Trish Helmerich

Position: Youth Director
Phone: 281-353-5935

I was born and raised in Waco, Texas which is affectionately called the Buckle in the Bible Belt by the locals. I have some great memories of our church there, which of course was Southern Baptist. After attending college at UT Arlington I lived in Indiana and Southern California before settling in Arizona for 12 years then finally finding my way back home to Texas.

I began working in ministry when my boys were young , serving on our Nursery Board and teaching two year and then three year olds. As the boys grew older I went with them, teaching in Kid’s  Church and finally as a Youth Group leader. I now  have been working with Youth Ministry on and off for the past fifteen years.

When I first came to New Life I thought that season of my life was done and was waiting for God to show me what was next. Then I volunteered for SERVE and I realized just how much I had missed working with youth. I was hooked again and there was a need for volunteers for Crossfire Youth. So my wonderful husband Tim and I began the next part of my journey together.

I love our Youth and feel such a passion for them. When it became obvious God was not answering our prayers for a new Youth Leader I felt Him calling me to step up. This is a leap of faith for me, and I am excited to see what He has planned.

It is my desire to help all our students grow in their relationship with God, to come beside you parents to help equip them for their adult life and to be there for them in any way I can. I am not concerned with numbers but rather with reaching the hearts of our youth in a way that will have lasting impact.