Viewing entries tagged
Jr. High

Pastor Billy Newell

Pastor Billy Newell

Position: Associate Pastor; Confirmation Teacher

Pastor Billy is passionate about introducing all people to Jesus and helping them grow in their relationship with Him.  The love of Jesus transformed Pastor Billy's life in a powerful way when he was invited to church in high school.  Since then, Pastor Billy continues to see the many ways God walks through life with His people.

Pastor Billy is married to his amazing wife, Kristen, and has since had three extremely energetic children, Josiah, Addison, and Naomi.  They can frequently be seen chasing after the kids throughout all of Bloomington-Normal.

In his free time, Pastor Billy loves to swim, bike, and run!  He also loves to complete home improvement projects, showing his kids how to help every step of the way.  After all of that, he can be found recovering in from of a good football, basketball, or baseball game.

Favorite Bible Verse:
2 Corinthians 5:17-21
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.  God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God."

Contact Pastor Billy:
PastorBilly@trinluth.org

 

Mrs. Nancy Fuemmeler

Mrs. Nancy Fuemmeler

Position:  General Music Teacher, K-8 and Director of Music for Trinity Lutheran Church

Mrs. Fuemmeler was raised on a farm in central Missouri.  She graduated from the University of Missouri in 1985 with a B.S. degree in Vocal and Instrumental Music Education, K-12.  In 2009, she received a Master’s of Music degree from Illinois State University.  She also completed the Colloquy program at Concordia University-Chicago.  She previously taught in Missouri, Indiana, Illinois, and Tennessee before coming to Trinity in 1994.  She and her husband Kirk are blessed to have two grown daughters, Sarah and Leah and two son-in-laws, Kyle and Ryan.  When she’s not doing something musical, she enjoys sewing, quilting, and spending time with her family and her two cats.   

Favorite Bible Verse:  
Psalm 150:6  
"Let everything that breathes sing praises to the Lord! Praise the Lord!"

Contact Mrs. Fuemmeler:
NancyFuemmeler@trinluth.org

 

Mrs. Julie Hoffmann

Mrs. Julie Hoffmann

Position:  Jr. High & Upper Elementary Language Arts; Seventh grade homeroom

Mrs. Hoffmann has been at Trinity since August 2001. She was raised in Elmhurst, IL, and graduated from Concordia University Chicago with a BA in Secondary Education in 1998. She and her husband, Shawn, have the joy of serving together at Trinity.  They are blessed with four wonderful children.

Favorite Bible Verse:  
Romans 8:28
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

Contact Mrs. Hoffmann:  
juliehoff@trinluth.org

 

Mrs. Christy Malinowski

Mrs. Christy Malinowski

Position: Confirmation Teacher

Christy has a real heart for youth and enjoys helping them use their God given gifts and talents in service to Him.  She serves the Jr. and Sr. High Youth at Trinity, along with their families.  Christy also loves to go on mission trips where she can use her gift of serving in a variety of ways.

Christy is married to her handsome husband, Jeff, and together they have three wonderful children; Kristin, Chad and Claire.

Christy enjoys being silly with youth, reading, scrapbooking and watching her daughter, Claire, compete at swim meets.

Favorite Bible Verse: 
Romans 8:37-39
"In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

Contact Mrs. Malinowski: 
Christy@trinluth.org

Vicar Chuck Bahn

Pastor Chuck Bahn

Position: Associate Pastor and Confirmation Teacher

Pastor Bahn loves to teach and to be with people to talk about faith and God working in our lives, even in the times we struggle.

Pastor Bahn has been married to his wonderful wife, Kathy for 25 years.  They have three amazing children, Jeremy, who lives in Columbus, OH, Katie, who is studying to be a nurse, and Rachel, who is a senior high school student and plans to be a Director of Christian Education.

Pastor Bahn likes to read all kinds of different things.  He enjoys walking and riding bikes.  He also enjoys food of every size, shape, and background, as long as it's not "weird" food.

Favorite Bible Verse: 
Isaiah 43:1
"But now, this is what the Lord says— he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;  I have summoned you by name; you are mine."

Contact Pastor Bahn
ChuckBahn@trinluth.org

 

Mr. Kurt Busse

Busse_Kurt_52.jpg

Mr. Kurt Busse

Position:  8th Homeroom, 7th & 8th Math, 6th-8th PE, Athletic Director

Mr. Busse has been at Trinity since August of 1995.  He was raised near Ft. Wayne, IN, attended Lutheran schools there (Wyneken, then Concordia H.S.) before attending Concordia College in Seward, Nebraska where he received his BS in Education.  In 1990 he completed his Masters in Administration at Concordia University, River Forest (Chicago).  He and his wife, Laura, have two grown children and have enjoyed serving together at Trinity.  Sola Deo Gloria.

Favorite Bible verse:  
Romans 8:28
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.  

Contact Mr. Busse:
kurtbusse@trinluth.org

Mr. Dan Bell

Mr. Dan Bell

Position:  7th Homeroom, 6-8th Social Studies 

Mr. Bell graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin in December of 2008. He began teaching here at TLS in August of 2009. In addition to teaching, Mr. Bell helps coach Varsity Boys Basketball, and is the Golf Coach. He has a loving wife Leslie, a daughter Cameron and a son Peyton.

Favorite Bible Verse:
Matthew 28:19-20
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” 

Contact Mr. Bell:
danbell@trinluth.org


 

Mrs. Judy Vasel

Vasel_Judy_341.jpg

Mrs. Judy Vasel

Position: 5-8 Instrumental Music, JH Choir Accompanist

Mrs. Vasel has served as the instrumental music teacher at Trinity Lutheran School, Bloomington, since the fall 1994.  She directs the Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced Bands, and Jazz Band.  A graduate of Eastern Illinois University, she first taught in the Toluca, Illinois, where she directed the Junior and Senior High bands, choirs, and drama productions. She later taught private piano lessons before coming to Trinity. She and her husband, Mark, have three grown daughters, and are members of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, where Mrs. Vasel serves as Adult Choir director.

Favorite Bible Verse:
Zephaniah 3:17
“The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.”

Contact Mrs. Vasel: 
judyvase@trinluth.org

 

Ms. Alyse Cole

Ms. Alyse Cole

Position:  Art Teacher (grades 3-8)

Ms. Alyse Cole is in her second year here at Trinity. She graduated from Monmouth College in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, then gained her Masters of Fine Arts from Washington University in St. Louis in 2014. In free time she loves being with family, her pup Isabel, and also enjoys being outside- gardening, hiking, relaxing.  

Favorite bible verse:  
Philippians 4:6,
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”

Contact Ms. Cole:  
alysecole@trinluth.org

 

Mrs. Michelle Goluba-Melrose

Mrs. Michelle Goluba-Melrose

Position: 7th & 8th grade Spanish teacher

Mrs. Goluba-Melrose from Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s in Spanish Secondary Education.  She has her Master’s Degrees in Hispanic Literature from University of Illinois-Chicago and in Curriculum and Instruction from ISU.  This is her third year at Trinity and lives in Bloomington with her husband Jason and two daughters.  She enjoys hiking, reading, traveling, and baking with her family.

Favorite Bible Verse:
Phillipians 4:6,
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”

Contact Mrs. Goluba-Melrose:  
michellegolu@trinluth.org