Pastor Troy is a second generation Presbyterian who grew up in Waterloo, Ia. He attended the University of Dubuque graduating with a degree in psychology in 1985. He then went on to the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary receiving his masters of divinity degree in 1988. Troy has served churches in Auburn, NY; Omaha, NE; and Huron, SD before coming to Bettendorf Presbyterian Church in November 2000. He is married to Marie and they have two children: Jenn, a secondary Spanish teacher in central Iowa; and Matt who is at Bettendorf Middle School.