Church Staff

Pastor: Rev. Loren A. Boyce -


Program Director: Tina Morgan -


Music Director: Shelby Johnson


Accompianist: Payton McKeehan-


Admin. Assistant: Debbie Hashe -


Trinity Tots Director: Natosha Ledford -


Rev. Loren A. Boyce

Senior Pastor


Reverend Boyce earned a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from the University of Tennessee and a Master’s of Divinity from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. As a lifelong United Methodist and lifelong minister with young people, he remains humbled to have been called to serve the church and its people. He is called to ministry in the local church, and welcomes those who are seeking both traditional and non-traditional avenues to be in relationship with God, themselves, and the world around them.  He is passionate about meeting people where they are: on the ball field, in the bar, in the river, on the trail, on the fence, or on the couch. Rev. Boyce’s gifts are most evident in a collaborative environment that embraces the notion that we worship on Sunday to replenish our souls for doing God’s work in the world throughout the week. He is married to the Rev. Jessica Boyce, and they take their marching orders from two fine young men, Alexander and Zachary.

Tina Morgan

Program Director


Tina is a lifetime resident of McMinn County. She is a graduate of Hiwassee College where she received an A.A. in Religion and Tennessee Wesleyan College, where she received her B.S. in Church Vocations with an emphasis in Youth Ministry. She is currently working on her Master of Divinity Degree at Asbury Theological Seminary. Tina spent 5 years in part time ministry until she began her full time ministry in 2005. She began working at Trinity in April of 2013. She is responsible for the oversight of all age level and family ministries and our Media Ministry. Tina has been married to her husband, Paul, since May of 2005. They currently live in Riceville with their dog, Charles and a beautiful young lady they have the privilege of raising.

Shelby Johnson

Music Director


Shelby has spent her life around music, playing in the band, singing in choirs and now studying to become a music educator herself at Tennessee Wesleyan University. She is in her 5th year at TWU and is expected to receive her Bachelor's in Music Education in the Fall of 2019. Shelby spends her time going to classes, singing in both TWU choirs, taking voice lessons, giving music lessons, and being with her friends and family. She has spent the past 2 and a half years at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, starting as their youth minister and becoming a paid Soprano in their choir. In her spare time, she enjoys relaxing and watching her favorite shows while pretending she doesn't have any homework to do!

Payton McKeehan


Debbie Hashe

Administrative Assistant


Debbie has been the Administrative Assistant at Trinity since June, 1999.  Her hobbies include gardening, knitting and reading.  She is a life-long resident of McMinn County and lives on a farm with her husband, Richard.   They have 2 grown children and 3 grandchildren. She enjoys working at Trinity and interacting with the members. She is a huge asset to the church and keeps everything running smoothly. If you have a question, she can answer it or direct you to the person who can.

Natosha Ledford

Trinity Tots Director


Natosha grew up in West Virginia. She graduated in 1997. She married her husband, Freddy Ledford, in 1998. They have one son, Jude. Natosha began her work at Trinity Tots in October of 2008 and was promoted to Director in June of 2011. She loves working with the kids in the program and does an outstanding job!

Contact Us

Physical Address:

100 E College St

Athens, TN 37303


Mailing Address:

PO Box 396

Athens, TN 37371



423 745-0452





Please check the staff page for email addresses.



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Regular Weekly Schedule



Sunday School 9:30am





Youth Meeting




Mondays - Thursdays:


Office Open

9am - 4pm


Trinity Tots

10am - 3pm





Boy Scouts 6pm





Cub Scouts 6pm





Choir Practice 6:30pm


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