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1420 S 6th Street, Brainerd, MN  56401

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Pastor Dave Pastor David P. Holte, Senior Pastor  - 218-829-5147

Pastor Dave graduated from high school in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. He graduated from Fergus Falls State Junior College in 1973, Moorhead State College in 1975, and Luther Theological Seminary in 1979. He did his internship at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Seattle, Washington from 1977-78. His first Call was a 3-point rural parish in west-central Minnesota where he served for five years.
Pastor Dave came to Trinity in 1984 as the associate pastor and served in that office until 1987 when he was called to be the senior pastor. He is mostly Norwegian, but he says he is “taking pills for that!” His hobbies include playing and working on pipe organs, restoring antique furniture, working on cars, making lefse and traveling.

  Pastor Hans Anderson , Associate Pastor - 218-829-5147

Pastor Hans was born and raised in Omaha, NE. He attended Waldorf College in Forest City, IA ’91-92 and then attended Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD ’93-94. He served as Youth Director in Pearl River, New York ’94-97 and served as YMCA Wellness Director in Council Bluffs, IA ’97-01.
Pastor Hans attended Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN ’01-04 and learned a lot as a Pastoral Intern in Silverton, OR ’03-04. He was called as Associate Pastor at Trinity in Brainerd, MN in February of ‘05.
Pastor Hans seems to like Trinity even more…  “Trinity is an amazing Church! I am floored by the ministry that goes on here. We are truly doing Christ’s mission here…It's not just lip service! We are committed to God through caring, sharing and outreach. Come, check us out! I can’t wait to meet you in person!”

Jim Anderson
Jim Anderson, Music Ministry;  TLC Choir Director
Trinity Bells Director & Trinity Flute Choir Director

Jim Aderson is the Director for several of Trinty's music groups; including TLC Singers - Trinity Lutheran Church Choir, Trinity Bells, Trinity Flutes and the Trinity Brass Group.

Jim can be contacted at 218-829-6272.

Ellen Holte Ellen Holte,  Music Ministry; Organist & Setting V Music Director

Ellen has been serving as Trinity’s organist since 1985. She enjoys playing the 31 rank Johnson pipe organ and appreciates it's quality of sound.  On the third Sunday of the month, Ellen has the priveledge of working with a great group of musicians, leading woship withthe Setting V (WOV) liturgy.  This group includes piano, strings, flutes, guitar trumpet and vocalist.
In her spare time Ellen works as Medical Technologist at the Brainerd Clinic where she has been employed since 1985.
Ellen never turns down an opportunity to spend time with husband dave, or children Lise and Peder!  You will often find her with a good book in hand or in the summer, spending time in the garden.

Becky Dryburgh  Becky Dryburgh, Trinity Children's Center; Center Director - 829-1385

Hi, I’m Becky Dryburgh, Center Director for Trinity Children's Center. I’ve been employed at Trinity Children's Center since October 1994.   My husband, Steve and have 2 sons, Dalton and Cody. We love the outdoors and spending time with family & friends.
Years ago I thought that I worked at Trinity because I wanted just to be close with my children and then I would move on, now I know that nothing makes me happier than being with any children. Watching children grow and change is the greatest gift! Hug a child today!
  Alicia Priglmeier, Director of Educational Ministries

Alicia began as Director of Educational Ministries at Trinity effective June 2017. A lifetime member of Trinity, Alicia lives out her faith and has been very active as a Sunday School teacher for many years.
Alicia has a Bachelor of Arts from St. Cloud State in Special Education. She will bring a wonderful set of skills for the position as she is highly organized, very reliable, faith-filled, and has a heart for young people AND our amazing congregation. Alicia’s husband is Eric and they have four children Cole, Peyton, Izabella, Kylee. Some of you may know her as Julie Batters’ daughter.
Joe Niklaus Joe Niklaus, Office Manager - 218-829-5147

My name is Joe Niklaus and I am the Office Manager here at Trinity Lutheran Church. I wear many hats in the day to day operations of the Trinity congregation. My duties include but are not limited to the bulletins, receptionist, keeping the church schedule straight, all mailings, maintaining the church records, letter writing, etc.
My personal goal is to stay positive and to be honest and understanding with the congregational members and the Trinity staff.
Linda Harris

Linda Harris, Financial Secretary - 218-829-5147

Linda graduated from Owatonna High School and attended both Bemidji State University and Central Lakes College. She retired from Ascensus in 2014. Her position as Financial Secretary is her second post retirement job. She was also the Educational Assistant at Pillager Elementary School. She has been a member of Trinity for over 40 years. Over the years she has been a Sunday School teacher, confirmation mentor, member of the Master Plan committee, member of the building committee for the last building renovation, usher, communion server, and held positions on the Vision Council most recently as Vision Council President. Linda has been blessed with two children, Sue and Matt, son-in-law Ed and three grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, quilting, traveling, being outdoors, and caring for her yard and flower gardens. As Linda says “my Trinity family lives out our mission of caring, sharing and outreach in so many ways. Both on a one-on-one basis but also community and global basis. So many times, I have been blessed by this congregation that I always be grateful for joining this congregation. Now, I am happy to be a part of the Trinity staff as “your” Financial Secretary.

Matt Qualley  Matt Daley,  Church Maintenance

I have been with Trinity for six years as the custodian of the church and children’s center. I have been with my wife Becky for 14 years. Together we have three children, Logan, Evan and Jasmine.