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

Andrew Montgomery

Principal-Trinity Lutheran School
Since July 2021
Ext. 240


Renee Wick-Brink
Renee Wick-Brink

Church Administrative Assistant
Since 2020

Ext. 221

Gretchen 367
Gretchen Lynch

School Administrative Assistant
Since 2009
Couple of Things About Me:

“The Will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.”

Jenn L’Amas

School Bookkeeper
Since 2023

Ext. 242
Couple of Things About Me:

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

Eric Mooney

Director of Small Group Ministry
I joined Trinity in April 2011. Director of Small Groups since 2022
Couple of Things About Me:

I love swimming, cycling, and standup-paddleboarding.

“Our citizenship is in heaven.”

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Victoria West

Admissions Director
Since February 2020
Couple of Things About Me:
I love God, my husband, and my two daughters. Love spending time with my family at home, riding bikes and being outside all summer long.
Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Dan Plattner

Director of Youth and Children’s Ministry
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.