Trinity Reformed

Ms. Starnes graduated from Catawba Valley Community College in 2009 with an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education.  

She works as the Lead Teacher at I-CARE, Inc. Head Start in Statesville, NC.  She was a former teacher at Rainbow Child Care in Troy, Michigan and a former teacher at Apple Tree Academies.

Rev. Peggy Stout, Pastor

Meet Our Staff:

Mr. Marty Light, Organist

Office: (828) 464-8226   Fax: (828) 464-1622

The Children's School:  (828) 464-0057

About Trinity...

We are a member church of the United Church of Christ.  This relatively young denomination was officially formed in June of 1957 as a merger of the Evangelical and Reformed Church and the Congregational Christian Churches, but our roots date far back in history - back through the Reformation of the 16th century to the time and person of Jesus Christ.

Mrs. Cathy Higgins, Director ​Children's School

Mrs. Tamara McCarter, Church Secretary


Mrs. McCarter graduated from Western Piedmont Community College in 2004 with an Associate's Degree in Computer Science.  She has previous work experience in a church setting and many talents with graphic design.  She always has a pleasant attitude and is quick to respond to questions.

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Contact Phone:  (828)464-8226, ext 11

Mr. Light is a graduate of Georgia Tech (Bachelors of Ceramic Engineering) and Duke University (Masters of Business Administration) and has been a church musician for over 45 years.  He is employed by Corning Optical Communications as the Global Commercial Planning manager.  Marty lives in Newton with his wife Kellie and their children.

     ​Mr. Jaha Seechang, Lahu Worship Leader

     Mrs. Martha Caldwell, Director of Adult Traditional Choirs
     Mr. Joe Hart, Financial Secretary
     Mrs. Stacy Helton, Housekeeper
     Mr. Rick Helton, Custodian

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Mrs. Sonya Starnes, Nursery Supervisor

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Mrs. Higgins graduated from Michigan State University in 1992 with a degree in Strategic Planning.  She also graduated from Stanford University in 1986 with a degree in Financial Analytics in Manufacturing.  In addition, she has a Labor Econ degree from Catawba College.  

In addition to being the Children's School Director, Mrs. Higgins has been the President of ING Source Inc. since January 2007.

Rev. Stout graduated from Campbell University with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Sociology. She is also a graduate of the Southeastern Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity with Religious Education.  Rev. Stout was an Associate Minister at Stuart Congregational UCC in Stuart, Florida from July 2000 - September 2004. She served as the Associate Pastor at Trinity UCC from March 2005, until she was installed as the Senior Pastor in September 2014.

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Contact Phone:  (828)464-8226, ext 13