Pastor Jim

Pastor Jim Beranek and his wife, Jane, moved to Charles City in June 2011 when Pastor Jim assumed responsibilities as the pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church. Pastor Jim began his pastoral career in 1988 and has served in the Iowa Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church throughout his career. He attended Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, KY and graduated with a Master's of Divinity degree in 1988.

Pastor Jim and Jane are blessed with four daughters, two of whom are married, and wonderfully blessed with 10 beautiful grandchildren. Grandchildren, biking, running, and woodworking occupy Pastor Jim's time when not "pastoring".

Pastor Jim felt the beginnings of his call into the pastorate as a young boy and loves serving the Lord as a pastor. Preaching and teaching are his favorite duties as a pastor and he claims Mark 10:45 as his life verse:

"For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many."

Administrative Assistant

Welcome to Trinity! If you visit our church office our Secretary, Susan Dailey will be happy to assist you with your needs.

Susan and her family are residents of Charles City. Susan and her husband Pat have four children, two cats and one bird. Susan enjoys spending time with her family, photography, scrapbooking and gardening.

Susan has worked as a Methodist Secretary for many years, first at the Nashua United Methodist Church and most recently at Trinity. "I have been blessed to serve God and help each day to facilitate His work in this faith community."

Director of Discipleship

Heather Dixon joined Trinity's staff in June of 2015 from Wyoming. Heather is a native of Laramie, WY but most recently lived in Cheyenne, WY where she served her first church for over 4 years. She is a graduate of Central College in Pella and served in the United States Peace Corps in The Gambia, West Africa, post college graduation. Naturally, Heather enjoys the Rocky Mountains and all of God's creations. Her top passions in life are youth, camp, and missions. When Heather isn't leading crazy activities at the church, teaching bible studies, hanging out with the youth, attending as many as practical youth events (games, concerts, performances, etc); you'll find her spending time with her dog, Grady.

Church Treasurer

Joy Frank is the bookkeeper at Trinity United Methodist Church. Joy keeps track of everything from bill paying to endowment funds.

Joy has been a member of Trinity since 1967 when she moved to Charles City from California. She and her husband, Dale, will celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2012. They have two daughters, Kristin and Karen. Joy's hobbies include: photography, quilting, knitting, and gardening, collecting rocks, playing cards, motorcycling and traveling. But, she says, her most important hobby is spending time with her three grandchildren, Chase, Emily and Samuel.

Church Organist

Jeannine Mills was born and raised in Charles City and had been a member of Trinity United Methodist Church her whole life. She has brought her gift of music to Trinity for the past 40 years.

She is married to Gary Mills who started a plumbing and heating business in Charles City, but is now retired. Gary & Jeannine have 5 grown children and 8 grandchildren.

Her hobbies include quilting, knitting and reading.

Chancel Choir Director

Rae Rustad Asleson was born and raised in Preston, Minnesota, the daughter of LaVonne and the late Robert Hellickson. After graduating from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, with a BA in Music Education, she returned to teach in the communities of Wykoff and Preston. When Rae and her family moved to Charles City in 1990, she joined the Chancel Choir, becoming the director in 2004. She recently retired after 14 year of being the vocal music teacher at North Butler Community Schools in Greene. Rae and her husband Al have a daughter and son-in-law and two precious grandsons, who give new meaning to the word joy!

Handbell Choir Director

Tara Dean is a graduate of Wartburg College with a degree in Music Therapy and Music Education.  She has been teaching music, chorus and band at the Charles City Middle School for the last 12 years.  Her husband of 10 years, Mr. Josh Dean teaches at Carrie Lane High School and together they have a son, Blake, and daughter Nathalia.   

Parish Nurse

Karen Cutler, RN, BA is Trinity United Methodist church's volunteer Parish Nurse. Karen received her nursing degree from Iowa Lutheran School of Nursing and her BA from the University of Northern Iowa where she also did some graduate work in Health Education. She received her certification in Parish Nursing through Allen College, Waterloo, IA. In 2010 Karen became certified as a SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program) Counselor.

Karen's personal mission statement is to share the ministry of Jesus through care of the whole person by improving the health of the people in the faith community.

Sound Technician

Bryce Hamm is a senior at Charles City High School. He is involved in trapshooting and works part time at Hyvee in the meat department.

Church Custodian

Craig Hamm Joined our Trinity Family in 2013 and keeps the place sparkling clean. Craig and his wife Nikki are parents to Bryce and Justin. Craig is a Corvette enthusiast and owns a 1977 Corvette that he enjoys restoring. He likes to spend his free time watching his son Bryce in football, basketball and trap shooting.

601 Milwaukee Street
Charles City, IA 50616
Trinity United Methodist Church
Ph: (641) 228-5368
Fax: (641) 228-4911