JIM ASSELIN

Jim has been at Trinity for 25 years and has lead youth ministries, worship ministries, served on the pastoral staff, and he and his family have been missionaries to Peru.  Jim has been married to his wife Karen 23 years and has five amazing kids, James,  Ellen, Zechariah, Cyrus, and Larry. He is a full time Chaplain with Sunnyvale Public Safety.

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DAVE BREUCHERT

I grew up in a church-going family. I was well educated in Bible knowledge, but I didn’t make the connection that it applied to me until my friend explained salvation to me while I was a freshman in High School (1978). That’s when I dedicated my heart and life to Jesus as my Lord and Savior. I grew as a Christian through Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship during my college years and through various churches. I started attending Trinity in November 1993, where my growth as a Christian, and a leader, continued to develop. I served on the Elder Board from 2000 through 2005 and am serving again since 2009. I have been an engineer at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space for 20 years. I married my wife Julie on June 26, 1999. We have two children; our son Brandon will turn 13 in September, and our daughter Rachel will turn 9 in August.



TOM GREENE

I was raised in a congregational church, but it wasn’t until I was 30 years old (in 1993) that I personally accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior. After getting married in 1989, my wife Lori and I were attending a small Free Methodist church in San Jose. During this time, I began studying with a local Bible Study Fellowship class. I grew in my faith there for 10 years, including several years in serving as a Children’s Leader. In 1998, we began attending Trinity Church. Our children, Nicole (21) and Jaclyn (15), have both grown up at Trinity Church. At Trinity Church, I have served as Usher, Children’s Ministries Sunday School teacher, and Financial Secretary. Most recently, I have been blessed to be a Trinity Church Elder for the last 11 years and was Board Chairman for 5 of those years. I had the opportunity to help lead the church through a church relocation that brought us to our current location at Maude & Mathilda. I have also been a leader in launching Trinity’s Gateway Neighborhood Center. My most recent spiritual growth milestone was a short-term mission trip to Haiti in 2013 (I am going again in June 2014). As a means of employment, I am in software sales for a large Bay Area software company.


BILL HUFFMAN

I grew up in a family which was always grateful to God for His blessings. When I was eight, our pastor’s wife explained why Jesus came, died, and rose again. After an hour’s thought, I jumped in His direction. During High School and at College, God led me to three very different settings in which He taught me various facets of Himself. After I spent way too many years studying Physics, my wife Sharon and I began to raise Katie, (who’s now in London with her husband Tim), and Jeff, who’s with us. I was slow, but through these same years, while I learned to love Sharon and designed computers for food, God grew in me a great desire to know Him. He has also granted a measure of satisfaction of that desire as I am able to handle it. I began serving as an elder in 2008 and my desire for Trinity is that we become ever more of a praying church and that the men of Trinity grow in the depth of their desire to know our Lord and Savior.



JOEL KING

I was born in Casper Wyoming, and was blessed to be raised in a Christian home. My father was raised in an orthodox Jewish home, but became a follower of Jesus through the Christian Business Men’s Association. The faith of both my parents had a profound influence on me, and I devoted my life to ministry at the age of eleven. I started college attending Biola University in 1988 and ended up graduating from Cal State Fullerton with a major in Sociology and a minor in Women’s Studies in 1993. I then worked in a home for teens recovering from drug and alcohol addiction in Gilroy. In 1996, I married my best friend, Lyn. We have four adopted children, Brittany (born 1999), Jesse (born 2001), Hailey (born 2002), and Troy (born 2003). I have worn many hats in my 20 years of ministry, including custodian, children, families, small groups, and discipleship ministries. I started my ministry as lead pastor of Trinity Church on January 1, 2011.

RICK OLSON

I was born in 1957 to a church-going family. I do not remember a time in my life that I did not believe that Jesus was the Son of God, and that His death had something to do with me. In high school I discovered alcohol, and very quickly began to abuse it. At 17, based largely on the shame I felt about my drinking, I asked Christ to come in to my life and change me from the inside out. Unfortunately, I did not get help with my addiction, and I spent the next 16 years living a double life. The end of my first marriage was the “bottom” for my disease, after which I began to take responsibility for my recovery. Since then, I have lived another double life, just not a secret one, being involved in both AA and the Church. Since 1990, I have been involved in numerous small groups, at first as a participant, and later as a facilitator. As my recovery has progressed, so has my ability to integrate my Christian beliefs into my life. I have grown steadily in my intimacy with God and with people. I have led various adult ministries and discipled half a dozen men. I have been an Elder at Trinity since 2009. In 1994 I married Linda, a widow with three children, and have worked to build a wonderful step family. Including my two children, we have five children and (as of 2014) seven grandchildren.


BOB RELYEA

I was born into a family who were new converts in 1963. The core of the gospel was taught not only in church, but at home. As a result, I made a commitment very early on in life. From that point, most of my young adult growth was to take personal responsibility for my faith and not ride the faith of my parents. Getting baptized in High School was one step. The teaching I received in High School became anchors when I went to college and dealt with some classes meant to challenge the Christian faith. They also carried me through once I was out on my own looking for a church home after college. I landed at a Evangelical Free Church plant in Mountain View which had a small congregation (about 15-20 regular attendees) in 1986. I stayed with that church for 8 years (serving 6 of them as an elder) until the church decided that it was not making an impact in either new converts or the community around and we disbanded. I spent about 3 months looking for a new church, and found Trinity in 1994, where I got involved in the singles group. In 2003 I married my wife, Lynn, and started serving as an elder in 2005. I’m a computer programmer currently working on encryption technologies at Red Hat. I have an eclectic set of interests including history (including church history), engineering, science, linguistics, and mathematics.


KEVIN WERNER

I was born into a church-going family that was strong on doctrine but weak on relationship with Jesus. I knew something was missing when I was in high school, but was not sure how to take the next step. In my late twenty’s a co-worker invited me to a young adults Bible study at their church and finally it clicked; I was trying to work my way to salvation instead of accepting the gift of God’s grace and forgiveness. I happily left my old church, only returning with my fiancée Janet to marry in 1993. We have been at Trinity since 1994 and have 2 daughters, Becca (18) and Elisabeth (17). At Trinity I have served in children’s ministries, been a small groups leader, worked in the Trinitea Café, and joined the Global Impact Team since returning from Haiti in 2011. I have been privileged to serve Trinity as an elder since 2012. By day, I work at NASA in Human Resources in Leadership Development and Training.