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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:
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Rev. Dr. Intek Oh

Lead Pastor

Pastor Intek was born and raised in South Korea. He earned a B.A. in Theology from Mokwon University in South Korea and a Master of Theology degree from the Graduate School of Methodist Theological University in South Korea. He moved to the U.S. in 2006 and earned a Master of Divinity degree from the Candler School of Theology at Emory Univ. and a Master of Sacred Theology Degree from Boston University School of Theology. He earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Duke Divinity School, and his dissertation is "The Direction for the Small Groups in the United Methodist Church." 


He was ordained as an elder in the Americas Annual Conference of the Korean Methodist Church in April 2015. He became a full member of the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church in 2022. He served Brosville UMC for seven years. Trinity is his second appointment. He loves sports like baseball, basketball, and soccer. His hobby is watching movies and England Premier League (EPL). 


Intek is married to Hanna Lee, and they have three children, Abigail (8 years), Jason (7 years), and Eliana (1 year). His family loves to travel. Their children love playing at the beach. 

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Rev. Carol Bookwalter

Visitation Pastor

Carol Bookwalter is a retired elder in the Virginia United Methodist Conference; a mother of five with one son with his dad in heaven with Jesus. She loves visiting and talking with people about their life experiences and their walk-in faith. One of her joys in Christ is His call to prayer and sharing with others how much God has to offer them through Scripture and prayer. She entered ministry from Trinity UMC seeking to do pastoral care and discovered in the process a love for teaching, preaching, and sharing the miraculous ways Jesus has worked in her life. Carol’s education includes a bachelor’s degree in nursing, and master’s in counseling and divinity. But the credentials are nothing compared to knowing Jesus Christ as her Savior and Lord. She is excited about the opportunity to be part of the ministry team at Trinity UMC.

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.

Jordan McDougal

Church Coordinator

Jordan grew up in Richmond Virginia and moved to her husband's hometown in Poquoson in 2015.  She graduated from Christopher Newport University and played softball, which is where she met her husband, Christopher. They have two beautiful kids, Brooks (oldest son) and Payton (youngest daughter).  

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 to Austin, mom to Cole and a stepmom to Riley. She currently works for Poquoson City Schools and has worked with children for most of her life. She graduated from Shenandoah University in 2018 with her undergraduate degree and received her Masters in 2021. She has worked mostly with children ages 1 to 6 years old. She has lived in Poquoson her whole life and has been a member of TUMC since she was 13 years old. She can’t wait to meet you sweet child in the nursery on Sunday mornings from 8:45am to 12pm! 

Julie Haczewski

Director of Music

Kim Wolters

Contemporary Music Leader

Susan Smith

Church Organist 

My name is Julie Forrest Haczewski. I have been a member of Trinity's choirs in some capacity since age 6 when I joined the Sunshine Chorus. Over the years, I sang in the Chancel Choir, was the organist and accompanied the Men's Chorus. I feel I have come full circle as I am now the Director of the Chancel Choir and the Children's Choirs. I am so blessed to be working with talented singers and musicians sharing my love of music. 

Kim Wolters led worship at Trinity for seven years before leaving to start another career with USPS. She is married to Scott Wolters and they have six children together, along with a son-in-law and two grandchildren. They live in Newport News and enjoy walking the Noland trail and kayaking the local waterways. Kim is a published writer and songwriter and loves singing for Jesus. 

Susan was born and raised in Lynchburg, VA. She is a member of Marsh Memorial UMC; became an Organist when she was a junior at Brookville High School. Graduated from Shenandoah College and Conservatory of Music in 1976.  Susan became the Organist at Trinity UMC in 1979, and became the Program Director in the 1980’s. Susan also obtained Kee Business College Diploma in 1985 and worked in Accounting for Williamsburg Landing until 1991.  She Retired from Riverside Health System after 29 years in Accounting and Supply Chain Management. Susan is married to Tim Smith since 1976 and they have three children: Meggie, Taylor and Patrick; three grandsons: Chandler, Brayden and CJ; and one granddaughter due in October.

Job Opportunities at Trinity
Jordan McDougal

Church Coordinator

Jordan McDougal grew up in Richmond Virginia and moved to her husband's hometown in Poquoson in 2015.  She went to Christopher Newport University and played softball there, which is where she met her husband, Christopher. They have two beautiful kids, Brooks and Payton.  We also have a golden retriever named Lionel. 

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