Women’s Ministry Grace Driscoll has spent her entire life in ministry. Her mom and dad planted The Trinity Church in Seattle, Washington before she was born. She grew up serving in the nursery at her father’s church. Before graduating with her bachelors degree in Public Relations from the Edward R. Murrow of Communications, Grace married her high school sweetheart Mark, who is her best friend. Today, Grace is the mother of five wonderful children who all love Jesus. She has co-authored the book Real Marriage with Mark, and together they have appeared on ABC Nightline, Loveline with Dr. Drew, Fox and Friends, as well as The View with Barbara Walters. She has also joined her husband in answering questions at conferences around the nation and world, most often addressing issues for women related to their identity in Christ and how to be a godly woman, wife, mother, and friend. Grace helped her husband plant The Trinity Church in Scottsdale, Arizona, named in honor of her parents as her dad has gone home to be with the Lord. At The Trinity Church, Grace leads the Flourish Women’s Ministry. In her free time, Grace likes finding good deals on shoes, spending time with her family, and catching up with friends.
Pastor Brandon Andersen
Trinity Life Pastor Brandon and Lanna Andersen both grew up in the greater Seattle area and have been married for 9 years. They are blessed with four small children, Isla, Sparrow, Blythe, and Aksel. They spend most of their free time with the kids enjoying what they refer to as Arizona’s two primary seasons, park season and swimming season. Brandon grew up the son of a homebuilder, went on to earn a degree in business, and spent some years as a general contractor. Unexpectedly, he took a job at his local church, and has been doing ministry work in operational and pastoral roles for about 10 years. He and his wife have serving with the Driscolls for well over a decade, and look forward to many more.
Pastor Dustin Blatnik
Worship Pastor Dustin and his wife Trina became friends in junior high and were married a few years after high school in 2002, at the age of 21. Today, they are blessed with three talented children: Eliana, Naomi, and Dustin who enjoy serving at the church with their parents. Dustin and Trina share a passion for helping couples develop healthy communication and a strong marriage. Pastor Dustin has previously worked at two large churches as worship leader and music director. He also founded a music school where he enjoyed training people of all ages to sing and play various instruments (he can play about a dozen). Pastor Dustin has been featured on America’s Got Talent, played guitar for numerous bands, and performed as a soloist in places like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He also serves part time as a praise band instructor at Arizona Christian University in Phoenix, Arizona. He finds great joy in raising up volunteers from our church family to be worshipers and worship leaders in the context of loving, healthy, and fun relationships.
Pastor Darien Bennett
Men’s Ministry Darien was raised in Santa Clara, CA by a hard-nosed coach/engineer father and a soft-hearted, compassionate mom. From early childhood, he competed in football, baseball, and boxing in high school and college until serious knee injuries derailed his professional aspirations. He retired from IBM after 25 years as a manager, systems analyst, auditor and marketing representative. Pastor Darien became a Christian later in life, and went on to receive a Masters of Divinity from Phoenix Seminary. Serving for the valley for more than twenty years as a Pastor, Darien has lead “Men Coaching Men” building up men and their families [https://mencoachingmen.org/]. He is married to the love of his life, Kellie ,and has two grown adult children and three beloved grandchildren. He is passionate about studying and teaching God’s Word. He also loves to fly-fish anytime he can. But mostly, he is devoted to helping hurting men just like someone did for him many years ago! This includes a formal discipleship program for men called J3, and the Heart to Heart Christian Chaplaincy program to train men to effectively do ministry on the job and in the community.
Operations Assistant Carl and his wife Danielle were both born and raised in North Dakota. Carl grew up in a Godly home and started following Jesus at a very young age. After graduating with a degree in Exercise Science from North Dakota State, Carl worked in downtown Chicago for about a year and a half. After Danielle got her undergrad degree, Carl and Danielle got married in Fargo, ND. The next day, they moved to Arizona so Danielle could pursue her master’s degree in Speech Pathology at ASU. During his time in college, Carl was heavily involved in his church as both a youth leader and as a small group leader with a college ministry. After moving to Chicago, he continued working with a college ministry while serving at his local church. Carl and Danni started coming to The Trinity Church right before the church’s first birthday and fell in love with the people and the Bible teaching right away. They started serving at the church within a couple of weeks and had the opportunity to co-lead a Life Group the following spring. They absolutely love the joyful, giving attitude of the people at Trinity that makes being part of the family such a joy.
Video & Communications Tyler and his wife Leticia both grew up in Boise, Idaho. They met at church and have been married for 5 years. They are blessed with one little boy named August. Tyler grew up in a Godly home centered around Jesus. He started following and serving Jesus at the age of 13, and since then, has been a part of God’s ministry. After graduating with his Bachelor’s Degree in Media Production from Boise State University, Tyler has worked in advertising as a video producer for the last 6 years for different ministries, colleges, and large businesses. Always knowing, his heart and passion is in ministry. Since getting married in 2013, they’ve moved 3 times to Washington, Idaho, and now Arizona. With much prayer, they relocated their family, to help plant The Trinity Church in 2016 as volunteers. They both love the people and relationships they have here at The Trinity Church.
Communication Assistant Carrigan and her husband, Stephen, are a young couple who started serving in Trinity Kids before the official launch of the church. Since then, Carrigan has continued on to help with communications and still serves alongside Stephen on Sundays. Growing up in a Christian household, she didn’t commit her life to Christ until her high school years. God's love freed her from severe anxiety, heavy depression, and wavering health. Some of her earliest memories are of volunteering with her father in church tech teams. She feels incredibly fortunate to be able to serve her church home with an eye for design and detail behind the scenes. The Wrights look forward to building a family at The Trinity Church.
Worship Assistant Landon Chase is a recent graduate from Point Loma Nazarene University with a degree in Entrepreneurship, he grew up in an “all in” ministry family learning a heart of service on one of the largest camps in the Northwest. He is passionate about developing culture and helping the next generation get excited about their relationship with Jesus. He helped out at The Trinity Church since day one, everything from construction to children's worship. He loves that The Trinity Church is a culture focused on loving Jesus and loving people and that is reflected in every area of the church family. He is now helping further develop the service production team and student life groups. Landon also leads a couple of youth camps in northern Arizona.
Worship Assistant Jazmin is a current student at Arizona Christian University, studying for her bachelor's degree in music. Because of the love and support of the Trinity family, she has been able to experience so much growth both as a musician and follower of Christ. She started serving in the earliest stages of the church plant as a high school student, and now has the joy and privilege of helping to mentor younger girls in the student ministry she was once a part of. Her favorite aspect about The Trinity Church, however, is the ability to serve alongside of multiple different generations of people that have true hearts of service. In her time spent outside of church, she primarily enjoys writing and making music.
Worship Assistant Dominic is a multi-instrumentalist born and raised in North Phoenix. He studied at Manhattan Christian College and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Theological Studies, which led him to ministry work in Flagstaff, Arizona. As his time there came to an end, he dove into professional drumming in Phoenix as a contract musician, session drummer, and music producer. He found a home and a family in The Trinity Church upon joining the worship team and getting involved in the Men’s Life Groups. His deep appreciation for theological engagement in sermons, the creation of spiritual worship environments alongside the congregation, and the loving family aspect of The Trinity Church gave him the certainty that Trinity is where God has called him to serve. He is honored to use his musical talent, desire to cultivate, and heart for worship to glorify God.
Communications Assistant Mollie is a Central Kentucky native by way of the Pacific Northwest now loving life in the Arizona desert. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Kentucky (Go Cats!) and, a few years later, a M.Ed in Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership from the University of Washington. A pastor’s kid, Mollie grew up in the church and, with a love for music, some of her favorite earliest church memories include going to work with her dad during the week, standing on stage, and singing to an empty sanctuary while her dad prepared his weekly sermons. Serving on the worship team at Trinity before joining the full time staff, she now uses her past work experience in college athletics and love of people to serve her church home in communications and social media. Outside of church, she loves going to concerts, watching sports now as a fan, and traveling and looks forward to planning her next adventure after recently finishing travel to all 50 states.