Meet Our Staff

PASTOR CHAD RADEMACHER

PASTOR CHAD RADEMACHER

Pastor

Pastor Chad Rademacher joined our church family in August of this year. He and his family moved here from Iowa, but have roots in Nebraska. Pastor Chad was ordained and installed here at Holy Trinity on August 22. We look forward to working with Pastor Chad and are anxious to see what God has in store for both Pastor Chad and our church.

NANCY GIPFERT

NANCY GIPFERT

Administrative Assistant

Nancy Gipfert serves as Holy Trinity’s Administrative Assistant. She has been a member of Holy Trinity for
40+ years. Her greatest joy in life are her kids and grandkids. She also enjoys traveling, gardening, and reading. Her Husband, Dean Gipfert, serves as Holy Trinity’s janitor.

DEAN GIPFERT

DEAN GIPFERT

Building Grounds & Maintenance

Dean serves our church in many ways.  He keeps the building in tip-top shape on the inside and out.  He has been a member of Holy Trinity for 60+ years.  He is proud that all of his children and grandchildren have been brought up in the church and have all been baptized and confirmed here.  When Dean is not here at the church, you can find him at his main job, Wheatbelt Public Power where he has worked for 45 years as a lineman.

KATHERINE WEISBROOK

KATHERINE WEISBROOK

Celebration Sound Worship Coodinator

Katherine Weisbrook serves Holy Trinity as our Celebration Sound Worship Coodinator. She tirelessly works with the Celebration Sound band in coming up and implementing our music for the services. Katherine is a busy mother of three beautiful children and works full time at Adams Industries. She is married to Tyler Weisbrook.

GRETCHEN EMERSON

GRETCHEN EMERSON

Director of Congregational Care

Gretchen Emerson serves our church as the Director of Congregational Care. She does so much behind the scenes from visitations to helping with office duties. Gretchen is also a grandma and GREAT-Grandma and works at Cabela’s.

CARLA BRAUER

CARLA BRAUER

Organist

Carla Brauer is one of our organists here at Holy Trinity. She uses her talent at the organ and the keyboard during our services as well as funerals and weddings. Craig, Carla’s husband, may not be on the payroll, but is always available to help with any tech issues we have issues with. Carla is a counselor at Sidney Public Schools.

SONIA HAVORKA

SONIA HAVORKA

Organist

​Sonia Havorka is our other organist. She also adds her talents to our morning worship as well as stepping up to play at weddings and funerals when needed. Sonia works at Rauner & Associates. Her husband Dave owns his own business.

DEANA WINKELMAN

DEANA WINKELMAN

Accountant

​Deana is the one who writes the checks, updates accounts, and does about everything financial that needs done here at Holy Trinity.  Along with Matt Benzel, Deana keeps the financials in line for our church. Deana is very active in  church, serving as an Assistant on Sundays, as well as anything else that needs to be done.   

CHURCH COUNCIL

TOM BIRNER

TOM BIRNER

Council President

 

Tom serves as our President leading our council in making important decisions. He is currently beginning his 5th year on the Church Council. He was baptized and confirmed here at Holy Trinity and along with his wife Cindy, they have raised 3 children.  Tom’s day job is as a Pharmacist/owner of Western Drug.

MOLLY HIGHBY

MOLLY HIGHBY

Council Vice President

Molly is beginning her second 3-year term with our Council.  Molly and her husband, Matt, keep busy with their business, Highby Outdoors.  Molly is an amazing cook and keeps all of us here at Holy Trinity well feed when it comes to special dinners.  (Her cinnamon rolls are to die for!!)

MATT BENZEL

MATT BENZEL

Treasurer

‘​Matt, along with Deana Winkelmen, keeps our finances in check.  A banker by trade, he has insight into all aspects of our giving’s and spending.  Matt and his wife, Allie, have three children.  Matt is currently in his second three year term as Holy Trinity’s Treasurer.

STEVE MILLER

STEVE MILLER

Secretary

I presently serve as Council Secretary. I was Council President for the past two years. I am in the second year of my second three-year term on council. I am part of the Celebration Sound, a singer, and am very involved as a tech for Sunday services. I am very active in continuing the process of improving our live streaming service so that we can share our service with homebound, those away from Sidney, and those watching for the first time and looking for a church home. I have been married to my wife, Tammy, for 20 years. I have two children and three grandchildren. My son is in his first year of Tech school.

JIM ENGERT

JIM ENGERT

Council Member

I have been a member of HTLC since 2001 and a member of the church council since January of 2018. I was a full-time truck driver and mechanic for many years and came to Sidney in the summer of 1995 and retired completely in 2018. While I have no particular passion, I believe that serving when and where I can is the best way to serve the Lord. Proverbs 30:7-9

KEN COOK

KEN COOK

Council Member

Ken, a longtime veterinarian, is currently serving his second year of his second third year term as council memger.  Ken has been a member of Holy Trintiy for 50+ years.

TOM NELSON

TOM NELSON

Council Member

Tom is currently serving the second year of his first 3-year term on Council.  Tom also served on our Pastor search committee.  Tom is a very busy man, working at MHC and well as selling monuments for Hersteads Monuments.  Tom and his wife Pam enjoy traveling and visiting their children. 

YOUTH LEADERS

ELISA LECHER

ELISA LECHER

Youth Leader

Elisa, a member of Holy Trinity since 2011, can always be found implementing new ideas for our Sunday School.  Along with Becky Rowan, Elisa jumped right in when we decided to re-introduce of Sunday School program.  Elisa and her husband, Tim have 3 children. 

JOYELLE KENNEDY

JOYELLE KENNEDY

Youth Leader

Hello!!  My name is Joyelle Kennedy, and I am a near lifelong member of Holy Trinity.  I’ve been a part of the Sidney Community for more than 40 years.  I married my high school sweetheart in 1996, and we have three fun-loving children together.  I’ve felt a strong draw to God from a young age and am passionate about others knowing his love.  I’ve volunteered in many ways at Holy Trinity; Church Council, Wedding Coordinator, Worship Assistant, Sunday School Teacher, Confirmation Teacher, Youth Activities, Event Coordinator, Funeral Dinner Committee, and some special renovation projects.  I am privileged to lead our Funeral Dinner Committee with a host of wonderful Christian women.  I feel my current calling is letting our High School youth know God’s love.  You’ll see me teaching our Confirmation class with Pastor Chad and leading our youth at Sunday morning Breakfast Club with my lifelong friend Beth Kokjer.  I pray our paths cross someday.  God’s Blessings.  Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

BECKY ROWAN

BECKY ROWAN

Youth Leader

Becky is our other Sunday School coordinator.  Along with Elisa Lecher, they keep our Sunday School running.  Becky is fairly new to Holy Trinity, joining the church in 2018, and she hit the ground running when she joined.  She serves as a reader on Sundays as well as an Assistant during service and served on our Pastoral Support Committee.   Whenever something needs done, she can be counted on to help.