“Faith is to believe what you do not see. The reward of faith is to see what you believe.”
– St. Augustine of Hippo
Trent was born in Norfolk, Virginia and at the age of seven was relocated to Miami Beach, Florida with his family. He developed a love of mathematics, science and electronics during his teenage years and eventually decided to major in mathematics and education in college. He obtained a teaching license and taught at a Catholic high school in Miami and later went on to serve as principal at another Catholic high school there and joined the faculty of St. John Vianney College Seminary which was located on the same campus.
Trent moved with his wife and four sons to Asheville in 1987, at which point he entered the education scene in Western North Carolina. He secured an adjunct professorship of mathematics and statistics at The University of North Carolina Asheville and a full-time position as chair of the mathematics department at Asheville- Buncombe Technical Community College. Trent also served a three-year term as a member of the Diocese of Charlotte School Board. He and his wife Celine enjoy spending time with their four grown sons and nine grandchildren.