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.

Mike grew up in St. Charles, Missouri area. He came to Christ as a teenager, and was called into the ministry at the age of 15.  He attended Southwest Baptist University, where he received his BA in Religious Studies and Psychology.  In 2009 he completed his Master of Divinity degree from Luther Rice University.  

In addition to a great passion for the truth of God, Pastor Mike is also known to also have a passion for football, motorcycle riding, playing basketball, working out and staying in shape.
 
Pastor Mike met his wife, Angi, while attending Southwest Baptist University.  They have been married since 1987, and view themselves as a team in ministry. They 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.

Trinity welcomed Pastor Chris as Associate Pastor of Children and Students in October 2012.  He was born and raised in Lake City, FL.  He graduated from the Baptist College of Florida in 2008 with a BA in Ministry.  In 2021 he completed his Master of Theological Studies from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

While at college, Chris met his wife, Rebekah.  They were married in 2009, and now have four children – Timothy, Kaitlynn, Karis and Jonathan. Chris and his family are avid fans of the Florida Gators (we are still converting them to be a fervent Packers and Badgers fans!). He enjoys football and sports, games, and spending time with his family.

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 came on staff at Trinity in 2017 as our Worship Administrative Assistant, and more recently accepted the position of Office Administrator in 2021.  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, among other things. If you have questions about church activities or want to schedule use of the building, contact Joelle.
 
Joelle  grew up in the church and has been involved in Worship Ministries since a teen. She continues to serve on the team as a vocalist. She 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 loves doing the behind-the-scenes work that allows others to focus and use their time to minister in the way God gifted them to.  She assists Pastor Mike with preparing sermon outlines, props and PowerPoints; handles registration and materials for classes and events; supports small groups and the church website.
 
Angie and her husband, Dan, have been married over 30 years and have been blessed with three children and a wonderful daughter-in-law. They have been members at Trinity since 2000, and together serve as Trinity’s hospitality ministry team leaders. Angie enjoys spending time with family, watching her kids perform in the arts, taking road trips, and collecting rocks and acorns.

Glen Slaats

Administrative Assistant to Children and Students Ministry

Glen came on staff in September 2021, called to serve Promiseland and Student Ministries as an Administrative Assistant. He supports Pastor Chris, the department leaders and many volunteers in taking care of all the details for Sunday mornings and Children's special events.  Much of his time is spent on  room preparation, purchasing, organizing, and coordinating.

Glen and his wife, Vicki, have been married over 45 years and have two grown children. Glen is active in SWBA (Southern Wisconsin Baptist Association), MWBC (Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptist Convention), Builders for Christ, Reedsburg Historic Preservation Committee, and Reedsburg Area Community Choir.  In his spare time he enjoys watching soccer at all levels and supporting the Forward Wisconsin Football Club.