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Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
601 E. National Avenue
Brillion, WI 54110
Phone: (920) 756-3738
Fax: (920) 756-9189

Pastor Ross Henzi - Coordinating Pastor
(920) 756-3738

Pastor Henzi was born and raised in the Detroit, Michigan area.  He is a graduate of Northwestern College and Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary.  He was originally assigned to Trinity to serve as its Youth and Outreach pastor in 1989.  He currently serves Trinity as the Coordinating Pastor.  He oversees the overall ministry of the congregation.

Pastor is married to Carolyn, who teaches in our elementary school.  Together, they have five grown daughters:  Erin, Carol, Kristin, Katie and Emma.

Pastor enjoys spending time with his family, his two dogs, watching sporting events, and working on his lawn.
Pastor Thomas Fricke - Spiritual Growth
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Pastor Fricke grew up in Watertown, Wisconsin and in Benton Harbor and Saginaw, Michigan. He received his training for the ministry at Northwestern College in Watertown and at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, Wisconsin.

Pastor Fricke was ordained into the ministry in the summer of 1983. His first assignment was to teach religion at Nebraska Evangelical Lutheran High School in Waco, Nebraska. He has served congregations in Onalaska, Wisconsin, Le Sueur, Minnesota and Baraboo, Wisconsin. Since the fall of 2013 he has been Trinity’s Spiritual Growth Pastor.

Pastor Fricke and his wife, Jeanne, have four grown sons: Jonathan, Eric, Michael and Daniel.

The Fricke’s enjoy hiking, biking, skiing and paddling. Pastor Fricke enjoys teaching God’s Word and seeing people grow in their understanding of what the Bible means and how it applies to their lives.
Pastor Philip Janisch
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Pastor Janisch grew up in Plymouth Minnesota. He lived in Plymouth until he attended Martin Luther College in New Ulm Minnesota, where he received his bachelor’s degree. He is a new face here at Trinity. He graduated Seminary in May of 2017 and Trinity is his first assignment. Pastor Janisch serves as the outreach pastor. It is his job to engage the community and tell people about Jesus.

Pastor Janisch is married to Margaret who works at the three-year-old teacher’s aid at Trinity Lutheran School.

Pastor Janisch enjoys mountain biking, roasting coffee, weight lifting, and reading.
Principal Dane Mattes
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It’s hard to pinpoint where Dane Mattes grew up as he has lived in eight different states before moving to Wisconsin. Dane is a 2005 graduate of Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota. He served as principal and teacher for six years at Our Savior’s in Longmont, Colorado and has been serving Trinity in Brillion, Wisconsin since 2011. He is currently the principal and teaches grades 5-8 departmentalized Science and Algebra 1. He is concluding a master’s degree in education.

Dane is married to Joanne and they have two daughters who are students at Trinity. Dane enjoys spending time with his family, visiting national parks, and flying his hot air balloon.