TRINITY COUNCIL

  • David Leder
    David Leder

    President
    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.




  • Heidi Fischer
    Heidi Fischer

    Vice-President
    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.

  • Heidi Fischer
    Kerry Lueders

    Secretary
    I have been a part of Trinity my whole life, being involved in different aspects as the years have gone by. I decided that the time was right to say yes to the call of being on church Council. I am looking forward to adding another voice to the wide range of people that make up Trinity Lutheran Church.







  • Al Kjelland
    Rev. Andy Behrendt

    Lead Pastor
    Pastor Andy was first called to Trinity as associate pastor of family life and youth. Installed in the church basement during a 2010 tornado warning, he became lead pastor at the end of 2019, just in time for a pandemic. Pastor Andy is a former newspaper reporter and occasionally still moonlights as an improvisational comedian. He’s married to Tracy, the Waupaca Historical Society’s director. Raised in the Green Bay area by an ELCA pastor and a piano teacher, “PA” is now a dad to two boys of his own, Ben and Christian. The four Behrendts feel enormously blessed to be part of the Trinity community.

  • Deb Kinison
    Rev. Erin Coutts

    Associate Pastor
    Pastor Erin was called to Trinity as the associate pastor after serving a congregation in International Falls, Minnesota for her first call. She was raised in southeastern Wisconsin and received a Bachelor of Arts from UW-Madison in 2013, as well as a Master of Divinity from Luther Seminary in 2018. In her spare time, Pastor Erin love to read, go on walks, play board games, and make crafts.





  • 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.





  • Bonnie Pegel
    Lisa Zube

    My family and I are newer members of the church with three young children. I want to take a more active role in the church to be a part of the Waupaca community. I think it is important to be a part of the council so the next generation has a voice since I have a young family.





  • 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


  • 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.



  • Bonnie Pegel
    Cheryl Sletten




    Hello, I'm Cheryl Sletten. Paul and I moved to Waupaca in 2011 and joined Trinity especially for it's large and vibrant youth groups as our daughter was in 7th grade at that time. We have 3 grown children and 2 wonderful daughters-in-law. I'm very excited to be on the Church Council at a time when we're contemplating where we are as a congregation and ways we can have more meaningful opportunities to connect with each other and our wider community.
  • Jeff Anderson
    Nick Barden

    I grew up in West Bend, WI and graduated high school there. I then moved to Wausau where I was a forester and met my wife Erin. We have been married for 13 years now, and have three children (Annaleigh 11, Madalynn 10, and Conner 8). I have changed careers since being a forester and have been a Safety Manager for the last 12 years. When there is free time, my family and I enjoy outdoor activities such as biking, fishing, swimming and kayaking.



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Address: 206 E. Badger St., Waupaca, WI 54981
Phone: (715) 258-7688       Fax: (715) 258-0426
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