Director of Children and Youth Ministry
Tricia began her time with First UMC Santa Monica as an intern while in seminary at Claremont School of Theology. She was born and raised in Texas and is a life-long United Methodist, discovering early on her passion for service and leadership. After 6 years of working in faith based non-profits in Chapel Hill, NC, she came to California to attend seminary and then stayed after discerning a call towards leadership in the church. Tricia is passionate about helping all ages to know God’s love as real and to connect our faith to our lives. She finds this especially meaningful with children and youth, helping them to find places where their joy and passion intersect with the world’s needs. In her free time she loves to hike, read and explore the sights and happenings in the community as she learns about Santa Monica and the wonderful people who live here!