Ministry Staff

Matt Coburn, Pastor For Small Groups, Family Ministry & Preaching Coordination


Matt Coburn has two children, Elliot (Eli) and Katrina (Katie).  His wife Brandi went to be with the Lord in January 2015 after a 3 1/2 year battle with cancer.   Matt grew up in Boston and Pittsburgh, was educated at Princeton University (BA 1991) and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (1996), and then served in campus ministry for 15 years in the northeast and overseas.  He first came to Trinity in 2003 as a member, served as an elder, and then was married in 2007 and went overseas 2008-2010 before returning to New Haven and joining the Trinity staff in 2011.  Matt's co-pastor responsibilities include overseeing Trinity's small groups, family and children's ministry, women's ministry, and leadership development. 





Greg Hendrickson, Pastor For Staff Coordination, Member Integration & College Ministry


Greg grew up in the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts. He came to New Haven in 1999 to study at Yale. As a student, he began attending Trinity and got involved in the Night Runners homeless ministry. After graduation, he worked for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at Yale, Wesleyan, and Albertus Magnus for eight years, while serving as a deacon and later an elder at Trinity. Greg has been married to Jane since 2008 and they have two children, Nathan and Grace. They are excited to be part of what God is doing at Trinity and in New Haven. Greg's pastoral responsibilities include college ministry, urban outreach, welcoming newcomers, and coordinating the staff. Greg received his M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 2011.





Nick Lauer, Pastor For Corporate Worship And Youth Ministry


Nick and his wife Beth have lived in New Haven since 2005, and are excited to be a part of what God is doing in and through Trinity. Originally from Pennsylvania, Nick received his B.A. from Messiah College (2003) and his M.Div. from Yale Divinity School (2008). In his spare time, you'll probably find Nick enjoying the markets on Orange St. with his family, pillaging used bookstores, or hiking through East Rock Park. He and Beth have been married since 2004 and have two children, Jack and Claire. In addition to preaching and teaching, Nick's pastoral responsibilities include overseeing the corporate worship services, youth ministry, adult Sunday school, and men's ministry.





Michelle Hixson, Administrative Assistant


 Michelle & her husband Brent have been in CT since 2007.  Originally from Prince Edward Island, Canada, Michelle holds a B.A. in Bible from Maritime Christian College.  Brent & Michelle spend their free time beach combing and hiking and Michelle has been known to play & sing a tune or two.  Michelle is excited to be able to use her administrative skills in the church office as she supports the various ministries & staff at Trinity.