Triss MastersDirector of Education and Shepherding Ministry
• Birth date: June 27
• Birthplace: Pensacola, FL
• Employed since: Winter 1991
• Children: Blake and his wife Jessica; Beth
• Education: B.S. East Texas Baptist College; Masters Asbury Theological Seminary, Orlando, FL
A native Floridian, Triss grew up in Pensacola where she received a wonderful foundation of faith and a strong vision for ministry. Her college years were spent at East Texas Baptist College in Marshall, Tex. Graduating in 1972, she began work as a house parent in children’s homes. “Without realizing it, those children taught me many life lessons that I have never forgotten,” Triss remembers.
Over the next several years she taught in public school enjoying those years of interaction with children, learning to see each one as an individual. Much of her work was with children who struggled in school. She enjoyed discovering ways to help them want to learn. During this time Triss was also fortunate enough to serve in several churches in various ministries affording me many experiences and new opportunities.
In 1992, Triss joined Heritage’s staff as Director of Children’s Ministries. Working in children’s ministry was the fulfillment of a calling Triss felt as a teenager. She later transitioned from children’s ministry to adult ministry and caregiving.
“As a family of faith, we seek to be community centered and to follow God’s vision for ministry. During my ten plus years in ministry here, each day is still exciting, challenging, and filled with blessings. I am honored to call Heritage home and to serve with such a caring, Christ-centered team.”