Erin Rager has lived in Jackson since 1999, moving to the area from Sparta, TN, to study nursing at Union University. After graduation, she has dedicated her professional time to a wide range of nursing roles ranging from intensive care work at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital to acute wound management and personalized home health services.
Erin met her husband, Neal, during their time at Union. They have two children who attend Trinity Christian Academy, Emma (4th grade) and Nolan (Kindergarten). The Ragers are members of First Baptist Church in Jackson, and Erin serves actively in the women’s and music ministries.
Erin has been an involved parent at Trinity and is now excited to serve the school, its students, and its staff in this new role as the school’s nurse.
Katy Simpson completed her education at Union University in 2010 with a degree in Graphic Design and a minor in Psychology. Since that time, Katy has served in a variety of ministries and leadership positions including Human Resources/Training and Development Manager for Klein and Company and then as Kids Ministry Assistant at Storyline Church in the Denver, Colorado area which she and her husband helped launch. She has also served as Office Manager and Director of Mobile Clinics for Birth Choice here in Jackson, launching their mobile clinic program which serves five counties via two mobile clinics weekly throughout West TN. Katy’s love for the Lord, the local church, ministry, and her family led her to TCA as a parent and now as a staff member. “As a mom of three boys, I know firsthand the impact TCA has on families and the Jackson community as a whole. The partnership we as parents make with the faculty and staff to create a Biblically-directed and academically excellent environment for our children is unmatched. I am thrilled to be in the role of Director of Admissions and guide new families through the enrollment process, welcoming them into our TCA family. I am honored to be joining this thriving team of godly leaders who continually work to make our school great.” Katy, her husband, Rob, and their three sons (all TCA students) attend West Jackson Baptist Church where Rob is also the Pastor to Kids and Families.
Dexter Williams is a Trezevant native and earned his undergraduate degree from Union University and a Master's degree from Trevecca Nazarene University. He is entering his twenty second year in education and has served as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal, human resource and transportation supervisor. Prior to coming to TCA, Dexter served as the Director of Schools for the West Carroll Special School District. He is a Jackson Madison County Sports Hall of Fame Inductee and also a Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) Board of Control member. Most recently, he earned his certification as an Athletic Administrator through The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA).
Dexter has been married to his wife, Amber for sixteen years, and they have three children - Kayleigh, Kaleb and Karcyn. He is excited to be a part of the mission at TCA and grateful that his children are receiving a Christian education. The Williams family attends Englewood North located in Medina, Tennessee.
Vicki DeBerry is a Brownsville native. She graduated from Bethel University with a Masters of Education and a Master of Business(MBA) degree. She obtained her school counseling endorsement from Freed Hardeman University. She began with the TCA family in June 2021.
Vicki has been married to her husband, Beecher, for 13 years. They have 1 child, Jack, that is in the 7th grade at Trinity. They attend First Methodist Church in Brownsville.
A native of Hardeman County, Frank Clampitt has served at TCA since the Fall of 2014. As the High School Coordinator and Director of Discipleship, he is directly involved in the lives of our students in many ways. He currently serves as the head of our Student Ministries Team, a team of teachers and administrators that have been heavily involved in shaping our Chapel Program. He is also the sponsor of the TCA Student Government Association, assistant coach of our middle and high school girls basketball teams, and spends countless hours mentoring and listening to our students when they need advice, guidance, or love. Frank uses his many connections with students to spread his love of the outdoors, relationships, and God to anyone that will listen.
Prior to coming to TCA, Frank served as the Retreat Director and Assistant Camp Director at Victory Ranch in Bolivar, TN, a Christian camp and conference center that specializes in Christian based team-building and leadership training through outdoor adventure. Through leading a Senior Retreat for TCA, he built a relationship with the students and the school that eventually led his family to our school. Frank has been married to his wife Ashley, for 10 years, and they have a daughter, Frankie, that will be in 3rd Grade for the 2021-2022 school year. Ashley also serves at Trinity as the Upper School Attendance Coordinator. When he is not at TCA, Frank loves spending his time with his family, going on new adventures in God's Creation, and staying connected to the game of basketball.
Jay joined the TCA staff family in November 2017. Before being on staff, he has been a TCA parent since 2011 when his son, Daniel (12), started kindergarten. Jay's two daughters, Lydia (10) and Lillian (7), also attend TCA. Jay and his wife, Lisa, have been married since 2001.
Jay graduated from Union University with a degree in Christian Studies. For the past 20 years, he has worked in several churches in various ministerial roles. The most recent has been at Englewood Baptist Church where he served as the Director of IT. Jay and his family continue to be active members of Englewood.
TCA's mission was the deciding factor for he and Lisa to choose TCA as the school for their children, and it remains the primary reason they stay committed to TCA. Jay is passionate to see TCA flourish and be an institutional leader in Innovation and Technology.
Bill Williamson completed his B.S. in Business Administration from Lambuth University (‘74). He began his career at Coca-Cola Bottling Works of Jackson, serving as Vice-President of Sales. He went on to serve as an Administrator with Jackson Surgical Associates for 27 years, retiring this past May.
While leading in Development at TCA, Bill will continue to serve as bi-vocational Pastor of Grace Bible Fellowship as he has for the last 15 years.
Bill is no stranger to Trinity. He served faithfully on TCA’s Board of Trustees from 1990-2000, including a term as Board Chair beginning in 1994. Most recently, Bill served this past year on TCA’s Board of Trustees as a Legacy member, stepping down to take on this new role in Development:
"I am excited to be involved with Development at Trinity Christian Academy and to help support its mission in this new way. I have two sons who graduated from Trinity and now have three grandchildren attending. The future is bright and exciting because our God is in control and I desire to do all that I can to make sure my grandchildren’s children have the same opportunities they have received."
As Bill begins this new role this month, he will consult with Bowden Miller Shepherding Group (BMSG) as they provide leadership alongside the Board for this year’s Heritage Fund, TCA’s annual giving program. Bill will oversee fundraising and work to cultivate community relationships to promote the Christ-centered mission of the school. He will be assisted by Franky Taylor in TCA’s Development Office.
Bill and his wife Carol live on a farm in the Huntersville community just outside of Jackson. They have two sons, Andy (TCA ‘98) and wife Melissa who have three children, twin girls Shelby-Kate & Bonnie (8th grade), and son Reed (5th grade). Their youngest son Brian (TCA ‘01) and his wife Hope live in Tuscumbia, Alabama.
Kristy Layman is a Jackson native and graduated from Union University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management/Marketing with a Minor in Finance. She began her career at Trinity Christian Academy as the Bookkeeper in 2005. She is entering her 8th year in Administration where she serves as the Business Manager.
Kristy has been married to her husband, Scott, for 26 years and they have three children – Hannah Arnold (Class of 2012), Cassie Layman (Class of 2014) and Ty Layman (Class of 2018). Scott and Kristy are members of West Jackson Baptist Church where Kristy serves on the Coffee Ministry Team and Information Desk Ministry.
Judy is a native of Dyersburg Tennessee. She graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin with a degree in Social Work. Judy has been on staff at TCA since 2010 and has worked closely with the Early Education program for the past several years.
Judy and her husband, Brian have 3 children Blake (class of 2010), Matthew (class of 2013), and Kate (class of 2016).
Kristie Tims is a native of Madison County and earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Memphis and a Master’s degree from Bethel University. Mrs. Tims began her journey at Trinity in 2000. Prior to becoming part of the Leadership team, Mrs. Tims taught 7th, 5th, 4th, and 3rd grades. She is entering her 7th year in administration at Trinity where she has served as the Assistant Principal in Elementary School, Principal in Middle School and is now serving as Lower School Principal (Early Education through 5th Grade) and K-12 Academic Coordinator.
Kristie has been married to her husband, Larry, for over 20 years and they have two children - Zachary and Anna. The Tims attend Fellowship Bible Church. God has blessed Kristie with a heart for connecting with students and serving the families of Trinity.
Cheryle serves as the Assistant to the Head of School.
She is a Jackson native and is beginning her 29th year at TCA. Cheryle and her husband Anthony began their family’s journey with Trinity in 1988. Their children, Shelby ‘01 and Matt ‘06 attended Trinity from kindergarten through 12 grade, and currently she is excited to have one of her grandsons in TCA’s Early Ed Program.
Cheryle and her family are members of Englewood Baptist Church. Cheryle loves the Lord, her family and all things Trinity and is so very grateful for the impact being a part of this ministry has had and continues to have on her and her family!
Mrs. Brown has served Trinity Christian Academy for almost twenty years as a high school teacher for 13 years, as Upper School Principal for five years, as Interim Head of School, and now as our Head of School. She and her husband Brian have called Jackson home since 1999 and raised two daughters trusting Trinity to partner with them in Christian education. She and her husband Brian are members of Northside Church. Their daughters, Lauren Brown Morris, Class of 2009 (Wil Morris Class of 2009) and Lindsey Brown Paris, Class of 2012, are proud Trinity Christian Academy alumni. Judy and Brian also have a precious granddaughter, Presley Morris.
Mrs. Brown holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with a Minor in Education and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership. She feels called to inspire excellence in education, service, and ministry. She believes that education must not be confined to the classroom and that God is the center of all truth. Most importantly, Mrs. Brown seeks the power of Christ’s love and sacrifice to continually transform all souls in the journey of life.