Director, Center for Transformational Leadership
Trisha is passionate about investing in leaders to see them become all God has created them to be. Growing up in Salem, Oregon, Trisha was called to ministry while in high school. She was invested in by mentors and youth pastors who gave her the opportunity to explore practical ministry as an intern while in college. After finishing a degree in Youth Ministry and Biblical Studies from Corban University, Trisha moved to Los Angeles to attend graduate school at Azusa Pacific University. She received a Masters of Divinity from the Haggard School of Theology and was ordained as an elder in the Free Methodist Church in 2006. While in Southern California, Trisha served as a pastor within the local college community of Azusa, the Pastor of Youth and Spiritual Development at Marina Christian Fellowship in Los Angeles, and as co-pastor to Rose City Church in Pasadena.
Since moving to SE Portland in 2011, Trisha has promoted a growing partnership between George Fox and the Free Methodist and Wesleyan Holiness Churches in the area through her service as the director of the Center for Transformational Leadership. The Center for Transformational Leadership is a network facilitating the development of new and current Wesleyan leaders, churches and disciples through internships, equipping, mentoring and scholarship.
Trisha enjoys pastoring among her community in SE Portland, throwing parties, growing food and plants, listening to audio books and the latest musical creations by Troy Welstad. Trisha is also a guest blogger on evangel-vision.com.