Pastor Jonathan A. Blanke
Pastor Jonathan grew up in Richmond, VA. He and wife Juli have lived and worked in Southern Maryland since January of 2014. Prior to serving at Trinity, the Blanke family lived in Japan where he served as pastor and missionary to the people of Okinawa and taught Biblical Studies at Japan Lutheran College in Tokyo. "Trinity is a place where people truly have a heart to serve. It is a privilege to be working alongside them and discovering...together with them...how God is challenging us to reach out to our community on behalf of the Gospel of Christ." In his free time, Jonathan likes to travel, "play around" on the piano, and enjoy the outdoors.
Preschool Director Vicki Lysaght
Vicki Lysaght was born in Baltimore, Maryland and grew up in Millersville, Maryland. Vicki, Mark, and family did two tours in Patuxent River and after Mark's retirement decided to settle in the Patuxent area. Vicki has been teaching since 1983 and has been Director at Little Sonbeams Christian Preschool since 2005. Vicki's passion has always been to make a difference in the lives of young children.
Administrative Assistant Elizabeth Miller
Liz Miller was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in Wheaton, Maryland. She arrived in Patuxent River in 1979 as a military wife and now lives in Calvert County with husband Bill, three children and three grandchildren. Liz has been working as an administrative assistant for churches since 1995 and as the administrative assistant at Trinity since 2013. Liz enjoys working with the staff at Trinity and Little Sonbeams.
Music Director Monica Jaster
Monica Jaster has been a resident of St. Mary’s County since September of 1993, moving to Maryland with her husband, Gunther and three children after a military tour in Germany. She was born and raised in Michigan, where she attended the German Church of God with her parents and siblings. It has always been a priority to be involved in whatever capacity God has chosen for her to serve in the church. She has been serving as an organist in the church setting for 46 years, which was a desire as a child. Monica joined the staff at Trinity Lutheran Church in the fall of 2013, as the Music Director and organist. "It is a joy to be a part of this wonderful church and to be of service to the Lord."