Staff of Trinity United Methodist Church

Rev. Wade Ogle, Pastor

Born in Western North Carolina, Wade was appointed to Trinity in 2010.  Prior to Trinity, he served churches in both the Rutherfordton and Hickory areas of the state. Wade is a second-career minister, working in the textile industry and owning several businesses before answering God’s call to full-time ministry.  He received his under-graduate degree from N.C. State University and his Masters of Divinity from Erskine Theological Seminary.  His passions in ministry are preaching and teaching.  He has a heart for those less-fortunate and desires to reach out in the community to show the love and grace of Jesus Christ.

Wade and his wife Susan live in Huntersville.  They are the proud parents of four sons and have four wonderful grandchildren. They enjoy spending time with their family, an occasional round of golf, and ministering together in the church.

Preacher Wade's email address is pastor@trinityumcofcharlotte.com.

Mrs. Ronna G. Privette, Administrative Assistant

Ronna was born and raised in the Long Creek/ Coulwood communities, and currently lives in Stanley, North Carolina. She graduated from West Mecklenburg High School in 1972 and attended Central Piedmont Community College. She and her husband Wayne were married in the summer of 1972 and have 2 daughters. Her current hobby is her grandchildren, Addison and Griffin. Ronna is a life long member of Trinity United Methodist Church and has worked as the secretary of Trinity since 1981. Ronna's e-mail address is ronna@trinityumcofcharlotte.com.

 

Mr. Malcolm Miller, Treasurer

Malcolm was born in Charlotte, grew up in the Elizabeth area, and currently lives in Huntersville. He graduated from West Charlotte High in 1981 and attended UNC-Charlotte before beginning a lifelong career as a Computer Software Engineer and Quality Assurance Analyst in the healthcare and financial industries. Malcolm and his wife, Carolyn, a lifelong member of Trinity, were married in March 1988 and have one lovely daughter Laura. Malcolm has served in leadership positions on many committees and became the Treasurer at Trinity in 2003. He also is our resident IT expert and acts as a backup sound engineer.

 

Mrs. Cheryl Howard, Choir Director

Cheryl was born and raised in Fayetteville, NC. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education. Cheryl and her husband, Jimmy Howard, were married in July 1976 and moved to Charlotte. They joined Trinity United Methodist Church in January 1977. Cheryl and Jimmy are blessed to have two children, Cory and Holly, and one son-in-law, Shea Hartsell. Jimmy accepted the call into the ministry in 1993 and pastored the Native American Indian Church, Zoar UMC, and is now at Asbury UMC in Huntersville where they currently live. Cheryl taught Elementary School in the Charlotte Mecklenburg School District from 1976 - 2004. She became the pianist for Trinity in 1977 and served in that position until 2002. She is now seen every Sunday morning serving as the Organist and Choir Director since 2003. Cheryl is always busy at Trinity Church, currently serving on the Playschool Board, UMW Executive Board, Age Level Committee, acting as the Sunday School Superintendent, and in charge of the Trinity Sandwich Shop. She is also a Certified Lay Speaker for the United Methodist Church and a District Lay Delegate to Annual Conference.

 

Ms. Claudia Myers, Preschool Director

Claudia Myers has been the director of our preschool program since it opened over 28 years ago. She is the mother of two and the grandmother of two. Claudia's beliefs are that all children are unique, each with their own God given talents. Trinity Preschool's curriculum is designed to meet the needs of each individual child enrolled. It is also the belief of Claudia and the school that "Play is the Work of the Child".

Contact Claudia and the playschool staff via email at claudia@trinityumcofcharlotte.com.