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Michael P Dorn, M.Div

Senior Pastor
Michael Dorn has served as Senior Pastor of Trinity Downtown since 2005. Outside of his role at Trinity he has served as an officer on the Board of Regents of Concordia University Texas, as Secretary of the Board for Lutheran Church — Canada, and as a Texas District Circuit Visitor, along with various other boards and committees of the wider church.

Michael received a Master of Divinity Degree in 1991 from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri. Before going into ministry, Pastor Dorn was educated in industrial electronics, electrical engineering, production management and business administration. His continuing education courses have focused on leadership, executive training, and governance-related topics. Michael is the fourth generation in his family to serve in the office of the pastoral ministry.

Prior to coming to Trinity Downtown, Pastor Dorn served as the Senior Pastor at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Under his ministry, church attendance grew ten-fold, the staff increased from one to 100, a K-12 Christian school was opened with enrollment exceeding 300 students. Additionally, a 135 unit senior assisted living facility was built along with 175 duplex/four-plex units were built for seniors independent living resulting in intergenerational community and ministry on 170 acres.

Pastor Dorn is a member of the Houston Symphony Chorus, the official choral unit of the Houston Symphony Orchestra. He also enjoys curling, basketball, volleyball, and building fine furniture.

Michael is married to Veloyce and they have two daughters, Rachel and Elizabeth. Veloyce serves as an elementary special needs teacher with HISD, and is the head of Special Needs department at her school. Michael and Veloyce are proud to call Houston home and enjoy being a part of its vibrant and diverse community.

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Michael Hofmann, M.Div

Pastor of Outreach and Missions
Pastor Michael and Stacy Hofmann were married on June 12, 2015. Both were raised in Texas: Stacy, in El Paso and Pastor Hofmann, in the Austin, Houston and San Antonio areas. Both graduated from Concordia University Austin - where they met. From Austin, Pastor Hofmann attended Concordia Seminary in Saint Louis, Missouri and graduated in May of 2018.
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Donald Black, M.Div

Visitation Pastor
Born and raised in Arcadia, Indiana, Pastor Black is a 1958 graduate of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri. He was ordained and installed as assistant pastor at Trinity in July 1958 and became senior pastor in 1960, a position which he held until March 1998.

Pastor Black has served on various local, district and synodical boards and committees, including the Board of Managers for the Concordia Plan and as vice president for Area D of the Texas District of the LCMS. Currently he serves on the Woltman Foundation in Houston.

Pastor Black and his wife, Audrey, have three married daughters and two granddaughters.

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Angela Avant

Contributions Manager
Angela graduated from St. Pius X High School and earned her Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from LeTourneau University. She began working at Trinity as a substitute teacher in 2010, and in 2013 started working in the church office. Prior to working for Trinity, Angela worked in the Natural Gas/Electric Industry for 17 years in the Contract Administration/Credit Risk Dept. at CenterPoint Energy.

Angela is a native Houstonian, and has lived near downtown Houston her entire life. She and her family became members of Trinity Lutheran Church in March of 2009. Angela and her husband, James, are blessed with three children, Candace, Chelsea, Travis and four grandsons: Noah, Luke, Christopher and Joseph.

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Rollin Cattau

Host
Mr. Cattau was born and raised in the Columbus, Nebraska vicinity. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Concordia Teachers College in Seward, Nebraska in 1954. Mr. Cattau also holds a Master’s degree in Music Education from California State College, Los Angeles.

Mr. Cattau spent 41 years in the active Lutheran teaching ministry including ten years as Assistant to the President in Iowa District West-LCMS and has continued to serve since his “alleged” retirement in 1995 in various part-time capacities in music ministry, interim principal and other areas.

Mr. Cattau and his wife, Eldeen, have been married for 56 years. They have two children, Mark Cattau, living in Parker, Colorado and Mary Schulze living in Sugar Land, Texas. The Cattaus are blessed with eleven grandchildren.

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Roseann Gamez

Director of Accounting
Roseann joined Trinity's Financial Department as our Accountant in December of 2013.
She was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas and has 20 years of experience in Construction and Oil & Gas Corporations as an Accountant, Business Administrator.

Roseann and her husband Baltazar Gamez were married in 1995 and have two children. Their daughter, Reewa Gonzales, lives in Houston, TX and son, Jamall Pena and daughter-in-law, Pamela also live in Houston, Texas. They have four grandchildren.

For the past 30 years Roseann has traveled across the world. Roseann serves with several Women's Ministries in the Houston and South Texas Region.

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Trinity Garrett

Director of Administration/HR
Trinity Garrett serves as Trinity Downtown’s Director of Administration and Human Resources. Her previous positions of over 20 years were in Human Resources in the construction industry and retail.

She graduated from The University of Houston and has been a member of Trinity Downtown since 2005. In 2006 she started coordinating weddings for Trinity. In 2014 she began her current position on the Church staff.

Trinity lives in Spring, Texas with her husband, John, and their two children, Holly and Ben. They love to travel and are involved in their children's activities.

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Ronald Lacy

CFO
Ron Lacy serves as Trinity's Chief Financial Officer, focusing on guiding Trinity's Finance, HR and IT operations. Ron is a senior financial executive with 30 years of experience helping owners of privately-held companies and non-profit organizations maximize the value their organization brings to their shareholders and stakeholders. He has served in senior financial and IT positions in companies of all sizes with both domestic and international operations.

Ron is a native Texan, and moved to Houston in 1974. He and his wife, LaNell, have two sons, who benefited from a Lutheran school education during their pre-K through middle school years. He graduated cum laude from the University of Houston with a degree in Business Administration and Finance. Ron, LaNell and their golden retriever live in The Woodlands.

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Matt Meier

Director of Discipleship
Matt is a life-long Lutheran and himself a product of Lutheran education. He has served in the field of education for over 25 years, including years as a Lutheran school teacher and Principal. In addition, he has also provided leadership for multiple For-Profit educational organizations. He has served schools and congregations in both Illinois and Texas, where he served as Principal for one of the largest church/schools in the Texas District.

In addition to service at the congregational and school level, Mr. Meier has also served the church at large as a Captain for the National Lutheran SchoolAccreditation Commission, as well as a Mentor for the School Leadership Development program (SleD), which helps identify and equip potential and future Lutheran school administrators.

Born and raised in suburban Chicago, Mr. Meier is a passionate fan of his beloved Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Bulls and the University of Michigan. He also enjoys listening to and collecting music.

Mr. Meier has been blessed with three children, Madalyn, Maxwell, and Hallie.

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Carris Richards

CRS Custodial Services
Carris has been a part of the ministry team at Trinity for many years. As owner of CRS, he and his team provide custodial and other facilities-related services to Trinity on a contractual basis.
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Pam Schroeder

Communications Coordinator
Pam joined the Trinity congregation & staff in 2001. She works with publications including, Trinity Today, Worship Service Folders, & ProPresenter presentations for sanctuary worship. A Texas native, Pam serves on the Banner Committee, Trinity Brass, & Worship Team.
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Mary Voigt

Director of Worship and Music
Mary Voigt has served as Trinity’s Director of Worship and Music since 2014. In this role, she plans the traditional worship services at Trinity, directs the Trinity Sanctuary Choir, the Trinity Bells and the Trinity Brass. In addition, Mary is the staff liaison with the worship support teams and she leads the Concert Series MAT.

Mary holds a B.A. from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and an M.B.A. from the University of Houston, Clear Lake. She enjoys singing with the Houston Symphony Chorus and is a founding member of the Houston Camerata choral group. Mary lives in Clear Lake and was married for 46 year to Bob Voigt (deceased). They had 2 daughters, Kristen and Kathy (deceased) and she has 5 wonderful grandchildren.

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Michael Winckler

Director of Youth Ministries
Michael Winckler grew up in a small town in Nebraska just north of Omaha (Go Big Red!). Christ captivated him through His redeeming word and instilled in Michael a desire to teach others the same. He then played football and earned multiple degrees in Theology and Christian Educational Leadership at Concordia University Nebraska. Most importantly that is where he met his lovely (and way out of his league) bride, Abby. Michael is deeply passionate about many things (making his wife laugh, anything geeky, writing poetry). One that is near the top of the list is teaching and walking alongside the always awesome youth of Trinity Downtown. If you have any questions about youth ministry, Jesus, or would like to hear a cheesy joke, feel free to email, call, or visit Director of Youth Ministries, Michael Winckler, at his office Sunday through Thursday.
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