Ministry Staff

Matt Coburn, Co-Pastor


Matt Coburn has two children, Elliot (Eli) and Katrina (Katie).  His wife Brandi went to be with the Lord in January 2015 after a 3 1/2 year battle with cancer.   Matt grew up in Boston and Pittsburgh, was educated at Princeton University (BA 1991) and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (1996), and then served in campus ministry for 15 years in the northeast and overseas.  He first came to Trinity in 2003 as a member, served as an elder, and then was married in 2007 and went overseas 2008-2010 before returning to New Haven and joining the Trinity staff in 2011.  Matt's co-pastor responsibilities include overseeing Trinity's small groups, family and children's ministry, women's ministry, and leadership development. 





Greg Hendrickson, Co-Pastor


Greg grew up in the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts. He came to New Haven in 1999 to study at Yale. As a student, he began attending Trinity and got involved in the Night Runners homeless ministry. After graduation, he worked for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at Yale, Wesleyan, and Albertus Magnus for eight years, while serving as a deacon and later an elder at Trinity. Greg has been married to Jane since 2008 and they have two children, Nathan and Grace. They are excited to be part of what God is doing at Trinity and in New Haven. Greg's pastoral responsibilities include college ministry, urban outreach, welcoming newcomers, and coordinating the staff. Greg received his M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 2011.





Nick Lauer, Co-Pastor 


Nick and his wife Beth have lived in New Haven since 2005, and are excited to be a part of what God is doing in and through Trinity. Originally from Pennsylvania, Nick received his B.A. from Messiah College (2003) and his M.Div. from Yale Divinity School (2008).   In his spare time, you'll probably find Nick enjoying New Haven playgrounds with his family, pillaging used bookstores, and drinking (probably too much) coffee.  He and Beth have been married since 2004 and have three children, Jack, Claire, and Owen. In addition to preaching and teaching, Nick's pastoral responsibilities include oversight of corporate worship services and youth ministry.





Michelle Hixson, Office Manager


Michelle has served at Trinity since 2008.  Originally from Prince Edward Island, Canada, Michelle holds a B.A. in Bible from Maritime Christian College.  Brent & Michelle have three children.  Michelle has also been known to play & sing a tune or two.  Michelle is excited to be able to use her organizational and administrative skills in the church office as she supports the various ministries & staff at Trinity.