Mrs. Cindy Guetschow

Mrs. Cindy Guetschow

Position:  Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Guetschow has been at Trinity since August 1993.  She was raised in Minonk and graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a degree in English in 1978.  She and her husband Bill have two grown daughters and six grandchildren.  

Favorite Bible Verse:  Philippians 4:13  “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.”

Contact Mrs. Guetschow:
cindyguet@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

 

Mrs. Linda Brockett

Mrs. Linda Brockett

Position:  3rd grade teacher

Mrs. Brockett has been at Trinity since 1989 serving as a teacher for 2nd and  5th grade, before moving to 3rd grade. She was born in Chicago, Il, and later moved to Danville, Il.  Mrs. Brockett graduated from Concordia Teachers College in River Forest, IL in 1981 with a degree in Elementary Education.  Before coming to Trinity, Mrs. Brockett served for 2 years as a 2nd grade teacher at Peace Lutheran in Antigo, Wi, 2 years as a 2nd grade teacher at Good Shepherd Lutheran in Pekin, IL, and 3 years as a 2nd grade teacher at Zion Lutheran in Belleville, IL.  She and her husband Ron have 2 daughters, Amber and Cheyenne, son-in-law Hayden, and 2 grandchildren.

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. Brockett:
lindabroc@trinluth.org

Mrs. Becky Griffin

Becky Griffin

Position: Kindergarten

Mrs. Griffin is a graduate of Trinity Lutheran School as has worked at Trinity since August of 1995.  She has lived in Bloomington all her life and graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1986 with a degree in Elementary Education.  She and husband Tony have been blessed with 3 daughters, Hannah, Linnea and Clare.  

Favorite Bible Verse:
Isaiah 41:10
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Contact Mrs. Griffin:  
beckygrif@trinluth.org

 

Mrs. Melissa Rock

Mrs. Melissa Rock

Position: 2nd Grade Teacher

Mrs. Rock is originally from Decatur.  She graduated from Concordia Teacher’s College in Seward, Nebraska in 1987 with a B.S. in Elementary Education.  She completed her M.S. in Elementary Education from Eastern Illinois University in 1994.  She has taught at Christ Lutheran in Peoria, Illinois, Christ Lutheran in Norfolk, Nebraska, and St. John Lutheran in Champaign, Illinois before being called to serve Trinity in 2003.  She has taught 2nd and 3rd grade, plus 1 year of 5th grade during her years in education.  She is married to Steve, and they live in Le Roy with their four-legged children.  She enjoys serving the children and families at Trinity.  She enjoys exercising, reading, counted cross-stitch, and gardening; as well as watching the Cardinals, Illini, and NASCAR.

Favorite Bible Verse:
Philippians 4:13
"I can do everything through him who gives me strength."  

Contact Mrs. Rock: 
melissarock@trinluth.org

Mrs. Kristen Newell

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Mrs. Kristen Newell

Position: Enrollment Coordinator

Kristen Newell is thrilled to be working in God’s kingdom by serving as Enrollment Coordinator at Trinity. She graduated from Concordia University Nebraska in 2008 with a BS in Secondary Education and a BA in Mathematics. She also has a Masters of Science in School Administration and recently completed the LCMS SLED program. Before coming to Trinity she served as middle school math and science teacher with a little Spanish and PE. Most recently she has had the joy and the privilege to stay home with her three children: Josiah, Addison, Naomi and Evelynn. She enjoys spending time with them and her husband Billy, especially if that time is spent being active outdoors.

Favorite Bible Verse:
Micah 6:8
"What does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." 

Contact Mrs. Newell:  
kristennewell@trinluth.org

Mrs. Lana Blair

Mrs. Lana Blair

Position:  Preschool Teacher

Mrs. Blair graduated from Illinois State University in 1985 with a degree in Elementary Education.  She has been part of the Trinity staff for 19 years.  She and her husband, Bryan, have three grown children, two granddaughters and one grandson.

Favorite Bible Verse:  
Proverbs 3:5&6  
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding;  In all your ways acknowledge him, And he shall direct your paths.

Contact Mrs. Blair:
lanablai@trinluth.org

 

Mrs. Laura Busse

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Mrs. Laura Busse

Position: Early Childhood Director, ½ Day Kindergarten, Extended Care Director

Mrs. Busse has been at Trinity since August 1995. She was raised in Waverly, IA, and graduated from Concordia University Nebraska (twice!) with a BS in Education in 1984 and a Masters in Early Childhood Education and Administration in 2006. She and her husband, Kurt, have the joy of serving together at Trinity and they have two grown children and a grandchild.

Favorite Bible verse:
Philippians 4:13
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Contact Mrs. Busse: 
laurabuss@trinluth.org
309-829-7513

 

Mrs. Gayle Dietsch

Gayle Dietsch

Position: Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs. Dietsch was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  She was blessed to attend Our Redeemer Lutheran School in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin and Milwaukee Lutheran High School in Wisconsin.  Mrs. Dietsch graduated from Concordia University Nebraska in December 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and an Early Childhood Endorsement.   She was called to Trinity in August 2004 to teach Kindergarten.  Mrs. Dietsch and husband Dave have three children.  She enjoys being involved at church, reading, supporting her favorite Wisconsin sports teams, playing sports, and hanging out with family and friends.

Favorite Bible Verse:
Philippians 3:14
"I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus."

Contact Mrs. Dietsch:  
gayledietsch@trinluth.org

 

Mr. Kurt Busse

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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