Staff & Leadership

Rev. Vincent Arishvara

Pastor

Coming from Indonesia to United States in 2002 as an architect, Vincent started working at Trinity as a youth director until he was ordained under PCUSA in February 2013 as an Associate Pastor of Trinity. He stepped in as a temporary pastor of Trinity in September 2013 and was called to be the Pastor of Trinity on January 11, 2015. Vincent received his theology education from Fuller Seminary and San Francisco Theological Seminary (SFTS). He lives happily with wife, Vania Hendratna and their two children, Viola and Varen. He loves anything that has something to do with art, music, writing, philosophy, and, of course, theology.


Phone: 408-476-2495
Email: v.arishvara@sjtrinity.org

Rev. Makalea Kim-Darmer

Children’s Director (Preschool & K-5) & Community Outreach

Makalea is an ordained pastor under United Evangelical Churches with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology. She has served in ministry on worship teams, as church secretary, as a children’s pastor, and in pastoral care. She volunteers as a chaplain at Good Samaritan Hospital, Marketplace Chaplains, and Springs of Life preschool.

She contributes widely through the community: leading Trinity's bimonthly food pantry; Advocate Speaker for needy children & families for World Vision; leading music, dance, and theater productions; teaching piano, Polynesian dance, Red Cross CPR/First Aid; and founding Ha’i Ola Hula Ministry, a non-profit organization dedicated to preaching salvation to all creation. Her desire is to teach others to use their gifts and talents for an Audience of One… Jesus Christ.

Phone: (408) 377-8930, ext. 2

Laura Barragán

Worship Director & Office Administrator

Laura Barragán is a young soprano and graduate of West Valley College with an AA in Music. She recently received her BA with a double major in Vocal Performance and Music Education at San Jose State University. Laura teaches beginning piano and voice and she currently teaches at Willow Glen Music School. Her interest in music is driven by her love of performing. She has sung in various choirs, including West Valley Chamber Singers with Lou de la Rosa and SJSU Choraliers with Dr. Jeffrey Benson, for the past five years. She also enjoys taking part in opera theater classes and local musical theater productions.

Laura recently became the office administrator after Carol retired. She is looking forward to serving the Trinity family in her new position.

Phone: (408) 377-8930

Sound & Media

Sound Techs:

  • Ben Budiman ( not pictured)

  • Patrick Allen (not pictured)

  • Logan Calder (not pictured)

Website:

  • Bob Aguiar (not pictured)


Congregational Leadership

Elders of Session

Jon Cox

Tessa Lopez

Mike Mendenhall

Julia Most

Tim Parmentier

Verne Von Raesfeld

Deacons

Bev Anderson

Coordinator

Ted Anderson

Cher Peterson

Debbie Phoenix

Cindy Von Raesfeld

Linda Watkins

Rev. Makalea Kim-Darmer

Advisor

Corporate Officers

Mike Mendenhall

President
Tim Parmentier & Jon CoxCo-Treasurers

Imelda Solihin

Financial Consultant
Bruce AppletonClerk of Session