Meet our staff!  Please feel free to contact any one of them by calling the church or sending them an email if you have any questions about our programs or church in general!

Rev. Richard (Rick) Boshoven was born and raised in Grand Rapids Michigan.  He graduated Central Michigan University in 1983 with a B.S. degree in Broadcasting and Cinematic arts. He worked two years in Radio and Television and then moved to Holland Michigan after he married his college sweetheart Christine (Chris) Christophersen. He worked 10 years for Continental Cablevision when his pastor suggested he attend Seminary and become a pastor.  In 1996 he sold his home and moved his family to St. Louis and in the year 2000 he graduated from Concordia Seminary. He was placed that summer at St. Michael Lutheran Church in Hebron Indiana, and after 10 years received a Call to Trinity memorial Lutheran Church in Merrillville Indiana, which he accepted and currently serves as sole pastor.     

My name is Anna and I joined this church in 1985 as the Music Director.  I have a degree in Music from Indiana State University and a Master's degree in Voice from IU.   Currently teach music in the Gary elementary system and enjoy sharing my talents building an Adult Choir and Bell Choir at TMLC!   

 Hi! My name is Nancy.  I’ve been a member at Trinity Memorial for 32 years, and have been involved with our Sunday School program for 25 of those years.  I began teaching with the 2nd graders since I had children this age.  When my students began talking about toys I never heard of (since my own children were getting older) I moved up and taught the Junior High youth for many years.  I became the Sunday School director 13 years ago. I can truly say that working with young people of all ages and watching them grow in their faith and personal relationship with Jesus is one of my greatest joys. Their energy keeps me young! (at heart anyway).  If you’re looking for a church home with an active Sunday School and youth program-we have it!  Hope you’ll join us!  

Chris Boshoven - I began serving as Sunday School Superintendent in the fall of 2013.  I am a former Sunday School teacher for both younger childen and teens and have had the pleasure of taking youth groups to three National Youth Gathering events, including 2013 in San Antonio.  I earned my bachelor's in journelism from Michigan State University and I am currrently working on my master's of digital media at Valparaiso University, where I work as publications coordinator for the Chapel of The Resurrection.  I am married to Rev. Richard Boshoven and we have two sons, Aric & Ben.


Sarah Fink, a student at Valparaiso University majoring in Theology and Ministry will be serving our church for a one-year period of time as a Director of Christian Education (D.C.E.) Intern.  She officially began as of July, 2015 and will serve as an intern until July of 2016.  The first half of her ministry, Sarah will be working part time as she completes her last semester as a student at VU.  During the second half of her ministry with us, she will work at our church as a full time intern.  During that time she will serve as our youth director, as well as assist with Confirmation, Sunday School, Family Ministry, Young Adult Ministry etc.  What a blessing for our church to have her and to be able to MINISTER TO HER!  God is GOOD!  Sarah is very excited to be working with us, for us, and above all, is honored to serve God within His church.