Katrena Roberts attended Trinity Christian School from pre-school through eighth grade. She received her high school diploma from Steele Canyon.
In the spring of 2017, Katrena received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Biola University, and is currently in the doctoral program at Alliant University in San Diego, pursuing her degree in clinical psychology with a multicultural emphasis.
She has attended Trinity Church for as long as she can remember. She is thrilled to fulfill a lifelong dream of helping rebuild the youth program. She has a passionate heart for kids and for her Savior.
Her life verse is found in Philippians 4:7-10. A pert of it reads: "What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ."
Pastor Jim's life has been centered in Southern California, growing up in Redlands, college at San Diego State University, campus ministry in San Luis Obispo, working as a computer professional and raising a family in La Mesa, changing careers and serving as an ordained pastor in Placentia and Los Alamitos, and returning to the East County area of Rancho San Diego in 2015 after “retirement” from pastoral ministry.
Jim's life has been richly blessed by the presence of God that became life-changing when, as a college student, he made a conscious decision to become a follower of Jesus. Another great blessing to him is his wife of over 45 years, Connie. They are so grateful for and blessed by their three daughters, Rachel, Sarah, and Rebekah, their spouses, and five amazingly wonderful grandchildren. The two of them enjoy time in the mountains near Big Bear Lake, trailer camping, travel, and time with family. His other interests include music (he likes to play the bass guitar), reading, and snow skiing.
Along the way, Jim has earned a Master of Arts in Theology, Master of Divinity, and Doctor of Ministry degrees through Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA.
Coming from a musical family, Shirley Woodson started piano at age six, organ as a teenager, and majored in organ performance. Burned out from music and leaving the church while living in Hawaii, she quit playing for more than ten years.
Coming home to San Diego, through God’s intervention, Shirley took an organ job at Northminster Presbyterian Church when her cousin retired. During her 10 years playing there, God took hold of her life. She left Northminster for a two-year break from music. God again intervened, bringing her to Trinity Church when her boss’s wife wanted to retire to follow her son’s baseball career.
She began playing on January 1, 1997, and continues to be an active member of Trinity Church.
Victoria Browne has attended Trinity Church since a young child. Her love of music, especially the rhythm instruments, led her to get her Bachelors Degree in Music at San Jose State University, and her Masters and Teaching Credential at Point Loma Nazerene University. She is a full-time music teacher in San Diego County, and is married to Brian.
Rebecca Casey has been our Financial Administrator since June 2013. She works with the Finance Committee and the Pastor to support Trinity Church in accounting, payroll, budget, and contract issues.
Rebecca and her husband, Roger, have been married since 2002, Rebecca left work to become a stay-at-home mom to their two daughters, Riley and Reese. They came to Trinity Church in 2008 when Riley started pre-school at Trinity Christian School. Rebecca and her family value the love and support they receive from their Trinity Church and Trinity Christian School faith family. Rebecca is grateful to work for Trinity Church, where she can still be an involved parent for her two daughters during these formative years.
Patty Mason was born in Ventura, California and grew up in Phoenix, Arizona most of her life. She came to know the Lord as a teenager and became involved in Young Life through her high school years. She moved to San Diego in 1988 to enjoy the beach and further her career as a legal secretary. She has had several opportunities to work as a secretary receptionist in legal and healthcare fields throughout the years
Patty met her husband, Bob, in 1988 and married they were married in 1990. Bob is originally from Michigan, and is a chiropractor in La Mesa. She became familiar with Trinity Church after her son, Wes attended TCS from first through third grade. She loved the sweet atmosphere of the campus and met many wonderful parents and staff.
She is most blessed while serving, greeting, and helping others at work or as a volunteer.
Rebecca DeBreau came to faith in Jesus as a young child. Born and raised in La Mesa and El Cajon, she graduated from Grossmont High School. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Art from Humboldt State University, and was a graphic designer for 30 years until she joined staff at Trinity Church.
As a young adult, Rebecca believed she would be a missionary. This didn’t happen, but God’s hand has been on her life in amazing ways. She feels privileged to serve Him at Trinity Church. This position brings all her passions for service – discipleship, missions, and design – together.
Her husband, Mike, is in the choir and on the worship team. They have been members of Trinity since 2004.
Don Axe grew up in Normal Heights and graduated from San Diego High School. At 15 years of age, he became a chef apprentice and earned the Apprentice Chef of the Year award. He worked at some of the best restaurants including the Hotel del Coronado and the Disneyland Hotel.
In 1972, Don came to faith in Jesus at Calvary Chapel in Costa Mesa. Later Don married and began a career in construction. He has two sons from that marriage which ended in divorce. He lived in Oregon, Washington, Colorado, and Alaska before returning to San Diego, designing and constructing alternative material homes, and building custom furniture and cabinets.
Don met his wife, Sharon, in 1999, and they were married in 2000. Sharon is a principal at Trinity Christian School, a ministry of Trinity Church. Don and Sharon have been attending Trinity Church for about six years. As well as being our Facilities Maintenance person, he works on his urban farm and is a “fromager” or cheese maker.
Bill Coe was born in Tulsa but grew up in Chula Vista. He met his wife, Kathy, at Chula Vista Presbyterian Church and they were married in 1978.
Bill graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Music Composition. He began graduate school at the University of Idaho after he and Kathy moved there to work, finishing a Master of Music degree in 1989. Finally, in 1999, he earned a Master of Arts in Theology at Bethel Seminary.
Since 1985 Bill has worked as a freelance composer, audio producer, and engineer, writing music for many companies including McDonald’s, Travelodge, the Padres, Sharp HealthCare, Cisco Computers, Sharp Business Machines, Dodge Dealers. He has been Director of Music at Trinity Church since 2012.
Krista Young was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and has been living in San Diego since 2001. She first came to be a part of the Trinity family through Trinity Christian School in 2012. When she is not working, she devotes her time to raising her daughter, Olivia, to be strong, beautiful and, above all, to trust in the Lord.
Krista is now embracing her opportunity to serve God in this amazing way by sharing His word with the children.
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6