Trinity Arts Foundation

We believe that art is meaningful, that stories are inspirational, that music is universal, that dance is beautiful, that creativity is valuable, and that God is good.

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Trinity Arts Foundation

About Us | Board Of Directors | Community Partners | Friends & Supporters | Help Us Do More


About Us


The Trinity Arts Foundation, in partnership with the Trinity Arts Center, is dedicated to a three-fold mission: developing high quality arts education programs that are consistent with Christian principles; supporting the personal, professional, and spiritual growth of Christian artists in the region; and creating opportunities for our students, instructors, and partners to serve, love, and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with those in the Johnson City and Tri-Cities communities.


Since 2006, the Trinity Arts Foundation, a non-profit 501c(3) organization, and the Trinity Arts Center, a multi-disciplinary arts school, have connected with students, parents, artists, teachers, and patrons to provide God-honoring arts education and performance opportunities in the Tri-Cities area. Through hundreds of educational workshops, classes, and live performances; and more than $350,000 in performance grants and educational scholarships, the Arts Foundation continues to press into its mission to support Christian musicians, dancers, actors, teachers, artists, writers, and directors who aspire to create educational programs and performance opportunities that balance excellence with accessibility, passion with purity, and truth with love. We believe that art is meaningful, that stories are inspirational, that music is universal, that dance is beautiful, that creativity is valuable, and that God is good. The arts can be used in a creative and powerful way, for His glory.


  1. The Trinity Arts Foundation operates with zero administrative costs, meaning that 100% of donations go toward programs, grants, and scholarships.
  2. Since 2006, we’ve awarded more than $350,000 in educational scholarships to low income students, and performance grants to local schools, theaters, and arts organizations.
  3. In the past two years, our Arts Give Back projects have awarded $10,000 to St. Jude Children’s hospital, $4,000 to local arts organizations, $10,000 to local elementary schools to supplement arts programming, and hosted six weeks of Move It Your Way dance workshops for special needs and wheelchair confined students.
  4. In December of 2016, we launched a building campaign for a fully modern, twelve-hundred seat, community performing arts center which, when completed, will offer a unique turn-key solution to local schools, churches, arts organizations, and individuals to bring a greater number of high-quality dance, theatre, and music performances to our community.
  5. On a weekly basis, the Trinity Arts Center serves about 10% of the families in Johnson City with school-age children.


Board Of Directors


Jamin Rathbun (President)
Brett Cole (Secretary)
Darla Kinser (Treasurer)
Missie Way
Jessica Luff
Trisha Nguyen
Rob Meier


Community Partners


Milligan College
State Of Franklin Healthcare Associates
Fox & Cole, PLLC
Darla Kinser, CPA
Chateau Selah
Watauga Orthopedics
Dr. Jim Brantner
Chick-fil-A
Rebecca Marr Photography
David Clapp Photography
Central Ballet Theatre
Living Stone Industries
Wells Fargo
Tina Wilson Photography


Friends & Supporters (based on 2016-2017 donations)


Founder – $10,000+

Brian & Missie Way


Champion – $5,000+

Michael & Violetta Ward


Leader – $2,500+

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Partner – $1,000+

Greg & Amber Stewart


Encourager – $500+

Tim & Christina Morgan

Kyle & Haylee Phillips


Supporter – $100+

Jim & Patricia Cathelyn

Celso & Vivien Ebeo

Andy & Lindsay Harman

Charles & Shannon Hensley

Tim & Christina Morgan

John & Karen Speropulos

Brian & Jennifer Trammell


Patron – $20+

Ashley Anderson

Tempa Bader

Eduardo & Cristy Balcells

Ben & Sara Butler-Lamie

Erin Carder

John & Kelly Cash

Jose & Shannon Castillo

Taylor & Aimee Corbett

JD & Nichole Coult

Tim & Marilee Crosby

Frank Lewis & Stella Dragovich

Carl & Jennifer Eilers

Thomas & Cortny Eorgan

Steven Freeman

Bryon & Malia Grant

Tina Gregg

Eric & Darcy Groen

Rod & Rosanne Haaland

Russell & Lori Haynes

James & Lynne Herndon

Rick & Dawn Hess

Woody & Pam Johnson

David & Abbi Kincaid

Sandra Laguardia

Andy & Julia Malcolm

Maggie McNally

Donald & Maud Mushayamunda

Jay Nelson

Tuan & Tricia Nguyen

Daryl & Beverly Pritchard

John & Jennifer Rice

Michael & Jen Schepers

Harry & Marjorie Shaefer

James & Sheryl Shipley

Winter Smith

Kevin & Jennifer Sweet

Wayne & Sarah Turbyfield

Rob & Holly Volz

Jana Webb

Walter & LaDonna West (MOMAC Art Studio)

Jennifer Yu


Help Us Do More


Click the button below to make a one-time donation or to set up recurring donations using your credit/debit card, bank, or PayPal account (a PayPal account is not required). The Trinity Arts Foundation operates with zero administrative costs, meaning that 100% of donations go toward programs, grants, and scholarships.


Trinity Arts Foundation | Arts Give Back
artsgiveback@trinityartsfoundation.com
909 Chase Drive
Johnson City, TN 37604.
(423) 926-6048