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.
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.
Laura received her education at the University of Tennessee at Martin. She has a degree in Communications with a minor in English. Following college she worked in the Christian music industry in Nashville in the field of marketing. When she and her family relocated to Paris, TN she worked as the Corporate Communications Coordinator for Paschall Truck Lines in Murray, KY. Prior to moving to Jackson, Laura worked at Commercial Bank and Trust Company as a Customer Service Representative and Personal Banker. Laura has a genuine love for TCA and its Christ-centered mission. “Making the decision of how best to educate your child is huge. It can have a direct affect on the dynamic of your household and certainly has an enormous impact on your child. Having the opportunity to show families the Christian love, support and quality education that is provided at Trinity will be a daily blessing. I am thankful to work alongside compassionate, caring and Christian professionals. I will strive to do my best every single day.” Laura and her husband, Andrew, have been married for almost 28 years. They have three children, Ali Grace who is 23, Knox who is 20 and Benjamin who is 13 and attends Trinity.
Ken Northcut came to TCA and partnered with its mission in 2002. Today he serves as Athletic Director and Head Boys Basketball Coach for our Lions. He and his wife Lisa (who teaches 7th grade Science and Lion Prep) have three sons, Alex (Class of ‘15), Miles (Class of ‘18) and Isaac (Class of ‘20).
Ken holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Union University and a Master of Education from the University of Memphis. Ken has 27 years of teaching and coaching experience at both public and private schools throughout West Tennessee. He and his family are active members at West Jackson Baptist Church where he also serves as an ordained deacon.
TCA has been a blessing to Ken and his family over the years. Ken states, “The relationships we have experienced have been truly humbling. God has done a tremendous work at TCA and continues to reveal his goodness.” Psalm 40:5 “O Lord my God, you have performed many wonders for us. Your plans for us are too numerous to list. You have no equal. If I tried to recite all your wonderful deeds, I would never come to the end of them.” (NLT)
A native of Hardeman County, Frank Clampitt has served at TCA since the Fall of 2014. As the Upper School Dean of Students and Director of Student Ministries, 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, head coach of the our high school cross country and track programs, 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 7 years, and they have a daughter, Frankie, that will be in Kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year. Ashley also serves at Trinity as a Spanish teacher. 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.
Tammy has been a part of the TCA family for four years. A University of Memphis Education graduate, Tammy has taught and served in multi educational leadership roles through the years. Prior to becoming an educator, Tammy worked in the business world in the areas of finance and Human Resources. Tammy and her family are members of Zion Baptist Church in Brownsville. She and her husband, Michael, have two children: 2018 TCA graduate, Kelsie, and 2018 UTC graduate, Blake.
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 6th 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 19 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.
Tom received his B.S from Lambuth College, M.Ed. from the University of Memphis, has Doctoral hours from the University of Arkansas and has completed graduate work through ACSI’s Leadership Academy through George Fox University.
Following graduation from Lambuth, Tom was a teacher and coach in the Jackson Madison County School System and at Tennessee Academy in Brownsville, TN. He is passionate about Christian education and has served successfully in the capacities of Upper School Principal and Head of School in Christian education through the years. Tom spent the last seven years serving as Head of School at Eden Christian Academy in Pittsburgh, PA. He and his wife are excited to return to Jackson and to join TCA in ministry and leadership.
“The opportunity to join a flourishing Christian school committed to educating the minds and hearts of students is truly an honor. I am eager to link arms with the talented TCA Upper School faculty and staff in equipping students to think and act with Christ-like character. I am excited about returning to Jackson where
I first met my wife, formerly Janet Booth, and began my career...it is home!”
Tom and Janet have 3 children, LaRhesa Bailey, who lives in Omaha, Nebraska with her family; Brian Hughes, who lives in Little Rock, Arkansas with his family; and Matthew Hughes, recently married and moving to Jackson.
Cheryle serves as the Assistant to the Head of School. She is a Jackson native and has just completed her 25th year as a TCA employee. Cheryle and her husband Anthony began their family’s journey with Trinity 30 years ago and both of their children, Shelby ‘01 and Matt ‘06 are 13 year TCA alumni. She is a member of Englewood Baptist Church where she enjoys her small group and volunteering in Guest Services. Cheryle loves the Lord, her family and all things Trinity and is thankful for the impact being a part of this ministry has had on her and her family!
Judy has served Trinity Christian Academy for the past 18 years: as a High School English Teacher for 13 years, as Upper School Principal for five years, and, most recently, as Interim Head of School for the past six months. A Batesville, MS native, Judy and her family have called Jackson, TN home for 19 years. She and her husband Brian are members of Northside United Methodist Church. Judy’s daughters, Lauren Brown Morris, Class of 2009 (Wil Morris Class of 2009) and Lindsey Brown, Class of 2012, are proud Trinity Christian Academy alumni. Judy and Brian also have one beautiful 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. Most importantly, Mrs. Brown seeks the power of Christ’s love and sacrifice to continually transform all souls in the journey of life.