Chase Trimmier is the new Argyle Student Pastor. He's a steak loving, God-fearing, family man with a deep calling to influence our students. Get to know him better below!
Tell us about baby Chase. Where’d you grow up? What was your family dynamic then? What is it now?
July 28th, 1989, a legend was born. Well, at least I was born anyway. As a baby, I was always mistaken for a little girl, because of my long (mullet), curly, blonde hair. My mom says I was a very happy and hyper-active baby. I think this description still fits me today.
I grew up in the DFW area, specifically Grapevine/Colleyville my entire life. My mom and dad raised me on these core values: love the Lord with all your heart, it’s always football season, and steak is appropriate no matter what meal. I have one sister who is five years younger than me and who I love very much. I have my own family now consisting of myself, my beautiful wife and our Siberian husky, Prim. My wife and I met in college Fall of 2009 and got married two years later.
What has been your career path so far? Good jobs, bad jobs, and how’d you get to Cross Timbers.
My ministry journey began during my teenage years as a youth intern, as well as for a church plant in Keller, TX. From there, I began my first youth pastor position in Fort Worth while also working full-time at Chase Bank (every 30 seconds was spent on a new phone call assuring customers that my name actually was Chase and no, I do not own the bank - LOL). I then accepted a full-time youth pastor position at a church in Grapevine, TX where I spent an amazing three years at before concluding my time and transitioning to Cross Timbers.
the basics: How old are? Are you married? Any kids?
I am 25 years old and am married to the wife of my dreams; my beautiful, latin lover, Serena Trimmier. We will be married for four years in September, 2015. As of now, we do not have any children, but consider our Siberian husky, Prim, our dog child.
Whats your role at Cross Timbers? What does that mean? What are weekly responsibilities?
My role at Cross Timbers is the Student Pastor at the Argyle Campus. This means that I oversee all ministries effecting 6-12th graders. Simply put, I connect and pour into the next generation of students and am honored to do so! My weekly responsibilities include collaborating with our Associate Student Pastor, Jake Ethridge, visiting local school campuses, leading Wednesday night services, and most importantly, engaging students to encounter Jesus.
What are you excited about for Cross Timbers? Any big initiatives or dreams for the students?
I am excited to lead and grow CT Students to have both spiritual depth and wide influence in their schools and communities. It is my initiative to develop students into the world changers that God has called them to be and to courageously take the gospel wherever they may venture.
Personal hero / who has influenced you the most?
My former youth pastor and now missionary to Tanzania, Jimmy Abrams, has played a huge role in my life. From youth pastor, teacher, coach, mentor, and spiritual father his influence in my life has been monumental in shaping who I am today, not only as a minister, but as a person. He has led by example and although he now lives on the other side of the world, he continues to challenge me to be better in all areas of my life.
Filet Mignon cooked medium, sided with a loaded baked potato and blue cheese crumbled mac ’n cheese. Followed by a slice of red velvet cake!
Favorite Book / Current Book
My favorite book is The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning. I read this book for the first time at a pivotal time in my life where I needed to know the grace of God in a real and fresh way. It only gets better and better after each read and has sharpened me to my very core. The current book I am reading is The Bush Always Burns by Heath Adamson. This book presents the thought that no matter where we are, we stand on sacred ground and Jesus is ready to meet us in every moment.
Music, movies, podcasts, media, etc
When it comes to my music preference, I enjoy a wide variety of tunes. A small sample of my Spotify account includes artists such as John Mark McMillan, Needtobreathe, Hillsong, Lecrae, Andy Mineo and of course my favorite folk-alternative groups such as Band of Horses, The Head and The Heart, Mumford and Sons and Of Monsters and Men. Mostly, anything that can be sung loud in the car or shower will suffice me!
I am not a big podcast/blog type of guy, but I always try to catch Andy Stanley’s Leadership Podcast and stay updated on Tim Elmore’s blog. Those guys are intelligent and insightful on leadership and reaching this next generation.
As far as movies go, I really like movies that make me laugh, think and/or have a great soundtrack. Some of my favorite movies are Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Elizabethtown, and Guardians of the Galaxy. I am also a fan of funny TV shows like The Office and Parks & Recreation.
What’re you doing when you’re not being Pastor Chase?
In my down time, I enjoy adventuring around Texas with my wife. Particularly, stopping in Austin for her favorite ice cream and our favorite record shop. I enjoy living life outdoors, so any chance I get to kayak, hike or camp is a great day for me. I also really favor taking cruises with my wife – we try to make it happen every year or two and hope to take an Atlantic cruise sometime in the future!
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