Our pastors and staff

  • Neil Hough

    Senior Pastor

    Reverend Neil Hough is a “preacher’s kid” who was born and raised in Northern Virginia. (Trinity’s parsonage will be the tenth church parsonage he has called home.) Neil has been in full-time ministry since 1994, serving Mt. Sinai UMC in Harrisonburg, VA, Emmanuel UMC in Stephenson, VA, Main Street UMC in Waynesboro, VA, and St. Matthew’s UMC in Annandale. He was ordained as an Elder in The United Methodist Church in 1996. Prior to full-time ministry, he was a Civil Engineer Corps officer in the U.S. Navy and also worked for an engineering consulting firm. He has a civil engineering degree from Old Dominion University and master of divinity degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington DC.


    Reverend Hough is married to Reverend Anne Hough, who is a retired Elder in the UMC. The Houghs have two sons (Neil’s stepsons): Rob currently lives with the Houghs; Andrew and his wife Emily, and their son, Lucas, live in Norman, OK. The Houghs also have a hound mix rescue dog named Cocoa.


    Neil and Anne enjoy traveling and are looking forward to their next trip to England. (Anne is originally from the UK.)


    The Houghs are very excited about Neil’s appointment to Trinity and are looking forward to being in ministry with the Trinity Church family.

  • Taehwan Roh

    Associate Pastor

    Pastor Taehwan Roh came to the United States from Korea in January 2021. In May, 2023, he finished an M.Div. degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington D.C. He lives with his wife, Sumi, their children Ian and Ina. He has served as a representative of the student council at Wesley Theological Seminary, the president of the Korean Student Association (KSA), member of Asian Pacific American Student Association (APIA), school dormitory resident manager, and student worker in the Admissions Office. He also served as the children's department leader at Arlington Korean United Methodist Church in Arlington where he was the pastor in charge of youth ministry. He spent his twenties in England and earned a bachelor's degree in theology and a master's degree in music. After that, he earned an M.Div. degree from Methodist Theological University in Korea. He hopes to obey God's calling and live a life worthy of God's will.

  • Jerry Rich

    Director of Music

    Jerry came to Trinity in 1995 after four years as Organist-Music Director at Redeemer Lutheran Church in McLean. He has Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Music from Peabody Conservatory of Music of the University of Johns Hopkins and has completed post-graduate studies in musicology at The Catholic University of America. He has taught music since 1975 and currently chairs the Department of Music at The Potomac School in McLean, where he has taught since 1987.

  • Laurie Strollo

    Director of Children's Ministry

    Laurie is thrilled to be stepping into the role of Director of Children’s Ministry and Preschool Playcare/Auxiliary Programs Manager. She comes to Trinity with 12 year’s experience in preschool teaching, administration and children’s ministry. A native of Northern Virginia, Laurie received her BA and JD degrees from the University of Virginia. Prior to her work in early childhood education, she spent two decades as a financial services writer/editor and communications director in Washington, DC. She has three children: Emma, currently at George Mason law school; Daniel, a senior at Virginia Tech; and Julia, a sophomore in the dual degree program of the College of William & Mary and St. Andrew’s University, UK. In her spare time, Laurie stays active at the gym and likes to hike, read, and go to the theatre. Her goals for the Children’s Ministry program and the Preschool program are to bring children into closer relationship with God, to strengthen their bond with the Trinity UMC community, to teach them to love God and each other, and to know that they are truly loved. In addition, she is working to strengthen the connection between Trinity’s Children’s Ministry and the Preschool programs so that both may grow and benefit from the other.

  • Catherine Wethington

    Director of Youth Ministry

    Catherine Wethington, the granddaughter of two United Methodist Ministers, is a lifelong member of Trinity and is excited to be the Director of Youth Ministry. She was baptized, confirmed, and married at Trinity and has held various leadership roles over the years. In addition to being Song Leader & Soprano Section Leader in the Chancel Choir, she previously led the Children’s Choir and Youth Choir, led a girls’ Bible Study, and volunteered regularly with the Youth Group.


    Catherine received her Bachelor of Music from the University of Michigan, her Masters and Doctorate in Voice Performance from the Catholic University of America. She has 12 + years’ experience working with youth in the classroom at the Potomac School, in private music lessons, and at Trinity with the youth and children’s ministry programs. In addition to teaching, Catherine is a professional singer performing in the DMV area and around the world singing classical music in operas, concerts, and chamber music festivals.


    She lives in Falls Church with her husband Henry and their two dogs, Hunter and Jack.

  • Emily Yosmanovich

    Director of Trinity Preschool of McLean

    Emily considers herself incredibly blessed to get to spend her days in the company of young children; their truthfulness and unique perspectives on the world fill her heart with pure joy every day! Emily comes from a background in both theatre and education, having graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Theatre as well as from George Mason University with a Master Degree of Education. While pursuing a theatrical career off-Broadway and in small productions and tours, Emily discovered her passion for teaching while completing an Artist in Residency program in an elementary school in New York City. She moved home to McLean in order to complete her Education degree, and took a little side job teaching preschool at Trinity. She went on to teach in Fairfax County Public Schools, then took a position mentoring first year teachers in the county. Eventually she got married and took some time off to raise her three children. She served on the Board of St. Matthew’s Weekday School in Annandale, as well as served as the Preschool Ministry Coordinator at St. Matthew’s UMC. Her family moved back to McLean in 2017 and her daughter enrolled at Trinity Preschool.  Before long Emily was teaching at Trinity and ended up stepping in to the Preschool Director role in August 2019. She is certified by the state of Virginia to teach preschool through 6th grade, and is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

  • Harriet Latta

    Office Manager, Ext. 116

    Harriet received a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Roanoke College and earned a Master of Arts in Lay Ministry in Christian Education from Trinity Lutheran Seminary. After completing a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education in Houston, Texas, she returned to Northern Virginia to begin teaching and volunteering in her home church. She came to Trinity UMC in 2005 after 5 years teaching in public, private and parochial schools. She still lives in her childhood home in Arlington.