When is Sunday School and what is available?


Learning Hour is held at 9:00 am before summer worship service.  There are Sunday School classes available for children 3 and up as well as a variety of classes for adults.  In the summer we bring in several excellent guest speakers for the Ohmann Lecture Series.  Learn more about specific classes and the topics they cover.





Mark Stanley
Senior Pastor, Head of Staff 


The Reverend Mark Stanley was born in West Jefferson, NC, and raised in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Mark attended St. Andrews Presbyterian College where he majored in philosophy and graduated in 1983. Shortly thereafter, Mark entered Union Seminary, where he met his wife, Becky, also a student at Union. They were married in 1987 and have served three pastorates in Virginia, Goochland, Hampton, and Staunton. They have two daughters, Elizabeth and Emily.


In 2008 Mark completed the Doctor of Ministry program in Arts and Theology through Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. 


OFFICE: (828) 692-6114

MOBILE: (828) 553-6425 




Dwight Christenbury
Associate Pastor 


Dwight Christenbury grew up in the Presbyterian Church in various cities, towns, and campsites throughout Virginia. His faith was shaped not only by the local congregation but in the church-without-walls of Camp Hat Creek, the outdoor ministry center of the Presbytery of the Peaks (Lynchburg, Va.).


Dwight met his wife, Carol Steele, when they were both on the staff of Camp Hat Creek. They found themselves called to professional ministry in the church through their camp and conference experiences and, later, through their membership and involvement in the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, Washington, D.C.


Following their time in Washington, Carol and Dwight attended Union Theological Seminary and the Presbyterian School of Christian Education (Richmond, Va.), from which they graduated in 2005. They moved to western North Carolina when Carol was called to the position of Senior Associate Director of the Center for Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Montreat Conference Center.


In addition to his work at Trinity, Dwight is a writer of Christian Education curriculum for youth for the We Believeseries, published by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).


OFFICE: (828) 692-6114


Sally Beghtol

Minister of Visitation

Sally Hetland Beghtol was born, raised,  educated and married in Wisconsin. Her career took her to Iowa in 1970.


Sally’s 33 year career included teaching all levels of Special Education, liaison for Title 1 Reading and coordination of Exceptional Education. She also has a degree in counseling.

After retirement she and her husband Roger moved to North Carolina in 1998.

After she was widowed the second time she went back to school and became a Presbyterian Lay Pastor.  She has been a member of Trinity for 21 years.

Sally has a daughter Kim, son in law Russ and a grandson Jack.

Sally is a recent cancer survivor and has cold caps, ice boots, ice mittens and prayer shawls for anyone who would benefit from them.

HOME: (828) 696-6236

MOBILE: (828) 280-2045

Katie Cilluffo

Church Office & Website


Office hours: 

Mon: 9:00 - 4:00

Tue: 9:00 - 3:00

Wed: 9:00 - 12:00

Thu: 9:00 - 4:00

Fri: 9:00 - 4:00



OFFICE: (828) 692-6114

OFFICE MOBILE: (828) 699-1218


Stephen Klein

Director of Music

Stephen Klein studied music and dance at Florida State University where his piano professor was Carlisle Floyd.  Since coming to Hendersonville in 1976, he has taken part in many local musical entities in various functions including singing, playing various Renaissance musical instruments, pianist, organist, director, piano technician.  He has been a happy musician for Trinity Presbyterian Church since 1983.

NOTE: Choir rehearsals are Wednesdays at 7:30pm


HOME: (828) 696-9921



Beth Erber

Preschool Director


OFFICE: (828) 696-4110

MOBILE: (828) 216-6572


A Hendersonville native, Beth currently lives in Fletcher with her husband Paul. She recently retired after teaching for over 30 years in the public school system. Beth earned BAs in early childhood education and special education, and two separate masters degrees in special education and supervision. An avid outdoorswoman, she enjoys hiking and gardening in her spare time. We're excited to have such an experienced and passionate educator heading up the Trinity Preschool team this year!






Clerk of Session:  Kathryn Forsythe



  • Tom Karvonen

  • Bob Lux

  • Erika McGilley

  • Jim Smelker

  • Fitz Sthreshley


  • Pam Campbell

  • Dan Donovan

  • Nancy Kisner

  • Mark Slaughter 

  • Glenn Walker


  • Kathryn Forsythe

  • Ron Howard

  • Jeffrey Sheffield

  • Ed Spencer

  • Judi Weeter 


Ministerial Responsibilities for 2019

  • Administration & Personnel - Ed Spencer & Fitz Sthreshley

  • Building and Grounds - Mark Slaughter & Jim Kisner

  • Christian Nurture - Pamela Campbell

  • Fellowship - Erika McGilley

  • Finance & Stewardship - Tom Karvonen & Jim Smelker

  • Global Mission - Dan Donovan

  • Local Mission - Glenn Walker

  • New Member - Pamela Campbell  (Tom Bridges) 

  • Trinity Preschool - Nancy Kisner & Ron Howard

  • Worship - Judi Weeter

  • Building Use Coordinator - Jeff Sheffield

  • Endowment Fund Committee - Glenn Walker & Tom Karvonen

  • Hannan Committee - Erika McGilley & Tom Bridges

  • Nominating Committee - Ron Howard & Glenn Walker

  • Deacon Liaisons - Nancy Kisner & Sally Beghtol

  • Presby. Women Liaison - Pamela Campbell

  • Memorial Garden Liaison - Sally Beghtol & Harold Nicholls




Moderator of Deacons: Mary Louise Forsythe


  • Nancy Sheffield

  • Anne Kirkley

  • Judi Johnson

  • Ginny Gernoske

  • Sue Robinson

  • Mary Louise Forsythe


  • Linda Stokes

  • Jane Presseau

  • Emma Persigehl

  • Helen Dearborn


  • Barbara Engle

  • Pat Penn

  • Cheryl Spencer

  • Norie Sanchez

  • Barbara Pickwoad

  • Denise Slaughter

Here are some links to some useful information:


History of Trinity Presbyterian Church


The History of Trinity was compiled by members for the 40th and 50th anniversaries of the church.  It is contained in the links to PDF files that follow:


- Our History - Compiled by our members

- Our Home - 1968 Building Plan

- Our Future - 2017 Visioning Report

900 Blythe St., Hendersonville, NC 28791
office: (828) 692-6114
cell: (828) 699-1218