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.

Pastor Doug Good

Pastor
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Currently Trinity is being served by an interim pastor.  Rev. Doug Good comes to us from Zion Lutheran Church in New Palestine.  He is serving our congregation in Word and Sacrament ministry, as well as providing pastoral care and leadership to our home-bound members and church council.

Judy Fraley

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.

Sara Grein

School Principal
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Sara Grein is the principal at Trinity.  She grew up in Nebraska and is a huge Husker fan!  She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Concordia-Nebraska in 2005.  Sara earned her Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction in 2017 and completed her Administrator’s Endorsement in 2019.  She has taught in Lutheran schools for 15 years.  Sara is married to her husband, Mike, and they have three boys who attend Trinity.  She loves playing sports and games in her spare time.  Sara is excited to serve the students and families at Trinity!

Kristina Riley

School Secretary
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Kristina 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.  She and her husband, Brian, have three sons; two are educators and one is in law enforcement.  Kristina and Brian have five grandchildren.  She enjoys cooking, baking, crocheting, and spending time with her 3 children and 5 grandchildren.

Linsei Geveden

Preschool
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Linsei 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

Preschool
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Rebecca Hoff is a preschool 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.

Amy Leatherman

Kindergarten Teacher
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Amy Leatherman graduated from Anderson University in 2020 with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and is excited to begin her teaching career at Trinity Lutheran School! She grew up in Fishers, Indiana, and enjoys many things such as painting, rewatching her favorite movies, and spending time with her family, friends, and dog. Amy also likes trying new cooking recipes in her free time. She feels blessed to start teaching at Trinity and can’t wait to bring the love of Jesus into her classroom. 

Kathleen Brandt

1st Grade Teacher
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Kathleen Brandt graduated from Concordia Nebraska in 1991 with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. In 2012 she received her Masters in School leadership and Management from the University of Indianapolis.  Mrs. Brandt has taught preschool through grade 5 and has coached volleyball and basketball. Teaching reading and writing are her favorites.

Mrs. Brandt loves  gardening and learning more about God’s beautiful nature and how it grows. She spends her spare time pruning and planting flowers and helping her husband in the vegetable garden. Mrs. Brandt is an avid reader of a plethora of genres. She loves British television and a variety of music including folk, country, and worship styles. Mrs. Brandt enjoys her time with her family. She and her husband love to go camping with their 3 sons and daughter-in-law. 

Mrs. Brandt is thrilled to be at Trinity where she can share the Gospel and guide students in faith and in academics.  

 

                                                                                                                                                                                 

Summer Cox

2nd Grade Teacher

Summer Cox graduated from Purdue University in 2012. She has spent the past 8 years teaching 2nd and 3rd grade in the Indianapolis area. She is married and has a son, Ezra who is just under two. Mrs. Cox and her husband have their own small business, making home decor and furniture. She enjoys sewing and making wreaths! Mrs. Cox is very excited to be joining this community and to work with the students at Trinity Lutheran School.   

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.

Laura Turner

4th Grade
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Laura Turner grew up in New Palestine, IN, and attended Marian University, graduating with her Bachelor’s in Educational Studies in 2010 and her Master’s in Elementary Education in 2015. Laura lives in Indianapolis with her husband, Craig, and two children, Liam and Ava. She has taught for the last five years, one year in IPS, three years in Warren Township, and one year here at Trinity. Laura is a big sports fan and especially enjoys watching the Colts. Laura is looking forward to working with the students and families at Trinity. 

Joseph Holcomb

5th/6th Grade (Middle School Content Teacher)
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Joseph Holcomb is the new 5th and 6th grade teacher at Trinity Lutheran. He grew up in Southern California and moved out to Indianapolis August 1st, 2020 to accept his first call here at Trinity. Joseph graduated from Concordia University, Irvine in 20q5 with his B.A. in History, is synodically trained through Christ College, and completed the Education Program in 2017 obtaining his Preliminary Teachers Credential. After which he both long-term subbed and regular subbed in several public and private schools in California. He loves leaning more about history every day and finds that one never stops learning new things throughout their lives. During his time in college Joseph has been able to travel with Concordia’s Handbell Choir and Wind Orchestra all across the United States and even across Europe and Australia. Besides his passion for serving his Lord Jesus Christ, Joseph enjoys fellowshiping with Bible study groups, video and board games, Magic the Gathering, and the communities he has built within them.

Becky Thibodeau

7th Grade (Middle School Content Teacher)
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Becky 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

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, graduated from Ball State.  He has served as a Lutheran School educator for over 30 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.

Staff

Missionary Pastor

Rev. Samuel Ruiz is a Pastor born in Cuba and graduated in a Evangelical Seminary in Cuba in 1990 and 1995 at Concordia Lutheran Seminary in St. Catharine,  Ontario,  Canada. Pastor Ruiz has his wife Damaris Ruiz and their daughter born in Canada Deborah. 

 
Since then Pastor Ruiz has been planting Hispanic Missions throughout Indiana District. Since 2018 Pastor Ruiz has opened a new mission on the Eastside of Indianapolis at Trinity Lutheran Church. Also, on the westside, he pastors a mission at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Avon, Indiana. This is a mission to all Spanish-speaking immigrants in Greater Indianapolis (more than 100,000 according to the 2010 census). 
The mission is reaching these immigrants through: A half-hour, weekly, Sunday morning radio program, produced and hosted by Rev. Ruiz and broadcast throughout Central Indiana on a local Spanish-language station:  Radio La Pantera 1590 AM. It is on Sundays at 10:30 AM.
 
The program can be also be heard at: www.lapantera1590.com.
 
Our Spanish-language worship service is every Sunday at 1:00 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church,  and Saturdays at 6:30 PM at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Avon,  IN. Pastor also facilitates Cell group Bible studies in homes and offers counseling through an active local jail, ministering to Hispanic inmates and hospital and shut-in visitations. He also provides on-call assistance to all LCMS congregations in the Greater Indianapolis area. 

 

Teachers’ Aides

Tracy Tabit

Jordan Richardson

Suzanne Denecke                                                     

Sherry Robertson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Athletic Director

Sonya Starling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Custodian

Jerry Keene