Greg Faulkner was born and raised in Alabama and attended The University of Alabama (Roll Tide!), but has lived in New Jersey for the last 27 years. Dr. Faulkner came to NJ to study at Princeton Theological Seminary and after earning the Master of Divinity and Master of Theology degree, he pursued doctoral studies in the History of Doctrine, where he focused on the worship tradition of Christianity. Greg has been our Senior Pastor/Head of Staff since 2007. When he is not serving our congregation through preaching, teaching and pastoral care, Rev. Faulkner enjoys searching for used theological books, going to Walt Disney World and spending time with his wife, Melanie, and their daughter, Caroline Grace. When asked about his life at Trinity, Dr. Faulkner said: "My deepest joy in serving Christ comes from spending time with people; having the people of our church family welcome me into their lives--in good times and bad times--continues to inspires me. For me, our faith in God must continually be renewed by prayer and learning--this great congregation continues to be a wonderful place for our spiritual and intellectual lives to be enriched as we worship, study and serve together.”
Sarah grew up in New Orleans and since then has lived in Texas, Virginia, and Missouri until ending up here in New Jersey. One of her most formative years was when she served as a Young Adult Volunteer for the PCUSA in Northern Ireland. Sarah attended Union Presbyterian Seminary where she received her Masters of Divinity and Christian Education in 2012. Sarah enjoys working in a variety of capacities within the church, her main focuses are Christian Education, Mission and Outreach, Presbyterian Women, and Deacons. She loves that no two days of the week are the same. In her spare time she loves to travel and experience new cultures. She loves old movies and British TV. She is also an avid New York Mets fan and is happy the church doesn't hold that against her.
The Rev. Barry Gruver joined TPC's staff as Parish Associate in 2013 after retiring from full-time pastoral ministry. As our Parish Associate, Barry spends several hours a week visiting homebound and sick members of our congregation, as well as making other pastoral calls to support our members. Barry also joins our two installed pastors in leading worship. Everyone who encounters Rev. Gruver knows that he finds great joy in being part of Trinity's ministry.