Who We Are
Trinity is a community centered in Christ, seeking to honor Christ in all we do. All who seek God are welcome, regardless of where they are on their faith journey. Trinity stands on God’s Word and is devoted to bringing the saving grace and love of Jesus Christ to all through worship, education for all ages, caring ministries and service – both here and abroad.
Growing in Christ, Sharing God’s Love
Our vision is to be a vibrant and nurturing community inviting all generations into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.
Deb Kielsmeier - Interim Pastor
Deb has been with Trinity as interim pastor since August of 2015. She previously served in youth and campus ministry, as a missionary in Kenya, and most recently as an associate pastor for several Twin Cities congregations. Deb has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies, a Master of Arts in Teaching, a Master’s of Divinity from Luther Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. Deb and her husband Jim love to travel to new places and learn new things. Together they have three grown daughters and six grandchildren. When Deb is not at Trinity, you can find her gardening, quilting, or playing with her grandkids.
Joa Sevlie - Children’s and Youth Director
Joa directs the youth and the children’s programs at Trinity. She is a graduate of Metropolitan State University and Bethel Seminary. Joa holds a Masters degree in Theology with an emphasis in Transformational Leadership, and a Certificate in Pastoral Counseling. Joa’s background includes work in a variety of settings (schools, hospitals and non-profits) with survivors of domestic violence and inner city youth and families struggling with issues of drugs, gang violence, and prostitution.
Joa loves teenagers and children. She is passionate about explaining God to them in ways that they understand, and to connect them with God through a hands-on approach.
Neal Strand - Choir Director
Neal has enjoyed all kinds of music from a very young age. He grew up in Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, where he met his wife Sandy and earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Business Administration. Neal works at General Mills during the day in information technology communication and training. In addition to making music, Neal enjoys photography and spending time with his wife Sandy and their children Peter and Kelsey.
Jane Wasiluk - Pianist and Music Coordinator
Jane grew up in northern Minnesota and has enjoyed being involved in a variety of church music since her teenage years. She has an undergraduate degree from Concordia College in Moorhead and a Master’s degree in music from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. During the day, she works at Travelers in St. Paul. Jane and her husband, Rick, enjoy spending time with their four grown children, traveling, running, and skiing.
Kim Vangsgard - Church Office Administrator
Kim earned an Associate’s Degree in Office Administration and enjoys using her skills and knowledge in the church environment. Active in the church throughout her life, Kim and enjoys expressing her faith through music, both voice and musical instrumentation. A native of White Bear Lake, Kim now lives in Stillwater with her husband Mark.
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