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Deacon Wilfred Bentley

Executive Director of Operations

Deacon Bentley has a BS degree in Business Administration and an MS in Business Administration from Wayne State University, and has worked in the automotive, trucking, banking, and not-for-profit industries. He is responsible for directing, managing, administering, and coordinating the physical plant, properties, operations, and administrative departments and related contracts and insurances required to support activities of Trinity UCC, its properties and affiliates and manages the multiple properties and facilities of the church, including, but not limited to construction, leasing, repair, and maintenance. He is joined in holy matrimony to Rev. Dr. Vanessa Lovelace and has three children, Christopher, Shauna and Khalil.


Daryle Brown

Executive Director of Multi-Media Communications

Daryle Brown is responsible for the cohesive development of strategic marketing plans and contributes to core messaging for the promotion of Trinity United Church of Christ, Imani Village, Endeleo, and the Akiba Bookstore, through quality production of collateral using traditional and digital media, and facilitates audio/visual, streaming, and broadcasting of worship services and events.


After completing his degree in Financial Administration at Michigan State University, Daryle began a 30-year career in a wide variety of marketing and product development roles, spending 17 years in the “Bell” System, and the balance of time at USRobotics, 3Com, and a short stint as a contractor at Abbott International. Daryle is privileged to be married for 28 years, to Cecile Keith Brown, and they are blessed with two daughters, Nia and Camara.


Rev. Dr. Stacey Edwards-Dunn

Executive Minister of Community Engagement and Transformation

Rev. Dr. Stacey Edwards-Dunn holds a Doctor of Ministry from McCormick Theological Seminary and a Masters of Divinity from Virginia Union University’s Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology, in addition to degrees in chemistry and biology, and a Masters of Public Health from Indiana University. She has been married to Earl Dunn for six years.


Her responsibilities include developing, implementing, and providing leadership and effective management of outreach and community engagement strategic plans for Trinity UCC, Imani Village, and Endeleo Institute. She is charged with mobilizing efforts of community and church-based organizations for outreach and transformational engagement in our community, city, outlying areas, and around the world related to evangelism and program and project activities.


Ebony Only

Executive Director of Human Resources

Ebony D. Only has been a member of Trinity United Church of Christ since 1988, and she provides care, education and coaching to the Team of Trinity, encouraging engagement and accountability. She develops and manages programs, policies, and procedures for sourcing, recruitment, hiring, retention, alternative staffing and has extensive knowledge in organizational design, training/development and effectiveness; total compensation, performance management; team member relations, life-balance and conflict resolution for pastoral and lay team members, interns, volunteers and community service workers.
She holds a Masters of Ministry from Lee University, Masters of Human Resources from Fort Hays State University and is a certified Business Manager and Human Capital Strategist with over 20 years of experience. She has served as Vice President of Administration and Chief People Officer with professional service firms and not-for-profit organizations, including Andersen Consulting, Merchants Credit, and University Health Systems, ranging in size from 500 to 4,500 employees with revenues of up to $250 billion.


Rev. Mark A. Smith

Executive Minister of Stewardship 

Rev. Mark Anthony Smith, is responsible for clarifying, broadening, preaching, and teaching the understanding of the biblical concept of stewardship and generosity as a year-round, whole-life spiritual practice, enabling us to integrate a stewardship culture into every aspect of Trinity United Church of Christ. Rev. Mark accounts for, reports against, evaluates fiscal impact, and manages cash-flow related to the budgeted and available fiscal resources for the delivery of ministry and operations.


He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Masters of Divinity degree from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University. Rev. Mark was ordained in 2010, after serving as Minister of Youth at First Union Baptist Church in Tappahannock, Virginia.