Welcome to our new seminary intern, Bill Prestwood!

Trinity welcomes our new seminary intern on April 3 through December 2016!

Bill Prestwood picTrinity is pleased to announce that Bill Prestwood will serve as our seminary intern beginning Sunday, April 3 and running through December 2016.  Bill’s primary areas of focus will be worship leadership, Christian Formation, Congregational Care and Youth.  We are elated to have Bill join our leadership team – please extend him a Trinity Welcome when you see him!

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A letter to Trinity from Bill:

Dear Trinity Presbyterian Church, It is with great delight and happy anticipation that I prepare to spend the next nine months serving among you. Let me begin by thanking you for the opportunity to learn and to grow under the guidance of your ministers and with the grace of all who covenant together as a people on a journey of faith. The experience, no doubt, will shape the balance of my ministry, and for that you will forever hold a special place in my heart.

Trinity’s place along Providence is one of rare provenance and unending potential. I pass this physical campus on my daily commute to and from work and have long felt a desire to become more aware of your greater presence in God’s world. I see a church strategically planted to serve the once outer reaches of Charlotte that remains poised to carry Christ’s love out into the world even as this church and city continue to reimagine their boundaries.

Charlotte’s reach engulfed me in 1995, although eastern North Carolina and the little town of Enfield will always be my true home. There, I grew up as the son of two ordained ministers. Naturally, I chose to become an architect and have worked in that capacity for over twenty years. Still those earliest experiences of having two homes, one where I kept my earthly belongings and one where my parents worked and I spent most of my time, beckoned to me until I finally enrolled at Union Presbyterian Seminary. I now am a rising fifth year student, which means I have more course work behind me than ahead. Never did I imagined a time when I could see this end, but now that I do, I realize such milestone is really only another new beginning. I am excited about all that God has in store for me yet!

Outside school and work, I have a wonderful wife who is a vice-president with Bank of America. We have known each other for nearly a decade but have been married just three years and counting. Together we over-indulge our dog and all our nieces and nephews who range in age from four to fourteen. I love to read and write, I love old cars and old houses, and I love that my wife grew up across the street from Augusta National and holds The Masters and all golf sacred in their own ways. Wallace and I look forward to getting to know each of you better in the weeks and months ahead.

Blessing, Bill Prestwood