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.
Adult and Youth Coordinator
Tamara Jenkins will be taking on the position of the Adult and Youth Coordinator. This role was previously filled by Miriam Ross as the Youth Administrative Assistant. Tamara will be working with both Tami and Miriam to help with sign-ups for classes, camps, and retreats, collecting money, accounting, and all sorts of administrative task. Tamara and her husband Robbie have been members of Trinity for 19 years and have 2 wonderful daughters, Jordan and Taylor. Tamara has not only worked for Trinity before as a childcare worker but has been a youth chaperone for the past 8 years. She has taught Logos and been to many summer camps with our youth.
Director of Music Ministry
Jennifer is our Director of Music Ministry. She leads our choir and also 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. She has been a part of Trinity Presbyterian Church of McKinney Texas since the Fall of 2013.
Jennifer performs in many musicals and operas, and produces an annual music recital for TPC’s Women’s Ministry. She also serves as the head of the Connection Committee for the Presbyterian Association of Musicians South Central Region.
In addition to her career at TPC, Jennifer also owns Jennifer’s Voice and Piano Studio, where she coaches many talented and aspiring musicians, including some of TPC’s members.
Director of Elementary Ministry
Carrie is a lifelong member of Trinity. She literally grew up in our halls and calls Trinity home and wants all our children to have that same feeling when they walk into our church. Carrie has a degree in Speech Communication from Baylor University and obtained her teaching certificate in 2012 from the University of North Texas. Carrie was a classroom teacher from 2013-2015 teaching 7th and 8th grade. She has served on the Board of Deacons leading the Bereavement Ministry and started the Parents of Multiples Ministry. Carrie also was a part of the McCoy Chapel Renovation Committee and says that might be one of her proudest accomplishments. Carrie has volunteered with Vacation Bible School and with Trinity’s Praise Kids. Carrie is married to Trent Patterson and they have two adorable children, Callan and Clara.
Pastoral Assistant/Office Manager
Stacy grew up in Syracuse, NY and moved to Texas in December of 2011. 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. As of June 2021, she now serves as both the Pastoral Assistant and the Office Manager.
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.
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 2000.
In May 2008, they married and continued to travel and volunteer at Montreat as small group leaders where Miriam realized 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 is passionate about youth work and youth leadership in the church, currently pursuing her Certification in Christian Education through the PC(USA). In those classes, she has also realized her other passion of Christian Education and the importance of it at all ages. Miriam fully believes that youth are the church of today and is looking forward to helping grow the youth into their full leadership potential in and outside the church.
The Ross family continues to be avid Montreat Youth Conference attendees. Miriam is currently serving as one of the conferences’ Co-Directors for the summer of 2022. Miriam is also very involved in greater church work through Grace Presbytery, where she is on the Children and Youth Ministry Committee, Director of YouthQuake, and on the SHYC planning team.
Miriam also loves spending time with the youth both in the church and out. Miriam and Andrew have 3 children: Kaylie, who is 11 and a new Middle Schooler, Emalyn, who is 9, and Sawyer who is 5. Miriam’s newest challenge, being mom and youth director!
Database Administrator/Technology Specialist
Beth and her husband John have been members of Trinity since 2008. Although Beth is originally from Dallas, she and John met and married in New Jersey. They relocated back “home” in 2006 and built their home in Prosper. They have 4 grown children and 6 grandchildren.
Beth spent much of her career working in telecommunications technology and as a software business analyst. Beth retired from full-time work in 2013 and now works part-time for Trinity as our Database Administrator and Technology Specialist. Beth manages our communications tool known as Realm and our staff’s computers.
Director of Operations
John and his wife, Beth, have been members at Trinity since 2008 and John currently serves as an Elder on the Session.
As the Director of Operations, John will manage the overall operations of the church in conjunction with staff, officers, committees, and volunteers. He will be responsible for finance, purchasing, property management, HR and IT management, and other continuous improvement areas.
Director of Christian Education
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!
Tami joined the staff in 2000. Tami is the supervisor for the Early Childhood, Elementary, and Youth ministries while working directly with college age students, adult classes, and the confirmation class. She works closely with other ministries of the church to have a comprehensive education ministry for all our congregants. Tami and Bradley have 3 children: Brett, Jade and Devon. Tami loves long walks with her dog MacKay, yoga, good books and traveling.
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.
Director of Outreach and Engagement
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.
Since becoming a Trinity member, Jen has been active as a volunteer, and also served as an ordained Deacon from 2015 until joining the staff as Membership Coordinator in 2017, and later taking on the expanded role of Director of Communications and Membership in 2018. Jen loves helping people feel welcome at Trinity, which is why she became our newest Director of Outreach and Engagement in October of 2020.