TRINITY COUNCIL

  • Stephen Johnson
    Stephen Johnson

    President
    Steve has served on Council for 4 terms and has been President 4 times. Steve was baptized and confirmed at Trinity. He would like to see the Council focus more on Trinity’s ministry vision and long-Range planning.





  • Christie Gonwa
    Christie Gonwa

    Treasurer
    Christie feels fortunate to have been a Trinity member for 50 years with a lifelong Christian upbringing. Her background is working primarily in finance in not-for-profit health care and care management. She is presently retired. Christie is happily married to Bill and they have one son, Matthew, who lives in DePere. She is grateful to be involved in promoting the ministries of Trinity.

  • David Leder
    David Leder

    Secretary
    Dave has been involved at Trinity Lutheran in the following capacities: Worship Assistant, Visitation, Communion, Stewardship/Missions Committee, Stewardship for All Seasons, Council Committee, and Bible Study leader. As we move in new and exciting directions here at Trinity, Dave hopes to be a part of shaping that direction with the congregation, looking at the vision and focus we are taking will be an exciting time.

  • Greg Hansen
    Greg Hansen

    Greg is in his first full year serving on Church Council, having filled in for a vacant spot made available earlier in 2019. He has been serving on the Stewardship for all season's team and now serves as the Chairman for the Stewardship Committee. Greg hopes to continue the development of the congregations understanding of how their resources can reflect that of Jesus' teachings.




  • Al Kjelland
    Alan Kjelland

    Alan is in his second year of serving on the Council, it being the second time he has served in the 10 years he has been a member of TLC. Alan enjoys serving on the Council because it gives him insight into the many things that occur during worship and non-worship events. Alan also serves to provide input into the committees he is on.





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    Jeff Anderson

    Jeff and his family have been members of Trinity Lutheran Church since the fall of 2010 when they first moved to Waupaca. He is currently serving his first term on Council. He has enjoyed the opportunity to get to know the Trinity community and serve as an usher and an elder. Congregational Council provides him with the opportunity to give back to the church community that has supported himself and his family over the past decade. He looks forward to working on behalf of the congregation to guide the mission of Trinity Lutheran Church.

  • Diane Opperman
    Bruce Anderson

    Bruce has been a member of Trinity since his family moved here 23 years ago. He has been involved in the community on the School Board, Boy Scouts, Middle/High School Cross Country, and Youth Baseball. Bruce has served in various supportive roles here at Trinity. He looks forward to taking a more proactive role on the congregation leadership team.


  • Don Morgan
    Don Morgan

    Don is in his fifth year on the Church Council as well as his fifth year as Chairman of the Property & Grounds Committee. Don and his wife, Bev, have been members of TLC 26 years. His short-term goal is to see the church back open for in-person worship as soon as possible. Don and Bev miss seeing and visiting with their Christian support group and pray for the church to open up soon in order for Christians to gather together.


  • Deb Kinison
    Deb Kinison

    This is Deb’s third time serving on council. As a member of Trinity, she feels she has a responsibility to serve where and when she can to help in decision making for the betterment of our members and to call-equip-send members where needed in our church community and Waupaca community.



  • Bonnie Pegel
    Bonnie Pegel

    I have been a member of Trinity with my family since 1976. I have 3 married daughters with 7 grandchildren. My grandparents and my father were charter members of Trinity. This is my 2nd year and my second time on council, serving on the governance task force and former Membership Membership and Evangelism committee. I am active in Trinity's music ministry and women's ministry. I have also served on synod council. I love the direction that Trinity is heading and happy to be assisting in this venture.

  • Kim Rowland

    Kim is starting her second year of her second term on Church Council. She is also on the Family and Youth Team. Kim and her family have been members for 12 years. She would like to work on encouraging young families to become more involved in Trinity's ministries.







  • Elizabeth Boehnlein
    Elizabeth Boehnlein

    Elizabeth has been teaching and helping with Sunday School for 6 years. She has also helped with confirmation and middle school lock-ins, participated in Crossover on Wednesday nights and attended the National Youth Gathering in Houston, TX as well as a trip to Erie, Pennsylvania with the church youth group. Elizabeth chose to serve on the council as a voice for the youth. She hopes to continue to make it even better and to have a powerful impact on many people’s lives.


  • Heidi Fischer
    Heidi Fischer

    Heidi has truly enjoyed her journey through faith to the platform Trinity has provided. She has been a chaperone on numerous youth events, including Group Leader for faith ventures to Montana and Pennsylvania. Heidi has sat on the Family and Youth Committee, relished being a group leader for confirmation classes for 5 years, plus volunteered at many of Trinity’s long-time events like the pancake supper. Recently, she has been enriched from making phone calls to the older, wiser, Lutheran in our congregation. Heidi is very excited for the opportunity to serve in this capacity.

  • Laura Reynolds
    Laura Reynolds

    Laura had the opportunity to be involved with the Banner Committee and to serve on the Health Committee. After having been nominated for the council position and prayerful consideration, she accepted the nomination.









  • Susan Harrington
    Susan Harrington

    As a lifelong member of Trinity, Sue has been involved in several capacities. She taught Sunday School and was also involved in confirmation for many years. Currently she is a prayer partner for one of her former third grade students. Sue and her husband have also served as Elders for many years. As a Church Council member, she hopes to represent Trinity in a positive light and encourage my fellow council members as we strive to make decisions that will impact all Trinity members. Philippians 4:13




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Trinity Lutheran Church
Address: 206 E. Badger St., Waupaca, WI 54981
Phone: (715) 258-7688
Fax: (715) 258-0426
Email: trinity@tlcwaupaca.org