Rev. Ray Cobb, Senior Pastor |
Ray Cobb has been pastor of Triangle Presbyterian since August 1987. During that time, the congregation has grown from around 100 to over 550 members. A native of West Virginia, Ray served as Pastor of the Hot Springs Presbyterian Church in Hot Springs, VA for nearly six years before coming to Triangle. Ray was educated at West Virginia State College, Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia and Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia where he earned the M. Div. degree. For four years, Ray served as Director of “Presbyterians for Renewal’s” Christian Life Conference in Montreat and was recently a keynote speaker at that event. He also served as the chairman of the conference planning team for the conference. In 2012 Ray was the moderator of the Presbytery of New Hope. Ray and his wife Diane have three married children and six grandchildren.
Jeff Spainhour joined the Triangle staff in June of 2003. Jeff is a native of Raleigh, NC and attended East Carolina University. Jeff did his seminary training at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. and graduated with the M.Div. degree. The focus of his ministry is with Middle and Senior High Youth and their families and college aged young people.
Nancy Holton serves as Director of Children's Ministries at Triangle. She oversees planning and staffing for our Sunday morning nurseries and clubs. She also oversees a host of volunteers for our weekday and seasonal programs such as Wednesday Clubs, VBS, Basketball Camp and many others. She coordinates a large number of dedicated volunteers that disciple and encourage our children and families in their walk with Christ. Nancy holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and regularly participates in International Network of Children’s Ministries conferences and workshops in spiritual formation. Nancy has been involved in the teaching ministry of this church for thirty years as preschool teacher, elder and Children’s Director. She and her husband, Jesse, have 2 children.
Nikki Goss is the Administrative Assistant/Financial Secretary. She is a graduate of Chowan University and grew up in Durham and at Triangle Presbyterian Church. She has served on both the Diaconate and Session and has been involved with our children and youth as well as our outreach teams throughout her years here.
Teresa grew up in Texas and moved to North Carolina to attend an area university. She is passionate about God's Word. One of her favorite aspects of TPC is the prayer ministry.
Alana Scott, Director of Triangle Presbyterian Preschool and Kindergarten |
Alana graduated from Bridgewater College with a BS degree in Middle School Education. She taught seventh grade language Arts for nine years in Stafford County, VA, as well as coaching girls' field hockey and track. Alana and her husband, Bill, have two children, Colleen and David. After the birth of her daughter, Alana retired from teaching to be a stay-at-home mom. In 1999, Alana and her family moved to Durham. Both of Alana's children attended TPPK and their positive experiences at the preschool helped Alana decide to join the TPPK staff in 2003 as the Kindergarten teacher. Beginning in June 2015, Alana became the Director of TPPK. Alana loves to read, bake, garden, and spend time with her family.