Our Staff

Senior Pastor

Marcus Busenitz

Marcus and Sarah and their five children moved to Covington in October 2019. Marcus grew up on a farm in Kansas (the promised land), and met Sarah in Chicago where they both attended Moody Bible Institute. They married in December of 2003, and graduated from MBI in May of 2004. Marcus graduated from Beeson Divinity School in 2009, and then served in multiple pastoral roles at Mountain Brook Community Church in Birmingham, AL for the next nine years. Marcus is “a farmer who also happens to be a pastor.” He loves to see things grow, especially people as they walk with Christ…
Pastor of Worship Ministry and Discipleship

Miguel Lopez

Miguel and Connie are lifelong natives of the New Orleans area. Miguel graduated from LSU in ’82, met Connie at a Bible study in the Spring of ’86 and married her in March of ’88. In 1991, they moved to St. Tammany with one daughter. Before long, their family grew from three members to seven.
Miguel has spent most of his career pointing teenagers towards a relationship with Christ. He was on staff with Campus Life (originally in Metairie and later on the north shore). He was also the Student Ministries Pastor at Trinity for a six year window and a hospice chaplain as time allowed. In 2011, Miguel & Connie planted Grace Chapel which met at the YMCA until July of 2018. Miguel moved into his current role at Trinity in August 2018
Youth Ministry Director

Avery Mendheim

Avery is a hometown boy, who lived in Folsom Louisiana his whole life. In 2019 he graduated from Covington High School. He is about to start his last semester at LSU where he will end with a degree in business management with a concentration in strategic leadership. In between school and getting married to Lydia Grace Stegall, Avery enjoys participating in outdoor activities, such as hunting and fishing. His favorite bible verse is Mark 1:17-18, And Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” Immediately they dropped their nets and followed him.
Kid's Ministry Director

Amy Gex

Amy grew up in Southeast Louisiana. She and her husband, Anthony, met in high school and have been married for 31 years. They have 2 daughters, Chelsea and Ella.

Amy has a Bachelor’s Degree from University of New Orleans. She has experience in Office Administration, Finance and Education.

In 2007, they moved to Northwest Arkansas and then to Southern Indiana. After 9 years, they returned home to Madisonville, Louisiana.

In the summer of 2016, Anthony and Amy became members of Trinity church. She has served on the worship team, taught Vacation Bible school and has been involved in ladies ministry. She began serving as church Administrator in the Fall of 2019 and moved into the role as the Director of Children’s Ministry in January of 2021.

Communications Director

Angelle Rowe

Angelle grew up in Mandeville, Louisiana and after moving around a bit, found her way back to the Northshore. She and her husband have 3 dogs – Sophie, Joey and Miles. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and has experience working in politics, and in the University system in administrative support roles. Angelle began the role of Office Administrator in March of 2021.
Office Administrator

Kathy Godfrey

Kathy grew up in St Bernard Parish in Louisiana. She and her husband Eddie moved to Covington after Hurricane Katrina.
They have been married since February 28,1975. They have 2 sons Jeff and Craig and 3 grandchildren Jakob, Carlee and Jennah and one great grandson Karsen.
Kathy is retired from BellSouth/AT&T. Since retiring she has had various local office jobs. She enjoys sewing and quilting with friends. She loves Southern Gospel music and studying the word of God.

Our Elders


Randy Aultman

Peggy and I have been married for over 30 years. We have one daughter, Maggie, who lives in Nashville. Peggy and I have been attending Trinity since the church was meeting in the gymnasium at Northlake Christian School. Being members of the Trinity family has afforded us opportunities to serve and grow in our faith. Over the years we’ve been able to serve on foreign mission trips, work with ReachGlobal Crisis Response locally, and teach ESL classes with Dulce Refugio. We have also been part of a home group that has met for a little over ten years. We’ve done life together with this group. We have celebrated graduations, marriages and births. And we have helped each other through crises and deaths. Being a member of the Church at large and at Trinity in particular has shaped our lives and our faith. I currently serve on The Missions Team at Trinity and that has been an inestimable blessing.
I’m constantly amazed at the mercy and grace of God. To be offered such amazing gifts from the Father is an astounding thing. And it’s not just salvation and reconciliation, it’s the freedom we are given – the freedom from sin, guilt and shame and the freedom to serve, have meaning and bear fruit. The gifts we need to truly live are offered to us. I am grateful for the opportunity.

Steve Freeman

My wife, Lynne and I have attended Trinity Church since 2005. We have three grown children: Alaina, Caroline, and Conrad. We enjoy spending time together, and with our friends and family— especially our four grandkids. Thirty years ago, at a Sunday church service God touched my heart and I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior. Prior to that, I grew up believing in God, but I did not have a personal relationship. Today, my walk with Christ includes reading and studying the Bible, books, attending Bible studies, and fellowship with other believers. I have a servant heart and have always served in some capacity in the churches we have attended. The past 5 years I have served on the Finance Team, the last three years as Chairman. I also serve on the Operations Team. I am a Petroleum Engineer and have worked in the Oil & Gas Industry for over 40 years. I look forward to continuing to serve at Trinity Church in the days ahead.

Jason Wonch

My wife Katie and I have been members of Trinity Church since 2003. We've been married for 19 years and have three kiddos Brody, Brooks, and Harper. We live in Folsom on our little hobby farm with our cats, dogs, chickens, goats, and rabbit. During my time at Trinity Church, I've served on various search teams, small groups, bible studies, mission trips and served a three year term as an elder from 2015-2018. We love to spend our down time camping in the Ozarks and chasing deer and turkeys all over the midwest.

Kerry Shields

My wife, Abby and I have been members of Trinity Church for over 25 years. We have been married for over 48 years and have two grown children and three grandchildren. I have been involved in Men's Ministry at Trinity and have served at the men's monthly breakfast for over ten years. I have previously served on the elder board and a pastor search committee. I am self- employed and do most of my work on the south shore. My family has lived on the northshore almost 40 years."

Anthony Gex

I have been a member of Trinity Church since Amy, Ella, and I moved back to the Madisonville area in 2016. I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior back in 1986 when I was in high school. Some of my close friends shared the Gospel and invited me to a youth meeting. It was at this time I came to understand my true sinful nature, that Almighty God wanted to have a relationship with me. This was a very exciting time that changed my life forever. I have been serving Him ever since. It was in this same youth meeting where I met my wife of 33 years. She had already accepted Jesus and was serving in the youth group. We have two daughters: Chelsea and Ella. Both of whom have accepted Jesus and are a great blessing to Amy and I. I love to serve. This includes playing in the worship band, assisting with the youth group, helping to lead a home group, or helping my wife with the kid’s ministry. One of my favorite scriptures is Romans 12:1, “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God- this is your true and proper worship.” I am a general manager in logistics and transportation industry, and been with this same employer since 1989. My hobbies include spending time with my family, playing video games, playing sports, and traveling.