Athena Willard


The Basics

Hometown: Stanwood, WA

Family: I met my husband Michael in 1989 at Bible school, got married a year later, and then had four children (Caleb, Kailee, Kassidy, and Kennlyn). We just recently became empty nesters and are now directing our spare time to ministry at Trinity.

Your roles and responsibilities at Trinity: My role is to help coordinate use of the building, maintain a clean and presentable facility, and ensure that all events have been properly set up. For the majority of my years at Trinity, I have considered my job not only a job, but also a ministry where I can pray for the people I'm cleaning up after!

How you ended up at Trinity: My family started coming to Trinity when we moved here from Spokane in 1993. Three years later, this job opportunity became available and I have been happily serving for the past 20 years.

Hobbies: I love baking, working in both youth and puppet ministries at Trinity, and spending time with my family!


Favorite Books: Breaking Free by Beth Moore, anything by Frank Perretti, the Bible, and Little House on the Prairie.

Favorite Movies: Princess Bride, Star Wars, any movie with Tom Hanks, and Ever After.

Favorite Bands/Music: Michael W. Smith, Press Play, Michael Jackson, and anything from the 80s. I love music.

Place You’d Love to Visit: Iceland, Ireland, and Greece

A Few Other Favorite Things: Anyone who knows me, knows that I run on chocolate, Dutch Bros, and bubble wrap. I love to look at candy, but not eat it, and of course I love living life with my best friend, Michael.