Church Council

The administrative board of Trinity Lutheran Church is known as the “church council.”  The church council consists of no more than twelve members of the congregation who are elected to terms of three years.  The pastor also serves as an ex official member of the church council  with both voice and vote.  Elected members of the congregation council may serve a maximum of two successive terms.  Elections normally occur in May of each year.

The current the members of the church council are:

Robert Klien (2023)*

Dolores Smith (2023)*

Dr. Thomas Himes (2023)


Hayden Evans (2024)*

Carol Howell (2024)*

Christopher Mathews (2024)*

Todd Rehder (2024)*


Terry Bockelkamp (2025)*

Eli Troup (2022)

Kathy Mathews (2025)*

Bill Oehler (2025)

Jonathan Raike (2025)*


* denotes second term


Four persons serve as the officers of the congregation to which they are elected on an annual basis by the church council at its first meeting following the spring meeting of the congregation.  The president and vice-president are elected from within the membership of the church council; the secretary and the treasurer are elected by the church council from within the active, confirmed membership of the congregation at its first meeting following the spring meeting of the congregation.

Currently the officers of the congregation are:

Todd Rehder –  President

Dee Smith –  Vice-President

Thomas Himes –  Secretary

Chris Mathews  –  Treasurer

Minutes of recent meetings of the  church council can be found by selecting “Meeting Minutes.”

(Found under the “HOME / MEMBERS ONLY” menu option)