Staff
Pastor

Matthew Gehrke

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Pastor Gehrke was installed as Trinity’s pastor on Dec. 14, 2014.  He came to Trinity after serving at a congregation in Southern Illinois for over 8 years.  Although he came to Trinity from Illinois, he was born and raised in Wisconsin, calling the small town of Mondovi home.  He graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin in 2002 and Concordia Seminary in St. Louis in 2006.  He is excited to share Jesus with others because Jesus is the one thing that everyone needs.  He loves watching sports, especially the Packers, and playing sports, including basketball and tennis.  He also loves playing board games.


School Principal & Gr. 5-6

Kyle Motzkus

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I received a degree in Education, minor in History from Concordia University in Mequon, WI. I began my teaching career in West Bend, WI. I have taught in Milwaukee, Ft Dodge, IA, Rantoul, WI, where I was the Principal and upper grade teacher.  I was interim Principal, athletic director and teacher in multiple elementary and upper grade schools.

I love to watch the children I teach grow both academically and spiritually. I like to focus my teaching on basic no nonsense skills, where I can customize my teaching to the individual needs of each student. I feel it is critically important to address the needs of a child both academically and spiritually in a Christ centered environment. I once wrestled a polar bear to save an inuit village in Northern Canada.

I love various types of sports, Go Packers, Blues, Brewers, Cardinals, Badgers, and many others too numerous to list. I love to BBQ, grilling with my children and my lovely young bride, Sabrina. I am most proud of my three sons, Vin, Che and Drew, and of course Trevor and Mariah. 


Secretary, Church and School

Heidi Klave

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Heidi Klave has served Trinity from August 2005-July 2016 and then resumed her position at Trinity in Aug. 2017.  She was born in Connecticut and raised all over the eastern United States.  In 1996 she joined the U.S. Air Force.  While there, she met and married Tracy and they have been happily married for 20+ years.  They have two sons that were raised at Trinity.  Her hobbies include anything crafty or creative.  If you have a question at Trinity, stop in the office, and she will have an answer for you.

 


Teacher 4K & Kindergarten

Laurie Jonas

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Laurie Jonas has served Trinity since 1995, first teaching preschool and presently teaching kindergarten.  She was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI.  In 1980, she graduated from Concordia University in St. Paul, MN with a Bachelor of Science degree.  She taught in Iowa for 4 years before returning to her home state of Wisconsin. 

Mrs. Jonas defines her teaching in her mission statement which is simple but truly rewarding - To LIVE for Jesus, LOVE as Jesus, LEAD to Jesus.

She enjoys traveling as she has been to many of the states as well as Israel and Egypt.

Mrs. Jonas will be teaching 4k and Kindergarten in the 2017-2018 school year.


Teacher Grades 1 & 2

Kelly Pieper

Kelly graduated summa cum laude from UW-Platteville in 2015.  Prior to the 2017-2018 school year, Miss Pieper began her career teaching 4K at Trinity.

Miss Pieper grew up in Wisconsin Dells and attended Trinity when she was 4 years old.

Miss Pieper feels blessed to have the opportunity to glorify God in her classroom each day.  She is looking forward to teachining full time this year and working with the wonderful children of Trinity.


Teacher Grades 3 & 4

Rachel Flippo

Mrs. Rachel Flippo is Trinity's 2nd and 3rd Grade Teacher.  She is also the music teacher.  Mrs. Flippos will be teaching 3rd and 4th grades in 2017-2018 school year.

Mrs. Flippo graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin and previously taught in Fort Wayne, Indiana before accepting the call to Trinity at the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year.

 


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