Trinity Today

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) on beautiful Washington Island, Wisconsin. Trinity's ministry setting is unique because of our island location. During the summer months the population of the island swells and so do worship and service opportunities. Throughout the year, Trinity provides opportunities for learning, fellowship and service.

The ELCA is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with more than 4 million members. Together with nearly 10,000 other congregations, our ministry includes: 28 Lutheran colleges and universities, 8 seminaries, 450 world-wide missionaries, one of the largest non-profit social service networks in the United States, and Lutheran World Relief.

Whether you are a long time or recent resident or a summer or one-time visitor we welcome all people to join us in worship, for service, and to share the good news of Jesus Christ.

Trinity’s Mission Statement

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA) is a Lutheran Christian community church that is ecumenical, welcoming, and nurturing. We provide support in response to the Gospel of Jesus Christ through various ministries, including worship, music, Christian education, outreach, fellowship, remembering our heritage, and service to the Island community and the world. We invite people to join together to be part of the Lord’s work. We dedicate ourselves to serve others in the name of Jesus. Simply stated, we invite all to:

Come as you are. Leave changed by Jesus.

Leadership of Trinity

Church Council (term expires, end of January ____)


Marlene Mann (2020) - President
Melinda Ellefson (2021) - Vice President
Marcia Carr (2021) - Secretary
Jane Young (2021) - Treasurer

Members at Large

Kirby Foss (2020)
Cindra Hokkanen (2020)
Tony Woodruff (2021)
Jackie Rader (2021)
Richard Purinton (2022)
Dan Westbrook (2022)


Alan Schaffmeyer - Pastor
Joan Hansen – Office Secretary and Bookkeeper
Daniel Hansen - Choir Director
Diane Kahlscheuer - Organist
Danelle Nickchen - Custodian