Meet the Nominees:
I am retired from the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System where I worked as a special education teacher and administrator. I have been a member of Trinity for many years. We raised our two children in this Church. Our four grandkids have come to church with me many times during their visits to Clarksville. I have taught Sunday school, helped with the Youth group, served on numerous committees, and currently serve as a reader and chalice bearer in our worship services. Trinity is my home. I am excited about the opportunity to serve you as our church goes through the challenges of transition. We have a wonderful congregation and I know we will successfully meet those challenges.
I was raised in the Catholic Church just down the street, although my great grandparents were members of Trinity. My husband John also grew up here at Trinity and likes to joke that we met through my Aunt Tootsie, as small children at the pancake supper. After marrying, we were conflicted where our spiritual journey would lead us. While raising our three children, Sarah, Harrison, and Jack we were pulled toward the Episcopal faith and I fell in love with Trinity. We have been members here since 2009 and I have served leading children’s chapel, teaching Sunday school, as chalice bearer and verger. Professionally, I hold a doctorate of physical therapy and am Administrator of a home health care office. I am honored to serve our parish and with this vestry.
Ben Kimbrough, Jr.
I am 66 years old and a lifelong resident of Clarksville and member of Trinity Church. I graduated from Clarksville High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. I am married for 46 years to Beverly (current church Treasurer) and we have two daughters Candice (Blake) and Regan, a son-in-law Richard Blake and two granddaughters – Maggie and Ray ages three and one. Professionally I am a 44 year employee of Bank of America and am the Credit Risk Executive responsible for loan approvals for Bank of America’s Commercial Transportation portfolio for North America –covering the Marine, Trucking, Logistics, Rail and Airfreight sectors. Also I have responsibility as the Credit Risk Executive for the Commercial Bank’s Tennessee, Kentucky and Mississippi portfolios.
I was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee and have always been an Episcopalian, being baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chattanooga. I was very active in the Church as a teenager and served as President of the House of Young Churchmen of the Diocese of Tennessee in 1957. I also served as the lifeguard and general flunkee at DuBose Conference Center in the summers for Camp Gailor-Maxon during my college years. After graduating from the University of North Carolina and Vanderbilt Law School, I moved to Clarksville with my new bride Cornelia (now my wife of 57 years) and we both became members of Trinity Episcopal Church. During the 57 years to follow, I have served the Church in many capacities, namely: Vestry, Search Committee, Delegate to Diocesan Convention, Chairman of Every Member Canvass and Youth Director.
Over the years as a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, I have seen at least 5 priests come and go. I understand the challenges of searching for a priest along with the problems brought on by COVID-19 and it’s variants. If elected, I hope that my past experience in dealing the past challenges of our Church will be helpful to the Vestry and, with the help of the Lord, we can make it through this difficult period of time as we always have done.
My name is Jennifer Williams and am married to Ric Williams and have two children, Bobby and Becca. I have been a member of Trinity for twenty years. I am a coordinator for Room in the Inn and have been active in other ministries at Trinity. Being on the vestry will allow me to be a part of the growth of Trinity.