Tricia began her career as an art teacher in Charlotte, NC while doing youth ministry at her home church, Avondale Presbyterian Church. At 24, she embarked on a great adventure and moved out west to Seattle WA to continue in youth ministry at University Congregational United Church of Christ. After 5 years in Seattle, she completed her Masters of Divinity at Vanderbilt Divinity School and her chaplain residency at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, TN. After ordination, she served 9 years as a chaplain and Manager of Patient Services at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte NC. Tricia also served as pastor at Ursinus United Church of Christ in Salisbury NC and Unity Presbyterian Church in Denver NC. Throughout her career, Tricia has had a passion for hearing people’s stories, connecting with others and a special calling working with children and youth. Currently, Tricia works at AnMed Health as the Manager of the Spiritual Care and as Pastor of Peace Church, UCC in Clemson SC. Tricia and her husband, David, enjoy walks around Lake Hartwell with their dog Brinkley. She also loves finding a great deal at Goodwill.