Family Ministries Coordinator
Charissa was born in St. Paul, Nebraska and raised in Colorado. She graduated from Pacific Lutheran University, majoring in biology. While Charissa has been a member of Trinity since 1987, she didn’t join the staff until the summer of 2007. As Church School Coordinator, she is responsible for the church school, nursery, and Sunday morning activities for children and youth (infants through high school). Prior to coming to work at Trinity, Charissa was a stay-at-home mom for many years to her two daughters, Lydia and Emily. Charissa and her husband Erik, who she met in the Trinity choir, are also parents to two cats, Artemis and Diana. When Charissa is not busy coordinating family ministries, she enjoys gardening, landscaping, hiking and doing crossword puzzles.