A unique community of believers

Trinity celebrated 100 years of being part of the West Bend community in 2022. You can find us on the corner of 7th Avenue and Elm Street. Handicap entrances are located on the west side of the building (upper parking lot off the alley) and/or on the south side of the building (lower parking lot). Our mission is to ‘Share the love and promise of God’ and our welcome is wide open.

Trinity is part of the greater ELCA synod. We were the first Reconciling in Christ congregation in Washington County. We believe this is Christ‘s church and, as such, there is a place for you here—come as you are.Trinity is a unique community of believers made up of people just like you who are searching for answers, meaning and focus in a world that is ever-changing. We know we are not perfect, but we strive to be a warm and diverse community where all are valued equally, where ‘real life’ is welcome and where we know that God’s love and grace for each of us is unstoppable.

Open ended invitation

We invite you to join us as you are able and to come as you are, because you are welcome here. If you can, join us on Sunday mornings at 9:30 for our Created to Praise worship and then stay afterward for coffee hour — it is a great time to connect with members in a casual setting. When you are not able to be here in person, check out our online worship and weekly devotion opportunities that you can access through this website, as well as on YouTube and Facebook. Please contact our office or pastors with any questions you might have. 

Trinity Staff

Pastor David Schoob

Pastor David Schoob

Co-Pastor

Pastor Cristy Schoob

Pastor Cristy Schoob

Co-Pastor

Sue Walker

Sue Walker

Parish Coordinator

Hazel Griffin

Hazel Griffin

Music Coordinator

Alyssa Brockman

Alyssa Brockman

Children's Ministry Coordinator

Sandy Poenitsch

Sandy Poenitsch

Communication Coordinator

Karen Sparks

Karen Sparks

Financial Clerk

Phil Wagner

Phil Wagner

Facilities Manager

Trinity Congregation/Church Council

Anita McClain | PRESIDENT – Community Building
Charlotte Butzler | CO-VP– Faith Development
Todd Markgraf | CO-VP – Property
Greg McMahon | TREASURER – Finance
John Kenworthy – TBA
Suzanne Barker – Stewardship
Penny Bergerud
– Community Building
Cheryl Scaffidi
– Worship & Music
Mike Kapler
– Property
Renee Thacker
– TBA
Jim Winkler
– TBA

Ministry Teams: Outreach, Worship & Music, Faith Development, Stewardship, Community Building, Ministry Support, Property, Invitation, Finance, Technology

The Congregation Council (Church Council) is essentially the board of directors for the congregation. The Council has general oversight of the life and activities of this congregation and, in particular, its worship life, to the end that everything be done in accordance with the Word of God , the faith and practice of the ELCA and the decisions of the congregation as a whole (as expressed through congregational meetings and the constitution of the congregation). Each council member serves as a representative on at least one of Trinity’s ministry teams (committees). Members of the council serve for three years and are elected at the annual congregational meeting. The council normally meets once a month.

 Trinity’s seeds planted over 100 years ago!

 

 

Trinity has been in the West Bend community for more than 100 years. Starting with a handful of determined Charter members, Trinity has been blessed with a century of leaders (clergy and lay persons alike) who brought their own passion and vision to the ministry of this church. Each of them—having given so much of themselves to this very special church family—has shaped who we are today and their footprints will always be part of what is yet to come.

 

With the first 100 years behind us, a new century of doing ministry has begun. We know if we stay steadfast, following the loving example of our Lord, we can confidently and enthusiastically look forward to continuing ministries already established, and to commit ourselves to those ministries that are yet to unfold. And, through it all, God’s love and grace remain. Thanks be to God!