Greetings and welcome to this introduction to Trinity Presbyterian Church!
Trinity is a Christ centered, mission focused, Presbyterian (PCUSA) congregation serving Santa Cruz for nearly 75 years. Members and friends of Trinity share a vital faith commitment that embraces worship, study, and mission.
I invite you to explore the website to learn more about our lively and diverse congregation. Come visit us soon!
Now in her 31th year of ordained ministry, Evie Macway is a native of Napa, California. After graduating from the University of California, Davis, she earned a Master of Divinity degree from Louisville Presbyterian Seminary in Kentucky. Prior to her call from Trinity, she served congregations in Sunnyvale, California, and Louisville.
Her passion in ministry is the faith that grows out of the community shared in congregational life. She has enjoyed continuing education opportunities in preaching, congregational systems, and Christian education. Evie is a member of Presbyterians for Earth Care, and has served on several committees of the San José Presbytery.
Evie and her husband, Dave, have four daughters: two attending a California university and two working in local communities. In her spare time Evie enjoys knitting and quilting, and swimming.
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Rev. Darrell Yeaney
The Rev. Dr. Darrell Yeaney, is a retired Presbyterian minister who lives with his wife Sue in Scotts Valley, where they moved from Iowa. He has served most of his career as a campus minister, most recently at the University of Iowa, and prior to that, in Santa Cruz at UCSC and Cabrillo College and also at Emporia State University in Kansas.
Darrell also served as the organizing pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, Kansas. In addition to his seminary degree, Darrell has earned degrees from Emporia State University in Kansas (M.S.) and Boston University (Ph.D). He also is certified in conflict resolution and as a spiritual director.
As a member of San José Presbytery Darrell serves on the Presbytery’s Peace & Justice Task Force. He is an active member of the PC (USA) Israel/Palestine Mission Network. He currently is active in an interfaith (Jews, Christians, Muslims) dialogue group and a member of the Israel/Palestine Action Committee in Santa Cruz. He has traveled to Israel and Palestine ten times in the past 25 years. Darrell and Sue coordinated the 2009 Congressional Accompaniment Project (CAP) tour to Israel/Palestine.
The Yeaneys have three children and five grandchildren.
A native of Florida, Kathleen Eschen-Pipes, received a B.A. in Theater from Smith College, an M.Div. from San Francisco Theological Seminary, and an Master of Sacred Theology from Yale Divinity School. She has served in ministries with children and youth in San Francisco, Storrs, CT, and Dailey Ridge, NY, in hospital chaplaincy at Yale/New Haven Hospital, and in campus ministries at St. Lawrence University, Yale University, University of Hartford, Wesleyan University, Central Connecticut State University, UC Santa Cruz, and CSU, Monterey Bay.
Kathleen recently returned from Palestine and Israel, where she attended an international peace conference, visited holy sites, and met with Israeli and Palestinian peace makers and human rights organizations.
Kathleen lives in Santa Cruz with her husband, Jake, and daughters, Bethany, 17, and Janet, 15. In recent years, she has sung in Trinity's choir, performed with Cabrillo Stage, and volunteered with the Resource Center for Nonviolence, Empire Academy's PTSEA, and Central Coast Public Radio--KUSP. Kathleen also is a member of the San José Presbytery.