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.

Nick Angert

Nick spent his childhood in Philadelphia and South Asia.  He returned to the US to for college, earning his BSME from the University of Pennsylvania and his MBA from Villanova University.  He, his wife Melissa, and their three children, Eliza, Grace, and Colin moved to Rhode Island in 2013 when he was relocated for his job in Medical Device marketing.  They live in Barrington, and enjoy travel, hiking, and exploring coastal New England.

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. Dan works in the medical device industry, specializing in medical imaging. He 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 have two sons and a daughter and reside in Massachusetts. 

Ernie Giordano

A native of Providence, Ernie has been a part of Trinity since 2013. Ernie received a BA in International Studies/Business from Stonehill College; attended Loyola University in Rome, Italy; and has an MBA from the University of Rhode Island. He has spent his career in marketing, product development, and sales and is fluent in Italian and Spanish. Ernie and his wife Susan have three teenagers (Maggie, Will, and Caroline) and are both involved in several ministries at Trinity, among them Christian Education and Outreach. When not cheering from the sidelines of endless games, meets, and regattas, he enjoys photography and a wide variety of outdoor activities.

Brett Jenkins

Brett moved around as a child as the son of an active duty Coast Guardsman, but grew up mostly in New England (Maine and Massachusetts) and Northern Virginia. Brett’s first communicant church membership was at McLean Presbyterian Church at age 16. He and his wife, Laura, have been active in the PCA since they were married in 1993, with Brett having served for many years as a Deacon at West Springfield Covenant Community Church. On any given Sunday you will likely find either Brett or Laura (or both of them) playing as part of the music team at Trinity. The Jenkins family moved to Rhode Island in 2007. Brett has a career in the television broadcasting industry as a technology professional. They have four children: Aaron, Curtis, Meredith and Cadence.

Andy Norquist

Andy Norquist grew up on a small farm east of Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota.  His dad worked in the airline industry and his mom homeschooled all 5 kids.  The family attended a local church weekly.  Andy received his B.A. in Studio Art from Northwestern College and his Masters in Sculpture from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).  In addition to working full time at RISD, Andy is also a practicing artist and loves the outdoors, particularly taking groups up to the White mountains for backpacking trips.  Andy and his wife Shannon have three kids and live in the Elmwood neighborhood of Providence. 

Deacons and Deacon’s Assistants

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

Tom Grimsley

Tom was born and raised in upstate New York. After college he moved to Rhode Island in 2004 to attend graduate school. It was there he met his wife Ruth, started attending Trinity, and earned his PhD in Physics from Brown University. Tom, Ruth and their son James currently reside in Warwick RI. Tom works in electronics and specializes in ultrasonic research instruments. In his spare time Tom enjoys reading, hiking and sailing

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 and is the coordinator for Love-in-Action Tutorials to immigrants and the Liberian Community. He enjoys watching football/NE Patriots and Everybody Loves Raymond.

Kathryn Long

Kathryn Long has been a part of Trinity since the fall of 2019, when her family relocated for her husband Stephen’s work at Providence College. Kathryn received her Liberal Arts degree from New Saint Andrews College. She has been a college admin assistant, a middle school teacher, and a freelance editor. She is currently assisting a local medical practice part time — but her #1 job is homeschooling her four kids. Kathryn is interested in the holistic healing of the body and has a passion for mercy ministry. She leads the Women’s Ministry Team at Trinity and enjoys hosting the North Providence community group with Stephen. Kathryn loves reading aloud with her kids. She also loves to make time for handwritten letters and special baking projects.

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.

Gail Scanlan

Gail is a Rhode Island native, who spent many of her adult years living in distant and peculiar lands (no Del’s!) such as Hampton VA, Washington DC, and Knoxville TN, but happily returned to native soil in 2013.  She lives in Providence and works for a local solar design/installation company.  Gail has six pretty terrific adult children and one precious grandson for whom she is on speed dial for babysitting services.  She enjoys many hobbies including drawing, gardening, music, design, reading, and (new!) kayaking and (future?) possibly tap dancing.  

Harry Wilson

Harry  is a native of North Kingstown R.I. where he still lives. He attended Northwest Missouri State  University where he received a BA degree in Geography/Sociology and Anthropology. He then went to the University of Missouri where he studied Cultural and Regional Geography receiving a MA degree. Harry has worked as a self employed Landscape Gardener for the past 41 years. While living in Washington DC  he joined McLean Presbyterian Church where he began to embrace the Reformed faith. Harry has been a part of what is now Trinity PCA since 1985 when it was just beginning as a bible study. Harry’s interests include Christian and ethnic demographics, missions, native plant gardening and land restoration 

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 the Science Department Head, Head Girls’ Varsity Soccer Coach, Assistant Boys’ Varsity Basketball Coach, and Head Houseparent of a boys’ dormitory at Portsmouth Abbey School in Portsmouth, RI. He is married to Katie, who holds a Ph.D. in Art History through Penn State University and who also teaches Humanities and Latin at Portsmouth Abbey. They have 3 children– Isaac (5), Elijah (3), and Abigail (1). In addition to teaching and coaching, Steve loves reading, playing chess, and rooting for his local Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, and Bruins as well as his beloved Michigan Wolverines.

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