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Meet the Staff

The spiritual life staff and associated chaplains support student religious organizations, facilitate formal and informal opportunities for exploration of religious belief and practice, and offer spiritual care and counseling.

Spiritual Life Staff

Headshot of Alex
University Chaplain/Everett H. Jones Chair of Ministry
asernawa [at] trinity.edu
Parker Chapel
204
210-999-7311
Head shot of Nelda R. Cortez
Senior Secretary
ncortez [at] trinity.edu
Parker Chapel
202A
210-999-7311
Professor David Heller
University Organist
dheller [at] trinity.edu
Dicke/Smith Building
350
210-999-8249

Religious Life Advisors

The Chaplaincy has welcomed the following people as volunteer Religious Life Advisors. Appointed and supported by their own religious organizations, they serve particular religious communities on our campus.

Natalie Steiner

Jewish Student Life Coordinator, Hillel San Antonio
Natalie [at] HillelSA.org

Alex Solorio

FCA Campus Minister
FCA.Solorio [at] gmail.com

Douglas Steinman

Lead Staff for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
douglas.steinman [at] intervarsity.org

Douglas is currently serving as the lead staff for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at Trinity University. After graduating from Trinity University in 2016, Douglas began serving as a Campus Staff Minister with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, first at the University of Oklahoma for one year and then at Trinity in the years since. His passion is to see students in every corner of the campus transformed by Jesus Christ through study of the Bible, a commitment to intentional fellowship and discipleship, and the practice of mission and justice on our campus and throughout the city.

Winnie Yeh

Campus Associate for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
hsiang.yeh [at] intervarsity.org

Winnie is excited to serve as the Campus Associate for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at Trinity University. She felt called to go on staff after graduating from CSULB so she could continue to encourage students and help them see how deeply they are loved by God. Her passion is to see a culture of a deeper love for Jesus Christ on campus and throughout the city.

Wil Nettleton

RUF Campus Minister
wil.nettleton [at] ruf.org

Wil serves as the RUF Campus Minister at Trinity University. Wil is originally from Tupelo, MS and is married to Mary, who is from Marion, NC, and they have one son, Cooper (born Oct. 2018). He has a B.A. in English from the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) and an M.Div. from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS. We love the opportunity to serve Trinity students and point them toward the love of Christ!

Valerie Vogt

Wesley Foundation Campus Minister
vvogt [at] travispark.org

Valerie serves as the pastor for The Wesley Foundation at Trinity University and San Antonio College. She is also the associate pastor at Travis Park Church downtown. While at Duke Divinity School she met her husband, Eric Vogt, who is also a pastor. They have two kids, Caleb and Jacob. Valerie loves reading, running, coffee, good food, and good questions. She is excited to welcome all students who want to engage in honest and compassionate community, grow in service to others, and experience the unconditional love of God on their faith journey.

Jacob Cole

YoungLife College
jcole [at] ah.younglife.org

Jacob serves as the Area Director for Young Life in Alamo Heights and at Trinity University. He graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Religious Studies. He is married to his wife Amy. They love all things adventure and being outside. He is passionate about walking alongside college students as they walk with Jesus and make memories throughout college.