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.
Leila Rookstool serves as the Director of Admissions and Alumni for TCA. She attended Trinity from Kindergarten all the way through the completion of her senior year of high school. She later went on to receive a B.B.A. from Union University in Jackson, TN and her M.B.A. from John Brown University in Siloam Springs, AR. Prior to joining TCA in 2018, Leila spent over six years working in marketing, communications, talent acquisition, workforce development, and administration. She and her husband, Kyle, have three sons: Bo, Owen and James who each attend Trinity. Leila is a member of Englewood Baptist Church and enjoys spending time at the lake with her family on the weekends.
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.
A native of Crockett County, Dusty grew up in a family of lifelong educators and received a BA in Communications from the University of Memphis, a Masters in Education from Bethel University, and will complete a Doctorate in Education (Ed.D) from the University of Memphis this December. He has served in various roles at McKenzie Special School District, Lauderdale County Schools, and Alamo City Schools. His experience as a teacher, coach, and administrator in the PK-12 setting has allowed him to gain a well-rounded perspective of education. Through serving in the roles of advisor, adjunct faculty, learning community coordinator, and graduation analyst at the University of Memphis, he also has key insight on what it takes for students to succeed at the next level of learning.
Dusty and his wife Kelly attend Fellowship Bible Church. They enjoy being outdoors, exploring new places, spending time with family and cheering on Memphis Tigers athletics.
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.