school staff

todd kollbaum

our Pastor

Pastor Todd was installed at Trinity on August 2019.  He also serves as Director LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission.

angie kollbaum


Angie was commissioned as our DCE August 2022.  More to come.

Mrs Emily White

 5, 6, 7, 8 Teacher and principal

Emily White has been at Trinity Lutheran for 13 years and has been teaching for 24 years. She became the Principal at Trinity since 2019. She received her Bachelor’s from Concordia University-Seward. She says, “I loved school and loved being around children. I love to learn and teaching is an occupation where you never stop learning.” She enjoys that everyday is different and never boring.  She enjoys watching the ‘aha’ moments as students learn new things. In her spare time she enjoys reading, gardening, baking and traveling.  
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.-Ephesians 2:8-9

miss Danica PRaeuner

2, 3,  4 grade teacher

Danica Praeuner has been teaching at Trinity for 2.5 years and teaching for 7.5 years. Miss Praeuner received her Bachelor’s in Elementary Education/Early Childhood Unified Endorsements from University of Nebraska-Kearney. She is currently working on her Lutheran Colloquy from Concordia University-Seward. She says, “I have always wanted to be a teacher. I wanted to give back to the next generation what my teachers gave me.”  She enjoys the ‘ah-ha’ moment when a student understands something they have struggled with. In her free time she likes to read, listen to music, and spend time with family.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.- Jeremiah 29:11

miss michaela grubb

kindergarTEN and 1st grade teacher

Michaela Grubb began her teaching career at Trinity and has been here for five years. Miss Grubb attended St. John Lutheran School in Battle Creek, Lutheran High Northeast, Northeast Community College and Wayne State College receiving her Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Inclusive Birth-3rd grade with a supplemental endorsement in K-6 reading and writing. She recently completed her Lutheran Colloquy from Concordia University-Seward. She became a teacher because she has always enjoyed working with young children and had worked as a summer nanny, taught swimming lessons, and worked in childcare centers. She says, “As a child I struggled in school, but I had great teachers who helped me. I knew that if God could use them to help me, God could use me to help students too.” She enjoys interacting with the children and watching them learn, grow, and develop spiritually and academically. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with my boyfriend, family, and friends. She especially likes to exercise, crochet, cook and go hiking, hunting, and shooting.
But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.-2 Timothy 3:14-15 

mrs brenda grubb


This is Brenda's first year at Trinity. In the past, she has taught preschool for 10 years at Little Lambs Preschool in Tilden and 2 years as a teacher's assistant at St. John's Preschool in Battle Creek. She received her Associate of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education from Northeast Community College, Norfolk in 2008 with the highest honors. She looks forward to the many opportunities to teach and observe the students learning and growing in a Christ. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, camping, geocaching, baking, and traveling.
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14 NIV

mrs Shelley freudenburg

school secretary and greeter

Shelley joined the Trinity staff in January 2008.  She graduated from Madison Public Schools and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Wayne State College.  Following graduation, Shelley worked at Tyson Foods in Madison for 18 years as the plant secretary.  In her spare time, she enjoys scrapbooking, traveling, cooking & baking, and spending time with family, especially her 3 granddaughters.  A favorite verse that inspires and motivates Shelley is Romans 8:37 - "We are more than conquerors through Christ who loved us."