Our Staff

Kendra McNatt
DCE – Ministry to Youth and Children, Parish Education

I was born in Huntington Beach, California and later moved to Orlando, Florida with my family. My undergraduate degree is in Psychology with an emphasis in animal behavior from the University of North Florida. After a stint of animal training and care-taking at the Jacksonville Zoo (Florida, USA) and Sea Life Park Hawaii (Hawaii, USA), I began graduate studies in the Director of Christian Education program at Concordia University Nebraska (USA). I came to Trinity as a DCE intern, and two years later, I have completed my internship and accepted a call to stay on here as the Director of Christian Education.

I enjoy throwing paint on canvas, running, traveling whenever I can, and causing minor kitchen disasters while attempting to cook.

Fun facts: I have three younger sisters. In addition to being a DCE at Trinity, I am also a missionary with the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod.

To contact Kendra

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Johanna Tierling – Director of Music Ministry

Johanna Tierling is our Director of Music Ministry. She was born in 1990 and she grew up near Frankfurt am Main. She first studied organ under KMD Gunther Martin Göttsche and at the church music school (Kirchenmusikalische Fortbildungsstätte) Schlüchtern. During this time she won first prize in the regional section of the "Judend Musiziert" competition and in 2009 she also rook first prize at regional and Hessen and at the German final she received a "very good" rating. She has participated in many organ concerts in Germany. In November 2009 she was recognized with the "Kulturförderpreis 2009" from the regional part of the Main-Kinzig-Kreis. On Christmas Eve 2013, she was played the organ at the ARD Christvesper. In the course of her studies, she did an internship at the church music school Lügumkloster (Denmark) and another at the Kreuzkirche in Dresden.

Having completed her church music studies (Bachelor) at the „Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt am Main" (Organ by Kreuzorganist Holger Gehring, Dresden), Johanna is now studying choir conducting under Prof. Winfried Toll, also in Frankfurt Main. Since the beginning of this year, she is lecturer at the church music school (KMF) Schlüchtern.

In August 2015, Johanna Tierling became our new Director of Music Ministry. Johanna plays the organ in our services and conducts the Sanctuary Choir, Handbell Choir and other musical ensembles. 

To contact Johanna

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Marion Waidlein – Church Office Administrator

Hi my name is Marion Waidlein. I am the church office administrator at Trinity. I will be glad to help you, if you have questions about our church, about worship services or activities, or other questions. Please contact and I will either answer you directly or refer you to the right person.

Born in Bavaria, in the South of Germany and raised in the German Lutheran Church, I came to Frankfurt 16 years ago. I found Trinity 11 years ago and have called it my church home ever since. I have a business background, hold a Masters of Business degree from East Carolina University in the US and worked in Finance and Banking in my "old life".

I have always enjoyed working with people from different countries and a couple of years ago I decided to change my career path. I completed a certificate program as Intercultural Trainer at the University of Jena and went to Argentina for half a year in 2011 where I traveled and did volunteer work with two Lutheran churches in the North-West of Argentina. I discovered my heart for mission work while working with young adults teaching them German and English.

Since the end of 2011, I have been working as a self-employed Intercultural Trainer and Consultant, helping foreigners conquering the jungle of German bureaucracy, organizing their move and getting settled smoothly in their new living environment. I equally enjoy my part-time work at Trinity, because I get to work with wonderful people from all over the world.

For fun I like to travel, sing in the choir, meet with the people of my Spanish Stammtisch and learn even more about other cultures.

To contact Marion

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