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675 East Algonquin Road  Des Plaines, IL 60016  ​(847) 827-6656

Dear Members of Trinity,
I want to extend a warm thank you for your patience during this time of transition within our 
church. I also would like to introduce your new council members who will be serving the church: 
Krissy Goebbert, President, Paul Maatta, Vice President , Laurie Malmberg, Secretary, Diane 
Bermann, Shirley Bertram, Betty Bongartz, Lori Cady, Emma Cady-Underwood, Dan Kuska, Sue Rasmussen, Paul Sammarco , Barb Van Keuren, and Jill Goebbert, Treasurer. These council members were installed on May 13, 2018.
The Council thanks all of you for the hard work that you have done for Trinity over the years and 
look forward to building upon that effort in the next few months . We recognize that some of our 
efforts may be slower than anticipated, but we are bound by our church's constitution and must 
ensure the guidelines set forth by our congregation are followed. Finance and Executive Committees 
and Council have met. The Council has committed to meeting three times in the month of June for 
regular Council meetings. Having met as a Council we feel confident that we are able to provide 
regular communication to our members using The Messenger , facebook , email blast, Temple Talks, 
the website , the bulletin and mailings.
The Council extends an invitation to you to attend our first event, The Ministry Fair, on Sunday, 
Ju ne 3r<1 following worship. As you enjoy a light refreshment there will be opportunities to 
converse with the new council, offer suggestions for the future, and share information about five 
of our current committees.
You will have the opportunity to share your gifts and join one of the committees that will help 
shape the future of Trinity Lutheran Church. We offer a chance for the congregation to come 
together to start the process of moving forward.
The Church Council is committed to forge ahead as we examine our financial needs through the budget 
and a Stewardship Plan, dig deeper to find ways to spread the love of Jesus Christ through our 
mission, and continue all the work that our congregation graciously does.
Again, we thank you for your continued support and patience as we navigate through this rebuilding 
process. Without you, these efforts would not be possible.


Kristine Goebbert, President

Dennis Kelly, Interim Pastor

675 East Algonquin Road  Des Plaines, IL 60016  ​(847) 827-6656