Holy Trinity Community Church Staff
Pastor Brice is a native of Dayton, Ohio, and 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 all around me. 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 email@example.com. But come and experience the Jesus story for yourself on Sunday mornings at 10 am.
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. She 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. Please email the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DIRECTOR OF MUSIC, WORSHIP & PERFORMING ARTS
Aaron joined HTCC staff in June of 2018. Living in Nebraska, he was first called into ministry after dedicating his life to Jesus at summer camp. Since then it has been his passion to bring people closer to God through music and arts. In 2011 Aaron decided to pursue a commercial music degree at Belmont University and graduated in 2015. He still works there part-time as a collaborative pianist, but is ecstatic to be a part of Holy Trinity’s ministry team! Aaron looks forward to the opportunities to expand the music program at HTCC and continue to make it a safe spiritual place to worship! Contact Aaron to learn more about HTCC’s music program at email@example.com.
Check out these articles about Pastor Brice and Holy Trinity Community Church in local and national publications:
Out and About Nashville magazine's April 2018 issue HERE.
Human Rights Watch report and video from July 25, 2018 on a federal anti-LGBT amendment stripping gay families from adoption funding HERE.
New York Times February 5, 2019 issue about Religious Trauma Syndrome and HTCC’s efforts to address is HERE.