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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. 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

 

Pastor Thomas Wirsing

Pastor Thomas Wirsing

Position: Senior Pastor; Confirmation Teacher

Pastor Wirsing was born and raised in Auburn, Michigan; growing up on a farm in the Saginaw Valley. He is a graduate of Concordia Junior College, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Concordia Senior College, Fort Wayne, Indiana; Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri. He has served at Trinity since 1995.

On August 7, 1976, he was married to wife Janice from Dundee, Illinois. She is a teacher in Trinity's grade school. They have two children, Tara and Thomas.

In his leisure time, Pastor Wirsing enjoys reading American history and painting pewter toy soldiers.

Favorite Bible Verse: 
Philippians 4:4
"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!"

Contact Pastor Wirsing
TomWirsing@trinluth.org

 

 

 

Pastor Terry Strom

Pastor Terry Strom

Position: Associate Pastor; Confirmation Teacher

Pastor Terry has a huge heart for Missions and Encouraging others to be blessed by going on a mission trip!  He can frequently be seen encouraging and equipping others to share the love of Jesus through words and actions!

Pastor Terry is married to his great spouse and partner, Sandy, and they have 3 Married children and 3 awesome grandchildren!

Pastor Terry cherishes spending time with his grandchildren and loves to go on long bike rides with Sandy!

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 Pastor Terry
PastorTerry@trinluth.org