Rev. Sarah Varnell


Rev. Sarah Varnell has been the pastor of Trinity since July 1, 2018. Prior to this, she served as pastor of the at St. Paul UMC, in Fountain City/Knoxville. Previously she served as an Associate Pastor at Church Street UMC in Downtown Knoxville. She has been on staff in various roles in churches since she was 19 years old.

She grew up in Johnson City, TN where her parents still reside. In 2005, Rev. Varnell graduated from Emory & Henry College with a double major in Political Science and Religion and in 2008 she completed a Master of Divinity degree from Duke University. She is a proud blue devil during March Madness!

As a clergyperson, Rev. Varnell is active in the District and Conference, specifically as a member of the District Board of Ordained Ministry, the Resurrection Design Team, and the Camp and Retreat Ministries Board. In May of 2017 Rev. Varnell had the distinct priviledge of being the keynote preacher at her alma mater, Emory & Henry College, for Baccalaureate during the graduation festivities.

Rev. Varnell is happily married to Mr. Daniel Varnell and Daniel is the Director of the Choral Program at Greeneville High School. The Varnells are privileged to parent and love 3 young daughters.

Director of Music and Community Life

Angee Woody

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Angee joined the staff of Trinity as the Music Director in February 2018, and then in August 2023, she became full-time adding to her title the work of "Community Life." She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and Tusculum College.  She has worked in the area of music ministry on the local church level as well as with the Holston Conference with stops along the way at Asbury UMC in Greeneville, First UMC in Alcoa, Church Street UMC in Knoxville and West Emory Presbyterian Church in Knoxville. Angee lives in Greeneville with her husband David (a UMC pastor) and has two young adult daughters.

Youth Ministries Director

Nick Hirschy

Nick joined the staff at Trinity as Youth Director in January 2024. He made Greeneville his home after attending and graduating from Tusculum University on a football scholarship.   Nick applied for this position after volunteering with the Youth Group for about 6 months.  He felt God calling him to serve in this capacity, and he brings many gifts and a lot of heart to the program.  Nick is married to Brittani and they have 2 sons. 

Media Director

Rachel Woody

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Rachel Woody manages all things Media at Trinity.  Most Sundays she is in-between the balcony and the choir loft because she runs the ProPresnter and is a wonderful asset to our Chancel Choir.  Rachel is a graduate of Greeneville High School and Westminster Choir College.  Rachel is a teaches Chorus and Music Appreciation at South Greene High School. 

Nursery Worker

Shianne Reagan

Shianne is a graduate of South Greene High School and is attending Walters State Community College with a focus on Elementary Education.  She has a kind and sweet spirit, and a love of being with the little ones that come to the Trinity nursery.  

Nursery Worker

Angelique Barner

Angelique is a graduate of Greeneville High School.  She is currently a student at Walters State Community College.  She has a gentle and loving spirit and is beloved by all of the Trinity little ones that go to the nursery! 

Administrative Assistant

Donna Lowery

Donna has been at Trinity since 2009 and is a native of Greene County.  She is a graduate of Greeneville High School and has an Associates Degree from Walters State Community College.  Donna is an active member at Hartman’s Chapel UMC. She is married and has two young adult daughters.

Administrative Assistant

Kim Ricker

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Kim joined the staff at Trinity in 2020, and will most likely be the friendly voice you hear when you call the office during the week.  She is from Greeneville and is a graduate of Chuckey Doak High School.  Her greatest joy in life, other than being a mother and a wife is being a grandmother.  She loves her grand kids and enjoys spending time with them as much as possible. 


Josh Bolling

Josh is originally from Pound, Virginia where he graduated Pound High School in 1995.  He completed a B.M. in Music Education at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee in May 2000 and began teaching general music at Mosheim Elementary School in the fall of that same year where he continues teaching music to students from kindergarten to eighth grade.  He has been the organist at Trinity since August 2003.