What We Believe

Our Mission at Trinity is to make salvation in Christ known; building personal relationships with Him and one another. Who He is and what we believe can be summarized below. At Trinity, you will find people like you who have questions in life and who want to learn and grow.
  • We believe that the only true God is the Triune God; one God made of three distinct and separate persons. He is revealed in the Bible as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe that God desires all people to be saved and know the truth.
  • We believe Jesus Christ – both true man and true God – redeemed all people through His life, death and resurrection. He is our only Savior from sin, death, and the devil. The good news of our salvation in Jesus Christ is called “the Gospel.”
  • We believe that the Holy Spirit brings us to and keeps us in saving faith through God’s Word, Holy Baptism and The Lord’s Supper.
  • We believe that God works through the church as He equips and empowers believers to serve Him by serving others and sharing the good news about Jesus.
We are a Lutheran congregation, affiliated with The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS). By visiting their site, you can find more information about:

Say hello to the Leadership Team at Trinity Lutheran Church and School

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord… It is the Lord Christ.” Colossians 3:23-24

Pastor Paul Strand

Senior Pastor
Since 1988Ext. 222
Couple of Things About Me: 
I love my grandchildren Miles, Lucas, Elaina and Cecilia more than anything.
“Faith has to be stronger than Fear!”

 

Pastor Rick Schauer

Associate Pastor
Since November, 2002Ext. 223
Couple of Things About Me:
I love my family and I travel often, especially to golf courses and restaurants.
“Lord, there’s nothing today that You and I can’t handle together!”

Mistee Plattner

Business Manager
Joined Trinity 2012, became Business Manager 2015
Ext. 228
Couple of Things About Me:
Love spending time with family and friends, taking vacations, entertaining, game night, horseback riding and boating
“Luck Is What Happens When Preparation Meets Opportunity.” -Seneca

Jerry Gliege

Principal-Trinity Lutheran School
Since June, 2016
Ext. 240
Couple of Things About Me:
Loves the outdoors, family and little kids laughing.
“I haven’t failed, I’ve just found ten thousand ways that don’t work” Thomas Edison

Gretchen Lynch

School Administrative Assistant
Since 2009
Couple of Things About Me:
I love to knit!
“The Will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.”

Cecile Fortin

School Bookkeeper
Since 2009
Couple of Things About Me:
I’m an avid sky-diver!
#Problem Solver

Andrew (Drew) Denlinger

Director of Contemporary Worship & Creative Media
Since December, 2007
Couple of Things About Me:
Loves concerts, bonfires, swing-sets and fun people.
“Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.” -Francis Chan

Annette (Nettie) Schuman

Director of Small Group Ministry
Came to Trinity November, 2000 Director of Small Groups since 2016
Couple of Things About Me:
Loves Nature Hikes, Scrapbooking, Fitness, and Bible Studies|
“It’s not about you” – Rick Warren from The Purpose Driven Life

Kathy Gilmore

Director of Connections
Working for Trinity since 2009
Couple of Things About Me:
Loves reading, gardening, baking, spending time with family & Disney.
“This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24

Melissa Basile

Admissions Director
Since 2015
Couple of Things About Me:
“Dad-joke” teller, black coffee drinker, cook book collector, air guitar enthusiast, and animal lover
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Lisa Redmond

Director of Children’s Ministries
Since 2016
Couple of Things About Me: 
I love storytelling and going to literary events.
“Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20

Gail Larson

Director of Youth Ministry
Since March of 2015

Couple of Things About Me:
I like so many things! People, kids (mine especially!) and outside adventures!
“You can’t change how people treat you or what they say about you. All you can do is change how you react to it.” –Mahatma Gandhi

Dan Plattner

Director of Fellowship
Since 2014
Couple of Things About Me:
I love my family, golf, boating, vacations, fishing and entertaining.
“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!”

Jason Michalec

Organist & Handbell Director
Since October 2016
Couple of Things About Me:
I love organs! I enjoy playing, tuning, and repairing them.

Jo Rodenburg

Senior Choir Director
Since 2015

Ron Rezek

Building Manager
Since December, 2008
Couple of Things About Me:
Deep down I’m a softie!
“I am celebrating my 50th year here at Trinity and I am looking forward to the next 50 here in God’s Grace!”