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.

Church Administrator

Angelle Rowe

Angelle grew up in Mandeville, Louisiana and after moving around a bit, found her way back to the Northshore in November of 2020. 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.

Our Elders

Elder / Chairman

Jeff Walter

I have been a member of Trinity Church since 2005. I accepted Christ in 1976. I am married to Liz and have three children, Nick, who is married to Lindsay, Allison, and Zack, who is married to Annie. I am grandfather to Benjamin and Joshua. I have lived in Mandeville since 2004 and recently retired from my role as a Safety and Environmental Manager at Shell in New Orleans. I was born, raised, and lived in Michigan until arriving in the South. I was previously an elder at Trinity Church in 2013-2016, and also served on the elder board at Oak Park Evangelical Free Church in Traverse City, Michigan. I currently lead Trinity’s Worship Center Usher team.

Kingsley Skinner

Before settling back home in Louisiana, I lived in the oil patches of Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. I went to high school in Covington, married Wanda in 1979, served in the USAF in Denver, and returned home to Covington in 1983. I was called to Christ in the summer of 1984 and have been following Jesus ever since. Wanda and I became members of Trinity Church shortly after the turn of the 21st century. We have five grown children—Jenni, Mike, Jon, Bonnie, and Joe—and eight grandchildren—Vann, Daisey, Kingsley, Zane, Bowen, Paxton, Lewis, and Rhett. I am now ready to answer the call to serve Trinity Church in new ways.

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.