Our Pastor


Please Welcome Our Interim Pastor, Reverend John Oberdeck, and his Wife, Ginny


Rev. Dr. John W. Oberdeck and his wife, Ginny, live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He retired June 30 from Concordia University Wisconsin after fifteen years, where he served as a Professor of Theology and Director for the Lay Ministry Program. Prior to coming to CUW in 2002, he served on the faculty of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, for thirteen years, first as the Director of Resident Field Education, and later as director of the Doctor of Ministry Program and the Continuing Education Program. During his teaching career his focus was on education, pastoral care, and youth ministry. He is the author of Eutychus Youth: Applied Theology for Youth Ministry (CPH 2010). From 1979 to 1989 he served as pastor for parishes in southern Illinois. Ginny is a retired special education teacher. She taught in Lutheran schools in St. Louis and Milwaukee. Pastor and Ginny have three grown children: Andrew (married to Angela), an attorney in Seattle, Washington, and parents of Evelyn (8) and Claire (5); Debbie (married to Owen Stamm), a nurse practitioner in a Chicago suburb, and parents of Ethan (7), Gavin (5), and Emily (2); and Christy (married to Rev. Brad Malone – pastor of Lamb of God Lutheran Church, Seattle, Washington) and parents of Esther (2) and Iris (4 months). Christy is Principal at Concordia Lutheran School, Seattle.


Rev. Oberdeck continues to be surprised by what he finds God calling him to do, and counts the opportunity to serve the people of Trinity in Frankfurt among the wonderful tasks that ministry presents. He is looking forward to getting to know and serving the congregation.


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Our Council

  Robert Colvin, Council President

This person chairs meetings of the church council, and voter's meeting. Works closely with the Pastor and assists the various deacons to insure the orderly conduct of the congregation's ministries.

  Greg Petersen, Council Vice President

Assisting the council president when needed and aiding deacons in their work.

  Alaina Missbach, Recording Secretary

Takes minutes of council and voter's meetings and maintains official records of both.

  John Csapo, Treasurer

Overseas the financial business of the congregation, insures that bills and staff are paid and leads in development of the church budget.

  Todd Hall, Financial Secretary

Records and tracks financial contributions to Trinity


Valerie Machoba, Deacon of Christian Life

Coordinates the planning of Congregational fellowship activities


Laura Werner, Deacon of Communication

Coordinates communication of leadership and staff with the congregation and the local community.

  Jennifer Jatho, Deacon of Inreach

Works with the staff and coordinates congregational care of members in need.


Heidi Huszar and Lorenz Vasanth, Co-Deacons of Outreach and Evangelism

Coordinates local and global work of the congregation in sharing Christ's love with people by word and deed.


Eric and Bettina Provost, Co-Deacons of Property

Coordinates efforts which insure the proper upkeep of Trinity's property and equipment.

  Danita Waterfall-Brizzi, Deacon of Stewardship

Coordinates efforts to encourage members to respond to God's love by the joyful offering of their time, talent and treasure to His service


Gloria Liu Yun and Audrey Korkmaz, Co-Deacons of Worship

Assists the Pastor and Music Director in coordinating the Worship services and music ministry of the congregation. They especially work to recruit and train the various worship assistants needed for each Sunday.

  Lisa Rowell and Taina Paul, Co-Deacon of Youth and Christian Education

Works with the DCE to coordinate Christian Education for young and old, as well as ministry to and by the youth of Trinity.


Our Staff

Trinity has three permanent staff members at present. Kendra McNatt is the Director of Christian Education, Johanna Tierling is the Director of Music Ministry and Marion Waidlein is the Church Office Administrator. Have a look inside to learn more about them!

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