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Leadership Staff

Leadership Staff

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Dr. Scott Hughes

Executive Director


 Dr. Scott Hughes joined the Trinity Community Ministries team in 2023. He has served the Atlanta community for almost two decades. Through his work at the Atlanta Mission, New Life Community, and Emory Healthcare, he has demonstrated his dedication to empowering those most in need in our community. Scott brings a wealth of experience and excitement to Trinity Community Ministries. 

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Christina Toney-Schmitt

Development Director

Christina Toney-Schmitt graduated from Samford University with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion, and from Emory University with a Master of Divinity. She recently earned her certificate of Nonprofit Leadership and Management from the University of Georgia. Christina has worked with faith-based nonprofits for the past several years where her work often centers on story-telling. She is excited to be a part of the life changing work at Trinity Community Ministries.You can connect with her at


Phillip Cooper

Phillip Cooper is from Columbia, SC. He wrestled with addiction for 15 years. His life changed on September 27, 2013 when he was given a bus ticket to North Carolina to get help and ultimately ended up in Atlanta, GA. Upon graduation from Trinity House, Shakur became a volunteer, then a Resident Manager and was promoted to the position of Case Manager. 

Since assuming the role of Case Manager, Shakur has found opportunities for residents to be certified forklift drivers, taught classes, and he has even taken the residents to participate in canvassing for Congressman David Scott. 

In addition to working at Trinity House, Shakur has an organization called "Teenz on Point" which focuses on teaching teen-aged boys from underprivileged and under-served areas the tenants of manhood.


Felicia Jones

Receptionist/ T.E.A.M. Dinner Coordinator

Mrs. Felicia Jones is from Mobile, Alabama. She is a retired school teacher who continuously gives her time and effort to the Trinity program. She is a member of Big Bethel AME Church and started at Trinity Community Ministries as a volunteer

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