Phenix City, Alabama

Trinity United Methodist Church 

open hearts + open minds + open doors

Pastor David Hendrix

David has been a pastor in the Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference for 14 years. Before being appointed to Trinity, David served churches in Dothan, Alabama, Beulah, Alabama, and Spanish Fort, Alabama.

Prior to being licensed as a United Methodist pastor, David served for 27 years as Planning Director of the City of Dothan, Alabama.  He and his wife, Debbie, are natives of Columbus, Georgia, and both are graduates of Columbus State University.  Debbie, who retired from the Dothan City Schools after 30 years of service, also holds a Master's Degree from Troy State Universoity-Dothan.  They have two daughters: Heather Hendrix, who teaches first grade in Dothan; and Jenni Hendrix-Rhodes who is pastor of Bethel United Methodist Church in Dale County, Alabama.  Debbie is a life-long Alabama football fan.  David enjoys reading "long, boring books," following the Atlanta Braves, and hiking on the Pine Mountain Trail.

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Pastor cell phone: 334-790-9346

Rev. R. Bruce Johnson

Retired Pastor

Bruce served Trinity United Methodist Church in the late 1980's. After retirement, Bruce and Ann Johnson moved back to Phenix City, Alabama, and continue their service to the Kingdom of God and Trinity United Methodist Church.

Karen Jones

Director of Children's Ministries

A native of Phenix City, Alabama and a graduate of Auburn University and Troy State University. She received a Bachelor's degree and Master's degree from Auburn University in Elementary Education and earned her specialist degree from Troy State University in Phenix City, Alabama. She is currently an elementary school teacher at North Columbus Elementary School in Columbus, Georgia. Karen has been an educator for 36 years. Karen and her family have been members of Trinity United Methodist Church for three generations. She has been a member of the adult choir for many years, has worked with the children at the church for 26 years, directs the children's choir, and leads the children's ministry. She is devoted to her husband of 36 years, Mr. David Jones. She is the mother of two children: Ryan Jones and Haley Caro and is a loving grandmother. Karen is a strong leader with a passion to inspire children through Christ.

Vicki B. Wynn

Church Secretary

Vicki B. Wynn is a native of Phenix City and a graduate of Central High School. She is a retired school teacher from the Phenix City Board of Education. She is married to Lamar Wynn and is blessed with one daughter, Valerie Borders, three grandchildren, and one Great granddaughter. Vicki lives a very active life filled with serving God, working out at the "Y" downtown Columbus, walking, reading, traveling, and spending time with Lamar, family, and friends.

Sydney Caldwell

Choir Director and Organist

The daughter of United Methodist minister, Dr. James Sidney Lock and Jo Thornton Lock. She was born in Dothan, Alabama, and gradated from Andalusia High School. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Mental Retardation from the University of Alabama, Master of Education in Learning Disabilities from Auburn University, a Master of Education in School Counseling from Troy University, and an Educational Specialist's degree in School Counseling from Troy University. She retired in 2013 after a 39 year career in education in Phenix City, Alabama and Harris County, Georgia. She is married to Bill Caldwell and has three children: Matt, daughters Sydney and Reeve; Marc, wife Liz, and daughters Grace and Emma Kate; Elizabeth, husband Jeff, and new baby due in September 2014. She has been the organist at Trinity since 1992 and Chancel Choir Director since 2013.

LeighAnn DiCesaris

Director of Youth Ministries

A native of Franklin, AL.  She has her BA in Biology with a minor in Religion from Huntingdon College as well as her MPA from Troy University in Nonprofit Management. She served Trinity as Youth Director from 2011 to 2013 and is thrilled to join our church family once again! LeighAnn has served as a church and youth leader in many capacities since 2006. She is married to the gentle giant Leo, who owns a family pizza restaurant called Cerrones located in North Columbus.