Director of Children and Youth
It was a rainbow, Hannah Peters says, that led her to Trinity.
“I didn’t think I wanted to come to another Presbyterian church,” says Hannah, who had spent seven years working with children at Webster Groves Presbyterian Church. “I was looking for a change. But then my husband was searching online and the first thing we saw was the rainbow flag” on Trinity’s website. She says that symbol and the meetings that followed with then-pastor Dan Anderson-Little and several members of the congregation convinced her that the church would be a perfect fit for her skills and her passion.
In October, she will celebrate her eighth year at Trinity. Her official title is Minister of Youth Education and Fellowship, but the position entails everything from leading Trinity’s Children’s Church, to arranging mission trips and youth retreats, to planning holiday events for children from pre-school through high school. She also oversees Trinity’s student confirmation classes.
A psychology major at Boston University and former insurance underwriter, Hannah has always been drawn to children’s work. The opportunity at Webster, she says, turned out to be “exactly the fit for me” and she has carried that enthusiasm to Trinity.
“I am in a happy place here,” says Hannah, who is married to Baker Symes. The couple has a son, Zach. “My job is fun, creative and it comes naturally. It doesn’t feel like work.”