Rev. Matthew Hambrick has been in ministry for thirteen years. His passions in ministry have been for preaching, teaching Bible studies and leading worship, developing children’s programs, and making new community connections. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Theology and a Master of Arts in Religion from Point Loma Nazarene University, as well as a Master of Divinity from Claremont School of Theology. He enjoys reading, collecting records, hiking, running, and most other outdoor activities. He and his wife, Christina, have been married for nineteen amazing years and they have a thirteen-year-old daughter, Katherine.
Thea Tochihara is the Music Director & Worship Leader at Trinity UMC. Though she spent her high school years at a performing arts school studying classical piano, it wasn't until after receiving her M.A in Clinical Psychology that she picked up a guitar and began exploring the world of singing and songwriting. Sharing her love for Jesus with others, through music, is one of the most sacred gifts she has experienced and a blessing she is most grateful for. When there are no words, let there be music.
Joshua Weeden is the Youth Director at Trinity United Methodist Church. He is currently a middle school special education and math teacher. He has worked with New Alternatives, working as a behavior specialist helping at-risk students and students in the foster care system, access public school education. Prior to his current positions as an educator, he was the Youth Pastor at Spring Valley Church of the Nazarene and prior was the Youth Pastor at the El Cajon Church of the Nazarene. He has a bachelor’s degree in Bible and Christian Ministry from Point Loma Nazarene University and a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Point Loma Nazarene University. He is passionate about student discipleship and spiritual growth. He enjoys volunteering as an Assistant Scoutmaster (ASM) for his sons Boy Scout troop and participating in high adventure activities such as mountain climbing and canoeing. In addition he is an avid bowler, and enjoys playing percussion. In July, Joshua will celebrate 16 years of marriage to his wonderful wife, Rachael, who is a preschool teacher. He has a 2 year old daughter, Harper, a 12 year old daughter, Skylar and a 15 year old son, Caleb.