Trinity Staff

Andy Wolfe

Andy Wolfe

Senior Pastor

Brian Erickson

Brian Erickson

Senior Pastor Designate

Rev. Brian Erickson arrived at Trinity in June 2014 as the Senior Pastor Designate and, beginning in June 2015, will assume the full responsibilities of Senior Pastor.  Brian was raised at Trinity and Vestavia Hills UMC, and is a graduate of Birmingham-Southern College and Emory’s Candler School of Theology.  For the first decade of his ordained ministry, he served as a college chaplain to BSC and then the University of Evansville, where his responsibilities included service-learning, Christian formation, and teaching.  In June of 2009 he was appointed as the Senior Pastor to the First United Methodist Church of Alabaster, where he oversaw five years of tremendous growth in worship attendance, community involvement, and professions of faith.  He currently serves as the Chairperson for the North Alabama Conference Board of Higher Education and a trustee for the Appalachia Service Project.

Brian is married to the former Mollie Lane Jackson, and they have three really awesome kids.  In his spare time, Brian enjoys woodworking, restoring vintage campers, playing the banjo, and cycling.  He is the author of “The Theological Implications of Climate Control: Reflections on the Seasons of Faith,” which is exactly what it sounds like, a really long-winded book destined for clearance racks everywhere.  He and his family love Trinity, and would love for you to come see what we’re all about.

Nathan Carden

Nathan Carden

Minister of Outreach & Contact Worship

Rev. Nathan Carden joined Trinity as the Associate Pastor for Outreach and Contact Worship in June 2012. A native of Andalusia, AL, Nathan grew up in Waycross, GA as the son and grandson of pastors. He earned a B.S. in Communication Studies and an M.A. in Religion (theological studies) from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN and went on to complete a Master of Divinity degree at Vanderbilt Divinity School. Ordained in the Church of the Nazarene, Nathan was received as an elder in the North Alabama Conference in June of 2012. Prior to serving at Trinity, Nathan led the contemporary worship service at FUMC of Pell City, AL. He also served in various roles at churches in Nashville, TN and Gainesville, FL.

Nathan is married to Kameron, a graduate of UGA and UF. She is a speech pathologist at the Alabama School for the Deaf and Blind. They have a son, Jonathan "Henry" (4), and daughter, Amelia (1). Nathan enjoys reading, golf, fishing, and playing together as a family. Nathan shares, "I have privilege of sharing the grace of God with others and joining God's work to renew all things. That might be the best job in the world."

Suzanne Pruitt

Suzanne Pruitt

Minister of Christian Formation

Rev. Suzanne Pruitt serves is the Associate Pastor of Christian Formation. Suzanne left the field of teaching to answer the call to ministry. She was first certified in Christian Education and Youth Ministry. Later she felt God’s nudge to become a Diaconal Minister and from there an ordained Deacon in full connection. She was subsequently consecrated in 1996 and ordained in 1999. She served as the Director of Youth Ministry for eight years and then Minister of Adult Discipleship at Wesley Memorial UMC (Decatur, AL) from 1988-2001. She served at Saint Mark UMC (Seneca, SC) from 2001-2004 as the Minister of Discipleship. Suzanne has served at Trinity for the past eight years as Minister of Christian Formation. Suzanne’s responsibilities are adult small group studies, adult Sunday School and Confirmation.

She is married to Glenn Pruitt, they have two adult daughters, Kimberly and Lindsey and granddaughter Addison. She enjoys warm water exercise, watching movies and reading books.

Bobby Scales

Bobby Scales

Minister of Visitation & Member Care

David Thompson

David Thompson

Minister of Students

Rev. David Thompson has been that Pastor of Student Ministries since May 2005. David was born and raised in Tuscaloosa, AL and is the son and grandson of United Methodist pastors. David earned a B.S. in Art from the University of Alabama and is currently in Seminary at Memphis Theological. David is currently a full time local pastor in the North Alabama Conference.

Before serving at Trinity United Methodist Church, David was the Youth Director at Latham UMC in Huntsville, AL. He is married to Tina and they have three daughters, Madelyn (5), Anna Blakely (3) and Lily(1). David is a member of the United States Team Handball National team and has represented the USA in 2 Pan American Games, a World Championships and various

other international competitions; he is the vice president of the USATH Board of Directors and sits on the Athletes Advisory Council for the US Olympic Committee. David enjoys time with family, sports and playing music. He shares, "our goal in ministry is to partner with families in growing up students in a Christian environment."

Robert Sturdivant

Robert Sturdivant

Director of Student Ministry Evangelism

David Hayes

David Hayes

Director of Connectional Student Ministry

Scott Robertson

Scott Robertson

Director of Music Ministry

Trey Hill

Trey Hill

Contact Worship Leader & AV Specialist

Jeanne Baswell

Jeanne Baswell

Director of Preschool Ministry

Ann Neptune

Ann Neptune

Business Administrator

Lisa Elliott

Lisa Elliott

Administrative Assistant to the Senior Pastor

Haley Smith

Haley Smith

Director of Communication

Amy Lewis

Amy Lewis

Director of Senior Adult Ministry

Amy Mezzell

Amy Mezzell

Program Staff Assistant

Marie Pasco

Marie Pasco

Membership Assistant