I’m pleased to share that Jodi Martin has been unanimously approved by Session to be our new part-time Director of Christian Formation and Youth!

Jodi brings three decades of experience in Christian Formation and Youth ministries with churches in Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia. She holds a Masters of Arts in Christian Education from the former Presbyterian School of Christian in Richmond, VA and a Masters of Divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta. She also co-authored the book Making Worship Real: A Resource for Youth and Their Leaders . Jodi is married to Joe B. Martin, Senior Pastor at Sardis Presbyterian Church. They have two college-age sons, Joseph and Ben.

Jodi will begin her time with us on Sunday, December 2nd. Her regular office hours will be Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and of course she’ll be with us on Sundays.

Many thanks to the members of the search committee: Sherese Smith, Casey Field, Brent Mullis, Caroline Reid, Phil Blount, and Lydia Mobley (chair).

You’re invited to meet Jodi at the after-service coffee hour on Sunday, December 2 and extend her a warm Trinity welcome!


Jodi’s passion for helping church members young and old grow and express their faith is exciting to me. I believe her experience with families and youth will be a wonderful addition to the exciting things going on at Trinity.
Lydia Mobley

Jodi’s wealth of experience allows her to have a great understanding of church life, the wide-range of faith journeys within a congregation, and ways to help people of all ages grow as disciples. She will be an excellent addition to Trinity’s leadership team.
Casey Field

Comfortably thoughtful with a presence that invites meaningful conversation. Humble, yet confident, and aware of her gift to encourage others to education leadership.
Brent Mullis