Our elders serve with our senior pastor on the church session, Trinity's governing body. The elders are committed, both collectively and individually, to shepherding the flock, to attending to the spiritual needs of God's people.
Dan DeVries

Dan was born near Philadelphia, PA, and has lived in several states while growing up. Mostly, he has lived in the New England region. He works as a medical physicist in Boston. Dan and his wife, Carol, have been members of Trinity since 1998. They met while Dan was a graduate student at WPI in Worcester, MA. Carol was between missionary assignments in Portugal and Belgium with MTW and Joni and Friends when she visited the PCA mission church, of which Dan was a member. They reside in Massachusetts with two sons and a daughter: Andrew, Nathaniel, and Hannah.
Walt Mahla

Walt grew up in Delaware. He received his BSEE from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and his MSEE from Purdue University. Having worked in the Networking industry for many years, Walt most recently has been involved in various real estate projects in and around Wrentham, MA. Walt has been blessed to be married to his wife Carol for 30 years. Carol and Walt have two grown children: Tim and Matt (both married, yay!). In his spare time, Walt enjoys spending time with his family, enjoys rooting for the Boston Red Sox, the New England Patriots, and the Boston Celtics, and tries (unsuccessfully) to improve his golf game.
Chris Plante

Chris Plante, Ministry Intern

A native Rhode Islander, Chris Plante has over 20 years of experience working with children and families, as well as community-development, in a variety of contexts and locations including inner-city Chicago, Providence, Central America, and East Africa. He is committed to reinforcing and protecting the historic institutions of marriage and family, and facilitating sustainable, grassroots development across Rhode Island's communities. His experience includes social-work, classroom teaching, youth and family development, marriage, family, and public policy advocacy. A graduate of Bishop Hendricken High School and The King's College, Chris has also been trained in Exegetical Theology at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. He has been married to Cynthia for 18 years and they have three children, ages 15, 13, and 11.
Greg Brownell

Greg grew up in Philadelphia, but has lived in RI for the last 30+ years. He is married to Beverly, and they have two terrific teenagers, Greg Jr and Catherine, both of whom are communicant members of Trinity. Greg has an MS in Mathematics from Syracuse, and when not working (and chauffeuring Greg and Catherine to their endless activities), enjoys reading classic fiction and presuppositional apologetics.
Deacons and Deacon's Assistants

Our deacons focus on mercy ministry and helping God's people to care for one another.
Stephen Zins

Steve is a native Rhode Islander who started attending Trinity while earning his Ph.D. at Brown University in Pathobiology. He is very interested in issues at the intersection of faith and science, and he is currently a biology and chemistry teacher as well as a Junior Varsity basketball and soccer coach at Portsmouth Abbey School in Portsmouth, RI. He was recently married to his wife, Katie, who is currently finishing her Ph.D. in Art History through Penn State University. In addition to teaching and coaching, Steve loves reading theology, playing chess, and rooting for his local Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, and Bruins as well as his beloved Michigan Wolverines.

Nathaniel Koliyah

Nathaniel grew up in Liberia and immigrated into the US in 1994. He graduated from Roger Williams University in 1999 majoring in History and Paralegal Studies. He served in the US Army for eight years. Nathaniel is presently completing his Masters of Divinity with LAMP Theological Seminary. As he studies, Nathaniel serves as Athletic Director for a number of Catholic schools in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. He enjoys watching football and Everybody Loves Raymond.

Bill Poirier

Bill grew up in the Fox Point section of Providence. He received his B.S. in Physical Therapy from Boston University. Bill and his wife Martha have a son named Matthew. In his spare time he likes to run, body surf, and watch Tiger Woods play golf.

Blair Greene, Deacon's Assistant

Blair is from Greenville SC and earned her degree in Business Administration from Lander University in Greenwood. She and her husband, Tom, celebrate 37 years of marriage and have 3 grown children: Juliette with their 2 grandchildren, Doug (member of Trinity) and Adrienne. Blair has lived in Lincoln RI for 24 years. She enjoys landscaping, scouting for antiques, baby sitting for her grandchildren and entertaining.

Tom Greene, Deacon's Assistant

Tom is a native Rhode Islander from East Providence and earned his degree in Business Administration from Providence College. Tom worked with AMICA Ins. Co. for 34 years. He has lived in Miami, Greenville SC (where he met Blair), Pittsburgh, Dallas and has been "back home" for 24 years. Presently retired, Tom's enjoyments are golfing, shooting, investments and entertaining the grandchildren.

Carol Mahla, Deacon's Assistant

Carol grew up in New York and attended Florida State University and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Carol and her husband, Walt, have spent most of their married life in New England. Their son, Tim, his wife, Elea and grandson, Will lives in Chattanooga and their son, Matt, his wife Bethany and grandson, Vance live in Boston. Having spent many years in the computer networking industry, Carol appreciates the opportunity to work at Trinity. She enjoys spending time with her family and is always up for a chat over a cup of coffee.

Bev Browenell, Deacon's Assistant



To all who are spiritually weak and seek rest; to all who mourn and long for comfort; to all who struggle and desire victory; to all who are strangers and want fellowship; to all who hunger and thirst after righteousness; and to whomsoever will come, this Church opens wide her doors and offers welcome in the name of the Lord Jesus.