Leadership

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Pastor Scott Gustafson (Pastor G) went to college in pursuit of a business degree. He left school in Tampa to enroll at Concordia University, River Forest, IL. He met his wife Georgia at Concordia and they were married in the summer of 1993. 

He graduated from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO in 1996 and was called to serve at St. John Lutheran Church in Norwood/Young America, MN. In 2010 Pastor G accepted the call to serve here at Trinity and his wife, Georgia, accepted the call to serve as a teacher at Trinity School. Pastor G and Georgia have five children: David, Caleb, Joshua, Sarah, and Rachel. 

Since 2005, Pastor G has also served as a chaplain in the Army National Guard where he holds the rank of Major.

On May 1, 2019 Adam was excited to be called to Trinity to begin his pastoral ministry. He graduated in May of 2019 with his Masters of Divinity degree from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO. Adam was ordained and installed at Trinity Church as Associate Pastor on July 28, 2019.

Prior to studying at the Seminary, he graduated from Concordia University Chicago with a B.A. in the Director of Christian Education program. He served at Zion Lutheran Church in Wayside, WI as their Director of Christian Education from 2012-2015. 

Pastor Rodriguez and his wife Kyla have two children: Carson and Madison. He loves to build relationships, play and coach basketball, and is glad to call Merrill home after many years of moving.

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Bob graduated in 2002 from the Lay Ministry program at Concordia University Wisconsin. He is a certified Lay Minister in the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod.  He was called and installed as Lay Minister at Trinity in 2013.

He currently assists the pastors and serves the congregation with shut-in and hospital visits, confirmation instruction, leading Bible classes, special projects, and church services. 

Bob is married to Sandy. They have three grown children and twelve grandchildren.  He enjoys fishing, hunting and most of all spending time with his grandchildren. 

Abby Currao is Trinity’s Director of Christian Education (DCE) Intern. She works with our children, youth, and family ministries. She is in her last year at Concordia University Chicago where she is pursuing a DCE major with a psychology minor.

Abby is from Seymour Indiana where her parents and two older sisters reside. She loves hanging out with friends and family and telling others about our Lord and Savior. 

Kyla Rodriguez graduated from Concordia University Chicago with a BA in the Director of Christian Education program. She has the served the church as a DCE since 2012. Her calls have included serving as a middle school and high school youth director at Concordia Lutheran Church in Kirkwood, MO and Faith Lutheran Church in Green Bay, WI. Kyla also served several years on staff for the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Office of Youth Ministry in St. Louis, MO.

She is excited to serve the community of Trinity through her role as our communications director. She is married to Pastor Adam, and together they have two children: Carson and Madison. Becoming a mom added a whole new dimension to her ministry, and few things bring her greater joy than watching her children learn to love Jesus too. Outside of work and raising babies, Kyla enjoys running and writing.

Robin 2018

Robin is our friendly, smiling, cheerful Office Administrator.  It is such a pleasure to speak with her.  She has an uplifting, joyful attitude, and is a truly caring person.  Robin loves people of all ages and connects well with everyone from babies through the elderly. 

A major focus for Robin is her family, whom she loves very much.  She and her husband Rich have 2 children, 1 daughter-in-law, 1 son-in-law and 3 grandchildren. Robin’s favorite Bible verses are: 1 Thessalonians 2:8 and 1 Thessalonians 1:4.

Contact the church office: 715-536-5482 or click the button below to email Robin directly.

Peter is serving as Trinity’s summer 2020 Worship Ministry Intern. He is currently a junior at Concordia University Chicago where he is studying in the Director of Parish Music Program.

On campus he performs as part of the Wind Symphony, Chamber Orchestra, University Handbells, and several choirs and serves as the director for their student led contemporary worship service.

His primary instruments are harp, piano, and organ. He has sung and played across the country, from the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City to Carnegie Hall (twice!). When not practicing or performing, Peter enjoys playing Uno, ultimate frisbee, and watching operas.

Kathy 2018

Kathy graduated with her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wyoming and with her Master’s degree from Grand Canyon University in 2001.

She completed the colloquy program of the LCMS in 2007 and has a Call to serve at Trinity as the Day School Principal. Kathy is married to Don who is an active member of Trinity.

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