Catrina Kagerbauer joined the Trinity family in the fall of 2011. Catrina graduated from Rufus King H.S. in 2002 and went on to pursue an Elementary Education degree form Concordia University-WI and later an Interior Design degree at WCTC. Family and financial difficulties paused the pursuit of both careers.
She began her childcare career when she was still in high school where she worked at St. Peter-Immanuel’s (Milwaukee) after school childcare program. The numerous jobs she held throughout her early twenties prepared her for her leadership role at Trinity: nine years of retail, a teacher in an in-home childcare, a dental office assistant, a landscape grass cutter, a caretaker for her mother who suffered from Alzheimer’s and a nanny of three children for five years.
Someone once told her that God does not call the qualified, He qualifies the called. She reminds herself daily that God is ruler over her life and holds dear one of her favorite Bible verses, Proverbs 19:21 “You can make many plans; but the Lord’s purpose will prevail.”
Catrina has taught Sunday School and served on the Board of Education at her former church- St. Paul’s Brown Deer and in her youth sang in numerous choirs both at school (gospel) and at church (Joy Noise at SP-I).
As an early childhood leader Catrina focuses on best-practices, organizational efficiency, professional growth, and spiritual care. She enjoys spending time with her family (husband Aaron [who also serves at Trinity as Assistant Facility and IT Manager], son Xavier and daughter Zoe) and closest friends, serving others through various servant projects, reading, the outdoors (hiking, exploring, swimming, boating, etc), crocheting, watching cooking competition and reality shows, and growing closer to God through studying God’s Word and applying it in her daily life. The children call her TiTi.
JoAnna Alft was welcomed to the Trinity ECC staff in the fall of 2017. JoAnna graduated from Germantown High School and then went on the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point pursing degrees in both Biology and Medical Technology.
She met her husband, Lyle, while at UWSP and together they moved to Rochester, MN. JoAnna completed her Medical Technologist internship with the Mayo Clinic and then stayed on staff as a Blood Bank Specialist for 3 years. In 2007, they moved back Wisconsin and settled in Jackson to be closer to their families in Green Bay and Milwaukee area. They have three children – Rylan, Elia and Aubrey, and a bunny named, Chewy. All three of their children have attended Trinity. Rylan is in 6th grade at Silverbrook Intermediate School in West Bend. Elia and Aubrey both attend Trinity and are in 4th and 2nd grades, respectively.
JoAnna is involved with Trinity’s PTL and enjoys serving the families of Trinity. She enjoys sharing the good news of Jesus with all the littlest members of God’s family at TLECC. In her free time, she enjoys spending as much time outside as possible and often times can be found in her flower and vegetable gardens, on a lake kayaking and fishing, camping with the family or simply just relaxing in God’s amazing creation.
Carolyn McDaniel joined the Trinity family in the summer of 2016. Carolyn graduated from Brown Deer High School in 1992 and went on to get her Bachelor’s in Business.
Carolyn has three children. Jerry is currently attending college in Dubuque IA. Mya is in her senior year at Brown Deer High School. Derek is a freshman at Milwaukee Lutheran.
In 2000 Carolyn opened an in home child care in which she managed and worked for 13 years. Carolyn is a member at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Brown Deer. Carolyn is a dedicated Sunday School teacher and Vacation Bible School organizer for her church. Carolyn enjoys playing volleyball, softball. She also enjoys camping, fishing and just being outdoors.
Her favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 31:26 “When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instruction with kindness.”
Larissa Schneider joined the Trinity family in September of 2017. She attended Grace Lutheran School in Menomonee Falls for all of elementary and middle school. Grace is also where she has always attended church.
Her first job through high school was waitressing at Luther Haven Retirement Home in Milwaukee. Larissa then worked at Sendik’s in Germantown for two years. She graduated from Menomonee Falls High School in 2015 and began college at UW-Washington County that fall. Life changes caused her to put school on hold for the time being and focus on family.
Larissa and her husband, Griffin, welcomed their daughter, Nevaeh, in July of 2016. She took a year off of work to stay home with Nevaeh. Larissa has always felt that the Lord was calling her to work with children so when she heard of the job opening at Trinity for a childcare teacher she jumped on the opportunity. She loves that she can help young children grow in their faith and build lifelong friendships.
Besides spending quality time with family and friends, Larissa enjoys being outdoors as much as possible doing things like camping, biking, and going on hikes. She believes that the earth God gave us should be enjoyed and appreciated as much as possible. “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10
Noah recently graduated from High School from Wauwatosa Virtual Academy. He is planning on going to UW Waukesha for 2 years to study general classes and then will go to Liberty University to study worship Ministry, hoping to work for a church when he graduates college.
He loves working with children because they offer a different type of joy that adults cannot offer. He enjoys working with kids also because of the way they look up to adults. It is just a joy to see. He has it also holds adults responsible to be a good role model for the kids.
He loves spending my time hanging out at church with the leaders, and playing music a lot. He also enjoys fishing (when it is not snowing and cold here in Wisconsin).
His current favorite Bible verse is Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
Kayleen is a member at Trinity and is married to her husband, Josh. Before getting married, Kayleen lived north of Rhinelander for 6.5 years. Together, they have a one son, Liam.
Barbara graduated from Concordia University, Seward, NE in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education, and from Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI in 1995 with a Master of Arts degree in Reading and Language Arts.
In her 30+ years of teaching, she has taught in many Lutheran schools, childcare centers, and early childhood centers. She is currently a caregiver at Trinity’s Infant & Toddler House. Her greatest joy in all of these classrooms has been to share the love of Jesus with her students each and every day!
She married her husband Scott on July 15, 1989 and they have experienced many blessings together over the years. They have a small dog named Buddy, who brings them much joy and love.
Her hobbies and interests include: quilting, reading Christian fiction, singing in Trinity’s mixed choir, attending small group Bible studies, seeking out waterfalls and flower gardens when traveling, being a Winnie-the-Pooh fan, attending craft fairs, and spending time with family members.
Her favorite Bible verse is Psalm 27:1.