Email Pastor Gillam
|It is a great joy to be part of the Mission and Ministry Team of Trinity Lutheran Church and School.
“Connecting People to Jesus ~ Building Homes of Faith” is my mission focus and I invite you partner with me in this mission of
I was born and raised a Cornhusker in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, then attended college at St. John’s College in Winfield, Kansas and Concordia
University in Seward, Nebraska graduating with a degree in Elementary Education. I served as a DCE in Houston and Austin, Texas and in
Birmingham, Alabama prior to entering the seminary in St. Louis. After graduating from Concordia Seminary, I served as pastor of Trinity
Lutheran Church in Amherst, Nebraska and then Senior Pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church and School in Stuttgart, Arkansas. I serve as a
member of the Executive Board of Pastoral Leadership Institute – International responsible for leadership training of pastors in Tanzania,
My wife, Lin, is a teacher – now teaching first grade in Grand Island Public Schools. We have three sons and a daughter-in-law: Jeremy and
Melissa live in Hastings, Nebraska; Jeff in St. Louis, Missouri; and Jason in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Email Mrs. McCarty
|I have been blessed to serve in Family Life Ministry at Trinity since 2000. This ministry encompasses birth through
death, focusing on Christian education, children’s ministry, parenting, support groups, and special activities.
Both singles and family units will find Trinity cares about them as individuals. We welcome people from all walks of life into our church family as we
offer spiritual, educational, and social opportunities for all ages throughout the week.
I also serve as the Early Childhood Consultant for the Nebraska District, Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Before this I taught first grade and
preschool in Lutheran Schools for 18 years.
My husband, Leonard, and I live in Grand Island. Our three children and their families also reside in the Grand Island area.