Meet our team


  • PASTOR BRANDON FOSTER // Lead Pastor

    Pastor Brandon has been around Trinity since 2017, but was called as our Lead Pastor in September 2018. He grew up on a cattle farm in South Dakota, then headed north to attend North Dakota State University, where he graduated with a degree in Biological Sciences (B.S.). He then served two LCMC congregations in a variety of capacities as he completed his M.Div. degree long-distance from Sioux Falls Seminary in 2016.

     

    Pastor Brandon’s role at Trinity includes preacher, teacher, counselor, administrator, and youth worker. He has a passion for connecting our congregation in caring for our community. Pastor Brandon desires that all would come to believe, understand, and live in the love of God through a relationship with Jesus Christ. Pastor Brandon longs to see the Church remember that our best days aren’t behind us, but ahead. He challenges us to build today what will last for future generations. 

     

    Pastor Brandon enjoys life with his wife, Monique. They have been married since 2011 and have three children: Natalie, Miles, and Elyse. 

     

    Pastor Brandon and Monique keep tabs on their NDSU Bison, watching as many sporting events as they can (with big help from ESPN+). He also cheers on the New England Patriots and Minnesota Twins. Pastor Brandon also loves running, drinking coffee, and reading books – lots of books!


    bfoster@trinityalive.org

  • PASTOR WAYNE A. NESTOR // Associate Pastor

    Pastor Wayne was born in Tacoma, but grew up in New Hampshire. His un-churched upbringing and Yankee spirit give him enough feistiness to love evangelism, Missions and the Bible which are like fuel for him. 


    Pastor Wayne has a relaxed ministry style yet he challenges people to pursue their faith to the best of their ability, knowing God will bless and anoint those seeking spiritual growth. He serves the church teaching a variety of classes, leading Technical Ministries, leads the Missions Board, promotes small group development, outreach and other fun things. He's been serving Trinity over nineteen years. Pastor Wayne has served churches in Nebraska, Wisconsin, Minnesota, New Hampshire and Potsdam Germany. He earned a Bachelors degree at North Central University in Minneapolis in Pastoral Studies and Bible. Pastor Wayne’s Masters and Doctoral degrees are from the University of Nebraska and Master’s International University of Divinity respectively.


    FAMILY

    Pastor Wayne and his wife Gayleen, were once widower and widow, now happily married (again) since 2000. Between them, they have four children and 11 grandchildren scattered around the country. 


    TRIVIA

    Of course, the Boston Red Sox, Celtics, and Bruins are his teams. He also loves playing racquetball, soccer, and hunting. Pastor Wayne is an eight-year foreign missionary veteran, serving in Potsdam Germany and with IMM, then in Brussels.   

    wnestor@trinityalive.org

  • PASTOR OLIVER B. FULLMER // Associate Pastor

    Ollie was born in Murray, Utah and then moved with his mother and 4 other siblings to Pontiac, Illinois when he was one year old.  He and two of his brothers moved back to Utah when he was 12.  He is the youngest of 7 and an identical twin.

    Ollie was gripped by the grace of Christ transforming his life when he was in the U.S. Army serving at Ft. Carson, Colorado in 1974.   After finishing active duty in Feb. 1976, his twin brother and he went to Bible college that next fall.  He received a B.S. degree in Missions at Liberty University in 1982.  After volunteering and serving at churches in Utah he returned to school, getting his Master of Divinity degree from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon.  Ollie returned to Utah to serve as an assistant pastor at Sonrise Baptist church for two years in 1996-1998.  He did a "Lutheran year" of additional training around 2008-2009, and was ordained at Good Shepherd Lutheran church, Sandy Utah in 2010.  Shortly after, he took clinical chaplain training and worked in healthcare as a chaplain for 19 years until assuming the call to the ministry of Word and Sacrament at Trinity Lutheran, Columbus, Nebraska in June of 2019.  Ollie has been married to Karen, his wife for 39 years this coming May.  Karen and Ollie have two daughters that are the delight of their lives; Lorna, and her husband Ben,  24 years old in Tempe, Arizona and Hannah, 21 in Salt Lake City, Utah.   


    ofullmer@trinityalive.org

  • GLENDA LUNDSTROM // Children's Ministry Director

    Glenda served at Trinity as a volunteer leader for Bible School and Confirmation Ministry before she came on staff in late 1998. She loves kids and delights in seeing them take the next step in their relationship with Jesus. 


    glundstrom@trinityalive.org

  • DANIEL MOJICA // Director of Worship and Creative Arts

    Mr. Mojica made his debut at the Festival Casals in 2016 in El Retablo de Maese Pedro by Manuel De Falla. He is a graduate from the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico. While a student, he had leading roles in the Opera and Lyric Theatre Workshops productions of Albert Herring, The Magic Flute, Falstaff, L'heure Spagnole, the Wagner Gala, Luisa Fernanda, Doña Francisquita and A Little Night Music. He made his professional debut with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra as a soloist in the Zarzuela Gala and in concert staging of La leyenda del beso. He then sang featured roles in Amahl and the Night Visitors, The Merry Widow and El Dúo de la Africana. He has played the tenor leads in Gianni Schicchi and La Bohème; as well as Yamadori in Madama Butterfly with Ana Maria Martinez. He was a soloist in the Teatro de la Ópera's Verdi Gala and the Gala Zafiro for Ópera de Puerto Rico and sang the staged production of La leyenda del beso. He has performed abroad with the Festival IVAI in Montreal; in Orlando with Sherrill Milnes and Friends; the Mozart Requiem in Miami; La Périchole for Franco-American Vocal Arts in France; La Dolorosa and La Traviata in New York; Orpheus aux Enfers and La Tragedie de Carmen in Houston; as well as recitals in Manhattan and Long Island. 

     

    Mr. Mojica and his wife, Joely, founded Daniely's Music School in Puerto Rico in 2008. He was also the vice-president of the preparatory school of the Conservatory of Music in PR in 2014. That same year, Mr. Mojica worked as a music minister director for the Lutheran Church, pianist accompanist for the Conservatory of Music, Opera Company of Puerto Rico, Trinity Covenant Church, and Taiwanese Presbyterian Church in NJ. In 2015 he moved to New Jersey, where he continued to study voice in New York City. An accomplished pianist, Choir Director, and Music Teacher in New Jersey. At the beginning of this year, Mr. Mojica was on opera tour in Orlando, West Virginia, and NH. Before the virus situation, he was scheduled to sing as a soloist in Mozart's requiem with the Vermont Orchestra. Mr. Mojica also is currently studying his Master of Arts in Music and Ministry.   

     

    You may have seen Mr. Mojica at Trinity recently as he began his duties as Director of Worship and Creative Arts on August 17. Please welcome Daniel and Joely!


    dmojica@trinityalive.org

     

  • TAMMY AUGUSTINE // Business Administrator

    Tammy has four children. Both of her sons, Drew and Noah, live in Omaha and both of her daughters, Chelsea and Macy, live here in Columbus. She is expecting her first grandchild in December!


    tlctech@trinityalive.org

  • JUDY ARNDT // Financial Administrator

  • VICKY BARCEL // Financial Assistant

  • HILLARY RASMUSSEN // Office Administrator

  • JACI BEHLEN // Nursery Coordinator


  • MARILYN TISTHAMMER // Assistant Nursery Coordinator


  • GAYLE BORCHERS // Custodian


  • TODD CONNELLY // Custodian


  • GAYLEEN NESTOR // Head Organist


  • ANN CATTAU // Organist & Accompanist


  • JUDY DICKE // Organist


  • JENNIFER EICKMEIER // Accompanist


  • PEG SPEICHER // Jubilation Ringers Bell Choir Director