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Our Pastor & Staff

You can reach the church staff at the church phone number (319-366-1569), 
or call the school and enter the staff member's extension when prompted (319-362-6952).

Rev. David Renfro, Senior Pastor   -   Ext. 224
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The Rev. David W. Renfro was installed as Senior Pastor at Trinity in August, 2013.  He is a graduate of Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he earned a Master of Divinity degree, and from St. John College in Winfield, Kansas with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Pastor Renfro came to us after 14 years at First Lutheran in Missoula, Montana. He is married to JoAnne, and has a son and a daughter.

Mrs. Jessica Kinney, Church Secretary - Ext. 220
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As of May 1, Jessica has taken the role of church secretary. She answers the phone and maintains the records of the church. Jessica assists Pastor preparing the printed worship services, and is responsible for the weekly announcements and the monthly Trinity Times.
If you haven't met her yet, stop in and introduce yourself to Jessica!

Dr. Susan Benya, Director of Music 
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Susan plans and coordinates the worship music, choirs, bell choir and guest musicians for the church. She can usually be found at the organ during worship services. She attended Ohio State University where she received Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Education degrees. She holds a Master of Music degree, a Certificate in Sacred Music from Yale University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Iowa. Susan also serves as a teacher of 6th-8th grade Language Arts and 4th-8th grade Choir at Trinity Lutheran School.

Susan and her husband, Jon, are both Ohio natives and have two teenage children who are graduates of Trinity Lutheran School.

Mrs. Pat Powell, Business Director 
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Pat is in charge of the business details for both the church and the school. She handles the school tuition billing, staff payroll and benefits, and accounts payable. She has served at Trinity since 2005.

She graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Pat is married, and has a son and a daughter.

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Mrs. Linda Bena, Office Assistant
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You may see Linda in the church office on any given day, either at the front desk, or working in Pat's office. Linda is retired from the Cedar Rapids School District, so we are thrilled to have her years of experience available to us.

Mr. Jim Freese, Maintenance  
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Jim, our resident "Mr Fix-it," has worked for over 35 years at Trinity. He has a degree from Kirkwood Community College in Horticultural studies. 

Jim is married and enjoys hunting and fishing in his free time.