Church Staff

Vacancy Pastor: Rev. John Langewisch

Phyliss and Pastor John

Currently, Trinity Lutheran is being served by their vacancy pastor, Pastor John Langewisch.  He has served as a pastor for over 47 years.  A native of Scribner, NE, he grew up in Sioux Falls, SD. Responding to God calling him to become a pastor, he attended Concordia, St. Paul, MN, where he met his wife of 51 years, Phyllis.

After graduating from Concordia Sr. College, and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO, he served two congregations in MN.  He then served as a pastoral counselor for Lutheran Family Services of Iowa in the Cedar Rapids area for 8 years.  He served as Pastor of Care Ministries in Midland, MI for 17 years, and served as interim pastor for two congregations in Michigan, before moving to Omaha, NE in 2016. He served Bethany Lutheran in Omaha for 3 years as they looked at revitalizing their ministry in the Benson neighborhoods.

Pastor John has 3 adult children and six grandsons. He enjoys working in his yard, fishing and hunting. His greatest joy in ministry is proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus in such a way that individual lives and congregations are renewed in His grace and forgiveness, and eagerly want to share their faith with those who do not yet know Jesus as the Lord and Savior.






Secretary: Laurie Clark

*Denotes Board of Directors member


Chairman: *John Ackerman

Secretary: *Judith Ruskamp

Treasurer: *Richard Tanderup

Financial Secretary: *Ken Riley

Board of Education

  • *Susan Johnston
  • Angie Becker
  • Raedeahna Gerdes

Sunday School Co-Superintendents: Merri Johnson/Emily Crotty

Board of Elders:

  • *Mike Zaruba
  • *Jim Parrish
  • Doug Lueders
  • Rich Scotter

Board of Evangelism:

  • *

Board of Stewardship:

  • *Eric Bohling
  • Brad Johnson

Board of Trustees:

  • *Jerry Ruskamp
  • Tim Becker

Trinity Foundation:

  • Brad Johnson
  • Paul Hinrichs
  • Becky Lueders

Cemetery Committee:

  • Jerry Ruskamp
  • Kurt Stutheit
  • TBD

Auxiliary Presidents:

Luth. Laymen's League: Richard Tanderup

LWML: Angie Becker

Trinity Youth Group Advisors: Sarah & Micah Bogdanoff