Clergy and Staff


Reverend Kim Coleman


The Reverend Kim L. Coleman has served as rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Arlington, Virginia since November 2002. An Episcopalian since 1993, Rev. Kim graduated cum laude from Virginia Theological Seminary in May 2001 and was ordained to the priesthood in December 2001. In addition to a Master of Divinity degree, Kim holds Bachelor of Arts degrees (1980) in Political Science and Economics from The Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pennsylvania. Prior to entering the ordination track, Kim pursued a career in the association management and human resources. Currently she serves as a Delegate to General Convention and member of the Union of Black Episcopalians and has served on both the Diocesan Standing and Executive Committees as well as an Adjunct Professor for VTS. Mother Kim believes in the therapeutic power of laughter and describes herself as a “committed, striving, often obedient yet still imperfect follower of Christ who loves sharing God’s joy with others.” Contact Rev. Kim via email at



Deborah Ellis

Preschool Executive Director, Trinity School of Early Learning

My name is Deborah Ellis and I am the Executive Director of Trinity School of Early Learning (TSEL) an outreach ministry of Trinity Episcopal Church (TEC). I joined the TEC family in August of 2007 under the Leadership of Rev. Kim Coleman. I am a wife, mother, grandmother and most importantly a Child of God. I attended the University of District of Columbia for Early Childhood Education where I received my Child Development Associate. I believe each child is a gift and how you open that gift determines what is inside. [read more] I have been in this field for over 25 years and know it is my calling from God. Although, I am an active member at my church I love to worship with Trinity when the opportunity presents itself. Being a part of Trinity has allowed me to experience and witness God in many forms. I am certainly better because of the relationship and look forward to witnessing where God is leading this ministry.


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Rienzie George Ferdinando


George has a lengthy work history in building maintenance and has improved and cared for Trinity’s facilities since 2003. By way of introduction, George writes: “My name is George Ferdinando. I have worked at Trinity Episcopal Church as Sexton for several years. Everyone is good to me including Rev. Kim and the rest of the staff and all the members I know. I also work at Hyatt Regency Bethesda in the Engineering Department. [read more] I take this opportunity to thank Rev. Kim and the rest of the members of this church who helped my son Yohan Ferdinando to travel to Sri-Lanka to help the tsunami victims.” George has received several commendations from his full time employer for work performed above and beyond the call of duty, worthy commendations we too affirm. Contact George through the church office at



Ann Frati


Ann Frati is a native of Northern Virginia having grown up in Alexandria. In the 70’s she lived in Germany and Memphis each for three years. She is married to her childhood sweetheart, Fil. She has one daughter, Christine and two grandchildren, Shannon 2 ½ years and Benjamin 2 ½ weeks. Ann has been working in the accounting field since the mid 80’s. [read more] Most of her work has been with non-profit organizations. She also works with small business owners to setup accounting systems and train employees. She is currently semi-retired and doing mostly consulting work. Ann is thrilled to be working with the Trinity Community. Contact Ann through the church office at