Holy Trinity Community Church Staff


Rev. Dr. Brice Thomas

LEAD PASTOR

Pastor Brice is a native of Dayton, Ohio, and just moved to Nashville to join the staff of Holy Trinity Community Church on September 5, 2017. He is excited to be called into ministry with this loving congregation and welcomes all people to experience the hospitality and acceptance of this amazing church!

"From the first moment I stepped foot into this church, I knew this was the place for me. Holy Trinity is the church that I had been praying for since being ordained in 2005. I cried through most of that first service, and felt the presence of God so full and thick in your midst. I knew that I had come home."

Brice served in the Air Force as a Russian Cryptolinguist in the early 80s. He was stationed in West Berlin, Germany before the wall came down in 1989. After his military service he finished his undergraduate degree in International Studies and Religion at Wright State University in Dayton in 1995. He then attended graduate school at Antioch University in Yellow Springs, Ohio where he studied Conflict Resolution and Mediation. Brice began to feel the call to ministry in 1997 after joining a UCC church in his home town. He completed his Masters of Divinity in 2004 at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio and also earned his Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Storytelling in 2015. 

"I am a biblical storyteller first and foremost. I learned through my doctoral studies that our sacred stories were originally meant to be heard as a public performance, not read from a book. The first Evangelists were storytellers, who shared the gospels from memory to crowds of disciples and spiritual seekers. The biblical stories come alive when they are experienced in this way."

You can learn more about Pastor Brice's biblical storytelling ministry at www.ExperientialJesus.com or email him at revbrice@gmail.com. But come and experience Jesus for yourself on Sunday mornings at 10 am!

Angela Groth

ADMINISTRATOR

Angela Groth Poteete was truly a gift to HTCC when she stepped in to serve as the office administrator in October of 2016. Angela brings much love, patience, kindness and good energy to the church office every day, something that Pastor Brice is VERY thankful for. 

Angela does so much around the church that it seems she is the "glue" that holds everything together. And well, she probably is! In addition to serving the administrative needs of the church and congregation you will find her teaching our kids during Children's Church and providing hospitality to lots of folks on Sunday mornings.

Angela is married to Michael Poteete (who can also be found around campus serving the church and reaching out to our community.) Between them they share six kids of their own. We are most thankful for Angela and her sweet spirit at Holy Trinity.

FAVORITE QUOTES

  • Love like you have never been hurt!

  • She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.