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