Katie Montgomery


Hi, I’m Katie and I’ve been a member of Trinity for nearly 30 years – so still a blow in!

I was brought up in an urban Presbyterian congregation in Belfast. My mother’s father was a Presbyterian minister, so having been brought up in a manse she ensured we went regularly to Sunday services.

I don’t feel I had any single “eureka” moment

… in coming to faith, for me being a Christian is a journey and there have been many significant moments when I have felt God working in my life and know there are more to come.

When we moved to Boardmills with our two young children we were still members of my childhood church, where we had been married and the children had been baptised, but I wanted to join our local church not just because it was on our doorstep, but I wanted the fellowship of worshipping with neighbours and being a part of the community around our home and for my children to grow up in that too.

The church family at Trinity was so welcoming to all of us and continue to be so. I have so many people I know if I needed anything that they would be there for us.

For me, being a member of a church is not just turning up on a Sunday but also getting involved in the life of the church, all week! I am definitely more of a “behind the scenes” person and love to get involved wherever I can. But one of the most important parts of being a member of a church family is knowing that growing in my faith I am surrounded by people who I know can help me, or may even have the same questions I do, and occasionally I can maybe share something that helps others grow closer to God.

There are many different folks in Trinity, different ages, backgrounds, jobs, experiences. And just as it should be! Every one of us has a place here and are important to the church body as a whole.

“Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.” 1 Corinthians‬ 12‬:12‬ . We would love you to feel welcome among us too!

My journey has certainly not been an easy road without bumps along the way. I have one verse that I hold onto (and in fact carry it in my purse on a little card given to me by a friend from this congregation).

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah‬ 41‬:10‬ NIV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬