Trinity United Methodist Church
583 East Fremont Avenue • Sunnyvale, CA USA 94087

Phone 1 408 739-1601
Pastor: Jay Parr

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Jay Parr

Jay comes to Trinity UMC Sunnyvale with unique experiences as a pastor. As a life-long Methodist, he left a 25-year career in tech sales to attend seminary and become a pastor. His education includes a BA in biology from the University of Texas in Austin, an MBA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and a Masters in Divinity from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley. His best friend is his wife Bridget and they have four children. Their oldest, a son, is a senior in college; twin girls are freshmen in college; and the youngest girl is a sophomore in high school. His favorite sport to play is golf, although he is quick to inform you that his last name says nothing about his golf game.

When you ask Jay about the church, he talks about how important it is to have a culture of innovation and embracing new ideas. He believes we need to 're-think' church, as church cannot exist just within the four walls of the building. Church is about people in relationship with God and each otherout in the community and world. The Methodist slogan that best references this approach to church is "open hearts, open minds, and open doors."

 

 

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