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. George Insley

Visitation Pastor

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.

Rev. Dr. Patricia Riggs

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.

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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 McDougal grew up in Richmond Virginia and moved to Poquoson about 5 years ago.  She went to Christopher Newport University and played softball there, which is where she met her incredible husband, Christopher.  They have two beautiful kids, Brooks who is 4 and Payton who is almost 2.  We also have a golden retriever named Lionel. 

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!

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Christina Pond

Director of Music

 Christina Pond is originally from Jackson, Mississippi, where she graduated with a minor in piano performance from Belhaven University in 2004. Christina has over 20 years of experience as a teacher and musician, and has taught all ages and almost every genre. She has extensive experience working with and leading choirs, ensembles, and bands. She’s worked for 20+ years as a church pianist and choir director.

She is thrilled to have moved to Virginia from the New Orleans area, where she lived and taught as a music instructor for five years, and she is looking forward to glorifying God through music with everyone at Trinity United Methodist Church.

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. 

Job Opportunities at Trinity
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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.