Owner/Operator of Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern

Kim has served as the Owner/Operator of nationally-acclaimed Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern since 1997. She and her husband, Rob Garnas are the proud parents of Reynolds, a Trinity student (Class of 2025) and also hosted a Trinity student from China (Class of 2020). As long-time members of the Trinity community, both Kim and Rod are highly involved in school activities and can be found volunteering every chance they get.

Kim and Rod also head up the Second Empire 5K Classic hosted on Trinity’s campus each spring. They have been gracious to allow Trinity to benefit from this annual race that draws runners from all over as part of their Second Empire Grand Prix Series.

A graduate of Campbell University (by way of Meredith College), Kim has worked in property management and real estate over the years. An avid runner, Kim coaches the Trinity Middle School Cross Country team.

Kim’s heart for Trinity

We had such a strong feeling for Trinity, from the very beginning, that we have now purchased property and built a home adjacent to the campus. We believed strongly that our son would attend Trinity through 12th grade and have set our roots right next door to allow us to be highly involved with this unique community of faith and learning. We pray daily that the Lord will continue to guide us to live lives that shine His light so that others will be drawn to Trinity and ultimately to Him.