Ed Trimmer

About Ed Trimmer

Rev. Dr. Ed Trimmer is married to Angy who serves a rural small membership church, and between them they have eight children, three of whom are still in the home and nine grandchildren. Ed currently serves as the Executive Director of the Cal Turner Jr. Center for Church Leadership at Martin Methodist College in south central TN. He is the author of several books including Between Everything: Teacher Helps for Transitioning Preteens. He loves (but not with the same passion) the Church, Jesus Christ, college football and bass fishing. Dr. Trimmer can be reached at etrimmer@martinmethodist.edu.

Thinking outside of the box for pastoral leadership.

Who is providing pastoral leadership in United Methodist Churches?  Many of us think that seminary educated elders are providing the pastoral leadership for United Methodist churches, but here in the Tennessee Conference (where I live and work) and in many other conferences, the majority of United Methodist churches are not being served by seminary educated […]