Rev. Andy Behrendt
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.
Rev. Erin Coutts
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.
Alicia was selected to serve as Trinity’s first Administrator in January 2020. Concurrently, she also serves in the Wisconsin Army National Guard (WIARNG) and is Wisconsin’s first female field artillery officer. Alicia has a passion for volunteer work and currently serves in leadership positions for Badger Honor Flight and the Wisconsin National Guard Association. She hopes to get involved in volunteer capacities around Waupaca. Alicia earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in Political Science and Communication and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh in 2019.
Director of Music Ministries
Wanda has been employed at Trinity for 16 years, taking on fulltime leadership of the Music Ministry in 2006. She has a passion for music (having majored in it in college) and Christian ministry, so this was the perfect job for her. Wanda has especially enjoyed working with the many gifted musicians who are active in our congregation and feels blessed to have served Trinity throughout these years.
Building & Properties Supervisor
Mike began working at Trinity in 2017 and takes care of our church both inside and out. Originally from Stevens Point, Mike moved to the Town of Lind, where his grandparents were from, and enjoys working on the hobby farm he has created on his property. Mike is a very humble person and you will never hear him boast about his work. However, he often works long days, electing to volunteer extra hours to ensure our church is taken care of. Trinity has depended on him greatly through COVID-19 as we have established a lot of new procedures. Outside of work, he has one daughter named Maddie, who he spends a lot of time with. In his free time, Mike enjoys working outside and hanging out with his brother who lives down the street from him.
Sunday School Coordinator
Jean has been Trinity’s Sunday School coordinator since March of 1985. She just celebrated 35 years in this position. Her duties include planning activities for Trinity’s students ages 3 thru grade 5. These include Sunday school, Christmas programs, Jake the Pancake Man, Palm Sunday parade, vacation Bible school, plus more.
From Jean: “What a blessing this congregation and job have been to me. I have enjoyed watching students grow-up here and now their children are attending and participating in activities.”
Lori is an administrative professional, who has provided office support to the staff and assistance to Trinity members and visitors with inquiries since August 2017. She graduated with honors from Fox Valley Technical College with an administrative professional degree and is a member of the International Association of Administrative Professionals. It is a priority for her to have educational updates while working in this technical position. In her time away from work, she enjoys exploring God’s beautiful world on a zipline, running through airports, and tasting new cuisine!
Shannon and her family moved from Pensacola, Florida, to Waupaca in 1996, the same year they joined Trinity. After her two children started school, she became a high school English teacher, teaching at Waupaca High School and two other area schools during her career. She is a life-long gardener, an avid reader and writer, and a bit of a health nut. Over the years, Shannon has volunteered in many roles at Trinity. Currently, she serves on the Stewardship Team, where she exercises her language skills. It is a position she never knew she needed! She also serves on the team that built and planted the Memorial Garden. One thing Shannon has learned from volunteering at Trinity is that no matter what she is doing, she always has fun and works with wonderful people. She looks forward to being directly involved with all of you and helping you find a place to use your gifts and talents to serve God.
Delany is excited to work with everyone at Trinity, especially getting to know the youth. She is currently attending the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point as an education major. Delaney is a licensed foster parent and has worked with youth most of her life. She comes from a large family and grew up in Rosendale, a small town near Fond du Lac. Delaney spends most of her free time at her parents farm or out exploring nature. She enjoys camping and hiking as well as reading a good book at home. One of her favorite Bible verses is “Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.” -- 1 Timothy 4:12