Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

Meet Our People

  At Trinity, we understand the word “ministry” to mean the work of the whole congregation in bearing witness to the love of God in Jesus Christ. Our staff works everyday on behalf of Trinity’s ministry by providing leadership, organization, and support to our members.



Rev. Dr. Eugene C. Zaiser DMin.





Pastor Eugene Zaiser has served Trinity since 1999. Originally from California, he grew up on the East Coast, graduating from the University of Pennsylvania and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. He was ordained in 1994. In 2023 Pastor Zaiser, graduated from United Lutheran Seminary with a Doctor of Ministry Degree. He lives in Bechtelsville with his wife Erika and their son Eugene. He enjoys reading and German folk dancing.

Karen J. Smith

Parish Secretary



    Karen has been Trinity’s Parish Secretary since 2004. Originally from Philadelphia, she now lives in Gilbertsville with her husband, daughter, and dog “Mandy”. She enjoys reading, shopping, watching the Phillies, and spending time with friends and family. She and her family are members of Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Bally.

LaRue Sheetz

Director of Music

Angela Renninger

Director of Contemporary Worship



Ruth Reinhard




Kathy Kuser




  A lifelong member of Trinity along with her husband Dan, Kathy serves as treasurer for the church. Kathy is also chairperson of the Social Ministry Committee. She and Dan served as host family contact for a Vietnamese family sponsored by the congregation in the late 1970's. They have four children adopted from overseas.



Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

1749 South Main Street 

Bechtelsville, PA 19505

Phone: 610-369-1281

Office Hours -

  Monday thru Friday

    9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

or by appointment.

Mission Statement

   We shall, as individuals and as a congregation, strive through word, worship, and witness to further the kingdom of God by knowing and sharing Christ's Love in our hearts, in our homes, in His church, in the community, and in the world.

RaiseRight Gift Cards

Order forms can be downloaded here.

Raise Right Order Sheet April 2024.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [78.7 KB]

Thank you for your support of our ministry at Trinity. Please consider making a financial contribution to the life and mission of our congregation.

The PJ Project

    A pair of pajamas is safe and

comfortable, like being at home!

      Our Mission is to provide

    pajamas to children in need.

    Trinity's PJ Project Box

          is in our narthex.

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