Mike Cutshaw—Sr. Pastor. Mike and his wife, Brenda, come to Trinity from the Cleveland District. Mike is a native of East Tennessee, born in Greene County and later moved to Kingsport. During his 18 year career in law enforcement he served at several churches in youth ministry and also worked at summer camps. Feeling the call of God, Mike entered full time ministry in 2002 and served in Kingsport area before moving to the Cleveland District. Mike earned degrees from Northeast State Community College, Tusculum College and a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary. Mike and Brenda have two grown children, Steve and Amy, and a granddaughter, Kayla, who will be attending Walters State Community College in the fall.
Brandon J. Moore—Director of Youth Ministries. Brandon is a native of Morristown, Tennessee and attended Morristown East High School, graduating with honors. He graduated in 2006 from Carson-Newman College with degrees in Music Education and Religion. He is planning on continuing studies in Religion, Family Counseling, and Pastoral Care in the near future. Brandon has been the Director of Youth Ministries at Trinity since November 2004. He has also served in various capacities as a staff member at the Boys and Girls Club of Morristown. In December 2011, Brandon received his Master of Science in Counseling with a Behavioral Health emphasis. He recently obtained his licensure as a Marriage & Family Therapist in the State of Tennessee. Brandon is employed as the Choral Director at Morristown East High School.
Randy Greene – Music Director. Randy spent his formative years here at Trinity UMC. He publicly professed Christ before his home congregation and was baptized at the age of 17. By the age of 18, Randy felt God’s call to part-time ministry. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee, where he performed with the A Cappella Choir. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration. He is currently a student at Lincoln Memorial University seeking a degree as an Education Specialist. Randy first accepted God’s call to serve as the Minister of Music and Youth at First United Methodist Church of Bulls Gap from 1993-1999. In 2001, Randy began to feel God’s call to return to the music ministry and accepted the position at Buffalo Trail Baptist Church, where he served from 2001-2007 and worked alongside the great church musician, Mrs. Peggy Bible. In October of 2007, Randy accepted God’s call to return to Trinity and work in the church that supported his entire family throughout the years. Randy teaches at Morristown East High School as the Choral Director and is the “Voice of the Hurricanes” for both football and basketball. He and his wife, Jaime, have two children, Madison and Noah. Randy and Jaime enjoy University of Tennessee sports, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Jean Shaver – Organist. Jean is a native of Oak Grove, Tennessee. After graduating from Portland High School, she moved to East Tennessee and attended Carson Newman College where she focused her studies on music and religion. She married in 1957 to Wally Shaver and they were married 50 years before he passed away in December 2007. Jean and Wally were two of the original charter members of Trinity UMC. She has been playing the piano or the organ since 1960, when the church was started. She has been very active in the UMW and choir. She has one daughter, Amy, three grandchildren; Leigh Ann Evans (Mitch), Rachael Mangum and Charlie Mangum plus her miniature Schnauzer, Duchess.
Doyle Wolfe – Maintenance. Doyle was born in Hancock County, TN and raised in Roane County. After three years in the army, he returned to work various jobs in Hamblen County. Later he entered college, graduating with a B.S. degree in Education. He taught school in Hamblen County School System until retiring in 2007. He is married, and has two sons, one grandson in Heaven and one granddaughter attending WSCC.
Jessica Hicks – Audio/Visual Coordinator. Jessica joined the Trinity staff in June of 2013. She comes to Trinity from Liberty Hill UMC, where she volunteered as a sound technician for many years. Jessica graduated Morristown East High School before acquiring her Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Carson-Newman College in 2011. Jessica is in her sixth year of teaching and currently serves as Director of Bands at Jefferson Middle School in Jefferson City, Tennessee.
Paige Shuff – Administrative Assistant.
Paige lives in Morristown, TN but was born and raised as a Buckeye. She is a member of Panther Springs UMC. She has worked in church offices since 2005. She received her Certificate of Ministry Preparation from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 2007. She has served as Senior Pastor of Crossroads Church of the Nazarene in Fulton, Ohio in 2003 -2006. She has been called upon to lead Bible Studies, provide pulpit supply, and speak to women’s groups. She has been married to Brad Shuff for 31 years and they have three adult children; Travis Shuff-30 yrs old, Nathaniel Shuff-25 yrs old, and Megan Shuff-21 yrs old. They have one granddaughter, who is their greatest joy, Alexandria Paige Shuff, 3 ½ yrs old. Paige is active in her local church, volunteers at The Daily Bread Kitchen and enjoys reading and listening to music and spending quality time with her family.