A New Season of Ministry

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email our Council Representative- Lisa Beatty at    lbeatty@wishcom.net


The Search Process... IS OVER!!!

The votes are in! With a 93.4% of the congregational vote affirming our pastoral candidate, we would like to welcom Jeremiah Gomez as our new Pastor at Trinity Church. Jeremiah will be installed on Sunday, June 11th, 2023.  Please plan to attend this special ceremony as we will also be commissioning Pastor Brian as our Church Revival Missionary.  Thank you all for praying. 

"The best is yet to come!"


June 11th 9:00 am - Pastor Jeremiah will be Installed as our new pastor.  Pastor Brian will also be installed in Church Revival Missions.  Please join in the celebration. 





1 May 2023


Trinity Family -


I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. ~ Psalm 32:8

This passage is one of my favorites--it's a weekly reminder that pops up on my phone, a promise I have seen God fulfill many times in many ways. I'm confident the way he has worked in this season of search and transition at Trinity is one of those examples of this promise fulfilled for you and for the Gómez family together.


I am so grateful and humbled by the call to serve as Trinity's next senior pastor. I want you to know this is not an invitation I take lightly. It is a sacred trust and high calling, one in which I am desperate for Holy Spirit's anointing and enabling.


As we step into the next season of chasing after God's goodness for the sake of the world, know I am continuing to pray for you. I invite you to join me in seeking God for a fresh outpouring of his love and power in and through the Trinity family. I am asking for him to purify us, sustain us, empower us, and advance his Kingdom through us, even as we rest in his goodness.


I want to express how grateful I am for your prayers and faithful pursuit of God's good, pleasing, and perfect will. I'm especially thankful for Pastor Brian and his family as they have sought to honor God not only through long, faithful, and fruitful service but in transitioning well as an expression of sacrificial love for God and for us. I am grateful for and proud of the Call Committee--Arnie, Aryn, Danielle, Kevin, and Lisa--and their diligent, tireless work in the midst of real spiritual battle; they have exemplified what it means to choose collective discernment over personal preference, unity over selfishness, and joyful submission to the Spirit.


Trinity, may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. ~Ephesians 3:18-19


The best is yet to come,



We’re prayerfully entered the process of searching for a new Senior Pastor, and our Call Committee is an integral part of this process. The team is composed of a diverse group of volunteers and members of our Council who are deeply committed to our church family. Vanderbloemen was hired and the process has started with a survey that the congregation recently filled out. 


Vanderbloemen is :

- A Christian executive search organization with the largest church database of over 85,000 candidates

- Call committee and Council met in person with our consultant in mid September to develop a search profile that Vanderbloemen will use to find our candidates

- Their staff has more seminary and theological experience than any other search firm with 200+ collective years of church leadership

- Vanderbloemen believes in their hiring process so much that they actually guarantee it for 2 years

-Per their website: "We’ve worked with 50+ denominations across the theological spectrum, and there is no Christian organization too small or too big for us.  

We love the “big C” Church and believe that it deserves the very best. Serving the Kingdom is the heartbeat of our organization and what drives our work each day. Our desire is to provide comprehensive people solutions to the Church so that it can fulfill its greatest potential here on Earth."


The steps:

1.  Vanderbloemen announces the open position, leverages their network, and contacts potential candidates to apply.

2.  All candidates apply for the role through Vanderbloemen.

3. Vanderbloemen interviews applicants and approves viable candidates for Trinity’s Call Committee to review.

4. Trinity's Call Committee reviews candidates and conducts thorough interviews to narrow their selection to 2-3 candidates.

5. These candidates are presented to the Council  for approval then to be voted on my the voting members of the congregation.

6. The Senior Pastor will be called by the Council President after the Council has ascertained the support of the membership of the church.

7. If the Council does not call the Senior Pastor candidate, the process will start over with new candidates from Vanderbloemen.(Vanderbloemen will gather our feedback to determine why the canidate was not approved and use that input to complete another round of vetted candidates.  This process will continue until Trinity finds a match.)


The meeting schedule: 

November 2:  

Zoom meeting with consultant, Rick Callahan

Mid-point check-in meeting to discuss interest in the position


November 6:

Congregational meeting - Question & answer session about our process


December 5:

Presentation of candidates to the Call Committee

  • As of this meeting: 

Four potential candidates' resumes were presented to the call committee

Each candidate presented a 5 minute pre-recorded video talk to the call committee introducing self and background

The Call committee reviewed clips of sermons from each candidate

Next steps will be a zoom call to each candidate to "get to know them" and talk with them via zoom. 


Four Canidates were interviewed on December 20.


January 29, 2023  a Congregational meeting was held after the 10:30 am worship service.  The call committee had an update on the Pastoral search.  

  • Interviews were conducted and selection was narrowed down to two canidates. Further interviews will be conducted along with an in-person interview.  If council approves of canidate there will be a meet and greet, as well as, a sermon presented by the canidate.  Members* of the congregation will have final vote on acceptance  of canidate.  Voting members are described in the Constitution and Bylaws of the church.  


March 2023 UPDATE--   Trinity's council has approved Pastoral Candidate, Jeremiha Gomez.  Going forward, you as the congregation will have opportunities to meet and ask questions to Jeremiah.  Here is the schedule:  


SUNDAY MARCH 26th - 12:00 pm Meet and Greet along with a Q&A for congregation in the sanctuary

SATURDAY APRIL 8th - 8:00 am -10:00 am Jeremiah will be at the Men's Breakfast

SUNDAY APRIL 16th 11:45 am Q&A with Pastor Brian (insight of what he'll do in retirement) 

MONDAY APRIL 17th - 6:30 pm Q&A for congregation

TUESDAY APRIL 18th - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm  S.A.L.T.  (Senior Adults Living Triumphantly) Brunch

SUNDAY APRIL 23rd - Worship services sermon by Jeremiah

SUNDAY APRIL 30th -  Congregational Vote at both service. 


Voting members must be present, 18 years old and older,  baptized members of this congregation who have worshiped and contributed to the “General Fund” during the preceding 12 months. If you would like to verify your status, please see Lisa Beatty at the Next Steps after the service.  Voting will take place before and after each service.  The process will be explained by Council President Dave Butler. 


The votes are in! With a 93.4% of the congregational vote affirming our pastoral candidate, we would like to welcom Jeremiah Gomez as our new Pastor at Trinity Church.



If you have further questions about the process please contact our Council member Lisa Beatty at lbeatty@wishcom.net




Pastor Search Candidates

Vanderbloemen Search Group is an executive search firm that helps faith-based organizations build great teams through staffing and consulting. Trinity is pleased to work alongside one of the nation’s largest search firms, and Vanderbloemen Search Group is committed to helping find the next Lead Pastor. You can learn more about the job posting by clicking the button below:

Call Committee 

Lisa Beatty, Danielle Princivalli, Kevin Volden, Arnie Markwald, Aryn Skilling



  1. Founded in 1947 with a small group of family and friends under Rev. Albert Lorenz serving as the organizing pastor. 
  2. Gathered in a small garage on Juneau Rd and started a Sunday School program in 1949 
  3. By 1952 Lots were purchased on the corner of Clover Rd and Grove Rd
  4.  1954 the church purchased two-story building and moved it to those grounds.  
  5. In May of 1955 Kenneth  Engel was called and installed as the first Pastor at Trinity. 
  6. In 1977 the Rev. Donald Behrendt became the first full-time pastor in Trinity's history. 
  7. Due to exponential growth, we started a building construction project in Summer of 1984 under the direction of Rev. Brian Metke. 
  8. In 1999 Trinity purchased 23 acres at the intersection of Pell Lake and Hwy 12 - the current location.  Two years after this purchase construction started and the first service was on Dec. 15th.
  9. In 2020 construction of a 1/2 court gymnasium and community center was completed.  Now Trinity serves the community through a wonderful Awana and Youth Program, Community dance recitals and shows, a food pantry program and miscellaneous outreach programs.