About Us


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.

Jennifer Fuhr

Jennifer Fuhr


A native of Nebraska, Pastor Jennifer received her masters of divinity in pastoral ministry at Luther Seminary in Minnesota. Reverend Fuhr served in ministry for 12 years before coming to Trinity in 2016, most recently as Associate Pastor of Lord of Life Lutheran Church in The Woodlands, Texas, a suburb of Houston.


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!


Director of Communications

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