• Marcia Kelly

    Chief Advancement Officer

    Marcia comes to Trinity with a background in politics, events, sponsorship, brand marketing, and philanthropic development.

    During her years in NYC, she served as the Executive Director of Special Events under Mayor Rudy Giuliani. In that capacity, she produced televised mega events such as: the city’s Millennium Celebration, Yankees Ticker Tape Parades and she oversaw multi-million dollar sponsorships with companies like Continental Airlines and Best Buy. Also, she served on several high-profile projects like His Holiness Pope John Paul II’s visit, the United Nations 50th Anniversary, and the Centennial of NYC. The New York Times featured a Public Lives profile piece on Marcia.

    After 8 years of working for the Mayor, Marcia started a consulting business where she organized the Ground Zero visit by President George Bush and produced the syndicated presentation of A Prayer for America-9/11. The production was hosted by Oprah Winfrey and was nominated for a Daytime Emmy. Additionally, her clients included: Prada, Republican National Convention, Time Warner/AOL and Rockefeller Center.

    Marcia relocated to the Midwest after getting married and focused on a fundraising career path. First as the Chief Development Officer for Riverfront, a multi-state foundation serving adults with disabilities, then as Executive Director for Mercy Health System Foundation, a comprehensive health and hospital system throughout southeastern WI and IL. She has served as a Board Member for YWCA, the Humane Society and many other organizations.

    For Mitt Romney, Marcia worked on strategic planning for the White House transition in D.C. Currently, Marcia resides in Laguna Niguel with her husband Howard and their three beloved pets. She is a member of Saddleback Church and feels blessed to work at Trinity where people advocate for justice and honor the glory of God.

     
  • Joe Young

    Admissions Assistant

  • Kirstie Burke

    Academic Support Coordinator

    Kirstie graduated from Vanguard University in May, 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and started working at Trinity Law School a month later. She plans on pursuing a Masters in Divinity in the near future. Hoping to one day serve as a pastor or leader in the Church, she is passionate about helping young leaders develop into the kinds of people the Lord can trust in furthering His Kingdom. She spends much of her free time staying involved at her church, Tree of Life Community in Garden Grove.
  • Cory Rikard

    Admissions Recruiter

    Cory graduated from Central Washington University with a B.A in Mass Communications in 1998, and again in 2004 with a B.S in Recreation Management/Child Services. He grew up in the Seattle, Washington area, and moved to Orange County in 2004. Cory enjoys mountain biking, surfing, golf, cooking and music. He also enjoys volunteering at Saddleback Church, where he attends and helps with the football ministry. He has been involved in youth ministry for many years, and enjoys building relationships with the community as well as perspective students.

     

  • Jessica Jeanson

    Admissions Counselor

    Jess is a true California girl. She is outgoing, loves the beach, and loves to surf. Before coming to Trinity Law School, she worked as a Social Media Manager for a small cause-based clothing company. In 2012, she graduated from Vanguard University with her BA in English Literature and shortly thereafter married her husband and best friend Tim, who is an alumnus of Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL. In her free time, Jess loves to travel, cook exotic foods and participate in any and all outdoor activities. Currently she attends Rock Harbor Church in Costa Mesa, Ca.

     

    “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” – Mark 12:30

  • Manny Martinez

    Campus Services Officer

    Manny was born and raised in Orange County and has worked at Trinity Law School for ten years. He enjoys reading and conversing about theology and apologetics, which he first became interested in after joining the Trinity family. The interaction between theology, apologetics, and the law is what he enjoys most about Trinity, as well as the wide variety of interesting people he’s met during his time at Trinity. He enjoys spending time with family at Lake Eslinore, playing basketball, reading, and spending time with his wife and kids.

  • Daniele Le

    Associate Director of Academic Support

    Daniele Le joined the Trinity Law School faculty in January 2012 and is a Visiting Professor.

    Professor Le was the Editor-in-Chief of the Chapman Law Review and an extern for the Honorable Arthur L. Alarcón of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. While in law school, she was a brief writer in Chapman’s Ninth Circuit Appellate Clinic where she and two other students represented a family facing deportation; her team was featured in the Daily Journal for their work. In addition, she was a law clerk in the litigation department of the Office of Orange County Counsel and the Economic Crimes Unit of the Orange County District Attorney.

    After graduating from law school, Professor Le practiced primarily in the area of municipal finance, where she represented California school districts, water districts, and special districts. Professor Le has been a member of the California State Bar since December 2006.

    She teaches Legal Research and Writing and Contracts Drafting classes. As the coordinator of the Legal Research and Writing program at Trinity Law School, she developed the new four-semester legal writing curriculum. She also oversees the Academic Tutoring Program and meets with students regarding academic support issues.

  • Beth Vogel

    Admissions Counselor

    Beth is a native of Orange, CA. Prior to working at TLS, Beth worked as an Executive Assistant for the Lincoln Club of Orange County, where she got to rub elbows with high-profile politicians such as Sen. John McCain, Rep. Paul Ryan, and former Speaker Newt Gingrich. She holds a BA in Communication Studies from Chapman University and volunteers as Chapter Operations Adviser for the UC-Irvine chapter of Delta Gamma Fraternity in her spare time. She also enjoys photography, cooking, and spending time with her fiancé, who is a 2011 TLS graduate and practicing attorney.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 Bachelor of Religious Education and a Master of Ministry. Paul is married to his wife Terri and they have three grown children and five grandchildren.

  • 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 two dogs in Menifee, CA.

  • Keith Cleary

    Campus Services Officer

    Keith is a native of Southern California and resides in Placentia. He graduated from El Camino JC and attended Pepperdine University on a baseball scholarship. Prior to joining Trinity, Keith spent the last 14 yrs. with the 2002 World Series Champion Angels of Anaheim as Security Manager. Before joining the Angels, Cleary spent 9 yrs. 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.

  • Jennifer Tracy

    Assistant Director of Business Services

    Jennifer Tracy is the Assistant Director of Business Services and she oversees the Federal Student Aid funds. Jennifer holds a BS in Speech Therapy, and has a background as a Resource Specialist in the Tustin Unified School District. She is currently working toward her Masters of Business Administration with an emphasis in Information Technology at the University of Redlands. 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.

  • Jessica Frieberg

    Associate Director of Academic Services

    Mrs. Frieberg completed her graduate studies at the University of California, San Diego and her undergraduate studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara. Outside of her duties at Trinity, she directs the Inland Valley Chamber Singers as well as the Calvary Chapel Bible Fellowship Chorale.

  • Joy Statler

    Associate Director of Clinical Programs

    After receiving her bachelor’s degree in history, Joy 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, Joy became an admissions counselor at Trinity and later the staff attorney of the Christian Legal Aid Office.  At the 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, Joy 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, Joy has begun working 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.

  • Michael Peterson

    Chief Operating Officer

  • Douglas 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.

  • Marcia Kelly
  • Joe Young
  • Kirstie Burke
  • Cory Rikard
  • Jessica Jeanson
  • Manny Martinez
  • Daniele Le
  • Beth Vogel
  • Jeff Cogan
  • Maria Gurule
  • Paul Stalnecker
  • Brionica Bryson
  • Keith Cleary
  • Jennifer Tracy
  • Jessica Frieberg
  • Joy Statler
  • Michael Peterson
  • Douglas Eaton
  • Marcia Kelly
  • Joe Young
  • Kirstie Burke
  • Cory Rikard
  • Jessica Jeanson
  • Manny Martinez
  • Daniele Le
  • Beth Vogel
  • Jeff Cogan
  • Maria Gurule
  • Paul Stalnecker
  • Brionica Bryson
  • Keith Cleary
  • Jennifer Tracy
  • Jessica Frieberg
  • Joy Statler
  • Michael Peterson
  • Douglas Eaton