• Brionica Bryson

    Librarian

    Brionica Bryson has been the Law Librarian at Trinity Law School since 2010. Born and raised in Stillwater, Minnesota, she moved to sunny California when she was 13 and hasn’t missed the cold since! Brionica graduated with a B.A. in Christian Studies from California Baptist University, and went on to obtain her Master’s in Library & Information Science (M.L.I.S.) from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. She is currently pursuing her J.D. at TLS, and is projected to be finished by late 2015. With her J.D., Brionica hopes to one day work with women and children who have been victims of human trafficking. She and her husband Jared were married in 2001 and share a mutual love / hate for the Dallas Cowboys. They live with their daughter and two dogs in Menifee, CA.

    Brionica is available to answer questions about library resources and research tools. Her office hours are from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm, Monday-Thursday.

  • Keith Cleary

    Campus Services Officer

    Keith is a native of Southern California and resides in Placentia. He graduated from El Camino College and attended Pepperdine University on a baseball scholarship. Prior to joining Trinity, Keith spent the last 14 years with the 2002 World Series Champion Angels of Anaheim as Security Manager. Before joining the Angels, Cleary spent 9 years at the Hughes Aircraft Co. with a position in the Fire and Security Department. Keith’s background has included working with many Orange County Law Enforcement agencies, local FBI and MLB operations and security, as well as Homeland Security training in Israel.

    Keith is available to assist with security matters and answer general questions after regular business hours. His office hours are 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

  • Jeff Cogan

    Facilities Manager

    Jeff has been with the University since December 2010. He is responsible for maintaining interior and exterior functionality of the Law School’s building. Prior to joining the Trinity family, Jeff was the owner of a residential kitchen and bathroom remodeling company for 20+ years. He is both a Licensed General Contractor and Residential Building Inspector. Jeff also works part-time for Angels Baseball as a Security Host in the Security Office during all events and is also a Licensed Armed Security Guard and Supervisor for Orange County Special Events Security.

    When not working one of his many jobs, Jeff enjoys spending time with his wonderful family: his wife of 10 years Velia (whom works part-time here at the Law School) and children Joshua (8) and Sarah (6), both of whom attend Christian Montessori Academy. The Cogan family fellowships at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. Outside of his many responsibilities as a husband and a father Jeff finds time once or twice a month to play golf, in which he plays to a 6 handicap.

    Jeff is available to answer questions about campus facilities. His office hours are 7:00 am – 3:00 pm, Monday-Friday

     

  • Doug Eaton

    Director of Admissions

    Doug earned his BA in Business Administration from California Baptist College and an MA in Communication and Culture from Trinity Graduate School. He desired to join Trinity because he shares a passion with the law school to promote biblical truth in all areas of study, and to see students grow spiritually and professionally. Before coming to Trinity, Doug worked for Westwood College of Technology; previous to that he served as a Music Consultant in the Christian music industry for Diamante Music Group.

    Along with his wife and two children, Doug is a member of Bethel Grace Baptist Church in Bellflower, CA, where he teaches elective courses through books of the Bible and systematic theology. He has been a regular guest on the Apologetics.com radio show where he has discussed topics pertaining to apologetics, cultural analysis, and theology.

    One of the most rewarding aspects of his work is when he sees the students who came through admissions just a few years earlier walking the graduation stage and going on to become the legal professional they’ve hoped to be.

    Doug oversees the operations and advancement of the Admissions Office. His office hours are 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

     

  • Beth Fitzgerald

    Associate Director of Marketing and Communications

    After seeing her husband succeed as a student at Trinity Law School, and now as an attorney, Beth joined the staff in 2012. Prior to Trinity, she worked for the Lincoln Club of Orange County as the Executive Assistant and for MetLife as a Personal Marketing Assistant. She holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from Chapman University and volunteers as an adviser for their chapter of Delta Gamma Fraternity in her spare time. She travels as often as possible.

    Beth coordinates the marketing, branding, and communications endeavours of Trinity Law School. Her office hours are 9:30 am – 5:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

     

     

  • Jessica Frieberg

    Associate Director of Academic Services

    Jessica Frieberg is the Associate Director of Academic Services. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Music from Westmont College in Santa Barbara and her Professional Certificate in Paralegal Studies from the University of California, San Diego. Prior to joining the Trinity staff in 2010, Jessica worked in the construction consulting industry and taught private voice lessons.

    Jessica is available to assist faculty and coordinate course schedules. Her office hours are 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

     

  • Maria Gurule

    Assistant Registrar

    Maria Gurule has worked at Trinity Law School since 2011. She initially began working with Trinity as an Admissions and Financial Aid Counselor. Maria graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Azusa Pacific University in Spring 2007 and is currently a graduate student in the Masters in Educational Psychology program at one of the Azusa Pacific Regional Centers. She considers education to be a great privilege and enjoys working in the field of education.

    Maria grew up in LA County and now resides in Orange County with husband Charles; they were married in 2010. They enjoy the outdoors, camping, hiking, and playing sports, and they specially love the beach, which they visit frequently. Maria has a passion for great food and learning about the multicultural society we live in. She has a deep love for the arts and enjoys spending her time painting and learning about the historical context of artwork. During her leisure time she visits museums, art shows and any places where she can learn about the history behind the places we live in. Maria is also an active participant in her church body where she helps lead a Sunday morning house church gathering along with her husband. Her vision is to see God’s children step into their calling, whether that is as a full-time teacher or a full-time missionary, and fulfill the purpose God placed on their lives.

    Maria is available to answer questions about registration, graduation requirements, and student records. Her office hours are 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

  • Halie Lewis

    Admissions Counselor

    Halie has worked at Trinity Law School since April, 2014. Originally from Sacramento, CA, Halie has lived in Southern California since 2010, when she began her undergraduate career at Azusa Pacific University. While in college, Halie spent her time working in Undergraduate Admissions at APU, and as the “sample girl” at Trader Joe’s. After graduating with a B.A. in Political Science in 2013, Halie made her move to Southern California permanent! She loves working at Trinity because she can speak openly of her love for Jesus, John Locke, and coffee. Halie lives in Santa Ana, CA with her husband, David.

    Halie is available to answer questions about admission, financial aid, and scholarships and can coordinate campus visits. Her office hours are 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

     

  • Michael Peterson

    Chief Operating Officer

    Michael is available to answer questions about business services and student accounts. His office hours are 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

  • Paul Stalnecker

    Registrar; Operations Manager

    Paul Stalnecker joined the Trinity Law School community in February of 2007. Prior to this, Paul spent 29 years in the ministry with his last pastorate of 11 years in Banning, California. He has a Bachelors of Religious Education and a Master of Ministry. Paul is married to his wife Terri and they have three grown children and five grandchildren.

    Paul is available to answer questions about registration, graduation requirements, and student records. His office hours are 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

  • Joy Statler

    Director of Clinical Programs, Academic Advisor

    After receiving her bachelor’s degree in history, Joy Statler went on to attend Trinity Law School and graduated with her JD in 2006. While a student at Trinity, she was a staff editor of the Trinity Law Review, served as student body president, and interned at the Pacific Justice Institute.

    Shortly after graduating from law school, Professor Statler became an admissions counselor at Trinity and later the staff attorney of the Christian Legal Aid Office. At the Christian Legal Aid Office, she primarily practiced family law, including custody and guardianship cases and domestic violence restraining orders, in addition to other civil matters. In 2010, Professor Statler became the supervising attorney of the Trinity Law Clinic at the Orange County Rescue Mission. The law clinic operates as an internship for Trinity students to receive hands-on practice experience while serving the residents of one of the largest long-term homeless shelters in America. Presently, Professor Statler works as a liaison with the other clinical programs of Trinity to provide more top-notch internship opportunities and create other organizational partnerships to enhance the experience of Trinity students while the programs provide valuable legal services to the local community and beyond. She also provides academic counseling and guidance to students to help them excel in class and prepare for the bar exam.

    Joy is available to answer questions about our clinics and internship opportunities and to provide academic support to students and alumni. She is available on campus from 9:30 am – 5:30 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays and from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm on Fridays at Trinity Law School’s Legal Clinic at the Orange County Rescue Mission.

  • Jennifer Tracy

    Director of Financial Aid

    Jennifer Tracy is the Director of Financial Aid and she oversees the Federal Student Aid funds. Jennifer holds a BS in Speech Therapy and an MBA with an emphasis in Information Technology from the University of Redlands, in addition to a background as a Resource Specialist in the Tustin Unified School District. She was inducted into the Whitehead Leadership Society during her MBA, and has demonstrated a strong desire to learn both inside the classroom and in her position at Trinity Law School.

    Jennifer is available to answer questions about financial aid, scholarships, health insurance, and student accounts. Her office hours are 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

     

  • Joe Young

    Admissions Assistant

    Joe joined the Trinity staff in 2013 and began pursuing his JD in 2014. When he isn’t studying, his hobbies include reading, volunteering at church (youth and young adult), hiking and cooking.

    Joe assists the operations of the Admissions Office. His office hours are 9:30 am – 1:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm on Wednesdays and Fridays

     

  • Brionica Bryson
  • Keith Cleary
  • Jeff Cogan
  • Doug Eaton
  • Beth Fitzgerald
  • Jessica Frieberg
  • Maria Gurule
  • Halie Lewis
  • Michael Peterson
  • Paul Stalnecker
  • Joy Statler
  • Jennifer Tracy
  • Joe Young
  • Brionica Bryson
  • Keith Cleary
  • Jeff Cogan
  • Doug Eaton
  • Beth Fitzgerald
  • Jessica Frieberg
  • Maria Gurule
  • Halie Lewis
  • Michael Peterson
  • Paul Stalnecker
  • Joy Statler
  • Jennifer Tracy
  • Joe Young