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


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


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


Mrs. Stacy Leimbach

Kindergarten Teacher: I attended Trinity Lutheran School, Lincoln Lutheran, Northeast High School, and Concordia University, Nebraska. I am married to Jason. We have three daughters, Hope, Kate, and Keri. We love to watch them compete in volleyball and track.

Favorite Bible Verse: “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” -Philippians 4:13


Ms. Crystal Burgess

1st Grade Teacher: I received my Elementary Education degree from Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska.  My significant other, Tom, lives here in Lincoln. We have three dogs. I have taught in Lutheran Schools in Illinois, Arizona, and Nebraska. In 2015 I accepted the call to serve here at Trinity.

My favorite Bible verse is: "I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." -Philippians 3:14


Ms. Candace Jurchen

2nd Grade Teacher: I grew up in the Red River Valley in northwestern Minnesota. My family includes my parents, two older brothers, and a younger sister. It was during my high school days that I discovered my love for accompanying choirs and first began playing the organ in worship. I attended Concordia University in Seward and had the wonderful opportunity to visit several countries including Germany and Australia as a member of the A Capella choir. Upon graduation I first took a call as a 4th grade teacher in Rapid City, South Dakota. In 2004 I accepted the call to serve here at Trinity as Second Grade and Music Teacher/Choir Director. In my free time I enjoy playing piano and singing, trying to garden, and being creative!

Favorite Bible Verse: “But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” -Isaiah 40:31


Mrs. Elke Hamann

3rd Grade Teacher: I grew up in Lincoln and attended Trinity. I graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and am currently working on my colloquy through Concordia - Bend, OR. I have taught 6th grade at Lincoln Lutheran, 2nd grade at Faith Lutheran, and the last two years I was a para-teacher here at Trinity. I am married to Andrew Hamann who works in the Pannier Biosystems Engineering lab at UNL. We like to travel quiet a bit and we go to Lake Okoboji every chance we get. I also enjoy crafting, attending sporting events (for niece & nephew and everything Husker), and golfing.

Favorite Bible Verse: “For I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. To give you hope and a future." -Jeremiah 29:11


Miss Rachel Hoffman

4th Grade Teacher: I graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in elementary education. I did my student teaching in a fourth grade classroom, and I am excited to continue my teaching career in a fourth grade classroom as well. I love getting to know my students and the families at Trinity, and I am looking forward to a great year as an elementary school teacher.

Favorite Bible Verse: "I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me". - Galatians 2:20

Mrs. Karissa Heun

5th Grade Teacher: I grew up in Fremont, Nebraska and went on to college at Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska. My husband and I have one son and we love watching him grow up. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, coaching volleyball, playing disc golf, and attending sporting events.

Favorite Bible Verse: “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” -Philippians 4:13


Mrs. Renae Lebo

Technology Teacher: I joined the Trinity Lutheran staff and family as a part-time Computer Teacher in the fall of 2016. I previously taught at Lincoln Lutheran from 1999-2002 before staying at home to raise my kids. My husband, Travis and I have two boys, Tanner who attends Grand Canyon University in Phoenix and Logan, who attends Lincoln Lutheran. I graduated from Concordia University in Seward where I played volleyball and ran track.

Favorite Bible Verses: For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers,  nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” -Romans 8:38-39


Mrs. Sheila Ziems

Team Teacher: I’ve been teaching at Trinity since 1989, when I taught 6th grade. I took 10 years off to stay home with my 3 kids, Caleb, Rebecca, and Rachel, until my youngest reached 1st grade. I am blessed to be back at Trinity as the Team Teacher. I enjoy my 2nd graders when Miss Jurchen teaches music, as well as my 4th/-5th Spanish classes. My husband, Lyle, teaches sciences, health, and religion at Lincoln Lutheran. We both graduated from Concordia, Seward where I played volleyball and he played football. We are so blessed to be a part of the Lutheran community here in Lincoln.

Favorite Bible Verses: “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” -Romans 8:38-39


Ms. Bonnie Naber

Librarian: I grew up on a farm near Waco, Nebraska with my two sisters and three brothers. I attended Centennial High School and Concordia Teachers College. I taught in a two-room school in Freeman, South Dakota for two years and in Sioux City, Iowa for one. My last 40+ years have been at Trinity. I retired from teaching in 2022, but continue to be engaged at Trinity by working in the library and running Make & Take.

Favorite Bible Verse: “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” -Romans 8:28


Mrs. Kassandra Janssen

Teacher Aide


Ms. Cassie Uhrich

Bumblebee Toddler Head Teacher: I have 4 kids: Keyden, Rylen, Klara, and Camilla.

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


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. 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

Preschool Aide

Miss Taylor Adams

Preschool Aide

Mrs. Ashley Kosmicki

ECE Aide

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 husband, Matt, is a teacher at Lincoln Lutheran and we have two sons, Finn and Ezra who attend Lincoln Lutheran and Trinity. I enjoy crafting with the boys, baking, reading, going on road trips and being outside.

Favorite Bible Verse: "So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." - 2 Corinthians 4:18


Mr. Jesse Soenksen

Properties Manager: 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.

Favorite Bible Verse: "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


Mrs. Bethany Gebers

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: I came to Trinity Lutheran Church and School since 2016. I live with Mrs. Carolyn Jones. I love working and comforting at Trinity Lutheran Church and School and around the Lincoln community.

Favorite Bible Verse: 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