Rev. Carl Lehenbauer | Senior Pastor
Pastor Carl came to Trinity in 2008 after earning his Master’s of Divinity degree from Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis. He was ordained into the pastoral ministry on July 22nd, 2008 at St. John Lutheran Church, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Pastor Carl served his vicarage at Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church in Decatur, Illinois. In 2004, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in secondary education, mathematics from Concordia University in River Forest, Illinois and student taught at Walther Lutheran High School in Melrose Park, Illinois. His ministry experience includes coaching basketball at both the grade school and high school level, as well as three summers of service at Camp Lakeview in southern Indiana, where he served for two years as a counselor and one year as summer program director. Since 2013 he has served Trinity in the role of senior pastor. He loves to spend time with his wife, Katie, and his five children (Lydia, Esther, Elizabeth, Ruth, and Silas). His interests also include camping, reading, playing basketball, and do-it-yourself projects around the house.