Trinity United Methodist Church
Open hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors!
Service every Sunday at 10:00am
Children's church through 5th grade
Pastor Jun, Izumi and daughter Sara
Meet Trinity's new Pastor,
Jun Yoshimatsu was born and raised in Tokyo,Japan. His father is a pastor of the United Church of Christ in Japan stilltoday. He is married to Izumi; they had a baby girl, Sara, on March 13 thisyear. Jun came to the U.S. to study Fine Art at F.I.T. and Pratt Institute, yethe received God’s calling to Educational Ministry and then to Parish Ministry.He went to Drew Theological School for M. Div. and Yale Divinity for S.T.M. Healso received an Ed.D in Art from Teachers College of Columbia. He was ordainedto be a Deacon (Provisionary Elder) in 1995 and an Elder in 1997. He served theUMC of Park Ridge from 1995 to 2008, the Church of the Good Shepherd inBergenfield from 2008 to 2013. Also, he has ministered to the Japaneseresidents in New Jersey since 1991. He plays the guitar, sings praise-songs,and creates artworks. He loves biblical studies, history, and philosophy inaddition to art. He believes that a pastor is like a handyman/woman who can andmust do many things; yet, a pastor must be humble a servant as Jesus is.