Fr. Jim attended college at Oklahoma Baptist University and worked as a youth minister in the late 1980’s. He went on to attend seminary at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky while working as a pastor at West Fork Baptist Church in Southern Indiana. Fr. Jim graduated from SBTS in 1994 and moved to Atlanta, Georgia to train and work as a chaplain for the Emory University Hospital System. While working at Emory, he made the switch from the Baptist Church to the Episcopal Church and was received on Easter Sunday in 1996. He began attending the General Theological Seminary in 2000 and graduated in May 2001. After Seminary, he worked as an associate priest at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Atlanta, Georgia and later as the Native American Missioner for the Diocese of Oklahoma, where he remained until accepting the call from Trinity. Fr. Jim is married to JoBeth and they have two school aged children, Sophia and Luke.
ASSISTANT TO THE RECTOR
Carrie worked as the Associate for Youth and Family Ministries at St. John’s Episcopal Church in McAllen, Texas from 2003 until May of 2017. During this time of ministry work for St. John’s, she began the discernment process for the priesthood. Carrie graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary in April of 2017 and was ordained as a Deacon in May of 2017. She is currently working as the curate at Trinity Episcopal Church and will continue her ordination process until her ordination as a priest sometime in 2017. Carrie lives in Victoria with her husband, Jody and has one adult daughter who is attending Texas A&M University in College Station and another adult daughter who lives in San Antonio with her husband and baby daughter.
John Lee Bonner
DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRIES
John is a graduate of West Texas A&M University where he received a Master of Music Performance in Choral Conducting degree and a Master of Arts in Teaching degree. He received a Bachelor of Science in Music (voice) with a minor in Music Composition from Eastern New Mexico University. He is currently in his first year as Head Choir Director at Victoria East High School. John moved to Victoria from Friona, TX where he was Music Director at Friona United Methodist Church and Choir Director and Assistant Band Director at Friona High School.
Jim was called in August 2007 as organist and to lead the Trinity Church adult and children’s choirs. Jim plays the piano and Trinity’s grand organ.
Kennith came to Trinity in 2010 with a diverse background in the field of maintenance. Known as “Mr. Fix-it," Kennith's expertise includes plumbing, electrical and carpentry. He works closely with Jose Montes to keep both the church and school buildings safe and clean.
Bonnie graduated from the University of Mary Hardin Baylor in 1992 with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration in Accounting. She earned the designation of Certified Public Accountant in 1993 and completed her Master’s in Business Administration in 1998. After working in private industry for over 20 years, Bonnie felt called to ordained ministry. She attended the Iona School for Ministry, completed her fieldwork at Trinity, was ordained in June 2016 and currently serves six small rural churches in the area. Bonnie began working part-time for Trinity in August 2015 as a bookkeeper and is now the Financial Administrator for the Church. She is also serving as the Campaign Coordinator for the Building Together campaign. Bonnie is married to Don Reeves. They have one son, William Reeves who is married to Deann, and have two grandchildren, Rebecca and Douglas. Rebecca is a 2016 graduate of Trinity Episcopal School.
DIRECTOR OF FAMILY MINISTRIES
Stephanie started at Trinity in November 2016. She is a Victoria native with a Bachelors degree in Youth Ministry from Texas Lutheran University. Stephanie serves as the contact person for all youth related activities such as Youth Group, BRIDGE, Mission Trips, Confirmation and many other family oriented activities.
Ilene started at Trinity as administrative assistant in March 2016. She is the contact person for central information for the church such as scheduling, pastoral care, altar flowers and newsletter editor.