Pastors & Staff
Corey Jackson - Senior Pastor
Corey was born and raised in Birmingham, AL and attended Auburn University. After graduating in 1998, he moved to China where he studied Mandarin and served as a missionary with a campus organization. While ministering in Asia he began dating Olivia. They returned to the U.S. and were married in the summer of 2000.
After spending their first year of marriage in Keystone, Colorado working on the ski slopes, Corey and Olivia returned to China for three years where Corey led a city-wide ministry focused on church planting, evangelism and discipleship. During these years, Corey and Olivia helped start two new campus ministries, planted an indigenous church and served on a regional leadership team.
They returned to the U.S. in 2005 for Corey to attend graduate school at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando where he received his Masters of Divinity. While in seminary, Corey oversaw the sending of over 100 short term international missions projects to 34 nations around the world. After finishing his studies at RTS, Corey served two years at Peace Presbyterian Church as an Assistant Pastor. Then, in the spring of 2010, Corey was sent out to plant Trinity Park Church in the Morrisville/North Cary community.
Corey and Olivia have two sons, Jordan and Joshua, and two daughters, Camille and Claire. Besides spending time with Olivia and the kids, Corey enjoys world travel, eating ethnic food, running, golf, hiking and reading with a good cup of coffee.
Andy Ew - Assistant Pastor
Andy was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. After graduating from Charles Sturt University in Australia, he joined Operation Mobilization for 3 years, living and serving as a missionary onboard the Logos II ship. Through this experience onboard, he was drawn to cross-cultural ministry and was passionate to see people from all tribes and tongues come to know Christ. Then he came to the US in 2007 to attend Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS. During this time, Andy met Amanda who was getting her MA degree at RTS Jackson and they were married the summer of 2010. Upon graduating from RTS, the Lord called them to Philadelphia Bible Reformed Church in 2011 where Andy served as an English Pastor for 4 years.
Andy and Amanda have two sons, Anderson and Jackson. Apart from spending time with his family, Andy enjoys playing and watching sports especially soccer and basketball. He also enjoys a variety of movies and music.
Joe Jackson - Worship Leader
Joe was born in Chicago, IL and raised in Yardley, PA. After graduating from the University of Virginia (BS in Chemistry, 2000), Joe matriculated into UVA’s School of Medicine. He then moved to North Carolina in 2004 for his Pediatric Residency at Duke University. He then joined the teaching faculty at Duke and works as an Assistant Professor in the Duke School of Medicine. His areas of focus include medical student education and the intersection of theology and medicine.
Joe met his best friend (now wife) Kisa Jackson, during their first week of college. Together they experienced many moments worshiping God together in the university’s Gospel choir, at their local church and with friends around campus. Since moving to Durham Joe has continued to lead worship in various contexts within the local church. Joe and Kisa have six children, Joseph III, Joshua, Noah, Gabriel, Elias and Lydia.
Some of Joe’s most enjoyable activities include spending time with Kisa trying to satisfy her ‘foodie’ tendencies at various restaurants in the Triangle. As a family they enjoy laughing together, singing together and watching/playing sports together. Joe has a long time love for soccer and enjoys getting out on the soccer field for some good exercise.
Laura Guthrie - Office Administrator
Laura is originally from Tennessee and moved to Durham, North Carolina June 2015. Her life in Tennessee was spent mostly in her hometown of Knoxville, where she learned to love the Smokey Mountains, hiking, and (real) BBQ.
Laura went to Tennessee Technological University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in History and (just for fun) a minor in Biology. Laura spent her childhood growing up in a PCA church plant and is excited to be a part of Trinity Park Church!
Monica Crolle - Preschool Director
Monica was born and raised in eastern NC. She met her husband, John (J), through a mutual friend while attending Meredith College. John was stationed in the USMC at Camp Lejeune at the time. They dated all through college and married in 1996. They have lived in Raleigh, Atlanta, Greenville, NC, and recently moved to Durham in 2017 for a job change for John. The triangle has always felt like home, and they are ecstatic that God has placed them back in the area.
Monica received her Bachelor of Nursing from Emory University, and Master of Nursing from Duke University. She has worked in the nursing field for over 15 years specializing in the areas of neonatal ICU, pediatric ICU, and pediatric primary care. She stopped working as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner while pregnant with their youngest child to homeschool and become a full time stay at home Mom.
Monica has a passion for working with children. She has worked in children’s ministry as a teacher and volunteer for many years at their previous church in Greenville, NC. She feels children are truly a gift from God, and considers it a privilege and honor to work with children through healthcare and ministry. She is thrilled to embrace the children of Trinity Park.
Monica and John have 4 children: Jake, Mitchell, Max, and Ella Kate. Though they keep her quite busy, her “free time” includes sewing, felting, painting, knitting, and pretty much anything that involves glue or glitter.
Kimberly Usher - Nursery Coordinator
Kimberly was born and raised in Goldsboro, NC were she met her husband Kenneth Usher in 1999. She later married her High School sweetheart in 2001. After living in Texas for two years they moved to Cary, NC in 2004. Kimberly & Kenneth have two children, Jahir and Janiya Usher.
Kimberly has been loving and caring for children every since the age of 16. In her free time she enjoys hiking, traveling, beaches, shopping, and relaxing with a great movie.
Kimberly is thrilled to be a part of the Trinity Park family!