Serving in Christ's Love and Sharing the Good News

Our Staff

The pastors at Trinity Lutheran believe the church is a faith community that excels in bringing the good news of God's unconditional love alive in people's lives.

Pastor Brian Mortenson

Pastor Brian is a graduate of Luther Seminary. In 2017 he completed training on Intentional Interim Ministry at Luther Seminary. He is currently under call through the Rocky Mountain Synod at a large church in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He previously served as an interim pastor in Sioux Falls. Additionally, Pastor Brian has more than 17 years experience as President and CEO of two medical foundations. Prior to that, he served as Senior Pastor at First Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Contact Brian Mortenson, Interim Lead Pastor
                        Phone Extension 216

 

Pastor Sarah Semmler Smith

Pastor Sarah is originally from New London, MN and was new to the Trinity staff in 2013. After graduating from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, she completed studies at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and served as pastor at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Stanley, WI. Pastor Sarah is energized by helping others see God at work in their lives and nurturing the development of faith in children, youth and families.

                        Contact Sarah Semmler Smith, Pastor
                        Phone Extension 217

 

Pastor Brahm Semmler Smith

Pastor Brahm is originally from Whitewater, WI. He graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN and the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. He served as pastor of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Cornell, WI before coming to Trinity in 2013. Pastor Brahm enjoys forming life-giving relationships in faith communities and working with youth.

            Contact Brahm Semmler Smith, Pastor
                      Phone Extension 213

 

 

Pastor Natalie Leske

Pastor Natalie was raised in Fridley, MN. She studied Elementary Education at St. Cloud State University, then served as an ELCA missionary in Cameroon, W Africa as teacher and director of the American School. She attended Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN. Natalie has served in the NW Synod of WI in various calls for over 20 years. She is excited about her new position as Pastor of Care and Concern at Trinity. Natalie is passionate about life long learning and finds it gratifying to teach Christian Spiritual Formation at the NW Synod of WI’s Lay School of Ministry and teaching prayer practices whenever she gets the opportunity.

Contact Natalie Leske, Pastor
Phone Extension 215

 

Ministry Directors

 


Shirley Sands, Worship and Music Director

Phone Extension 214


Pat Garber, Director of Visitation Ministries

 

Vicki Dueringer, Parish Nurse
Phone Extension 208

 

Children's Ministries Team

Sara Reed, Director of Children's Ministries
Phone Extension 218

 


Heather Day, Children's Ministries Assistant
Phone Extension 207

 

Youth Ministry Team

Ashley Olson,
Youth Ministry Coordinator: Middle School

Phone Extension 209

Sara Reed
Youth Ministry Coordinator: High School

Phone Extension 218

Noah’s Ark Preschool and Early Childhood Enrichment

Marlee Knickerbocker, Preschool Director
Phone Extension 205


Cassie Brenden, Preschool Teacher

 

Jill Kasmarek, Preschool Teacher

Jeanne Cooper, Enrichment Teacher

Sandy Moszer, Enrichment Teacher

Ashley Olson, Enrichment Teacher

Alicia Strozinsky, Enrichment Teacher

Ministry Support

Lucinda Kemmet, Coordinator of Community Connections

Amber Moltzau, Office Administrator
Phone Extension 203

Cindy Beck, IT Director and Ministry Assistant
Phone Extension 201

Gail Brian, Financial Ministry Assistant
Phone Extension 204

Becky Ragsdale, Communication Ministry Assistant

 

Sharry Hebert, Food Pantry Coordinator

Jessie Strey, TGIF Kitchen Coordinator

Brian and Kris Pressler, 10:30 Worship Service Assistants

Choir Directors

Gary Rambo, Senior Choir Director
Corinne Gransee Paral, Totally Joyous Christians, Jesus & Me and Celebration Singers Director
Jeanne Cooper, God's Little Singers Director
Ryan Poquette, Trinity Tollers Director
Shirley Sands, Harmony In Spirit Director
Andy Hofer, Crossword Youth Band Director
Lynn Buske, Liturgical Dance Group Director

Congregational President

Tami Satre

Building and Grounds Maintenance

Don Peterson, Facilities Director
Sheri Buening

Nursery Attendants

Malissa Dahlstrom, Kate Niesen, Grace Baumgardner

Mission Partners

Maranatha Church in Kingston, Jamaica
Blantyre Lutheran Parish in Malawi, Africa
Patrick and Jacqueline Bencke, Kumamoto-she, Japan

Worship Schedule

Sunday Worship
8:15 A.M. (Traditional)
9:45 A.M. (Contemporary)
10:30 A.M. (Casual in the Chapel September-May)

Wednesday Worship
6:30 P.M.
September-April Only

Office Hours

Monday-Friday
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Quick Links

I'm New

God's Work. Our Hands

Worship Assistants

Living Faith: Stories of God's Grace

 

Latest News

2017 Annual Report

This Week at Trinity Announcement Page

Current Weekly E-News Blast

Current Monthly Newsletter

Trinity's Food Pantry Monthly Newsletter

View the Trinity Calendar

Read other latest news articles.

 

Upcoming Events

October 16, Galations Bible Study, 6:00 P.M., Room 208

October 16, Trinity Page Turners Book Club, 6:30 P.M., Library

October 21, Monthly Healing Service, 9:15 A.M., Chapel

October 21, Shirley Sands Retirement Reception, 9:15 & 10:40 A.M., Trinity Room

October 23, Noah's Ark Spaghetti Supper, 4:00 P.M., Trinity Room

October 23, Good God Books, 6:00 P.M., Fireside Room

 

 

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