Staff

Pastor

Thomas Graves

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Pastor Tom was ordained in 1999, and has served in congregations in Washington state, and Wisconsin before becoming the pastor at Trinity Lutheran. He received his seminary education from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He has a passion for reaching people inside and outside of the church with the Good News of Jesus. Over the years this has taken him to many different places and communities. In the past several years, with the help of many people, he  has been involved in podcasting, radio ministry, and writing daily devotions. His previous career was in the area of manufacturing in the automotive industry where he holds a BS and MS in Industrial Technology.

His wife Paula is also an ordained pastor and has been instrumental in the development of their media technology used to reach people with the Gospel. In addition, she has been involved in a variety of ministries to help people along their spiritual journey.

Pastor Tom and Paula have three grown children: Kristy and Becky are nurses, and John works in Engineering.

He grew up on a dairy farm in southwest Wisconsin near Galena, Illinois, and Paula grew up on a dairy farm near Latimer, Iowa. They enjoy rural America and the amazing people that live in the heartland. 




Secretary

Karen Juilfs

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Karen has been the Secretary/Administrative Assistant at Trinity since 2007.  She is a graduate of Unity High School in Mendon. She retired from Two Rivers FS (now known as Prairieland FS) after 40 years, working as Administrative Assistant. Karen and her husband Jerry have 3 children and 6 grandchildren. 




Youth & Family Minister

Harlee Flesner

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Harlee Gronewold leads our Youth & Family Ministry. 




Organist

Julie Bunge

Julie Bunge plays the organ and piano during our worship services.  She also leads the choir and handbell choir. Julie is a graduate of Central High School.