Russell- our student ministry intern.

Trinity is excited to announce that we have two Student Ministry Interns this summer! They can be reached via email at Now, let’s find out a little about both our interns.

“My name is Russell Swartz and I’m honored to be serving as one of the student ministry interns this summer. I have been a member of Trinity United Methodist Church since birth, and its congregation has taught me the values of hard work, leadership, and selfless service. I graduated from Douglas Freeman High School in 2020 and just finished my freshman year at Virginia Tech. When I am not at church or school, you might find me playing soccer, hiking, or taking my pug on a walk. I look forward to working with the staff, congregation, and youth over the next few months, and please make sure you stop in and say hello when you get a chance.”

Lucy- our new youth ministry intern.

Lucy McLaughlin is excited to co-star with Russell Swartz in the up-and-coming role of student ministries interim intern. You may have seen her in previous Trinity United Methodist Church productions such as lead singer in the youth praise team, youth handbell ringer, acolyte, and Mary in the Children’s 2011 Christmas Pageant, just to name a few. When Lucy is not playing roles in Trinity UMC productions, you may find her starring as an Elementary Education student at Longwood University, a preschool teacher at CLC, or a professional karaoke singer anywhere someone will give her a mic. Lucy would like to thank her mother Suzanne for giving her the genetics to execute quality performance, her step-father Rick for her many driving lessons to and from rehearsals, her sister Emily for paving the road before her, and her sister Erica for sharing the spotlight. Now let’s enjoy the production of Summer 2021 together!