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

Carol Van Wyk

Ministry Director

Carol has served in several local churches and joined Trinity in 2011. She has three children and 5 grandchildren who all live in San Jose. She enjoys hiking and reading, and spending time with her family.

Coming from Chicago originally, she loves the diversity of California and especially the ocean. Serving Trinity is not just a vocation but an opportunity to minister and care for the people.

Email: c.vanwyk@sjtrinity.org
Phone: 408-888-6674

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

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.

Jerry Prawiharjo

Media & Technology Director

Jerry maintains the audio-visual technology to ensure a smooth worship. He can otherwise be found tweaking lasers, or at home with his family.


Assistant Sound Techs:

  • Patrick Allen (not pictured)

  • Logan Calder (not pictured)

Website:

  • Bob Aguiar (not pictured)

Congregational Leadership

Elders of Session

Mike Cox

Tessa Lopez

Mike Mendenhall

Tim Parmentier

Susie Smare

Patrick Sullivan

John Woodford

Deacons

Glenna Avilla

Donna Cox

Sylvia McGill

Linda Watkins

Susie Woodford

Coordinator

Rev. Makalea Kim-Darmer

Advisor

Corporate Officers

Mike Mendenhall

President

Patrick Sullivan

Treasurer

Imelda Solihin

Financial Consultant

Bill Rupp

Secretary

Meggyn Watkins

Clerk of Session