7950 Marshall St.
Merrillville, IN 46410
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Rev. Brian John Nygaard, Pastor
Pastor Nygaard was born in Plymouth, WI to John and Donna Nygaard where he attended St. John Lutheran Church. It was here where he began his life in the living waters and through his confirmation. Brian attended St. John Lutheran School and then Sheboygan Area Lutheran High School. After high school he graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay earning his Bachelor of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in marketing and a minor in Economics. It was with this degree that he was able to leave behind the grocery industry that he had been working in for 10 years to become a financial advisor. After several years with different firms, he began his own financial advisory firm, JET Financial Group before returning to the grocery store where he had worked with many of his family, and where he met his wife Ann. He stayed at the Plymouth Piggly Wiggly for 9 months before heading off to the Seminary, all the while working beside his dad until his own retirement.

Rev. Nygaard graduated from Concordia Theological Seminary - Fort Wayne on May 19th, 2023 earning his Masters of Divinity. Brian and Ann will celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary in just over one month and have had the blessed joy of raising three children, Jordyn (18), Emily (15), and Timothy (12). In his free time, Brian enjoys going to races (IndyCar, IMSA), working out, attending his children's sporting events, and listening to music or going to concerts.


Administrative Secretary
Christine Amore
It's a pleasure working for this congregation. I began working here in September of 2010. I'm not a member of this congregation but an LCMS member at a sister church. I've met many of the members at church functions and as drop-ins to the office. I've enjoyed attending book club, movie nights and cantatas. Occasionally you will see me here on Sunday. My duties include the management of membership, attendance, baptism, confirmation, weddings and funerals. I also handle the transfers of membership. I'm responsible for preparing bulletins, newsletters and calendars. I work with many members of the church council and staff in the operation of the church.


Manager of Family Life Center
Heather Farrar
Heather serves as our Family Life Center Manager, working with people renting the building, caterers and managing contracts. Adult Choir and Handbell Director

Adult Choir and Handbell Director
Anna Padberg
Anna has been choir director at Trinity Memorial since she and her family joined our church in 1985. In 2000 she began directing the hand bell choir. In addition to preparing music for weekly services, Anna has directed Christmas cantatas since 1985. Easter cantatas were also presented for many years, but in recent years Tenebrae services are now presented on Good Friday. Anna loves her work in the musical services at our church, and since her retirement as a music teacher, it continues to fulfill her love of music and her service to the Lord.

Organist
Suzanne Hale
Suzanne serves as full-time organist and choir accompanist at Trinity Memorial.

 



 

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