Mount Vernon Nazarene University: Life Changing
Church Relations Staff

The Church Relations office is staffed by Mike Williams, Director; Dr. Jim Dorough, Assistant Director; and Trinia Huddleston, Church Relations Coordinator.

Dr. Mike Williams, Director of Church Relations, ext. 4111 

MikeMike is a 1977 graduate of MVNU and an elder in the Church of the Nazarene. He has served as a pastor of urban and rural congregations in Florida, Ohio, and Illinois.  His pastoral experience includes being a church planter and as lead pastor in multiple staff settings. He has a range of experience at the district leadership level and in various civic organizations of the communities he served as pastor.

His primary responsibility is to oversee the Church Leadership Network which works with local church pastors and lay leaders on the MVNU region to help them be more intentional in fulfilling their mission. 

Williams and his wife, Kenna, reside in Mount Vernon, Ohio. They have two grown children: Ben and Angela.

Dr. Jim Dorough, Asst Director of Church Relations, ext. 4112

JimJim is a graduate of a Nazarene university, Nazarene Theological Seminary, and an elder in the Church of the Nazarene. His ministry experience includes having served as Commissioned Evangelist, endorsed military and healthcare chaplain, church planter, and lead Pastor in churches in Texas and Oklahoma. He has served a number of district and denominational leadership roles and has also been active in various civic and ecumenical organizations where he pastored.

 Jim's assignment is to assist in strengthening ties to local churches on the MVNU region, and provide pastoral care for non-traditional students in the GPS programs and clergy families with students attending MVNU.

 Jim and his wife, Carol, live in Mount Vernon, Ohio. They have two grown children, James and Stefanie.


Trinia Huddleston, Church Relations Coordinator, ext. 4110 

Trinia is a 1998 graduate of MVNU. She has served MVNU in the Special Events, Communications, Alumni Relations departments and Marketing departments.

Some of Trinia's roles in Church Relations include: organizing and facilitating all Church Leadership events and many Church Relations events, and providing support for the Director of Church Relations.

Trinia and her husband, Joe, reside in Mount Vernon with their son Carter and daughter Lily.

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