About Us

OUR HISTORY

Founded in 1845, Trinity is located in one of the older settlements of Allegheny County and still bears the word “German” in its Charter name as well as on the inscription on the front of its church building. The church was born when the Reverend Michael Schweigert sought out area Lutherans and organized them into a congregation. The treasurer’s report of 1901 showed an expenditure of $3 to repair the stable in which the horses were kept during services.

The historic brick church stands as a symbol of strength and conviction of the faith of past and present members. Members today cherish their historic and religious traditions of spreading the good news of Christ and reaching out to the community in love.

The Kuskusky Path

The Kuskusky Path, used by hunters, traders, militia, warriors, war captives and diplomats in the 1700s, is located at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. The Native-American path connected the Delaware Indian community at Kuskusky, now New Castle to Fort Duquesne/Fort Pitt, a major trade center.  A historical marker was dedicated on August 24, 2008.

Doug Gebhart

Doug Gebhart

Interim Pastor

A native of Pittsburgh, Pastor Doug received his masters of divinity from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. His early ministry was with installed positions but he discerned a calling to interim ministry around the turn of the century.  Certified in interim ministry for over 20+ years, he has served in several east coast churches, both small and large. He specializes in helping congregations through the pastoral call placement process.

Vacant

Director of Discipleship

Amy Kapp

Amy Kapp

Ministry of Music

Amy serves the church by leading the adult and youth vocal choirs and developing, coordinating, and administering an effective and well-rounded music ministry program.  In addition to weekly music presentation for Worship services, she is responsible for coordinating periodic special music events. We are so thankful for Amy and bringing us joy through music every week!

Linda Slatt

Linda Slatt

Communications Administrator

A native to Wexford, Linda recently joined Trinity after spending 30+ years in the financial industry.  She brings with her experience in office administration, project management, innovation management and most recently marketing assistance in new product launches.  She helps keep the communication flowing within and around Trinity.

Council Members

February 2019-January 2020

Ron Montelaro, President

Shannon Corcoran, Vice-President

Anne Vondracek, Secretary

Tom Crane

Hans Fox

David Kreiling

Janet McKibben

Mike Nedzel

Joanne Scherer

Meredeith Semon-Pompeselli

Mimi Stanton

Diana Wagner

Lay Leaders

Bonnie Kriberney, Treasurer

Andrea Eshenbaugh, Financial Secretary

2018 Reports

2018 Annual Report

2018 Membership Report

2018 Financial Report

Facilities Use Application

Facilities Use Application