STAFF & LEADERSHIP

OUR PASTORS

Mike Lopp

Senior Pastor

Pastor Mike has served as Senior Pastor at Trinity since 1997. He is passionate about God’s Word and teaching others how to handle it correctly. He is called is to “make disciples who make disciples” as he knows the power of the Gospel to transform hearts and lives. He is an energetic speaker and teacher.
 
In addition to a great passion for the truth of God, Pastor Mike is also known to have a passion for football, enjoys motorcycle riding, playing basketball, working out and staying in shape.
 
Pastor Mike and his wife, Angi, have been married since 1987 and have four grown children.

Chris Phillips

Associate Pastor of Children & Students

Pastor Chris’ passion is to see our children, students, and their families become fully-devoted followers of Christ. He loves to see young people transformed to live their lives for Christ.
 
Chris is an avid fan of the Florida Gators (we are still converting him to be a fervent Packers and Badgers fan!). He enjoys football and sports, games, and spending time with his family.
 
Chris and his wife, Rebekah, were married in 2009. They have four children.

Bridges Harrison

Associate Pastor of Worship

Pastor Bridges is the most recent addition to our pastoral team. He answered the call to join our ministry in November 2020.
 
Bridges grew up in Mississippi and Florida. He was raised by Christian parents who taught him the importance of following and serving Jesus.

To Bridges, nothing unites the body of Christ more than the Holy Spirit during corporate worship.  The words of professor Dietrich Bonhoeffer inspire his vision of Christian community: “Through [Christ] alone do we have access to one another, joy in one another, and fellowship with one another.”

Outside of ministry, Bridges loves all things artistic, including dance, film, video games, and poetry.  He is also an avid fan of New Orleans sports and will always find a way to watch the Saints and Pelicans every season.

OUR ELDERS

Spencer Fast

Elder

Spencer has been a member of Trinity since 2009, and was affirmed as an elder in 2014. He is active serving in Promiseland, Vacation Bible School, and various outreach ministries.
 
Spencer and his wife, Katie, were married in 2000. They have six children.

Jeff Owen

Elder

Jeff has been a member of Trinity since 2010 and was affirmed as an elder in 2019. He serves on the Worship Team, Tech Team, Disaster Relief, and has been active in leading adult small groups.
 
Jeff and his wife, Deb, have been married since 1985 and have two adult children.

OFFICE STAFF

Joelle Syftestad

Office Administrator

Joelle is our Office Administrator. She is the central hub of information at Trinity and handles general communication, coordinates the church calendar, prints the weekly bulletin, creates announcement slides for Sunday mornings, and maintains the church database, among other things. If you have questions about church activities or to schedule use of the building, contact Joelle.
 
Joelle enjoys spending time playing games, going for walks and spending time with her family and friends.

Angie Bergman

Administrative Assistant to Senior Pastor

Angie has been on staff at Trinity since February 2009. She assists Pastor Mike with preparing sermon outlines and PowerPoints, handles registration and materials for classes and training events, supports small groups and the church website.
 
Angie and her husband, Dan, have three children. Together they serve as Trinity’s hospitality ministry team leaders.

Glen Slaats

Administrative Assistant to Children and Students Ministry

Glen came on staff at Trinity in September 2021, called to serve Promiseland and Student ACE as an administrative assistant. He  manages registration, room preparation, and supports many volunteers and special events.