Meet our Staff
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Pastor Roth has served Trinity as Sr. Pastor since 2007. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University in Social Work and Psychology. He received his Masters of Divinity from Concordia Theological Seminary and was ordained into the holy ministry in 1986. Pastor Roth loves teaching and proclaiming God's Word. He enjoys getting to know people and working with them for the sake of God's kingdom. He loves spending time with his wife Amy and their 8 children and 4 grandchildren. He also enjoys outdoor activities, boating, fishing, woodworking, reading, and exercise.
Vicar Barnes is a 1993 Graduate of Concordia, Ann Arbor, and a 1987 graduate of Saint Joseph High School. While at Concordia, he served as a Resident Assistant, served on several student boards, engaged in Education and Pre-Seminary studies, and played three years varsity baseball. After brief stints at Camp Arcadia and working as a sportswriter in Indiana, he went on to teach English and coach at Howe Military Academy in Howe, IN until 2018. The vicar is also a son of Trinity, having been baptized and confirmed here. He is married to Bonnie, and they have four children—Ashley, Adam, Augie, and Aubrey. In his spare time, Vicar Barnes enjoys softball, golf, photography and family time.
I was baptized into Trinity’s family in August of 1957. I attended grade school here at Trinity and was confirmed in 1971. I graduated from Benton Harbor High School in 1975, attended Southwestern Michigan College with studies in Architectural Design. In October of 2017 I graduated from the LCMS Michigan District’s Deacon Program. I have been married to Janice for 18 years this May. Between us we have three sons-Seth, Charlie, and Caleb, one daughter Laura Nuccio, 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. I am the 4th generation here at Trinity and for me, this is home! I am humbled and honored to be serving my Lord and my church as Deacon.
Director of Youth and Family Life
Clinton Bienz started serving with Trinity in Fall of 2022. As he grew up in Fort Wayne, IN, he grew a love for outdoor camp ministry, and he served on Summer Staffs for 4 Summers. Camp led him to believe teaching would be his career, but after two years of teaching he was given an opportunity to serve as Next Generation Leader at his home church in Fort Wayne. It was because of church leaders that invested in him and his team of volunteers with enormous patience that they were able to cultivate some healthy faith communities. Clinton and his family [Gwen(wife), Elijah(son), and RosaJoy (daughter)] are excited to serve and partner with the people of Trinity and Saint Joseph, to make the world a more loving and less lonely place in the name of Jesus.
Betty Perrone has served at Trinity since 1997. She served as an Office Assistant in the school office from 1997 – 2007. In 2007 she transferred to the church office, where she serves as the Church Secretary. Prior to coming to Trinity, Betty went to Lake Michigan College for Restaurant Hospitality & was the Asst. Manager at Grande Mere Inn for 10 years, leaving there when she become the mother of her second child. Betty was married to Gary Perrone, and became widowed in May 2018. She has 2 daughters (both who graduated from Trinity’s school), 4 grandsons & 1 granddaughter. Betty feels blessed to be involved in the numerous ministries of Trinity Lutheran Church & School, and assisting the Boards & Committees that make our church what it is today. Betty became a trained Stephen Leader in January 2019, and serves as the Referrals Coordinator and Awareness Coordinator.
Jenna Wood received her Associates in Administrative Assistant from Minnesota State College Southeast, her Bachelors in Information Technology and Masters in Business Administration from Minnesota School of Business. Originally from Wisconsin, Jenna met her husband in Michigan and has resided in Coloma, Mi since 2008. Jenna and her husband, Grant, have three children who all attend Trinity. Together, they love traveling to Wisconsin and spending time with family.
Director of Marketing and Recruitment
Contemporary Worship Leader and Pastoral Assistant
Pastor Fischer, a 1983 graduate of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri, coordinates Trinity’s Contemporary Praise Teams. He directs our Adult Choir, the Handbell Choir, and serves as one of our organists for our Sunday and Mid-week services. Passionate for outreach, Pastor Fischer’s “GoodLife Beyond The Walls” ministry equips area churches to minister to area senior communities. He and his wife, Cheryl, love spending time with their daughter’s family in nearby New Buffalo, Michigan. For relaxation, Pastor Fischer enjoys golf, walking his dogs, and studying evidences of Hebrew culture in the New Testament.
Information Technology Coordinator
Nathan has served as Trinity’s Information Technology Coordinator since 2013. Nathan is a former Trinity Student having attended Trinity for Kindergarten through 8th Grade, before attending Bridgman High School and graduating in 2006. Nathan enjoys anything that has to do with Technology, numerous sports such as Basketball/Football/etc., and spending time with his family.