Michael & Erica Jarrett (and daughter Zenie) are the founders of Trinity on the Border. They arrived to South Texas in August 2015.
Michael is our Senior Director. He has worked extensively on the Mexican side of the border in Piedras Negras, Coahuila from 2003-2009. He was ordained as a presbyter (priest/elder/minister) in the Anglican Communion in February 2011. In addition to serving as construction manager, spiritual director, and music leader in the mission field, Michael has also worked as a singer-songwriter, a church planter, a tele-communications engineer, a land and wildlife management consultant, and a volunteer emergency room chaplain. He is also the creator and voice of the Audio Daily Office podcasts at thetrinitymission.org.
Erica is our Director of Community Health and Education. She has also done extensive work among vulnerable people groups in Guatemala, India, Mexico, and Toledo, OH during the course of her Master of Public Health studies. Additionally, while she was in medical school, she and Michael started a program that trained ladies in Mexico to be diabetes health educators in the their own communities.
Sara Neuder joined our team in the summer of 2018 to take over the job of Director of The Trinity School. Originally from Colorado Springs, CO, Sara has worked as a tutor with the Bridge Project serving the youth in Denver’s public housing and has helped coordinate educational programs at the Denver Rescue Mission’s women’s shelter.
After college, Sara moved to the Rio Grande Valley as a Teach For America corps member where she spent three years in Mission, TX, teaching biology, chemistry and AP environmental science. In 2017, she served as environmental education fellow at the Catamount Center in Colorado, and has spent the last two summers as an advisor to new teachers at Teach For America’s summer institute in Houston.
Daniel is a missionary curate with Trinity on the Border. This involves a variety of activities, including: teaching ESL at the immigrant shelter, asylee advocacy, leading school chapel, and assisting with other chapel services (healing service at the free clinic, the Daily Offices, and Sunday Eucharist).
Daniel and Rebekah Behrens are longtime Pittsburghers (as in, Pennsylvania). They were married in January 2013 and welcomed their first child, Sabal May, in May 2017.
After graduating from Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, PA, Daniel served for two years as Curate at St. Peter’s Anglican Cathedral in Tallahassee, FL. He and Rebekah joined our team in the fall of 2018 and Daniel was ordained a priest on June 2, 2019.