Meet Our Staff

Trinity Lutheran School operates under the authority of God and as a ministry of Trinity Lutheran Church, The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.  The Board of Education is the supervisory board for Trinity Lutheran School and all of its functions.  

2017 Board of Education

J.T. Erdmann – Chair

Jessica Brittain – Secretary

Holly Buerosse

Ryan Enlow

Sonnie Cook

Kenneth Wagener

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Pastor Ken, TrinityPastor Ken has served congregations in Iowa, Wisconsin, and the St. Louis area. He also was privileged to serve at Concordia Publishing House, the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. His passions in congregational ministry have always been uplifting worship, growing as disciples of Jesus Christ, and caring for one another in our times of need. He’s a certified facilitator for 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families, and enjoys reading in the areas of marriage enrichment, personal strengths and leadership, and history. His personal mission statement is “Enrich, Equip, Encourage.”

Matt Riley

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Mr. Riley, PrincipalMatt earned his bachelor’s degrees in theology and German from Valparaiso University, and his master of education degree in Leadership in Reading from the University of Sioux Falls.  He has taught on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and in Rapid City elementary schools in western South Dakota.  He also had the opportunity to open and direct the Lakeview Villages site while serving as one of the program directors at Lakeview Ministries.  Matt met his wife, Jenn, when they were students at Valpo.  Matt and Jenn have three children: Kati and Elli, and Nate.  He loves being part of the ministry here at Trinity.

Erika Starling

Trinity Children's Care Coordinator
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Erika, Children's Care CoordinatorErika joined our full-time staff in 2016.  She coordinates the Trinity Children’s Care program (day care and before/after school programming).  She served many years as a care provider in our former Baby Lambs day care program, before becoming the coordinator.  Erika has a passion for education, especially early childhood.  She is a life-long member of Trinity Lutheran Church, and always looks for ways to further ministry here.    

Linsei Geveden

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Trinity Preschool Linsei Geveden is the Preschool Teacher at Trinity Lutheran.  Linsei was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is a Trinity graduate and high school grad from Warren Central class of 2004. Linsei completed her CDA and looks forward to further her education in Early Childhood. She has one daughter who attends Trinity and will be entering the 5th grade. Linsei enjoys reading, being outdoors, and being surrounded by family and friends. Linsei loves being a part of this amazing ministry and loving these children to Christ.

Rebecca Hoff

Kindergarten/1st Grade
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Trinity KindergartenRebecca Hoff is the kindergarten teacher here at Trinity Lutheran School. She studied elementary education at Butler University. Since graduating from Butler University in 2002, Rebecca has used her teaching background here locally in Washington Township and abroad in South Africa. Rebecca is currently a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where she attends with her husband Phil and two sons, Ian and Jeremiah. Rebecca’s hobbies include gardening, scrapbooking, and hiking with her family.

Jenny Jones

2nd Grade
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Trinity Lutheran SchoolThis will be Mrs. Jones 11th year at Trinity. She is married to Scott, who is a structural engineer. They have two daughters, Katelyn, who is 20 and a junior at Purdue, and Emily, who is 17 and a senior at Lutheran High School. She is a graduate of Ball State University and has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She likes traveling with her family, attending Purdue football and basketball games, scrapbooking, and reading. She is also a Drew Brees and New Orleans Saints fan. Mrs. Jones really enjoys teaching first grade because she loves the excitement and enthusiasm that six and seven year olds have for learning. It is especially rewarding seeing children take off with reading.

Cheryl Stoltenberg

3rd Grade
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Cheryl Stoltenberg grew up in Seward, Nebraska.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Math from Concordia University Nebraska. Cheryl has been in education over 25 years.  She has taught preschool, first, third, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grades.  She is currently teaching third grade at Trinity Lutheran School. Cheryl has four children and six grandchildren.  She enjoys spending time with her family and her lovable dog Pudge.  Cheryl is an avid sports fan and especially enjoys watching the Nebraska Huskers! Cheryl is passionate about working with students and sharing the love of Christ with them.

Katie Winningham

4th Grade
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Trinity Lutheran SchoolMrs. Winningham is entering her eleventh year of teaching, and her sixth year at Trinity. She received her bachelors degree from Concordia University Chicago and her Masters in Education from Indiana Wesleyan University. She and her husband Patrick have four children who all attend Trinity. In her free time Mrs. Winningham likes to read, bake, and do outdoor activities with her family.

Jenn Riley

5th Grade (Middle School Content Teacher)
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Jenn earned her bachelor’s degree from Valparaiso University.  She earned her masters of education in reading from Black Hills State University.  She has taught on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and in Rapid City, both in western South Dakota.  She is married to her husband, Matt, who she met while they were students at Valpo.  She has three children, Katie, Elli, and Nate.  

Becky Thibodeau

6th Grade (Middle School Content Teacher)
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Trinity Lutheran SchoolBecky Thibodeau has been teaching middle school language arts at Trinity Lutheran School since 2001. She has been teaching English since 1994. She is married and has two daughters. She enjoys reading, writing, swimming, hiking, gardening and cooking. Also, she loves to serve the Lord in her church and the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.

Joel Rolf

7th/8th Grade (Middle School Content Teacher)
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Mr. Rolf grew up in Palmyra, Missouri, and Clintonville, Wisconsin.  As a result, he is a St. Louis Cardinal and Green Bay Packer fan.  Joel met his wife, Sheryl, while a student at Concordia, River Forest.  Their son, Jeremy, graduated from MacMurray College.  Their daughter, Andrea, is a student at Ball State.  He has served as a Lutheran School educator for 27 years. This includes time in Roselle, Illinois; Wichita, Kansas; and here in Indianapolis.  He enjoys his “date nights” with his wife, and attempting to beat his children at golf.

Kristina Riley

School Secretary
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kristiKristina has been a member of Trinity since 1992.  She has worked at Trinity, in various capacities, since 1994 and has been the school secretary since 2011.  Kristina and her husband Brian have three sons; two are educators and one is in law enforcement.  Kristina and Brian have five grandchildren.  Kristina enjoys cooking, baking, crocheting, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Judy Britt

Church Secretary
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Judy is from Cincinnati, Ohio. She has been a member of Trinity since 1993, and has worked in the Church office since October, 2000.


Teachers’ Aides

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Tracy Tabit

Jordan Richardson

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Food Service Director

Sonya Starling