When people think of a church, most people think of a place. When you think about Trinity we want you to think about people, not just any people, but a growing group of diverse people who are passionately following Jesus.
Trinity is a congregation of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS)
As director of Ministry, Carol will serve in directing and coordinating ministries of care, education and outreach for families of all kinds and ages. Special emphasis will be given to developing ministries for families with children, ministries that reach out to guests in worship, and ministries that connect new member families to their new church family, mission and ministries.
Carol has been an active member of Trinity her whole life. Her involvement in ministry began as a teenager. She was involved in LYF (Lutheran Youth Fellowship), choir, and Sunday School. She served as a Youth Leader, director of Vacation Bible School, and Sunday School Superintendent, and served on many Boards. She has been involved in LWML (Lutheran Women's Missionary League), women's ministry, and music ministry. She is a trained Stephen Minister, and she also taught at Trinity Lutheran School for several years. She has recently retired from Robinson I.S.D. where she worked for 22 years as a Speech-Language Pathologist. Carol has been married for 40 years to Cody, who is a carpenter. They have 2 married daughters and 4 wonderful granddaughters.
I was born in Michigan, but I’ll always consider myself a Hoosier. That’s because my family moved there when I was just two, and my mom and dad are still in Indiana.
I went to Trinity Lutheran Elementary School, Concord Jr. High and High School (all in Elkhart, IN), two years at Indiana University, and earned my Bachelor’s at Concordia College, Ann Arbor, MI. Then it was off to study to be a pastor at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.
While serving my vicarage / internship in Dallas, TX, I met the love of my life, Kathy Phillips. We became man and wife on June 16, 1990 (it’s been fantastic ever since). We are blessed with two wonderful children: Rebekah and Jacob. We are our own “core four” – we just love it when all four of us are able to spend time together.
Things I enjoy during my free time include watching movies, golf, and mowing the yard (yes, I really enjoy it). I’m also a diehard Detroit Tigers and University of Michigan football fan.
One more thing I greatly enjoy – the ministry. It is such a privilege and honor to serve the God who loves us so much. To believe and know what our God does for us, how Jesus gave HIS life for us – what a gift!
Nikki Skeen has been a member of Trinity Lutheran Church her whole life. She is married to Billy Skeen, and they have 2 sons - Michael and Matthew. Nikki currently teaches Preschool Sunday School, is actively involved in Midway PTA, and she and Billy enjoy being involved in Scouting with their boys.
Tim is a graduate of Sam Houston State University and he loves the BearKats. He and his wife, Briana are from Hubbard, TX. They joined Trinity in 2011 and live in Valley Mills with their children, Amelia who is 5 years old and Cooper who is 2 years old. He and Briana have been leading the youth group for several years. Tim also plays bass with the Praise Team.