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.

Devan Arntson grew up in Duluth, MN and graduated from Concordia University, Saint Paul as a Director of Christian Education. He’s been serving Trinity since 2021 working with the middle school and high school youth and playing in the worship band on Sundays.

Devan also shares his gifts and passion for the Lord as a published author and podcaster.

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.

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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