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Julius Trimble
Bishop. Julius Trimble

Board Chairperson

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Biography

Bishop Julius C. Trimble was assigned July 16, 2016, to the Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church. Before his appointment to Indiana, he served eight years as the bishop of the Iowa Conference. Trimble is a native of Chicago and a graduate of Illinois State University. He earned a Master of Divinity from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Chicago, Ill., and a Doctor of Ministry from Ashland Theological Seminary in Ohio. He was ordained a deacon and elder in the Northern Illinois Conference where he served two churches before transferring to the East Ohio Conference. He served churches in the Cleveland area and as the District Superintendent of the Cleveland District from 1996–2003. Trimble and his wife, First Lady Racelder Grandberry-Trimble are the parents of three adult children: Cameron, Candiace (Herman) Wake, and Julius Thomas. They are proud grandparents to Corrine Candiace Wake. Trimble has received several honors and awards for his ministry, including the 2007 Bishop James S. Thomas Social Action Award from the Methodist Federation for Social Action. Trimble’s personal mission statement is “to encourage all people with the love of Jesus Christ to rise to their highest potential” or “Be Encouraged” for short. In the pursuit of encouragement, Bishop Trimble has started his very own podcast that acts as “an encouraging word for a discouraged world” which can be found at ToBeEncouraged.com His latest book, 10 Reasons I am a Methodist was published in 2022 by Popular Truth Publishing.

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