Meet our Team!
Chris and Nancy Tringali - Senior and Associate Pastors
Chris and Nancy are graduates of Pinecrest Bible Training Center. They have been in ministry for over 10 years now, functioning in various capacities. While they both share a mutual love of the Lord and desire to see everyone grow in grace and faith, Chris's gifts lie in the area of preaching, teaching, discipleship and evangelism while Nancy's focus more on women's ministry, discipleship, organization and being a help meet to Pastor Chris. He will be the first one to tell you that without her, he would not be half as effective as he is now.
Josh and Laurie Goodson - Elders
Josh and Laurie are long-time believers, mature in the faith and in grace. They have been members of Turning Point for several years and are a huge blessing to both Pastors Chris and Nancy but also the congregation. Because of their friendship and wisdom in Christ, They serve as Elders, counseling the church, as well as Pastor Chris and Nancy, who consider them to be their accountability partners. Josh also preaches and teaches as the Spirit leads.
Ole and Laurel Pettersen - Elders
When Ole, Laurel and their family arrived at Turning Point, their maturity and wisdom became immediately evident to Pastor Chris and Nancy, as well as to Josh and Laurie. The benefit they have been to the church is beyond measure. With Ole's gifting of Preaching and Teaching, and both he and Laurel's wisdom as counselors, it was clear very quickly that they had a place in this church as Elders. Laurel and Ole are the parents of Zachary and Shakira, who also attend regularly. They are all a major blessing to this church!
Tom and Jacinta Vondell - Elders
Tom and Jacinta are mature believers in the faith and were long-time residents of the Kingston area, where they attended Morning Star Christian Church http://www.morningstarcf.org/ where Tom served as the Principal of Good Shepherd Christian School in addition to running his real-estate business, Vondell and Associates Real Estate
When the Lord called Tom and Jacinta to Utica from their home in the Hudson Valley, they were faithful to respond to God's leading in spite of the numerous uncertainties they encountered during this process. On of the possibilities they held was to plant a new church in Utica. After visiting several local churches, they came upon Turning Point, and knew almost immediately that they had found a church home. God called them to church plant, but placed them in a church plant rather than have them start a new work.
We at Turning Point immediately recognized God's call on Tom and Jacinta, as well as they ability and gifting to be servant-leaders. Upon their becoming members at Turning Point, they were offered and accepted their current positions as Elders of the church, both being valuable council and friends to Pastor Chris and the church in general. Tom also serves on the worship team, being accomplished in both Guitar and vocals! Jacinta's wisdom is invaluable to Pastor Chris and Nancy, as she assists in general spiritual counciling among the congregation.
We consider ourselves very blessed to have Tom and Jacinta in our lives!
Sandy Joyner - Children's Pastor
A member of Turning Point before it even was Turning Point, Pastor Sandy is a mature and devoted follower of Christ. Her heart is for children, to teach them and to mentor them, that they would one day receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Sandy also heads up our "Sew-In-Love" baby quilt ministry. Her talent and gifting in quilting literally birthed that ministry. We love Sandy, and consider ourselves blessed to have her in ministry and as our sister-in-Jesus!