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Trinity Lutheran Church and School    

 

Church Office Hours: 

Mon - Fri 9:00 am -4:30 pm

School Office Hours:

Mon- Fri 8:00 am -3:30 pm 

 

 

 

ABOUT TRINITY/STAFF

                    

Trinity Lutheran Church (LCMS) has ministered to the Lansing  Community for almost 150 years! Throughout these years we have taught the Bible alone, the truth of a loving God, who sent His only Son, Jesus, to live for us, to die for our sins, and to rise again so we may  have eternal life in heaven.

We have always put a high priority on Christian  education. For 147 years children have been taught the pure Gospel truth  at Trinity Lutheran School. Trinity offers a quality Christian  education in a caring and loving environment.

Trinity Lutheran School partners with parents to educate  children in the life giving grace of God as stated in John 10:10b, “I  came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”

 

Worship Volunteer Opportunities
  • Greeter
  • Nursery Care
  • Acolyte
  • Usher
  • Communion Assistant

Church Volunteer Opportunities
  • Community Meal
  • Mission Teams
  • Sunday School
  • Choirs
  • Hand Bells
  • Outreach
  • Stephen Ministries
  • Food Bank
  • Various Church Boards
  • Bread of Life

School Volunteer Opportunities
  • Room Parent
  • School Parties
  • Parent Teacher League
  • Classroom Helpers
  • Reading Grandparents
  • Concessions
  • Coaching

Curriculum
  • Religion
  • Memory Work
  • Reading/Language Arts
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Mathematics/Pre-Algebra/Algebra
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Physical Education
  • Art
  • Music
  • Computers
  • Spanish

Extra-Curricular Activities
  • Choirs and Hand Bells
  • Scouts
  • Band
  • Student Council
  • Club Wed
  • Book Club
  • Athletics: Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Cheerleading and Track

 

Staff

Our highly trained staff is dedicated to supporting the  development of all children. Our teachers and support staff use proven methodologies and a highly effective curriculum to help children grow  academically, socially, and physically. We regularly participate in  professional development in order to improve our skills and offer a  better Christ-centered learning experience for the children.

 


Principal

Mr. Richard Segert


Mr. Segert
 is Trinity's principal and eighth grade homeroom teacher. He teaches algebra and social studies for grades 7-8.

College Attended: Concordia University, Chicago

Favorite Bible Verse: Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shames, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2

Favorite Thing About Teaching: Working and guiding children to Jesus every day

Hobbies: Music, singing, playing piano and organ, watching the Bear and the White Sox

Something You Might Not Know About Mr. Segert: I love studying and reading about American history.


Secretary/Admissions Counselor

Mrs. Tami Provenzano


Coming soon



Pastor







Church Office Manager
Mrs. Jan Koepke


Mrs. Koepke has been a member of Trinity since 1975, and has worked at the church as the Office Manager since 1999.  Both her sons graduated from Trinity Lutheran Church and School.  She currently serves the church as a Stephen Minister, and is the SM Program Coordinator.
Colleges Attended
:           
South Suburban College – Associates Degree - Paralegal Studies
Calumet College
– Baccalaureate - Organizational Management
Favorite Bible Verse
John 1:1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”            Favorite Thing about Working in the Church:  I love being part of the ministry team here at Trinity.  I work with some pretty awesome people – the Pastor, the Music Director, all the faculty and administrative staff from the school, the school children, the church boards, volunteers, the general public, etc.   It is a wonderful privilege to serve God’s people right here - in my own neighborhood - at my own church home!  My job description - Knowing Jesus and Making Him Known – I can’t think of anything better than that!
Hobbies/Favorite Things: 
I love cooking with my husband on weekends!  We especially enjoy making various soups in the wintertime.     I also enjoy learning about different wine varietals and pairing them with the appropriate foods.
Something You May not Have Known About Me
:  I managed the court facility in Markham (Cook County - Sixth District), and I organized lobbying trips to Washington D.C. and Springfield for business concerns when I worked at the Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce.

Pre-Kindergarten

Nancy Mihich


Mrs. Mihich
 is Trinity's three-and-four-year old pre-kindergarten teacher.

College Attended: Valparaiso University, B.A., M.Ed.

Favorite Bible Verse: Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10

Favorite Thing About Teaching: Hearing a child exclaim "I did it! I did it!"

Hobbies: Reading, walking, garage sales, antiquing

Something You Might Not Know About Mrs. Mihich: My favorite game as a child was "School" with me being the "teacher". My husband and I have been blessed with four wonderful children. All are graduates of Trinity. One has graduated from college, the other three are attending three different colleges, so we spend a lot of time traveling to see our kids!


Kindergarten

Diane Brackman


Miss Brackman
 is Trinity's Kindergarten teacher.

College Attended: Concordia, River Forest
                                Prairie State College
                                Bradley University

Favorite Bible Verse: Therefore all things whatsover ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law of the prophets.  Matthew 8:12 

Favorite Thing About Teaching: Watching little faces light up when they don't even realize they are learning.  

Hobbies: Working out, antiquing, reading, cooking 

Something You Might Not Know About Miss Brackman: People would be surprised that I collect mystery novels.


First and Second Grade

Miss Mary Meyer


Miss Meyer
 is Trinity's first and second grade multilevel teacher.

College Attended: Concordia, River Forest, B.A.
                                Wichita State University, M.Ed.
                                Purdue Calumet

Favorite Bible Verse: I am not ashamed of the Gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.
Romans 1:16 

Favorite Thing About Teaching: I can't imagine teaching during the seasons of Christmas and Easter without including Jesus. I love teaching reading and incorporating books across the curriculum.

Hobbies: Reading, crafts, traveling

Something You Might Not Know About Miss Meyer: My travels have taken me to six continents. My dream trip is to someday take a photo safari to Kenya.


Third and Fourth Grade

Mrs. Myra Graves


Mrs. Graves
 is Trinity's third grade teacher.

College Attended: Eastern Illinois University

Favorite Bible Verse: Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you.  I Peter 5:7 

Favorite Thing About Teaching: I enjoy seeing students when they "get" what I am teaching. I also love reading to my class every day. 

Hobbies: Reading, baking, playing piano 

Something You Might Not Know About Mrs. Graves: While in college, I worked three summers delivering mail.


Fifth and Sixth Grade

Mrs. Sandy Muench


Mrs. Muench
 is Trinity's fifth grade teacher.  

College Attended: Concordia University, Wisconsin

Favorite Bible Verse: Romans 8:28 and Jeremiah 29:11  

Favorite Thing About Teaching: I enjoy teaching about Jesus and learning something new everyday. 

Hobbies: Scrapbooking, handbells and, of course, being with
my kids     

Something You Might Not Know About Mrs. Muench: I love to make artifical floral arrangements.


Seventh and Eighth Grade
Mrs. Abigail Girkant

Mrs Abigail Girkant is Trinity's seventh and eighth grade teacher.

College Attended: Concordia University, Chicago

Favorite Bible Verse: But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well.  Matthew 6:33 

Favorite Thing About Teaching: I enjoy guiding students to realize the talents, abilities and potential God has given to them by strengthening their knowledge in various subject areas. 

Hobbies: Reading, cooking, crafting, going to concerts    

Something You Might Not Know About Mrs. Girkant: I've visited Walt Disney World 40+ times










Resource Teacher

Mrs. Sheri Garrett


Mrs. Garrett is Trinity's fourth grade teacher. 

College Attended: Concordia, River Forest
                                Purdue Calumet

Favorite Bible Verse: "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."  Jeremiah 29:11

Favorite Thing About Teaching: I love seeing the growth and progress of the children throughout the year, their excitement as we learn new things, and seeing the light bubl come on when they
"get it"!  I love sharing our Lord's love with them.

Hobbies: Reading, crocheting, scrapbooking

Something You Might Not Know About Mrs. Garrett:
I attended Trinity Lutheran School as a grade school student.  It's been a family affair - my sisters and I, my cousins, my nieces and nephews have attended here and now my great nephew is in
school here


Computers

Mrs. Susan Berkowicz


Mrs. Berkowicz is the computer teacher for grades K-8.

College Attended: Chicago State University, B.A.
                                Olivet Nazarene University, M.S.


Music Director
Mrs. Christine Widstrand







Morning Care
Mrs. Angie West





After School Care
Mrs. Claudette Jean-Philippe
Mrs. Amanda Guerro