Meet the Team at Holy Trinity Church

The church, according to the biblical analogy, is a like a human body made up of various parts. Each one of these parts has a role to play in Jesus’s work in the world and in the church. The Holy Spirit works all this out, calling individuals to various ministries and distributing gifts as he deems best. Each of these body parts need the other in order for the whole body to work well in service to God. This explains the church staff.

We are those called to serve the whole community of Holy Trinity and its work in the world. But everyone at Holy Trinity gets to play in the game. Deacons, priests, bishops, teachers and church council members have important roles to play, but not the sole or main roles. Everyone in the body is made significant by the Holy Spirit and are deserving of dignity and honor. It is our delight and privilege to serve you and you in turn serve others.

Our Pastors

Todd<br />Hunter

Todd
Hunter

Senior Pastor


The Rt. Rev. Dr. Todd Hunter is the founding bishop of The Diocese of Churches for the Sake of Others and founding pastor of Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Costa Mesa, CA. He is past President of Alpha USA, former National Director for the Association of Vineyard Churches and author of Christianity Beyond Belief, Giving Church Another Chance, The Outsider Interviews, The Accidental Anglican and Our Favorite Sins.

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Todd holds a Doctor of Ministry degree and serves as an adjunct professor of evangelism, leadership in contemporary culture and spiritual formation at George Fox University, Fuller Seminary, Western Seminary, Vanguard University, Azusa Pacific University and Wheaton College. Todd has been a Distinguished Lecturer at several institutions of higher learning. He has written articles for study Bibles, dictionaries and encyclopedias as well as for key publications such as Christianity Today, Charisma, Outreach and Ministries Today.

Todd and his wife Debbie, with two adult children, live in Costa Mesa, California.

Elizabeth<br />Khorey

Elizabeth
Khorey

Associate Pastor

The Rev. Elizabeth Khorey is the associate pastor at Holy Trinity. Her primary involvement at Holy Trinity is to assist Todd in leading and shaping Holy Trinity. She develops the artistic, liturgical and formational aspects of our worship services and contributes to developing new ministries at Holy Trinity. Elizabeth oversees pastoral care ministries which consist of: pastoral counseling, spiritual direction, community care and visitation, and prayer and retreat ministries.

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​Elizabeth received a Master of Divinity, Pastoral Ministries and a Master of Arts, Spiritual Formation & Soul Care at Talbot School of Theology. She was trained as a spiritual director at The Institute of Spiritual Formation at Talbot, and offers spiritual direction at Holy Trinity.​ She received her B.A. in Art History.

Over the past few decades, ​Elizabeth has had a rich and varied experience of serving God and his people through cross-cultural and local missional work, teaching in local churches, leading small groups, participation in community outreach and food distribution, retreat facilitation, and mentoring/spiritual direction relationships. She is currently teaching in partnership with Todd at Vanguard University, leading vocation-formation​ small groups for Fuller Seminary, Orange County, and is a staff-spiritual director at Biola University.

​Elizabeth grew up in Southern California​.​ ​Elizabeth is an artist and established ​a business in the decorative and fine arts in 1990. She views her creativity and her faith in Christ as a seamless whole. Her soul is enriched by resting her eyes on beauty (art & nature); resting her body in anything involving sunshine and water; and stilling her heart in the sanctuary of God’s presence.

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Bill<br /> Ditewig

Bill
Ditewig

Assistant Pastor of Operations

Bill is a native Californian, growing up in Burbank and graduating from UC Santa Barbara (English/Sociology). He has an MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and has served on the staff of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization, Trinity Presbyterian Church in Santa Ana, and most recently Union University of California in Westminster. Along with a group of friends, 11 years ago he helped launch La Semilla, an after-school tutoring program in downtown Santa Ana where he tutors every week.

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He enjoys teaching, developing small group leaders, leading mission teams, overseeing Stephen Ministry and a great cup of coffee. He is married to Sandy, a spiritual director, and they have one son, Luke, an Episcopal monk with the Society of St. John the Evangelist.

Our Teaching Team

Michael<br />McNichols

Michael
McNichols

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Dr. Mike McNichols has a background in education, business, and pastoral ministry. He currently serves as Director of Fuller Theological Seminary’s regional campus in Irvine, California, and also teaches at several Fuller campuses.

He did his undergraduate work at Point Loma Nazarene University and has master’s degrees from both California State University, Fullerton, and Fuller Theological Seminary. He completed his Doctor of Ministry degree at George Fox Evangelical Seminary under the mentorship of Dr. Leonard Sweet. He is the author of Shadow Meal: Reflections on EucharistAtonement at Ground Zero: Revisiting the Epicenter of Salvation, and several supernatural-horror novels. Mike is married to Emily, and they have two daughters and six grandchildren.

Dennis<br />Okholm

Dennis
Okholm

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The Rev. Dennis Okholm is a professor of theology at Azusa Pacific University (Azusa, CA) and adjunct professor at Fuller Theological Seminary. Dennis was ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA) for 27 years before he set out on the Canterbury trail and was ordained in the Anglican Church in North America.

Before following his wife to Southern California he taught at Wheaton College, his alma mater. In addition, he has preached and taught at many churches in the U.S. and has done short-term mission work in Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Romania, and Honduras. He has an M.Div. and an M.A. (Church History) from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a Th.M. and Ph.D in Systematic Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary. He has authored and edited eight books, including Monk Habits for Everyday People: Benedictine Spirituality for Protestants (Brazos). His next book, Dangerous Passions, Deadly Sins: Learning from the Psychology of Ancient Monks, will be available in 2014. He is married to Trevecca, a Certified Christian Educator in the Presbyterian Church (USA). He is the father of a son and a daughter and the grandfather of two extraordinary girls.

Todd<br />Pickett

Todd
Pickett

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Dr. Todd Pickett has been an English professor for many years and is now Dean of Spiritual Development at Biola University.  He has degrees in Classical languages and literature from Stanford University and from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, an M.A. in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care from Biola University, and a Ph.D. in English from the University of California (Irvine).

He leads retreats, undertakes group and individual spiritual direction, preaches regularly and speaks frequently to groups on Christian spiritual formation from an evangelical perspective. He lives in Costa Mesa, CA, and is married to Dottie Cox Pickett, a marriage and family therapist.  Together, they have two girls, Carly and Abbey.

Our Children & Youth Team

We are blessed to have a wonderful group of people that invest their time, energy and giftings with our children and youth.

Team<br />of Caregivers

Team
of Caregivers

Infant & Toddlers

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Holy Trinity has a team of loving caregivers made up of college students and adult supervisors who provide child care to our infants and toddlers during the Sunday Worship service.

Jessica<br />Colon

Jessica
Colon

Preschool: 2.5 - 5 yrs

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Jessica started volunteering at her home church in the children’s department in 2007.

While attending Vanguard University, during her summer breaks, she worked as a camp counselor and at a local Boys & Girls Club. Jessica started working with Holy Trinity in 2012 providing loving care to our infants & toddlers and as a teacher in the K-5 classroom. In May of 2014, Jessica graduated from Vanguard with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication. She presently leads our Preschool classroom in collaboration with Karen and Anna who oversee our children’s ministry.

Anna<br />Goodman

Anna
Goodman

Children’s Coordinator

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Anna Goodman has been involved with children and teaching since a young age. She has been an elementary school teacher for the past 8 years.

She attended Westmont College where she received her teaching credential, and has been teaching ever since. She has been attending Holy Trinity since 2010 with her husband, Travis Goodman, one of the worship leaders at Holy Trinity. She has a huge heart for instilling an excitement for learning in children, igniting a love for the Lord and others, and using a range of learning styles to reach all children.

Josh<br />Rance

Josh
Rance

Youth Coordinator

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Joshua Rance serves at Holy Trinity as the Youth Coordinator. He graduated in May of 2016 from Vanguard University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion with an emphasis in Pastoral Leadership. Josh has over five years experience working with students from elementary age through college aged in various capacities. In addition to serving at Holy Trinity, Josh currently works with special needs children and students of various ages throughout the week. Josh is passionate about knowing Jesus, responding to him rightly, and helping others to do the same. Josh also loves the great outdoors, a good book, and deep conversations about philosophy, theology, ethics, and metaphysics, and groan-worthy puns.

Our Worship Leaders

Travis<br />Goodman

Travis
Goodman

Musical Worship Leader

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Travis has been leading worship for small groups, churches, and conferences for over ten years.  He is currently leading at Holy Trinity and works with Cindy organizing and creating the music for all aspects of Holy Trinity.

One of his passions is to help cultivate relationships within the music community in order to bring together differing musicians to promote an intrapersonal and interpersonal relationship with the Triune God and the fellow man.  He is also currently working towards his licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist.

Kwang<br />Nguyen

Kwang
Nguyen

Assistant for Musical Arrangement & Instrumentation

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Kwang joins our musical worship team from Christ Cathedral, Catholic Diocese of Orange. Kwang is currently working on his Doctorate in Education in Leadership at the University of Southern California (USC). He received his B.A. from the University of California, Irvine. While at UCI, he served as the concertmaster for the UCI Symphony Orchestra and associate concertmaster under the direction of Dr. Stephen Tucker. In 2005, he joined the UCI Claire Trevor Music Theatre, where he was appointed as concertmaster for the UCI Department of Fine Arts. Before joining Christ Cathedral Music Ministry, Kwang was the Youth Music Director at St. Callistus Catholic Church, and a per diem pianist and violinist at several churches in the Southern California area. At the Christ Cathedral Academy, Kwang teaches Preschool to 8th grade music, where he focuses on developing vocal, musical, and choral skills in preparation for both liturgical and secular music repertoires. He coordinates both the Christ Cathedral Academy Children’s Choir and Advanced Choir. On the Christ Cathedral Campus Kwang works with the Office of Faith Formation for special retreats and masses and is the coordinator for Youth and Young Adult Music.

Our Ministry & Support Staff

Tom<br />Carmody

Tom
Carmody

Priest

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Rev. Tom Carmody serves Holy Trinity with distinction from a huge heart of cheerful and humble love. He has tirelessly served our community since Holy Trinity was planted. Tom ministers alongside Beth Khorey, the musicians, the set-up and tear-down crews and in numerous ways as we have grown and developed. He can be seen most anywhere there is work to be done. Todd Hunter has often said: “Tom is the best deacon I know in America!”

Tom is a Professor of Communication at Vanguard University. His research interests range from 19th century sermonic rhetoric to comic books and graphic novels. His work has been published by InterVarsity Press, Brill and Praeger. Tom is married to Kristin, they live in Costa Mesa and have two adult children, one of which is married.

Michelle<br />Smith

Michelle
Smith

Church Administrator

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Michelle’s role at Holy Trinity Church is to assist Todd, Beth and the congregation with all administrative details. She administers church and ministry schedules, coordination of all church events, and organizes all support duties. Michelle is an Oregonian by birth, and a Californian by preference. She’s married to Shaun Smith and they both enthusiastically love and serve our community. Michelle is excited to serve Holy Trinity as administrator.

Daniel & Karla<br />Stevenson

Daniel & Karla
Stevenson

Sunday Service Interns

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Daniel and Karla Stevenson reside in the Temecula Valley where they grew up. They have two daughters, Jadyn Sophia (4) and Hannah Lucette (10 months).

The Stevensons are discerning holy orders for Daniel and church planting with The Dioceses of C4SO. While in the discernment process, they’ll be assisting Todd, Elizabeth and Tom at Holy Trinity to coordinate and oversee Sunday worship services.

Daniel is currently a Bible and Language Arts teacher at Cornerstone Christian School after spending 7 years at Starbucks. He received a bachelors degree from Azusa Pacific University in Biblical Studies and Psychology in 2010 and went on to receive his Master of Divinity from Fuller Seminary in 2015. Karla studied journalism at Azusa Pacific and is currently working on her MA in Theology and Ministry at Fuller Seminary.When they are not working or studying you can find them getting coffee, going to a bookstore, mini golfing, or wandering Disneyland.

Pablo<br />Esparza

Pablo
Esparza

Prayer Ministry

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Pablo cares for our Holy Trinity family by serving in several capacities of prayer and benevolence ministries. Pablo can always be found hanging around the back of the sanctuary on Sundays ready to pray for anyone who approaches with a need. He is also available for individual prayer appointments in the Holy Trinity Office.

Pablo was raised in Orange County and has followed the Lord for more than 30 years. He is a professional hair dresser, working in that industry for more than forty years. He has been ministering to God’s people in a variety of ways, including: pastoral lay counseling, intercessory prayer, small group leader, evangelism, men’s’ ministries and varied benevolence ministries. Recently, Pablo ministered as a missionary for six months at St. Mark’s Anglican Church in Harrogate, England.

Pablo has one daughter, Michelle, and two granddaughters, Devin, and Reece. He is actively involved in his family’s life, loves attending his granddaughter’s soft ball games and enjoys spending time with friends over a good meal.

Our Church Council

The Church Council of Holy Trinity Church is a team of people who give their time and gifts to steward the God-given calling of Holy Trinity Church. Their core duties are to assist the pastor in managing the business and legal affairs of the church and to insure, in partnership with the church staff, that the congregation is well cared for.

Church Council
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Duane Grobman
Roger Clark
Berry Hulen
Todd Hunter
Meghan Taylor
Stephanie Rubio
Mark Johnson