Trinity Staff & Council

Our Staff

Meet the people of Trinity Lutheran.


Brian grew up in Waukesha, Wisconsin. After graduating from Marquette University he joined the Air Force. His 20-year career ended with an assignment to the Pentagon. It was in northern Virginia that Brian began his seminary studies. He graduated from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg and accepted his first call at Trinity, where he has served since 2013. Brian is currently working to reignite and redevelop our ministry in downtown Appleton.

He is married to Mary, a Pre-K teacher. Together they have three adult children and one chocolate lab, Luke. Brian and Mary are huge sports fans. They attend as many Packer and Brewer games as their schedules allow.

Office Manager & Faith Formation Coordinator

Sarah is a graduate of Carthage College and has a background in youth and family ministry.  After college Sarah became a Youth Ministry Intern with the ELCA where she worked as a youth minister in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.  Being a Wisconsin farm girl at heart, Sarah was thankful for the opportunity to move back as the Youth & Family Ministry Coordinator at Prince of Peace in Appleton, Wisconsin where she met and married her husband, Ken.  Fast-forward a few years to 2013, when Sarah began working as the office manager at Trinity.  Ken and Sarah became members of Trinity in early 2017.  That fall, Sarah accepted the position of Faith Formation Coordinator for Trinity.  Working with Faith Formation is bringing new opportunity to share the love of God with all ages!

A few random facts about Sarah:

  • She wishes it was always baseball season!  Go Brewers!
  • Sarah would rather be at the cottage, enjoying peace and nature . . . in her kayak when possible.
  • Reading books is one of her favorite pastimes.  Reading books at the cottage is even better.
  • The craft room in her home is a safe place for Sarah where she putters on projects, works on faith formation plans or simply spends time curating her collection of craft supplies.

Sarah’s office hours are Monday – Thursday 8:30AM – 12PM and 12:30PM – 2PM.

Our Congregational Council

Feel free to contact any of these individuals with your thoughts, needs or concerns for Trinity.

President: Mary Robertson 450-1350

Vice President: Jeanne Beckley  739-2426

Treasurer: Chris Anderson-Kroiss  585-8988

Secretary: Lynn Ann Clausing Rusch  323-7801

Sue Barden 422-1005

Chrisanna Barricklow 323-7800

Dena Krueger  257-3691

Sean Massey  602-2450

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900 N. Mason St.
Appleton WI

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1592 Oneida St
Menasha WI 54952

Grace Lutheran Church
900 N. Mason St.
Appleton WI

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2600 S. Heritage Woods Dr.
Appleton WI