40 years ago, Karen Anderson was a young woman who had grown up in Owatonna and as a member of Trinity. After graduating from college, she went on to be trained as a medical missionary. Karen then moved to Chile, where she started EPES. With the support of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Karen … More Celebrating 40 Years of EPES!
One of the books on my sabbatical reading list is “Not In It to Win it” by Andy Stanley. Stanley is the pastor of NorthPoint Church in Atlanta Georgia, a large mega-church with multiple campuses around the southeastern United States. Stanley is an author and hosts “The Andy Stanley Leadership Podcast.” I am planning on … More “Not In It To Win It”
Psalm 13 How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I bear pain in my soul and have sorrow in my heart all day long?How long shall my enemy be exalted over me? Consider and answer me, O Lord my God! Give light to my eyes, or I … More How Long?
Trinity has hired Christy Hanson to serve as the new Director of the Trinity Preschool. Christy Hanson is married to Scott and they have four children: Whitney, Max, Faith, and Bella along with their fur baby, Mia. Whitney, Max, and Faith are in college and Bella is a 6th grader at Owatonna Middle School. Their … More Christy Hanson to Serve as the new Trinity Preschool Director
Dear friends, On May 23, I will begin a 12-week sabbatical. The focus of my sabbatical time away will be renewal, and study. Sabbaticals are a common practice in the world of higher education and in ministry. In fact, the Southeastern Minnesota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, highly recommends sabbaticals for its rostered leaders … More The View from the Balcony
After 16 years of faithful service, Sheri Berg has announced her intent to retire this August. For all of these years, Sheri has provided a steady presence, a kind, welcoming heart and a dedication to the faith of Trinity’s children and their families. Sheri has helped our ministry to grow and evolve over time. As … More Sheri Berg to Retire in August
March 28, 2022 Dear friends, We are assuming that most of you have heard about recent events that have taken place at Northridge Church in Owatonna, specifically the charges of criminal sexual conduct by a staff member, and their leadership and the denomination’s mishandling of the situation. It is a tragic situation, and our heart … More A Note to Trinity: How we Safeguard our Young People
Hello friends, Beginning tomorrow, January 12, 2022, Trinity is instituting a mask mandate for people within our building. This mandate will last for two weeks. Unfortunately, we have all watched the number of COVID cases in our community spike in recent days. (Influenza cases are on the uptick as well.) We have all heard of friends … More 2 Week Mask Mandate at Trinity
Dear friends, Brenda Jensen, who has served faithfully as the Director of the Trinity Preschool will be stepping down from her position at the end of the 2021-2022 school year. “For 24 years, Brenda has been an important part of the lives, the development and the faith of literally thousands of children in our community” … More Brenda Jensen Stepping Down as Preschool Director
A question I wonder about a lot is: “When God imagines Trinity in the days to come, what does God see?” Our leadership has spent a lot of time thinking…and praying about this question. We are confident in our mission, (Remember the mission? “Through Jesus’ love we welcome, connect, learn and serve.”) But what does it look like to be … More God’s Vision for Trinity