Our Leaders

Rev. Kate stands at the front of the chancel with the choir in the background. She is wearing a black alb with a white stole.

Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton (she/they) joined the Trinity family in 2022. Her previous service includes time at St. Paul’s UMC in Kensington, Saint Elizabeths Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC. They hold M.Div (2017) and M.A. (2013) degrees from Wesley Theological Seminary and are currently pursuing their doctorate at Fuller Theological Seminary. Rev. Kate is passionate about ministry with those experiencing mental illness, walking alongside the LGBTQ+ community, anti-racism and social justice advocacy. She also serves on the board of Young Clergy Women International, an organization supporting over 2,700 clergywomen under 40 and alumna around the world. Rev. Kate is a contributor to “Speaking Truth: Women Raising Their Voices In Prayer” (Abingdon Press, 2020) and “Worship Any Time Or Place: The Compact Book of Methodist Liturgies, Prayers and Other Acts of Blessing” (Abingdon, 2024). Their hobbies include writing, fostering for her local animal shelter and collecting (and using) fountain pens. Rev. Kate identifies as queer and resides with her spouse in northern VA.

You can reach Rev. Kate at kate(at)trinity-germantown(dot)org.

Our Staff

Sarah sits behind the Welcome Desk, wearing a pink shirt and name tag.

Sarah Utz, Godly Play coordinator

Sarah is a longtime member of Trinity and a graduate of Wesley Theological Seminary. After retiring from a career at the US Department of Education, Sarah joined the Trinity staff  as our Godly Play coordinator. Sarah holds certifications from the Godly Play Foundation and supervises the team of volunteers who form our Children’s Ministry. You can reach Sarah at family(at)trinity-germantown(dot)org

Additional Staff:

Sally Glick, Administrator – office(at)trinity-germantown(dot)org

Kristina Leach, Facility Coordinator – kristinadl(at)trinity-germantown(dot)org

Tracey Flater, Bookkeeper – accounting(at)trinity-germantown(dot)org

Kimberly Blanchard, Accompanist

Caelan Ryberg, Song Leader

Our Leadership Structure

A Discipleship Council oversees our mission and ministry with people of all ages. They set the spiritual vision of the church and help us to invite, engage and support the Germantown community on its journey of faith. Ricky Ballew is the current Chair of the Discipleship Council. The Discipleship Council meets monthly, usually on the 2nd Monday evening of the month.

An Administrative Council handles the finances, building, and staff needs. They are committed to stewarding the resources of the church in ways that support our mission and ministry. Laurie Clark is the current Chair of the Administrative Council. The Administrative Council meets monthly, usually on the 3rd Monday evening of the month.