Elders & Staff

  • David Lee

    David Lee is the Executive Pastor at Trinity West Seattle. David attended the University of California, San Diego where he earned his BA in Economics. David later went on to earn his Master of Divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary. David grew up in downtown Los Angeles, and moved to Seattle in 2013. David and his wife, Christine, have three kids—Joseph, Nathan, and Karis. David enjoys watching football and basketball. One of his favorite books is D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones’ Sermon on the Mount.

    If you would like to contact one of our staff or elders, please email info@trinityws.com.


  • Buzz Huget

    Buzz Huget is the Pastor of Mercy & Mission at Trinity West Seattle. Both Buzz and his wife Lisa were born and raised in West Seattle, and have only ever lived in West Seattle. Buzz earned his BA in Business at the University of Washington before spending a year at Northwest Baptist Seminary. Buzz enjoys spending time with his five kids—Abigail, Rebecca, Madelyn, Lydia, and Rick—and twelve grandkids, taking care of his mother-in-law who lives in a “cottage” on their property, and reading books by C.S. Lewis, Os Guinness, Winston Churchill, and Agatha Christie.  

  • Angela Hyde

    Angela Hyde is the Pastoral Staff Assistant at Trinity West Seattle. Angela attended Western Washington University where she earned a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology. She was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. She and her husband Lynton have three daughters – Mia, Jada, and Sophia. Angela enjoys spending time with her family and watching movies. One of her favorite books is Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis.

  • Brandon Lee

    Brandon Lee is the Children’s Director at Trinity West Seattle. Brandon attended the University of Washington where he earned his BA in Visual Communication. Brandon went on to earn his Master of Divinity at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. Brandon and his wife, Jemma, have two kids—Annabelle and Jaden. Brandon enjoys reading, and playing basketball and tennis. Brandon has been particularly influenced by J.I. Packer’s book Knowing God; Jim Collins’ book Good to Great; and Andy Stanley’s book How Good is Enough?

  • Matt Beckler

  • Michelle Read

    Michelle Read is the Communications Director at Trinity. She graduated from Hope College with a Bachelor’s of English and Communications and then from University of Illinois with a Master’s of English Education. She lives in West Seattle with her husband Quincy and their Havanese pup, James. One of her favorite books is The Reason for God by Timothy Keller.


  • Marie Santo

    Marie is the Church Administrator. For several years spanning the last two decades, Marie has served at The Connect Desk and has a passion for connecting people to services, classes, and community groups offered by our church. She’s a wife and mother of three, two girls and a boy, and runs a successful airbnb with her husband Ryan. She has an extensive history working in Media, Early Childhood Education and Marketing Promotions but says nothing tops being home with her little ones. Marie’s passions include cultivating a homestead in the city. Her family has chickens, rabbits and an ever growing garden. “God started humanity in a Garden. Learning to grow my own is helping me learn to grow in Him!”

  • Shan Applin

  • Dale Engle

    Dale is an elder at Trinity and is married to his wife, Marcia. He believes in sharing the gospel one relationship at a time and raising up men to love their wives as Christ loves the church.

  • Greg Magdsick

    Greg is an elder at Trinity. He is married to his wife, Melissa and they have four kids: Grace, Caleb, Jonathan, and Titus. He believes in helping others live life in response to what God has done, as well as sharing the Good News both in our community and communities abroad through mission work.

  • Women Leading Women

    If you would like to learn more about the Women Leading Women group or contact one of its members, please email info@trinityws.com

  • Women’s Advisory Council

    If you would like to learn more about the Women’s Advisory Council or contact one of its members, please email info@trinityws.com.