Pastor John was born in Alameda, CA, raised in Claremont, CA, then attended Lutheran High School in La Verne, CA, and Concordia Teachers College in Seward NE. He began his career as a called High School History teacher and basketball coach in 1983 when he returned to Lutheran High in CA. He moved following a call to teach at Martin Luther High School in Maspeth, Queens, NY. He met Martha in New York, where they were married in 1990. Aaron and Andrew were born in 1996 shortly after John took a call to be principal at Redeemer Lutheran Church and School in Glendale, NY. In 1998 John took the call to be DCE (Director of Christian Education) at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Reno. Martha and the boys managed to sell the house in NY and move to Reno in February, 1999. In 2006 John began his Seminary training at Concordia University, Irvine CA. John’s training was concluded in 2013, and he was ordained into the LCMS (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod) roster when accepted the call as Associate Pastor at St. Lukes, in August of 2014.
Holly hails from the great state of Nebraska! She lives in the Carson Valley with her three children and husband Michael, who is a teacher at Sierra Lutheran High School in Carson City. They were married in March of 2008 and enjoy living out west near the beautiful Sierra mountains!
She graduated from Concordia University Nebraska in 2008 with her Director of Christian Education certificate, a BA in Music with an Outreach Emphasis.
Hi, my name is Laura and I have been working at Trinity since 1993. I am married and have three beautiful children. I have lived in the Carson Valley area most of my life. I graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno and earned a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education. I also have a Preschool to 2nd grade Nevada teaching license.
I love the field of Early Childhood and I feel very strongly that young children should have a high-quality early childhood experience. This is why I have enjoyed my many years at Trinity. Not only do we have a high-quality program, but we are also able to share the love of Jesus with each other and the children.
During my free time, I enjoy reading, gardening and spending time with my family.
I’m Suzie Adam and I am the Church Office Coordinator for Trinity Lutheran. My family moved from Pennsylvania to Carson City in 1960. I grew up with grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. We all attended Bethlehem Lutheran Church, picnicked at Lake Tahoe and had BBQ’s at Bowers Mansion. I love this area!
I spent 30 plus years in different levels as an Administrative Assistant, with a brief period as a dispatcher for the Nevada Highway Patrol.
I graduated from Concordia University, Irvine, CA in 1993 (I was a nontraditional student) with a BA degree in Liberal Studies and a concentration in elementary level teaching. I returned to Carson City in 1993 and worked with the State Government. I retired from State service in 2014. In September 2016, I came to work at Trinity and have enjoyed every minute of being with a loving, caring Christian family!
I like to spend time with my family and friends, and sing in my church choir.
We are currently looking for a part-time organist and a part-time choir director. For more information please contact the church office (775) 782-8153.