TRINITY CHRISTIAN Leadership Team
THE TRINITY DIFFERENCE
We teach students how to think, not merely what to think.
Faculty and staff come alongside our students daily, seeking opportunity for life on life mentoring both inside and outside the classroom. It is in these integral moments that we come together seeking wisdom, cultivating virtue, and inspiring service in the life of every student, K-12th grade.
MEET OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Mr. Kyle Maestri
Mr. Maestri is a passionate follower of Jesus Christ. He grew up in a Christian home where he was taught to ask hard questions which deepened his faith at a young age. He attended Biola University and was part of their first full graduating class of the Torrey Honors Institute, a Christ-centered classical education great books program. While at Biola, he studied Philosophy and Theology and gained a passion for K-12 classical education. In 2003, he was approached to help start a classical Christian school for the Prescott area. He was daunted by the task, but trusted that God was leading and did not want to miss out. He completed his Master’s degree in Educational Leadership at Northern Arizona University in 2009. He loves teaching, spending time with students, being at home with his family, reading, and playing basketball. Along the way, during the beginning of the school, he married his true love, Anni. They now have four beautiful daughters that they are working hard to raise in the truth of God’s Word. Please pray for him and his family as he leads this ministry with the guidance of the School Board, the Word, and the Spirit of God.
Mrs. Deborah Blount
Grammar School Principal
Mrs. Blount is a graduate of Simpson College in Iowa with a degree in Elementary Education, with endorsements in Language Arts, Title 1 Reading, and Early Childhood Education. She and her husband, Bill, a retired Physical Therapist, have been married for 34 years. They moved to Prescott seventeen years ago with their daughter, Sarah, who is a 2014 graduate of Trinity and is currently working and in graduate school. Mrs. Blount also has two sons that live in South Dakota and Minnesota with their families. Therefore, you will find Mrs. Blount spending most of her vacation time visiting her three (soon to be four) grandchildren! She has been at Trinity for over 12 years, serving as a 2nd/3rd grade teacher for her first eight years, and then continuing as the Grammar School Principal. Mrs. Blount has always felt called to serve at Trinity and is grateful for the opportunity to help further God's Kingdom through Christian education.
Mr. Ken Jimison
Upper School Principal
Ken Jimison joined the Trinity faculty in 2008 after leaving Liberty Christian School in Anderson, Indiana, where he served as both a teacher and a coach. Mr. Jimison graduated from LIFE Pacific Bible College in San Dimas, California with a degree in both Pastoral Ministries and Bible. Mr Jimison pastored for over 20 years before joining the Trinity family. At Trinity he has served in various capacities and is currently the Upper School Department Head. Mr. Jimison and his wife of over 30 years have 5 children, 4 of whom have graduated from Trinity.
Mr. Aaron Rosberg
Director of Operations and Admissions
Aaron and his wife, Erin, have lived in the Prescott area for a little over 14 years and are blessed to have the opportunity to raise their kids here. Aaron has a Bachelor’s in Communication from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and Masters in Educational Leadership from Grand Canyon University. Aaron has always felt a calling to ministry from the Lord and he is honored to fulfill that calling through the ministry of Trinity Christian School. Aaron and Erin are excited to have both their son and daughter attending Trinity Grammar School. They are honored to be a part of the Trinity family and are excited to see all that God has in store for the students, families, faculty, and staff of Trinity in the years to come.
Mrs. Kelly Orr
Upper School Dean of Student Life
Kelly is originally from New Jersey, but comes to Trinity by way of North Carolina. She received her Bachelor of Science in Sociology with a minor in Social Science from Wingate University. After that, she received her Master of Arts in Christian Counseling at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. Kelly has served in the Summershine campground ministry, middle school girls youth intern, assisted her husband in youth ministry and lead women’s ministries. She has been married to her husband, Chris, for nearly 20 years and they have three children: Madison, Karis and Ethan. Kelly has a heart and passion for missions work and was drawn by the Lord to Arizona because “the fields are white for harvest (John 4:35).” She is excited to serve Trinity as the 7th-12th School Guidance Counselor.
Mr. Bud Swanson
Bud Swanson has been Trinity’s Athletic Director since 2015 and High School Boys Basketball Coach since 2013. He was born in Chicago and re-born at age 18. He graduated with a B.S. in Health Education and an M.A. in Gerontology from Eastern Illinois University. He was employed as a health educator, senior citizens services coordinator and civic center manager for the Village of Morton Grove (IL) for 30 years. Bud and his wife Ellen have three children and have resided in Prescott for eight years. His goals are to know God and to make Him known.
Mrs. Jenifer Smith
Office Service Team Manager / HR
Jeni was born and raised in Prescott, AZ. After high school she moved around, working for a couple of churches and doing overseas missions work, even moving to El Salvador for a short time before settling back in the area. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from NAU in 2009 and started teaching at Trinity that same year. After teaching for 7 years in the Grammar School she became the Office Manager. Jeni serves in the Children's Ministry and on the Missions Team at her church. She also enjoys reading, staying active, and doing ballroom dancing.