Pastor Brian Bankert

Brian and Mary

Brian grew up in Waukesha, Wisconsin. After graduating from
Marquette University he joined the Air Force. His 20-year career ended
with an assignment to the Pentagon. It was in northern Virginia that Brian began his seminary studies. He graduated from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg and accepted his first call at Trinity, where he has served since 2013. Brian is currently working to reignite and redevelop our ministry in downtown Appleton.



He is married to Mary, a Pre-K teacher. Together they have three adult children
and one chocolate lab, Luke. Brian and Mary are huge sports fans.
They attend as many Packer and Brewer games as their schedules allow.

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Sarah Bultman

Office Manager  & Faith Formation Coordinator

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Sarah is a graduate of Carthage College and has a background in youth and family ministry.  After college Sarah became a Youth Ministry Intern with the ELCA where she worked as a youth minister in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.  Being a Wisconsin farm girl at heart, Sarah was thankful for the opportunity to move back as the Youth & Family Ministry Coordinator at Prince of Peace in Appleton, Wisconsin where she met and married her husband, Ken.  Fast-forward a few years to 2013, when Sarah began working as the office manager at Trinity.  Ken and Sarah became members of Trinity in early 2017.  That fall, Sarah accepted the position of Faith Formation Coordinator for Trinity.  Working with Faith Formation is bringing new opportunity to share the love of God with all ages!


A few random facts about Sarah:

  • She wishes it was always baseball season!  Go Brewers!
  • Sarah would rather be at the cottage, enjoying peace and nature . . . in her kayak when possible.
  • Reading books is one of her favorite pastimes.  Reading books at the cottage is even better.
  • The craft room in her home is a safe place for Sarah where she putters on projects, works on faith formation plans or simply spends time curating her collection of craft supplies.

Sarah's office hours are 8:30 to noon, and 12:30 pm to 2 pm, Monday through Thursday.

phone (920) 734-9895

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