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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Trinity Lutheran School is honored to have Mr. Kyle Motzkus as School Principal and Teacher for Grades 4-5-6.  For the 2017-2018 school year, Mr. M will be teaching 5th and 6th Grades!

Kyle Graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin.  He has taught at various school in Iowa and Wisconsin.

Kyle accepted the Call to Trinity at the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year.

Secretary, Church and School

Jayna Zobel

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I am so very grateful to be here at Trinity!

My family (Scott) and I have been with Trinity for 8 years. Originally from Indiana, married highschool sweetheart and here we are 30 years later. My two children are Nathan (Saphire) Zobel and Rachel (Chris) Durjak. Ronnie and Holly-Belle are my two grandchildren.

I love reading, crafts,  my chickens and Quackpak (my duck).

Hopefully, my husband will take me to Italy next year as I love to travel...will update as situation develops.


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 is teaching at Trinity!

Kelly Pieper is our new 4K Teacher. She has excellent credentials and a stellar record from UW Platteville. Kelly brings a youthfulness and excitement to Trinity.

We are excited to announce that next school year, 2017-2018 Miss Pieper will be a full time teacher at Trinity.  She will be teaching 1st and 2nd grades!

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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