Director of Early Childhood Ministry
Helen Fitzhugh grew up in Dallas, Texas. She went to J.J. Pearce High School and then on to Texas A&M University and earned a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, specializing in Early Childhood.
After graduation, she and Matt married, moved to McKinney and joined TPC in 2006. Helen taught kindergarten for six years before her son, Brock, was born and she decided to stay home with him. Since then her family has grown to include daughters, Reese and Delaney. She is a certified Pre-K to 6 th grade teacher.
Helen volunteered in our Early Childhood Ministry for three years before becoming the Early Childhood Ministry Director. She is passionate about our youngest members and finds true joy in welcoming the children of TPC to be an important part of our church family.
Director of Elementary Ministry
Danielle grew up down the road in Plano, Texas. After graduating from Texas Tech University with a degree in English and Secondary Education, she returned to Plano to begin her teaching career and met her husband Dan. Danielle was an educator who thoroughly enjoyed her seven year employment as a high school teacher in Plano ISD. She is a lifelong Presbyterian. Danielle and her husband joined TPC in 2012 and became members of TPC’s “Time Out” Sunday School Class. She loved volunteering for Vacation Bible School. They have three children, Jarrett, Avery, and Loralei.
Danielle is thrilled with the opportunity to work more closely with friends at TPC. She looks forward to getting to know the many parents and volunteers and, especially, the children in kindergarten through fifth grade.
Director of Christian Education, Youth and Young Adults
Tami Voyles grew up in Houston, TX, and attended First Presbyterian Church of Pasadena. After graduating from J. Frank Dobie High School, she attended Texas A&M University where she earned a Liberal Arts degree in English Literature. Along with this, Tami is also a Certified Christian Educator within the Presbyterian Church(USA).
While at Texas A&M, Tami met her husband, Bradley. After graduation, Tami moved to Dallas where Bradley was already working. They were married in 1993 and soon moved to McKinney. They immediately joined TPC and began working with the youth. Their first group consisted of just 4 youth!
After volunteering for seven years, Tami joined the staff as the Logos Director in 2000. After changes in the structure of the program, she was given the job of Youth Ministry Director. Many changes have occurred in the youth department over the years, including our number of youth, but one thing has remained constant and that is Tami’s passion for youth ministry. Tami and Bradley have 3 children: Brett, Jade and Devon.
JR High Youth Director
Miriam Ross grew up in Starkville, Mississippi and then moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana as a teenager. She earned a BA in Communication with a focus in Public Relations and a double minor in History and Political Science from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana. Miriam has been a lifelong Presbyterian, even meeting her husband Andrew, at the Montreat Youth Conference as a youth.
In May 2008, Miriam married Andrew. They traveled to Montreat as small group leaders where Miriam realized of her love for working with youth. The Ross family moved to McKinney in 2009. Soon after, they began volunteering with the Youth ministry and in 2011 Miriam became part of the TPC staff.
Miriam loves all things youth-related and the Ross family are avid Montreat Youth Conference attendees. She loves spending time with the youth both in the church and out. Miriam and Andrew have 3 children: Kaylie, Emalyn and Sawyer.
Director of Senior Programming and Congregational Care
Sherry has a Bachelor of Science in Gerontology from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Prior to having children, she worked as a Nursing Home Administrator and Activities Director.
Sherry and her husband, Jeff, have been members of TPC for several years. She has served the church in a variety of roles including coordinator for the Orientation to Trinity class, MOPS Coordinator, MOPS Prayer Care leader, and VBS and preschool volunteer. She is currently a Sunday School and Small Group leader and serves on the Parlor and Chapel Renovation Committee.
Jeff and Sherry have two daughters, Claire and Ruth. Sherry is a life-long Presbyterian and an ordained Elder and Deacon.
As Director of Senior Programming and Congregational care, Sherry leads the team of TPC volunteers who work passionately to provide programming and support to TPC’s senior members. In addition, she serves as the staff liaison to the Deacons.
Director of Music Ministry
Don Roberts was named Music Ministries Director in November, 2012. Prior to this expanded role, he directed the Trinity Choir and the Trinity Ringers for six years.
In keeping with his West Texas roots, Don graduated from Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, TX, with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education. After a three-year tour in the U.S. Army in Germany, he returned to the States and earned a Masters of Church Music degree from Southwestern Theological Seminary in Fort Worth.
Don served as Minister of Music for Baptist churches in Texas until retiring to McKinney in 2003. Shortly after arriving, he and his wife, Carol Ann, became part of the TPC family. Both Don and Carol Ann have found a spiritual home as well as a place of service for their musical gifts and experience.
In addition to her responsibilities as church accompanist, Carol Ann is a retired 6th grade English teacher. She currently works for Region X as a professional development consultant, and accompanies various school choirs in Collin County. Don and Carol Ann have one son, Benjamin, who is finishing a Masters degree in Music Education and Voice at SMU, and plans to continue his career as a middle school choral music director.
Jennifer Free Jones
Song and Praise Team Leader
Jennifer is our song leader in worship each Sunday. She also assists in worship music planning and she coaches our small ensemble groups and guest soloists. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Music from University of Louisiana in Monroe, and a Master of Music from University of Redlands, California.
Jennifer has been a part of Trinity Presbyterian Church of McKinney Texas since the Fall of 2013; she joined TPC immediately after finishing graduate school. She has performed in many musicals and operas, and produces an annual music recital for TPC’s Women’s Ministry.
Jennifer also owns Jennifer’s Voice and Piano Studio, where she coaches many talented and aspiring musicians, including some of TPC’s members.
Jen Zaccarella grew up in the suburbs of Dallas, Texas. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Jen and her husband, Mike, joined Trinity in 2008 when they were engaged to be married and seeking a church home for their future family. Jen worked in Human Resources for 7 years until she decided to become a stay-at- home mom to her two daughters.
As a Trinity member, Jen has been active as a volunteer/coordinator for the Christmas Giving Tree since 2010, and also served as an ordained Deacon from 2015 until joining the staff as Membership Coordinator in 2017. Jen loves helping people feel welcome at Trinity and she’s thankful to have the opportunity to do that in this role.
Stacy grew up in Syracuse, NY and moved to Texas 6 years ago. She earned a BBA in Business Administration, majoring in Human Resource Management from Texas Woman’s University.
Stacy joined Trinity Presbyterian Church of McKinney Texas as a Pastoral Secretary on January of 2017. Aside from being the welcoming face at the church, Stacy ensures the functioning of church operations. She provides administrative support to the ministerial staff and coordinates projects between staff and volunteers.
Stacy met her husband, Anthony in 2007, and got married in June of 2013, together they have one child, Caleb. Stacy is a lifelong Presbyterian.
Scheduling/Facilities Supervisor and Membership Secretary
Maria grew up in England where she worked as an administrator in a Community College/Adult Education. She married her husband Karl before moving to USA in 1995. They lived in upstate NY for two years and soon after moved to McKinney, where they have been living since 1997.
Maria started working in the preschool childcare at TPC in 2001 and in 2011 moved to her present position in the office. She schedules all internal ministry meetings and events that take place at TPC, both onsite and off site. She oversees and co-ordinates with the Property Elder and custodians to ensure the smooth running of the facility. Additionally, Maria maintains the membership database.
Maria is an avid cyclist and enjoys taking long walks at the beach. She has two children, a daughter Zoe and a son Daniel. She also has a granddaughter Kayliegha and grandson Zachary.
Director of Communications & Digital Outreach
Originally from Spain, Alicia graduated from the University of North Texas with a B.A degree in Marketing and Communication Design. Soon after graduating she moved to Connecticut to join her family, but a year later she returned to Dallas and attended Southern Methodist University where she earned a Graduate Certificate in Marketing.
Having worked in healthcare and in education for over 10 years, Alicia’s favorite aspect serving in the Communications area of TPC is the opportunity to be part of the meaningful efforts from various missions and ministries at Trinity. As the Director of Communications, her role at TPC gives her a great sense of purpose especially when working and volunteering for missions such as Habitat for Humanity, PCHAS, Family Promise, Carter BloodCare, and Gingerbread for Humanity to name a few.
Dallas has been Alicia’s home for the last 18 years. She has a teenage daughter and they both live in Carrollton. When not spending time with her family, Alicia enjoys going to the symphony, visiting museums and swimming regularly to compete in Open Water races.
Barbara Williamson was hired in 2017 as Trinity’s first Graphic Designer after years of joyfully volunteering her professional graphic services to her church home. Barbara and her husband Ray have been active Trinity members for seven years.
Barbara graduated from the Baltimore Art Institute with graphic coursework at the University of Texas, Portland State University and the Maryland Institute of Art. With over 30 years of professional graphic design experience, Barbara retired from Maryland’s Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Senior Professional Staff in 2011 where she managed a group of 63 graphic artists, editors, desktop publishers web developers and exhibit specialists. Barbara is also a fine artist and loves to visually represent the Word of God.