native of Montgomery, is a graduate of Trinity Presbyterian School and Auburn University. She and her husband, Whit, have two children, Meri Dean and Whit, Jr. She enjoys reading, watching old movies, and spending time with her children.

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Mike Hogg

Mike Hogg

Business Administrator

Mike is a Montgomery native and graduate of Auburn University where he earned his degree in Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant. Mike is married to Teresa and they have one son, Michael. He enjoys golf, P. F. Chang’s, and cupcakes.

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Nita Carter

Nita Carter

Nursery Supervisor

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Shannon Conner

Shannon Conner

Assistant to Children and Youth

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Lucy Freeman

Lucy Freeman

Director of Preschool

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Kathy McGowin

Kathy McGowin

Bookstore Manager

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Lea McLendon

Lea McLendon

Membership/Bookkeeper

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Rachel Phillips

Rachel Phillips

Executive Assistant

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Beth Shephard

Beth Shephard

Chef

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Stephanie Williams

Stephanie Williams

Senior Minister's Assistant

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Les Williams

Les Williams

Assistant Sexton

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