Members of the North Central Jurisdiction Black Methodists for Church Renewal recently announced their endorsement of the Rev. Dr. Julius Calvin Trimble as an episcopal candidate for the 2008 North Central Conference of The United Methodist Church.

He currently serves as the Senior Pastor of Aldersgate UMC in Warrensville Heights, Ohio. Under his leadership, the congregation experienced growth and continued commitment to community-based and worldwide mission support.

Trimble served as superintendent of the Cleveland District of the East Ohio Conference for seven years. In 2002 he served as dean of the cabinet.