Trinity Lutheran Church

Our Staff

Trinity’s office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (In the summer, the office closes by 3:30 p.m. and noon on Friday) Trinity’s facility is located on 335 W. 1st Street Tea, South Dakota, 57064 (Two blocks west of the Cubby’s Gas station).

Phone: 605-498-2343

Christie Meier, Associate in Ministry

Christie graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead. She married her husband, Phil and they have 3 children, Seth, Anna and Anders. While her children were still young, she began working at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wadena, MN.  After many years in ministry, she attended Luther Seminary and became an Associate in Ministry.

At Trinity, her areas of ministry are preaching, teaching (Milestone Ministry and Bible studies), worship planning, overseeing the 4 worship bands and pastoral care.

In her free time she enjoys reading, music, having her family come and visit and being outside with Phil and their golden retrievers.

She feels God has led her to this congregation and enjoys working with the staff and people of Trinity.

Melody Rohrer

Melody Rohrer is our congregation’s Office Manager.  She is responsible for the day to day operation of the church office to include the church bookkeeping, coordinating the master calendar, helping to prepare the written publications of the church, and ensuring accurate membership records.  Melody lives in Sioux Falls with her husband Loren.

Ruth Anderson

Ruth Anderson is our congregation’s Custodian. Ruth has worked Monday through Friday for the past years keeping Trinity clean! She and her husband Steve live between Lennox and Tea and keep track of their two adult children, John and Sarah and families

Church Council

President: Dave Poppens – 366-6572

Vice President: Eric Reisenweber – 941-1369 –

Treasurer: Wayne Larsen – 351-0488

Secretary:Whitney Edgington321-4956 –

Church Council – Board Chairs

Board of Education: Melissa Jelen – 212-0214 –

Board of Outreach: Anita Mohr – 770-2538 –

Board of Property: Al Graue – 351-8997 –


Board of Stewardship: Maggie Saugstad – 270-4423 –

Board of Worship: Rusty Willson – 360-8114 –
Board of Youth and Family Deb Svanda – 360-7462 –