Executive Ministry Team

Church Staff

  • Bekah Freed, High School and Young Adult Ministry
  • Kathy Figini, Office Manager
  • Dona Trautwein, Administrative Assistant
  • Sue Brese, Director of Traditional Worship
  • Marcus Deveso, Contemporary Worship Band Leader

Preschool Staff

  • Debbie Ferrante, Preschool Director
  • Wendy Morris, Head Teacher (4-Year-Olds)
    Wendy considers herself very blessed to have a job she absolutely loves, teaching four and five year olds! Wendy has taught preschool for over 10 years and has been at First Trinity Preschool since 2010. She is married to Jon and has a wonderful family of four children, 2 daughters-in-law and a grandson! Wendy and her family have called First Trinity home for more than 15 years and are so thankful for this place and the people here who help them to live out their faith.
  • Lori Hamlin, Head Teacher (3-Year-Olds)
    Lori has been a teacher at First Trinity Preschool since 2012. She taught in a public school in Virginia for five years and a Christian school for two years before moving back to Buffalo. She graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College with a degree in Elementary Education. She also worked in a Christian preschool for two years while going to college. She is a wife and a mother of three children. All of her children have gone through the program at First Trinity. Her family attends church at New Covenant Tabernacle, where her husband is a pastor on staff. She loves children and has enjoyed being a part of the preschool as a parent and a teacher.
  • Andrea Fabian, Head Teacher (2-Year-Olds)
    Andrea Fabian exemplifies what it means to share God’s unconditional love with children. As the Two Year Old Assistant for three years, 2-year-old head teacher since 2012 and a mother of four herself, you can say that child development is her passion. First Trinity’s Christ-centered curriculum and commitment to overall childhood development in a fun and loving atmosphere was a natural attraction to Andrea. When she is not teaching she enjoys spending time with her family, the beach, gardening, and is quite the avid golfer!
  • Chris Fennell, Assistant Teacher (4-Year-Olds)
    Chris Fennell is married and has four adult children (three married) and two granddaughters. She has taught at First Trinity Preschool since 1989! Over those years she has worked with two, three and four year old children and their families. She considers herself truly blessed to be here and to have the opportunity to interact with so many dedicated people.
  • Cheryl Krisnosky, Assistant Teacher (4-Year-Olds)
    Cheryl is married to Mark and has two wonderful sons. Cheryl and her family are members of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Her hobbies are gardening, reading and decorating her home. She has ten years of Christian preschool experience which she has enjoyed tremendously! She has chosen to work at First Trinity Preschool because Jesus is the focus and children bring her joy!
  • Darcy Fesmire, Assistant Teacher (3-Year-Olds)
    Darcy has been an aide since 2008.  She has been married to Eric since 1993 and has 4 handsome boys. Her family enjoys theater, reading and vacations to visit her parents in North Carolina.  She started at the school because her youngest 2 were students, and it gave her the chance to still be home after school with her kids.  She has stayed because she loves the people she works with and the chance to meet some special little people and love them with the love Jesus has for them!
  • Karin McGowan, Assistant Teacher (2-Year-Olds)
    Karin joined First Trinity Preschool in November of 2012.  Prior to that she was assisting in the Sweet Home Universal Prekindergarten.  She’s been married to Christopher since 2002 and has two boys, both having gone through the First Trinity Preschool program. She finds the two-year-olds a great joy and so much fun to be around.  She is blessed to have been called to spend her time here.