The WELL & Early Ed
Marnie Ballentine is the lead teacher in our two-year-olds’ classroom. She received her bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education and her Masters in Reading Education from Ohio University. Marnie joined Trinity in 2020.
Patricia Garrity is the Pre K-4 teacher. She holds a B.S. degree from Ohio State University and an M.S. in Educational Leadership from the University of Dayton. Patricia brought over 12 years of experience in education when she joined the Trinity faculty in 2016.
Eszter Jarosi serves as a Pre-K3/4 classroom aide. Eszter holds a master’s degree from the University of Pecs in Hungary. She has 35 years of teaching experience and started at Trinity in 2018.
Bethany Lohmann is a Pre-K3 teacher. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Bethany College and a teaching certificate from Youngstown State University. Bethany joined the TCS staff in 2019.
Tammy McLaughlin joined the Trinity team in 2016. She serves as the Preschool K4 Aide. Tammy brings over 20 years of experience to her current role at Trinity, having previously served as a Youth/Children’s/VBS director and worked at a variety of Christian childcare facilities.
Kendra Sainato is the Director of Early Education, joining the Trinity staff in 2016 as a preschool teacher before transitioning to her current role. Kendra earned a B.A. in Child Development and Family Studies and her Early Childhood Director’s Credentials from WVU.
Vanessa Shoemaker is a teacher in our 1-year-olds’ class. She graduated from Laurel Business Institute in 2012 with an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Vanessa has always had a passion for teaching and caring for children and joined the Trinity staff in 2020.
Andrea Steptoe is a Pre-K3 classroom teacher. Andrea has a Bachelor of Science from Elon University. After years of volunteering at Trinity, Andrea joined the staff full-time in 2018.
Tenille Wyer is an infant teacher for the WELL, joining the Trinity staff in 2020. She earned a Board of Governor’s degree from Fairmont State University and has over 20 years of childcare experience ranging from a full-time nanny to home health care for children with special needs. Tenille is also very active in the children’s ministries at South Ridge Church.