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Thomas Wirsing
Senior Pastor

Pastor Wirsing was born and raised in Auburn, Michigan; growing up on a farm in the Saginaw Valley. He is a graduate of Concordia Junior College, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Concordia Senior College, Fort Wayne, Indiana; Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri. He has served at Trinity since 1995.

On August 7, 1976, he was married to wife Janice from Dundee, Illinois. She is a teacher in Trinity's grade school. They have two children, Tara and Thomas.

In his leisure time, Pastor Wirsing enjoys reading American history and painting pewter toy soldiers.

Email Pastor Wirsing - PastorWirsing@trinluth.org
Call Pastor Wirsing - 309-828-6265

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Billy Newell
Pastor for young adults

Pastor Billy is passionate about introducing all people to Jesus and helping them grow in their relationship with Him.  The love of Jesus transformed Pastor Billy's life in a powerful way when he was invited to church in high school.  Since then, Pastor Billy continues to see the many ways God walks through life with His people.

Pastor Billy is married to his amazing wife, Kristen, and has since had three extremely energetic children, Josiah, Addison, and Naomi.  They can frequently be seen chasing after the kids throughout all of Bloomington-Normal.

In his free time, Pastor Billy loves to swim, bike, and run!  He also loves to complete home improvement projects, showing his kids how to help every step of the way.  After all of that, he can be found recovering in from of a good football, basketball, or baseball game.

Email Pastor Billy - PastorBilly@trinluth.org
Call Pastor Billy - 309-665-2995

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Terry Strom
Pastor for Mission and Outreach

Pastor Terry has a huge heart for Missions and Encouraging others to be blessed by going on a mission trip!  He can frequently be seen encouraging and equipping others to share the love of Jesus through words and actions!

Pastor Terry is married to his great spouse and partner, Sandy, and they have 3 Married children and 3 awesome grandchildren!

Pastor Terry cherishes spending time with his grandchildren and loves to go on long bike rides with Sandy!

Email Pastor Terry - PastorTerry@trinluth.org

Chuck Bahn
Assistant Pastor and Director of Christian Growth

Pastor Bahn loves to teach and to be with people to talk about faith and God working in our lives, even in the times we struggle.

Pastor Bahn has been married to his wonderful wife, Kathy for 25 years.  They have three amazing children, Jeremy, who lives in Columbus, OH, Katie, who is studying to be a nurse, and Rachel, who is a senior high school and plans to be a Director of Christian Education.

Pastor Bahn likes to read all kinds of different things.  He enjoys walking and riding bikes.  He also enjoys food of every size, shape, and background, as long as it's not "weird" food.

Email Pastor Bahn - ChuckBahn@trinluth.org
Call Pastor Bahn - 309.828.6265 ex.203

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Mr. Shawn Hoffmann
School Principal

Shawn Hoffmann is a 1995 graduate of Concordia University in River Forest. He has served as an administrator at Trinity Lutheran since 2004. Previous to being principal, he taught 5th-8th grade science. Trinity Lutheran is Shawn's first Call and he is so very thankful for the opportunity to serve here among some of the greatest parents, faculty, and staff he has ever met. To God be the Glory!

Favorite Bible Verse: 
Romans 8:35, 38-39  
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Email Mr. Hoffmann - shawnhoff@trinluth.org

Mary Bloebaum
Director of Family Life Ministry

Mary has an enormous passion for Family Life Ministry as she works with marriages, parents, and families all through the lifespan, to equip the home to pass on faith while living and serving Jesus everyday!

Mary is blessed to be married to her best friend and life partner, Brett Bloebaum.  They get to team up daily to parent their two sweet girls Nora (6) and Jane (3).  Some favorite family times often happen snuggled up on the couch cheering on the Packers or Colts, around the table in serious board game competitions, or in the van singing crazy for the Lord!

When Mary is not doing all of the above she enjoys being a memory maker, picture taker, journal-er, and scrapbooker!  She loves family vacations, walking, biking, and connecting with others over a good gas station cappuccino!

Email Mary - MaryBloebaum@trinluth.org
Call Mary - 309.828.6265 ex.202

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Christy Malinowski
Director of Youth Ministry

Christy has a real heart for youth and enjoys helping them use their God given gifts and talents in service to Him.  She serves the Jr. and Sr. High Youth at Trinity, along with their families.  Christy also loves to go on mission trips where she can use her gift of serving in a variety of ways.

Christy is married to her handsome husband, Jeff, and together they have three wonderful children; Kristin, Chad and Claire.

Christy enjoys being silly with youth, reading, scrapbooking and watching her daughter, Claire, compete at swim meets.

Email Christy - ChristyMalinowski@trinluth.org
Call Christy - 309.828.6265 ex.212 

Mark Heidloff
Director of Contemporary Music

Mark is passionate about leading God’s people into His presence through praise and worship, especially with music, because "God inhabits, lives among, the praises of His people!" (Psalm 22:3 NLT)

Mark has been married to his lovely wife, Sharon, for 36 years. They have 2 grown children, Jennifer and David, 4 grandchildren, Kali, Fabiana, Alex, and Logan, and 2 precious great grandchildren, Liam and Mila.

Mark enjoys songwriting, anything to do with music, sports of all kinds, and all things motorcycle related!

Email Mark-MarkHeidloff@trinluth.org
Call Mark-309.828.6265 ex.204

Nancy Fuemmeler
Director of Traditional Music

Nancy Fuemmeler has an overwhelming passion for music and sharing the gift of music with young people.  Using the gift of music to help others experience God's presence and worship Him is one of Nancy's great joys in life!  Along with leading in worship, Nancy has the great privilege of teaching music at Trinity Lutheran School!

Nancy is married to her amazing husband, Kirk, and they have two fabulous daughters, Sarah and Leah.

Email Nancy - NancyFuemmeler@trinluth.org
Call Nancy - 309.828.6265 ex.226

 

Angela BArgmann
Assistant Director for Music

Angela is passionate about faith, music, and children - seeking to help God's children of all ages connect to, grow in and share their faith through creative and skillful participation in the arts.  She does this through her direction of Trinity's adult and children's vocal choir, Alleluia Ringers handbell choir, and liturgical dance.

Angela lives in Bloomington with her children Nathan and Elizabeth, but is a born and raised Southern girl from North Carolina where her mom still lives.  Angela, Nathan, and Elizabeth enjoy taking road trips down south whenever they can.  They love family movie nights, MarioKart tournaments, and snuggling together in one big chair for stories and prayers at night.

When she's not at Trinity, Angela teaches and directs music at Music Connections Kindermusik, local theater organizations, and her private in-home studio.  She not only loves directing, but performing as well and can often be seen singing and dancing on stage in the Holiday Spectacular.  One of her favorite places to be, though, is wrapped up in a blanket (no matter what season it is!) with a good book or a cross stitch pattern and a hot cup of coffee. 

Email Angela - AngelaBargmann@trinluth.org

Scott Hoeft
Director of Finance

Scott's greatest desire for Trinity Lutheran is to make sure everyone has what they need to serve the community.  From managing finances to building and grounds upkeep, Scott knows these are resources for sharing the love of Christ and makes sure they are ready for God's purposes.

Scott is married to his lovely wife, Shawn, and they have four wonderful children, Zac, Rachel, Jacob, and Abigail.

In his free time, Scott loves nothing more than to run the farm and support the broader farming community.

Email Scott-ScottHoeft@trinluth.org
Call Scott-309.828.6265 ex.205

Stephanie Ogden
Financial Assistant

Stephanie is passionate about sharing Jesus with our future generations.  She has enjoyed serving as a VBS leader, Sunday school teacher, and most recently a youth small group leader.  She has witnessed the importance of Jesus in her own sons' lives, and she wants that for other youth.

Stephanie and her amazing husband, Mike, were married at Trinity Lutheran in 1993, and have 3 sons, Matt, Mark, and Daniel. 

She loves long walks, jigsaw puzzles, and spending time with family and friends.

Email Stephanie - StephanieOgden@trinluth.org
Call Stephanie - 309.828.6265 ex.277

Karen Leesman
Administrative Assistant

Karen enjoys helping people connect with Trinity Lutheran and sharing the love of Christ with them. She joined the Trinity staff in 1999 and is involved in a variety of administrative functions that support the senior pastor, the church leadership, and the congregation as a whole.  She often is the first point of contact with people seeking information about membership, marriage, baptisms, funerals, pastoral care, and Trinity's ministries. 

Karen is married to Robert, and they have two adult children, William and Kathryn. She especially enjoys singing in the choir, leading small group Bible study, and participating in Trinity's mission trips. Her outside interests include gardening, travel, and gathering with family and friends around a meal!

Email Karen - KarenLeesman@trinluth.org
Call Karen - 309.828.6265 ex.285

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Becky SChutte
Network Administration and Video Broadcast

Becky is passionate about serving God's people at Trinity Lutheran by providing tools of technology to enhance ministry.

Her family includes Jeanne Hurtz and Kurt Begemann, of Capetown, South Africa, and Kay and Matt Brusca of Fayetteville, Arkansas.

In her spare time, she likes to read non-fiction, particularly revisionist history of the Americas, and garden.

Email Becky - BeckySchutte@trinluth.org
Call Becky - 309.834.3289
 

Alissa VanDenBosshe
Communications Assistant

Alissa is new to ministry work and is eager to dive in and get involved. She was born and raised here in Bloomington. She has spent time volunteering to teach Sunday school, at the Children's Discovery Museum and with Children's Home and Aid.

After studying Literature at Millikin University, she made the move to Chicago where she worked in Marketing at Communications in the hospitality industry.

While not working or traveling, she spends her time at her son, Benton's, swimming meets. 

Email Alissa - AlissaVand@trinluth.org
Call Alissa - 309.834.3208