Who We Are

Trinity Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (www.elca.org) and the Lower Susquehanna Synod (www.lss-elca.org).

Rev. Dr. Karen J. Durbin
Pastor KarenPastor Karen began her ministry at Trinity in February 2017.  She has lived in the Mechanicsburg area for many years with her husband, David.  They have three grown children and a grandson.

Wendy Beckmann – Administrative Assistant
WendyWendy has been at Trinity since 2012. Originally from “God’s Country” (Minnesota) she has also called Iowa, Illinois and England her home. Wendy enjoys playing the piano and too many crafts. Most of all she enjoys spending time with her husband, Ell.  Between them, they have four grown children and a granddaughter all living too far away.

Julie Jones – Director of Music

Vanessa Storlie – Director of Mission Outreach, Pastoral Assistant, & Seminarian
Storlie PictureVanessa has been a member of Trinity since 2009 and started serving as pastoral assistant in July 2018. As Director of Mission Outreach, she provides leadership and oversight to the Bridging the Gap Ministry Team. She is in her third year at Luther Seminary pursuing her M. Div. She grew up in Minnesota and has also lived in Wyoming and Colorado. She likes to spend time in nature going hiking on the Appalachian Trail and at local state parks.