About Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church


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.

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.
Joe Morgan-Smith

Joe Morgan-Smith

Director of Discipleship

Joe plans and facilitates all things dealing with education of adults and youth at Trinity, including Sunday School, Bible study, family ministry, confirmation, Vacation Bible School and Youth Group. A theologaholic, he has spent a lifetime digging into the foundational texts of the Christian faith and thinking about what it means to pursue the call to be a follower of Jesus.
Stephanie Buka

Stephanie Buka

Communications Administrator

Stephanie’s job is to link the public, congregation, volunteers and ministry leaders together through communications such as the weekly email blast, bulletin and website. She also has duties in administrative management and liturgy support. Stephanie has 13 years of experience as a communications specialist. We are blessed to have her with us!

Amy Kapp, Minister of Music

Council Members

February 2018-January 2019

Mike Nedzel, president

Ron Montelaro, vice president

Diane Setzenfand, secretary

Justin Bakow

Shannon Corcoran

Tom Crane

Diane Meyers

Joanne Scherer

Mimi Stanton

Anne Vondracek

Diana Wagner

Jim Woods

Lay Leaders

Bonnie Kriberney, treasurer

Andrea Eshenbaugh, financial secretary

2017 TELC Annual Report

2017 Membership Statistics

2017 Financial Package

Facilities Use Application