Kelly Holt is the Trinity Board Chair and has been involved at Trinity for the last 15 years. He and his wife Marcia have four children who are all Trinity graduates: Laura (2005), Emily (2007), McClellan (2012), and Lucy (2014). The Holts have attended Tates Creek Presbyterian Church since 1999, and Kelly has served as an elder since 2003. After graduating from Taylor University, he spent 11 years with Quaker State Corporation in various sales management roles, and he served as the Development Director for Covenant Day School in Charlotte, NC. He currently works with Valvoline Corporation as West Region Director, managing the sales and profits of distributors in 10 states.
David Cowen has been involved with Trinity since his daughter Hannah started as a student in high school about ten years ago. David has been at Tates Creek Presbyterian Church since 1984 and was around when Trinity started in 1988. He has prayed for it, supported it, and cheered for it since then! David is a surgeon specializing in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery with a practice that extends from Bowling Green to Huntington. His areas of board expertise include public relations, his history with the school and church, role as an elder, encouragement, prayer, and heart for charitable giving.
Ken Littrell is a Lexington native and attended Tates Creek High School. He received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Purdue University and has completed various Post-Baccalaureate business classes through Xavier University College of Business. He and his wife Peggy have five children and two grandchildren. Ken owns Clean Sweep Car Wash and serves on the board of Trinity, US Plastics, and the International Car Wash Association. He has been involved in two short-term mission trips to Ecuador to teach native Indian groups how to start their own businesses, and a trip to Bangladesh to observe their Micro Loan program. Ken attends Tates Creek Presbyterian Church.
Allison Gordon is an associate professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Kentucky and has been a member of the Trinity board since 2015. She earned her BA (2004) in English Literature from Wheaton College (IL), and she earned her MA (2006) and PhD (2010) in Communication from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For the past several years, she has spoken to Trinity’s graduating seniors about how to navigate life as a freshman in college, and she has served as a panelist for Senior Thesis Presentations.
David Kirkendall has served as the Head of School since 2012. He and his wife Pam have three students at Trinity: Zach (10th grade), Anna (9th grade) and Maggie (6th grade). Before coming to Trinity, David was a faculty member at American Christian Academy in Tuscaloosa, AL, from 2009-2012 where he taught Bible and history to juniors and seniors. Prior to that experience, David served at Reformed Theological Seminary for about 13 years in various roles, including Dean of Student Affairs.
Paul Adams, TCPC Deacon Representative: firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Adams works for a college ministry called Campus Outreach. His role is to resource the ministry using graphic, print, and web design, as well as photography, videography, and other technology and communication resources. Paul grew up north of Chicago where he attended a private Christian school through 8th grade, and a public high school. He moved to Kentucky to attend Centre College where he graduated in 2011 with a degree in music, which is still one of his greatest passions.
Tia Caldwell: email@example.com
Tia Caldwell joined Trinity Christian Academy’s board in 2014. Tia and her husband Bernie have been Trinity parents since their oldest child started kindergarten in 2004. They have two daughters at Trinity: Emily (12th grade) and Caroline (6th grade). Tia earned her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Eastern Kentucky University in 1992. She has worked as an Occupational Therapist for more than 23 years in various areas.
Robert Cunningham, TCPC Senior Minister: firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert Cunningham, senior pastor of Tates Creek Presbyterian Church, is a Lexington native. He graduated from Henry Clay High School in 1998 and attended Murray State University receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Communications. Upon graduation in 2002, he interned at Tates Creek Presbyterian Church and then moved to St. Louis, MO, to attend Covenant Theological Seminary. After graduating Covenant in 2006 with a Master’s of Divinity, he was called back to Tates Creek Presbyterian Church. Robert has served as the senior pastor since 2012. He and his wife Abby have four sons, and two of them are students at Trinity.
Jonathan Davis, TCPC Pastoral Representative: email@example.com
Jonathan Davis serves as Campus Minister with Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) at the University of Kentucky. Jonathan and his family moved to Lexington in June 2011 to begin work with RUF. He is originally from Kansas City, MO, received his undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University, and graduated from Covenant Theological Seminary in May 2011 where he received his Master’s of Divinity. Jonathan is married to Erin and they have two daughters at Trinity: Caroline (1st grade) and Margaret (Pre-K).
Stan Ferguson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stan Ferguson joined Trinity’s board in October 2015. He and his wife Kelly have been a part of the Trinity family since 2008. Their sons are Christopher (7th grade) and Matthew (2nd grade). Stan is a native Kentuckian, raised in Franklin just south of Bowling Green. He earned his BS degree in Biology and graduated cum laude from Lipscomb University in 1987. Stan received his DMD degree graduating with distinction from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in May of 1992. He was awarded a Specialty Certificate and Master’s in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from UK College of Dentistry in June 1995. Stan has maintained a private practice specializing in orthodontics for the past 20 years. He co-owns Bluegrass Orthodontics PSC.
Tommy Ogden: email@example.com
Tommy Ogden has been involved with Trinity since 2005, and has been on the board since 2012. He and his wife Suzie have three children: Iva (9th grade), and Luke and Andrew (7th grade). Tommy is a Senior Vice President/Financial Consultant for Hilliard Lyons in Lexington, and has been working in the financial services industry for more than 30 years. His areas of board expertise are development through the Annual Fund, golf outings, Gala, and the capital campaign. Tommy has also coached several athletic teams over the years at Trinity, including girls soccer, boys soccer, and elementary boys basketball.
Esther Ratajeski joined the Trinity board in 2014. She and her husband Kent have been Trinity parents since their oldest daughter (Maggie, 1st grade) entered preschool, and they have two younger children still at home (Josie, class of 2030, and Timothy, class of 2032). Esther, originally from Pittsburgh, PA, has a PhD in geography from the University of Kentucky. She was an assistant professor of geography at Morehead State University before “retiring” to take full-time care of her children. Esther has been part of Tates Creek Presbyterian Church since 1997, and she met her husband there in 2007. She loves participating in the church music ministry and the women’s Bible study.
Carroll Ruschman joined the Trinity board in October 2015. She and her husband Eric have twin girls, Beth Ann and Gretchen Ruschman, both in 9th grade at Trinity. The girls started school at Trinity Christian Academy in the first grade. Carroll has been active with the PTF, Trinity’s Gala, as well as other parent volunteer activities for the past eight years.