About Us

What We Believe



  • We believe in one God, revealed in three distinct ways:  God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit

  • We believe Jesus was human and that he died on the cross.

  • We believe Jesus was divine, the Son of God and through the miracle of the Ressurection, he lives today.

  • We believe Jesus is our Lord and we are called to follow in his footsteps.

  • We believe Jesus is our Savior and through Him, we are forgiven our sins and can find eternal life.

  • We believe the Holy Bible is God's word.


From the United Methodist Church


Our Staff:
Rev. Dr. Patricia Riggs
Rev. George Insley

Visitation Pastor

Pastor Tricia joined the Trinity Family from Virginia Beach, VA. She has been in ministry since 1989, and Trinity is her fifth assignment. 

She grew up in the Tidewater region. Tricia and her husband, Mike, have two children and five grandchildren.

Rev. George Insley served twenty-five years as a United Methodist minister. Since his retirement, he has acted as visitation pastor for his home church, Trinity.  He and his wife Carolyn have been married forty-nine years. They have two children and two grandchildren.

Laura Monfils

Director of Children's Ministry


Laura has been the  coordinator of children's ministries at Trinity for seven years. She accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior when she was just 4 years old! Laura is a graduate of Liberty University where she met her husband Ryan.  They have three children.

Christina Kotouc​

Church Coordinator 


Christina has been at Trinity since 2016. Her husband is in the Navy, and they have two sons. 

She is always willing to help with any questions you may have about Trinity!

Brenda Chapman

Financial Secretary


Brenda has been Financial Secretary at Trinity since April 2016. She is also the Assistant Director of Trinity Christian Preschool.

Brenda is married with three children. 

Brenda is a great addition to the Trinity family!

Leelan Nickisson

Sound and Media Tech

Leelan was born in Colorado, lived in 5 states, and has been working on becoming a world traveler. With a degree in digital media and a certification in audio technology, Lee is a new addition to TUMC, who enjoys photography, movies, video games, and cooking.

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Madison Davis

Nursery Coordinator

Madison Davis is a wife, mom, and step-mom. She has a son named Cole and a step-daughter named Riley. She is a student at Hampton University getting her Master's Degree in Counseling. She has been working with children her whole life, including at the Goddard School ages 3 to 6. She can't wait to meet your babies and toddlers in our nursery on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights. 

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Director of Music Ministry

is currently vacant

Trinity United Methodist Church in Poquoson, VA is seeking a part-time, 10-15 hours per week, Director of Music. This person will lead the Chancel Choir and Contemporary Worship Praise Team for the Sunday 8:45 Contemporary and 11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship Services and other special events and programming. This person will be required to provide spiritual leadership for the music ministries of our church. The director will assist with planning both weekly and special worship services, leading rehearsals, recruiting and working with volunteers in the chancel choir and praise team, and leading music and choirs in our worship services. Music should be challenging, inspiring, Spirit-filled, uplifting, and should encompass a variety of musical styles.

This ideal candidate must have an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord manifested in love and respect for all people. Experience in a church-related setting and a degree in music or music education preferred. A background check will be required. Salary commensurate with experience. Full job description is available by request.

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Director of  Youth and Young Adult Ministries is currently vacant

Trinity United Methodist Church in Poquoson, VA is seeking a part-time (20 hours/week) Youth and Young Adult Minister to provide planning, oversight, and support for all activities related to our youth and young adults. This will include but is not limited to, attending Sunday worship services and coordinating our Youth and Young Adult Sunday School, holding weekly meetings with both middle and high school youth, organizing activities and attending a once yearly mission trip, recruiting volunteers, and publicizing all events and activities. This person must be a passionate and dynamic leader with a vital and growing relationship with Christ and have the ability to share God’s love and bring God’s teachings to our youth and young adults. The ideal candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree or have equivalent experience in a relevant field of study to include work in Christian education and/or be accredited as a youth/ family minister. Additionally, this person must undergo a background check, submit a DMV record, and obtain CPR/First Aid certification within 3 months of hire. Salary commensurate with experience.