Event Speakers

Bishop Julius C. Trimble
Bishop Julius C. TrimbleResident Bishop
Bishop Julius C. Trimble was assigned July 16, 2016, to the Indiana Episcopal Area (Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church) by the 184 delegates of the North Central Jurisdictional Conference of The United Methodist Church meeting in Peoria, Illinois. He was elected and consecrated a bishop by the same jurisdiction in 2008 and served eight years as the bishop of the Iowa Conference before his assignment to Indiana.
Trimble is a native of Chicago and a graduate of Illinois State University. He earned his Master of Divinity degree from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Chicago, Ill., and a Doctor of Ministry degree 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.
Recipient of many honors and awards, He received the Outstanding Alumni Award in 1998 from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and the 2007 Bishop James S. Thomas Social Action Award from the Methodist Federation for Social Action at Lakeside, OH. He continues to promote faith-based response to domestic violence and has encouraged the establishment of mental health ministries at the local church and conference level. He is also an active advocate for social justice, faith-based initiatives to address gun violence, as well as immigration reform. Trimble has preached throughout the United States and in Africa. He has also written a book, to support The United Methodist Church campaign Imagine No Malaria, A Faithful Church and a Healthy World: Reflections and Poems by Bishop Julius Calvin Trimble (2015). Trimble received 2015 Peace and Justice Award from Iowa Conference MFSA. In December 2017, he was the Graduation Keynote speaker at United Theological Seminary Dayton, Ohio, where he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Divinity for leadership in area of Global Health and Global Justice.
Trimble has been married since May of 1978 to First Lady Racelder Grandberry-Trimble, a professional counselor and graduate of Methodist Theological School in Ohio. They are the parents of three adult children: Cameron, Candiace, and Julius Thomas.
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.
Rev. Annettra Jones
Rev. Annettra JonesINUMC Associate Director of Diversity, Missions, and Justice Ministries
Annettra will have a key role in leading in partnership with the Conference Task Force for Dismantling Racism and the Conference Commission on Religion and Race, as well as guiding the response to the motion passed at the 2020 Annual Conference to develop a strategic plan that demonstrates our commitment to anti-racism and to actively dismantling systemic institutional racism in the INUMC.
Rev. Angelo Mante
Rev. Angelo ManteAlive Community Outreach Executive Director and INUMC Deacon
The Alive Community Outreach’s mission is to cultivate a community of nonviolence through relationships and education. They support families affected by violence and educate youth and youth-serving organizations in nonviolence and conflict transformation. Angelo also serves at Fort Wayne Faith UMC.
Rev. Mary Beth Morgan
Rev. Mary Beth MorganAssociate Pastor at Bloomington St. Mark's UMC and INUMC Deacon
Rev. Morgan will lead the Celebration of Life Worship Service
Rev. Lore Blinn Gibson
Rev. Lore Blinn GibsonConference Superintendent serving the Northwest and North Central Districts, Dean of the Cabinet
Rev. Blinn Gibson will be leading the Celebration of Ministry Worship Service.