Our Missionaries

STAFF

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 and Dan Ajamian

Sara 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.

Dan began working with our team part-time in the spring of 2022 and came on full-time in August of that year. Dan does a little bit of everything with the Mission. He handles our administration, he works with our immigrant shelter partners, he helps out with the school, and assists with the work of the chapel.


Conley and Emily Runions

Conley and Emily (and daughter Mirra) will join our team in August 2024. Conley will be serving as our Missionary Outreach Chaplain and 4th Missionary Curate. He is a Deacon in the Missionary Diocese of All Saints (ACNA) and has several years working as an RN – in a children’s psychiatric facility and a pediatric ICU.

Conley will be responsible for most of our outreach work with our ministry partners, immigrant shelters, and the free clinic as well as assisting in various pastoral roles in the life of our congregation.



MISSIONARY CURATE ALUMNI

Deacon Jeremy Goebel (Anglican Diocese of the South) was our third Missionary Curate. He and his wife Nicole served with us from the Fall of 2021 until the Spring of 2023.

Fr. Elijah Luikham (Diocese of the Carolinas) was our second Missionary Curate serving from the Fall of 2020 until the Spring of 2022.


 
Fr. Daniel Behrens (Diocese of the Gulf Atlantic while here, now in the Diocese of Pittsburgh) was the first missionary curate with Trinity on the Border. He and his wife Rebekah served with us from the Fall of 2018 until the Winter of 2021.