About Us

Trinity Lutheran Church in Perkasie, founded in 1892, has watched the town blossom and grow around it from the same location for over 100 years. The first cornerstone was laid in 1892. In 1907 when a new Sanctuary was being built, it was on the site of the original building which had been moved to an adjoining lot.

From its earliest days, the congregation of Trinity has worked to provide strong music and education programs. The building has expanded many times to provide more worship and education space. Aside from what has been offered in-house, the generations before us laid a path for community involvement, both in Perkasie and in our region.

Over 100 years in one location leaves a history long and detailed. To best sum up where those behind us have led us and where we hope to be going, the text to one of our hymns, “All Are Welcome,” comes to mind:

Let us build a house where love can dwell and all can safely live,
a place where saints and children tell how hearts learn to forgive.
Built of hopes and dreams and visions, rock of faith and vault of grace;
here the love of Christ shall end divisions: All are welcome, all are welcome, all are welcome in this place.
– Marty Haugen, ELW #641

 

CHURCH COUNCIL                                                                                                      

Barbara Frederick, President

Nicole Whalen, Vice-President

Kathy Jenks, Secretary

Brett Bauz

Linda Beach

Kim Bruzas

Stuart Malcolm

Ron Smith

Julie Swan

Kristy Thomas

Raine Bedeaux, Youth representative

Sarah Eells, Youth representative

 

Larry Bachtell, Treasurer

Mary Kern, Financial Secretary

 

CHURCH STAFF

Parish Office (trinityperkasie@verizon.net)

The Rev. Dr. Jennifer Phelps Ollikainen, Pastor (pastorollikainen@gmail.com)

Debra Detweiler, Director of Christian Education (debradetweiler@gmail.com)

Andrew Lutz-Long, Director of Music Ministries (along2214@gmail.com)

Rosi McCalley, Director of TLC Child Care Center (tlcchildcarecenter1@gmail.com)

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