Faculty and Staff
Mr. Andrew Strickland / Principal
Having lived in many states, I enjoy new places. I enjoy Green Bay quite a bit! I have been in education for 21 years having been a middle school teacher and a principal. Every day is a new adventure and I look forward to what each day brings. My favorite Bible verse is Colossians 3:3 which is why I sign off on my emails with Hid in Christ as a reminder that Christ is in all things and that we are clothed in His righteousness.
Mrs. Kellie Meerstein / Admissions Counselor, Administrative Assistant, and Athletic Director
Mrs. Pam Siudak / Kindergarten
I was raised on a small family farm in Central Wisconsin. I attended Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) and received a Bachelors’ Degree in Elementary Education and Music. I also received a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from CUW. I have served as a child care director/teacher, preschool teacher, Kindergarten, First and Second grade teacher, and school music director in Lutheran schools throughout Wisconsin for 26 years. My husband, Rick, and I have been married for 25 years and have two daughters.
I have often said that the students teach me more than I teach them, you never know what young students will say or do. My favorite thing about teaching is those special ah–ha moments: that moment when a student understands and/or masters a skill they have been working on.
My favorite Bible verse: Proverbs 16:3 “Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”
Mrs. Robin Paul / 1st grade
Greetings! I have been involved with the LCMS Lutheran Ministry ever since I can remember. My earliest memories are of attending Camp Luther as child. I was blessed to work there as a Junior Counselor, Summer Counselor and Full Time Program Director. After Camp Luther, I taught in the Lutheran School System in Green Bay and the surrounding areas.
I am Married to my husband of 19 years and we have 2 amazing teenage children.
I enjoy the outdoors whether it be sitting around a campfire in the Northwoods or laying on the beach smelling the salty air and listening to the waves meet the sand.
I feel very blessed to be a part of the ministry at Green Bay Trinity again!
I have a passion for children and helping them to become their very best both academically and personally. Children are a gift from God. I love when they reach that “ah-ha” moment, when the lesson suddenly “clicks” and you can see their confidence and enthusiasm soar!
My favorite bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Everything happens for a purpose in God’s timing.
May your day be full of blessings!
Mrs. Melissa Beaumont / 2nd grade
Mrs. Emily Karbash / 3rd and 4th grade
My name is Emily Karbash. I am the 3rd & 4th grade teacher and 5th & 6th grade reading teacher. I attended Concordia University of Wisconsin in Mequon and received a degree in Elementary Education in 2015. Before coming to Trinity, I taught first grade at Iowa Great Lakes Lutheran School in Spencer, IA for 2 years. In August of 2017, I married my husband, Zac Karbash. My hobbies include reading, hiking, kayaking, and being with my family and friends. I love teaching with an amazing faculty and staff at Trinity and being able to share the Word of God with His children every day!
Mrs. Jenna Elfe / 5th and 6th Grade
Hi! My name is Jenna Elfe. After growing up in South Dakota, I attended Concordia – Wisconsin (Go Falcons!) and started teaching at Green Bay Trinity in 2016. My husband, Chad and I moved our family to Green Bay in 2015 and God has been up to big things since. We have two beautiful daughters, Lillyanna and Adylyn, and two crazy dogs, Bella and Zeke.
What you like about teaching? I love the family atmosphere of our school and that every day is a new, fun adventure.
Favorite Bible Verse: James 1:17 – Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. (NIV)
Miss Victoria Mueller 7th and 8th Grade
Hi! I love teaching middle schoolers and am very excited to be part of the ministry at Trinity. I am originally from a small town in Illinois. I attended Concordia University Wisconsin and graduated with a degree in elementary education and a minor in math. I have taught at three other Lutheran schools throughout my career, St. Paul in Cincinnati, Ohio for 7 1/2 years, Immanuel in Freeport, Illinois for 13 years, and Cross in Yorkville, Illinois for 1 year. All of these schools and students I have had through the years have molded me into the teacher that I am today. Each school and every student has been a blessing in my life, and I thank God for them all. When I am not teaching or grading papers, I love to read, chill at home with my dog while watching movies, and spend time with family and friends. I look forward to each day I get to spend with my students as we witness all that God has done and continues to do for us. My favorite Bible verse – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 – Be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Mrs. Nitka- Teacher Aide