This is Mrs. Wolk's 2nd year teaching at Trinity's Early Childhood Education Center, her 5th year with Trinity and her 8th year as a preschool teacher.  "I love to see the children develop so quickly at this age." 

Personal Verse: "Do everything readily and cheerfully—no bickering, no second-guessing allowed! Go out into the world uncorrupted, a breath of fresh air in this squalid and polluted society. Philippians 2:14 MSG
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Rebekah Amereller,     Director of ECEC

Jessica Borg,

Administrative Assistant

​Jill Struve, Teacher

​Pam Beltz, 

Preschool Teacher

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Sherri Mudge

Preschool Teacher

I am Pam Beltz, wife of Terry Beltz, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church and School. We have enjoyed living in Castle Rock the last 15 years. I have a BA in Elementary Education and have served in a number of ways during our time at TLCAS. I am involved in the music ministry and the Sunday School and have taught music and Kindergarten at Trinity School. Most recently I serve as a Junior K teacher in our ECEC. I enjoy gardening and cooking an d crafting, and playing with preschoolers!!

Personal Verse: John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life".

Mrs. Amereller is entering her 9th year of teaching, and her 2nd at TLS. She has a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Concordia University, Nebraska. Before coming to Trinity, “Mrs. A” taught 2 and 3yrs old preschool for 7 years. This will be her 2nd year teaching kindergarten and first year as our ECEC director. “I am so grateful for this opportunity. God is doing great things at TLS. I am honored to be a part of God’s plan here, and am excited to watch that plan unfold!” Mrs. Amereller is married to Karl, and they have 3 children. Some of Mrs. Amereller’s favorite things include coffee, sweet tea, target, reading a good book, and spending quality time with her family.

 “And I hear the voice of the Lord saying ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?’ then I said ‘Here I am! Send me!’” Isaiah 6:8

“Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them. For the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.’” Matthew 19:14

Trinity Lutheran School - Meet our Staff

Paula Wolk
Preschool Teacher

I was raised on a farm in west central Minnesota. After high school I moved to New Zealand and later attended the University of Minnesota, Crookston. I married my husband Casey and have been fortunate to have lived in 4 different states (Wisconsin, Minnesota, Alaska, and Colorado) through all our moves we have remained happily married for 23 years and are blessed with 3 fantastic children. We moved from Alaska in 2015 (after 11 years), and now own a small piece of heaven on the outskirts of Elizabeth Colorado. I love to spend time with my family, go antiquing, fishing, and camping. This is my second year at Trinity Lutheran School. I am blessed to work at Trinity and enjoy seeing God's big work in our little school. 


My personal verse is: Philippians 4:13 "I can do all this through him who gives me strength"

Deanna Ayers, Principal


Jennifer Finley, Teacher

Mrs. Griffiths is in her fourth year of teaching at Trinity, and has been a teacher for eight years. She earned her Bachelors degree at Colorado State University in Human Development and Family Studies.  After graduating, she worked as a counselor for troubled youth for several years.  She then returned to school and earned her Masters degree in Education and her Colorado Teaching License. "I have a passion for teaching and watching students learn and grow.  I’m thrilled to be returning to the classroom and facilitating that learning for all students."  

​Personal Verse: Proverbs 22:6, "Start Children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it." Proverbs 22:6

 

Mrs. Parton is in her eighth year of teaching at Trinity, and her sixteenth year of teaching in Lutheran schools. She received her BA at Concordia College in Seward, Nebraska, along with her Lutheran teaching diploma. "I love teaching math, but I also enjoy religion and science. My favorite part of teaching at Trinity is sharing Christ with my students and watching them grow in their relationship with Him."

Personal Verse: Revelation 2:10b, "Be faithful unto death and I will give you the crown of life."

Olga Griffiths, Teacher

Laurie Parton, Teacher


Mrs. Mudge has over 25 years of teaching experience.  She is very flexible in her teaching style as she has taught preschool students through high school.  She currently is a pre-kindergarten teacher at Trinity.  She is married to Ken Mudge and has two adult daughters, Michelle & Kristen. "I enjoy being with children.  It is such a blessing watching them grow and change."

Personal Verse: Proverbs 22:6, "Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it."



I, Jennifer Finley, came to Trinity after graduating from Concordia University in St. Paul, MN and have been here for 16 years.  The best part about teaching here is being able to touch the lives of the students and their families spiritually and through academics.  I appreciate the small class sizes, so I can get to know my families and be there for them in times of celebration and hard times.  I cannot picture teaching anywhere else.  The Bible verse I am focusing on is from Psalms 46:10, "Be still and know that I am God!"  That is hard to do, but know that He is in control over all things.  Blessings, Jennifer Finley

 
I was born and raised in Wisconsin. After graduation from Valparaiso University with a Bachelor of Social Work degree, I moved to Wyoming to work as a School Social Worker/Counselor.  Feeling the call of "teacher" upon my life, I returned to Wisconsin to complete my Elementary Education schooling at Alverno College.  Since then I have taught Kindergarten, First, Second, Fifth and Sixth grades plus Jr. High School Special Education in three different states (New Mexico, Hawaii and Colorado).  This will be my 14th year at Trinity.
When I am not teaching, my days are filled with gardening and "homesteading" on our ranch east of Kiowa.  I have been happily married to my husband, John, for 25 years.  We have two grown sons.  Nick trains horses in Oklahoma.  Our eldest son, Isaiah is a Youth Pastor in Texas and was married this summer.

Personal Verse: Romans 8:38-39 English Standard Version (ESV) 38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers,39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

                    Pastor Terry Beltz

Mrs. Ayers attended Concordia University in Irvine, CA and earned both a B.A. and an M.A. Ed. at Concordia. She received a second M.A. Ed. degree from Concordia in Seward, Nebraska in 2015. She received her first call to Christ Lutheran in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA,where she taught fifth grade for ten years.  In 2008 she and her family decided to move back to Colorado. She received a teaching position at Trinity during that transition. In 2014 she accepted the position of principal at Trinity. This is her tenth year here.  Mrs. Ayers is married and has four children.​

Personal Verse, Joshua 1:9, "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."


Thanks for your interest in the ministry of Trinity Lutheran Church and School. 

​Trinity is a member of the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod, a church body in the United States of some 6,000 plus congregations. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, inerrant, Word of God relevant, applicable, and a blessing to people's lives as much now as when first written.

I have served in pastoral ministry since 1981 and have served three parishes; a dual parish in rural McNutt, Saskatchewan, Canada, a missional church start in Mansfield, TX. (St.John), and Trinity Lutheran Church and School in Franktown since 2002.

My wife, Pam, and I live in Castle Rock and still marvel at the creative beauty of God's handiwork as we go about our daily routines. We have been blessed with three wonderful grown children, a son, Samuel and daughter-in-law Cassie, and their five children; a daughter Emily and son-in-law Colton; and Katherine and son-in-law Ryan. My personal mission statement for pastoral ministry goes like this: I am a pastor so that I might share God's truth, seek the lost and straying, and help shape Godly lives. As a congregation we seek to "Prayerfully reach in and out with the grace and love of Jesus Christ" so that we might connect people to Jesus.

I invite you to contact me if you have any questions about Trinity's ministry and, if you're seeking a place to worship, to come and worship with our faith community. May God's peace rest upon your heart and mind.