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First Lady


Racelder Grandberry-Trimble, first lady, serves alongside her husband Julius C. Trimble, Resident Indiana Bishop. A native of Chicago, Ill., she is a graduate of Illinois State University, and an alum of the Methodist Theological School of Ohio, where she received a Master of Arts in Counseling Ministries. Currently, First Lady Grandberry-Trimble is a Doctor of Ministry candidate at Saint Paul School of Theology in the area of Global Health and Wellness.

A heart for the whole person, she focuses on healing and encouragement. During her time as a professional counselor and member of the American Counseling Association she served and abided with clients as they sought to gain insight in health, healing, spiritual development, personal growth, holiness, and wholeness.

Responding to the tension of being both vulnerable and authentic, she is a committed volunteer, and civic activist/organizer speaking to issues facing women, children, and families through workshops, retreats, and public speaking. Trimble is also an experienced life coach specializing in spiritual encouragement and wellness.

She and Bishop Trimble have three young adult children: Cameron Calvin, Julius Thomas, and Candiace Racelder Wake who is married to Herman H. Wake III.

Her personal call statement is, “I will serve God and humanity where I can be a positive influence on as many lives as possible.”