Pastor Dan Wing
Pastor Wing: I was born in Milwaukee, WI. My parents sacrificed so that my older brother and I could attend Lutheran grade school. After my 8th grade year my family and I moved to Kalispell, MT. It was as a sophomore in high school that I realized I wanted to be a pastor. I attended Concordia University in Seward, NE between 1997 and 2002. I met my wife, Sara in 1997. We were married in June of 2000. I attended the seminary in St. Louis between 2002 and 2006. We have a daughter, Katie (01), a son, Matt (04), and another son, Andy (06). I served at Trinity Lutheran in Navasota, TX (1 year), Immanuel Lutheran in Sweet Springs, MO (11 years), and Trinity Lutheran Lincoln, NE since 2018. I am blessed far more than I could ever deserve.
Favorite Bible Verse: “But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” -Romans 5:8
Miss Mikayla Higgins
ECE Director: I graduated from Lincoln Lutheran in 2013. I then continued on to Doane and Concordia University in Seward where I graduated with a BA in Psychology and Behavioral Science. I will continue on to get my Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology. I have worked at Trinity Lutheran School for eight years!
Favorite Bible Verses: “But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel, ‘Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. I give Egypt as your ransom, Cush and Seba in exchange for you.’” -Isaiah 43:1-7
Mr. David Kumm
Principal: I am married to Sarah, who also works at Trinity as a Teacher’s Aide in the Early Childhood Program. We have been blessed with two children, Trenton and Taryn, who both attend Lincoln Lutheran. Their activities keep us busy. We also enjoy camping, fishing, and the outdoors as a family. I also enjoy sports in my free time.
Favorite Bible Verse: "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid." -John 14:27
ECE Teachers and Staff
Mrs. Sarah Kumm
Bumblebee Aide: I was born and raised in Lakewood, CO. My husband, David, is the Principal at Trinity, and we have two children, Trenton and Taryn, who attend Lincoln Lutheran. I love nature walks with my family, flower gardening, fishing, reading, and watching my kids’ sporting events.
Favorite Bible verse: "The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble, He cares for those who trust in Him." -Nahum 1:7
Mrs. Margeaux Maul
Butterfly Toddler Head Teacher: My husband’s name is Grant and we have two children. Koston attends Lincoln Lutheran and Ruby attends Trinity. I am also a Licensed Massage Therapist and work part-time doing that.
Favorite Bible verse: “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” -Philippians 4:13.
Mrs. Lori Sunderman
Butterfly Toddler Aide: I grew up in Norfolk, Nebraska and we moved to Lincoln in 2011. My husband Gregory and I have one son, Samuel, who attended Trinity Lutheran School K-5 and now is at Lincoln Lutheran. During his time at Trinity, I volunteered in many capacities including assisting in the library and serving as Secretary of PTL. During my free time I enjoy crocheting, reading, baking, and love making many projects for home and school with my Cricut.
Favorite Bible verses: "Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love." -1 John 4:7-8
Mrs. Connie Dirks
Preschool: I am married to my husband Keith. We have 4 children. My son Noah and his wife Amy have two children, Jacob and Wren. My daughter Jessica and her husband have two children, Truett and River, with one on the way. My daughter, Christina is married to Cody. We also have a son named Seth. I attended Trinity Lutheran School from 1st grade to 6th grade.
Favorite Bible Verses: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with Thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” -Philippians 4:6-7
Mrs. Christina Evasco
Miss Taylor Adams
Mrs. Ashley Kosmicki
Mrs. Amber Christensen
Pre-Kindergarten: I started at Trinity Lutheran School in August 1999. My husband Dan and I have four children, Dylan, Karsyn, Kaylee, and Avery.
Favorite Bible Verse: “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened unto you.” -Matthew 7:7
Miss Allison Schmeling
Pre-Kindergarten Aide: I graduated from Lincoln Lutheran in 2010. I went to the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. I graduated in 2014 with a Fisheries and Wildlife Degree and minors in Animal Science & Education. I started working at Trinity in 2011.
Favorite Bible verse: “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” -Jeremiah 29:11 and “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” -Psalm 27:1
Mrs. Steph Trutna
Pre-Kindergarten Aid: My husband Derek and I have two children, daughter Paige and son Quinn. I attended UNL. I was a stay at home mom when my children were younger. I have worked in Pre-K at Trinity Lutheran School for 7 years, but I have been a volunteer and a helper in many roles for about 15 years. I am also responsible for the Trinity Lutheran School SCRIP program.
Favorite Bible Verse: "Every good and perfect gift is from above." -James 1:17
Mrs. Kendra Kristalyn
Administrative Assistant: My name is Kendra Kristalyn and I am the Administrative Assistant at Trinity Lutheran School. My husband, Matt, is a teacher at Lincoln Lutheran and we have two sons, Finn and Ezra who both attend Trinity. I enjoy crafting with the boys, baking, reading, going on road trips and being outside.
My favorite Bible Verse is “The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid?”
Mr. Jesse Soenksen
Properties Manager: My name is Jesse Soenksen and I am the Properties Manager for Trinity Lutheran Church and School. I am the oldest of nine kids, I love playing soccer (most notably with my family), being outdoors, going on road trips, working on cars, and just spending time with my family.
My favorite Bible verse is "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4
Miss Bethany Mrosko
Director of Christian Outreach: I am the oldest of five children, and love spending time with my family. I graduated from Concordia University, St. Paul with a major in Christian Ministry and minors in Dance and Lutheran Theology. When I'm not at the church or school, I can often be found curled up in a chair with a blanket and a book. Other activities I enjoy are playing games, a variety of craft projects, and going on adventures around the city! Some of my favorite things about being a Director of Christian Outreach are hearing stories of hope and love from places and people often overlooked and helping people use their gifts and passions to love and serve others.
Favorite Bible Verse: "When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?" -Psalm 56:3-4
Priscilla Comfort Dog
Comfort Dog: My name is Priscilla Comfort Dog. I came to Trinity Lutheran Church and School a couple of years ago. I live with Mrs. Carolyn Jones. I love working and comforting at Trinity Lutheran Church and School and around the Lincoln community.
My favorite Bible verse is, “the Lord appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you” Jeremiah 31:3.
Mrs. Jennifer Obrist
Extended School Day Staff: My name is Jennifer Obrist. My mom Susan Boeschen works at Trinity Lutheran School. My brother, Hans works at a private school in South Carolina with his wife, Lou. My sister, Emilia works as a professor at Black Hills State University in South Dakota and her husband, Mark is in school working on his engineering degree and does construction work. I have worked at Trinity Lutheran School for over 10 years. When I am not working I enjoy watercolor painting or drawing and hanging out with my friends.
Favorite Bible Verse: “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” -Philippians 4:13.
Mrs. Susan Boeschen
Extended School Day Staff: My name is Susan Boeschen. I was the Toddler teacher for over 20 years at Trinity Lutheran School and am now semi-retired as an aide with the toddlers. I graduated with a BA at Emporia State in Elementary Education and took graduate classes at Concordia in Seward.
Favorite Bible Verse: “Let the little children come to me." -Matthew 19:14.
Mrs. Mari Schlegel
Extended School Day Staff
Miss Grace Laue
Extended School Day Staff
Miss Eliese Schwink
Extended School Day Staff
Miss Maggie Luttrell
Extended School Day Staff