John Scheuermann



Hello, I am Pastor John and I am a lifelong Lutheran who was born in Alameda, CA and raised in Claremont, CA. I attended Lutheran High School in La Verne, CA, and went on to attend Concordia Teachers’ College in Seward, NE. In 1983, I accepted a call and returned to Lutheran High as a History teacher and basketball coach. Later, I was called to teach at Martin Luther High School in Maspeth, Queens, NY. While I was there, I met Martha and we were married in 1990. In 1994, I accepted the call to be principal at Redeemer Lutheran Church and School in Glendale, NY. Our twins, Aaron and Andrew, were born in 1996, and two years after that I took the call to be DCE at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Reno. Martha and the boys remained in NY to sell our house and joined me for our new life in Reno during February 1999.

In 2006, I began Seminary training at Concordia University in Irvine, CA. My Seminary education concluded in 2013 and I was ordained into the LCMS (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod) roster and accepted the call as Associate Pastor of St. Luke’s, Reno in August of 2014. In April 2018, I took the call to be the Sole Pastor at Trinity Lutheran in Gardnerville. After several months of commuting from Reno, Martha and I sold our home there and have settled into our new home in the Carson Valley.

Joanne Tabor

School Director


Hello, I am Joanne, and for me it is difficult to imagine a better career than working with children. I have loved this work for over 34 years, with the majority of my time spent in Lutheran schools. I am thrilled to be working in the Trinity Lutheran community in Gardnerville. I grew up in the Montana Rockies and found my way to the tropics of Hawaii where I lived for more than 30 years.  I made the “jump across the ocean” to be closer to my family. I enjoy all this area has to offer.

My experiences have been wonderfully diverse ranging from teaching kindergarten through sixth grade. I started my career working with preschoolers and later enjoyed teaching a class of talented and gifted second and third grade students.  I was a home and hospital teacher for a student with cancer. I co-created a periodical for parents and teachers of elementary school students, developed and operated an after school enrichment program, and piloted a one-to-one technology program for my first grade class. Whew! I’ve loved every minute of it!

After graduating from the University of Montana, Western with a B.S. in Elementary Education, my education continued with career relevant classes from University of Hawaii Manoa, University of Hawaii West Oahu, and Concordia University Irvine. I have enjoyed numerous educational workshops, seminars, and webinars, and I co-created early childhood/kindergarten curriculums. I am certified in the Spalding and Orton-Gillingham reading programs.

My advice to every parent is to find time to enjoy and talk with your child every day. These years will become treasured memories of parenthood. Children are the greatest gifts God has entrusted to us. I’m always available for conversation, so please feel free to contact me whenever you have a question or concern.


Suzie Adam

Church Office Coordinator


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.

Lisa Filbin

School Business Manager


Hi, my name is Lisa. I have the honor of being part of the Trinity team since May, 2002. During this time I have gone from being a part-time bookkeeper to currently holding the position of Business Manager and Assistant Director. It is a pleasure to have the opportunity to be a member of such a dedicated staff and to work with our amazing families and their wonderful children.

I am a fourth generation Carson Valley native and grew up on a ranch here in Gardnerville. After graduating from Douglas High School, I attended the University of Nevada, Reno and graduated in 1987 with a BS in Business Administration. I have two wonderful children and in my free time I enjoy hiking, kayaking, traveling, but most of all spending time with my family.

Carrie White

Communications Director


My name is Carrie, and I began as Trinity’s Communications Director in January 2019. TLC has been my church home since my family moved to the Carson Valley in 1974. I graduated from Douglas High School in 1976, and afterward, worked for Bently Nevada Corporation in Minden for 21 years. I learned many things from how to build circuit boards and monitoring systems to how to operate a room-sized IBM AS/400 computer. While employed by BNC, my education included studying business and IT at WNC and attending IBM Education Centers around the country.

I met my husband, Robert in 1995, and we have one son, Samuel, who was born in 2000. During the first seven years of the millennium , I was a stay-at-home mom and caregiver for elderly friends before gaining employment at Austin’s House. While I worked there for 11 years, I was blessed to help care for more than 500 abused and neglected children who came to us from all over Northern Nevada.

My position at Trinity is just perfect for this stage of my life on so many levels. I am having a good time catching up on the ever-changing techno world that passed me by over the years. I enjoy working with my coworkers, fellow church members, our school staff, and the community at large. Through my work at Trinity, I am truly blessed.

Mark & Georgina Dorio

Youth Ministry Leaders


Hi, my name is Mark Dorio. I am very blessed to serve Trinity Lutheran in two roles: Director of the Sierra Spirit Worship Team which provides music for the Saturday 4:30 PM Worship Service, and as Director of Family Ministry with my wife, Georgina.

Together, Georgina and I hope to continue a rich tradition at Trinity to foster an environment that connects youth in Christian fellowship both within and outside of the church. We hope to inspire youth to strive for a life that is enriched with service, charity, and love! We are eager to participate in community events and fellowship or service events with other churches that seek to shine a light on Jesus Christ.

My family enjoys hiking and other outdoor activities, which we like to incorporate into our ministry. If you are interested in learning more about Youth Ministry opportunities at Trinity Lutheran, then please don’t hesitate to send me an email or a text so we can get together and chat.

Hello, I’m Georgina, and I am blessed to be serving alongside my husband Mark in Youth Ministry. We hope to share our love for Christ and community with all whom we encounter. We believe the power of God’s love shines through each of us in our talents and service to others. We see that living in the love of God means being a part of sharing His blessings, whether it be reaching out to others in love and care, sharing fun and fellowship with church and community, or by donating resources, including our time.

I am a Native Nevadan, born in Carson City. I grew up surrounded by animals including the usual pets. I also raised and trained outdoor animals, including sheep, pigs, turkeys, goats, and horses.  Animals were a lens through which I saw love from an early age, so I naturally wanted to be a veterinarian throughout my youth. I continued seeking this profession at the University of Nevada, Reno where I earned my bachelor’s degree in Animal Science.

As an adult, I learned that I have a passion for teaching and helping people of all ages. When I met Mark, I observed his own service in ministry, and this desire to serve God grew in me as well. My hope is to share Christ’s love with others. In 2010, Mark and I were blessed with our daughter Liliana, which has deepened my longing to work with young people, to watch them grow, and to see the wonder of God’s love through their fresh perspectives.