The staff of Trinity Church are here to help run the day-to-day operations of our church, and to care for the mission and ministry of our congregation.
Pastor Cherie Forret is committed to providing visionary leadership, pastoral care and preparation for ministry opportunities at Trinity Church and throughout our community. Cherie is an ordained Elder within the United Methodist Church. She followed up her seminary work at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL, with an additional Master's in Business Management from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, WI.
Pastor Cherie has a passion for helping people and congregations discern and live into God's call for their lives. She looks forward to meeting you; please give her a call to find a time to get acquainted at church - or somewhere out in the community! In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and birdwatching, spending time with her adult children and grandchildren in the Milwaukee/Chicago, and resting in Door Co!
A staff member since 2012, Mike is happy to be directing music ministries here at Trinity Church. Previously, he has directed choral programs and music ministries at United Methodist, Lutheran, Presbyterian, and Catholic churches, along with teaching general and choral music in the public schools. Mike is an active member in a number of performing groups in the area. He has a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and a Master of Arts in Education degree in Educational Technology from Marian University. During the day, Mike works as a Client Services Manager for an online Learning Management System.
At Trinity, Mike directs the Chancel, Women's, Men's, and Children's Choirs, and the Trinity Orchestra. He is dedicated to creating inspiring, uplifiting music, which plays an integral part in our worship services here. There are many opportunities to get involved in the music ministries at Trinity throughout the year. If you have a talent or passion for music, please feel free to reach out to Mike at any time!
Kit Ulman is Trinity Church's organist and accompanist. Her passion is piano, which she has played since the age of 4. She teaches piano (ages 7 - Adult). She has been a member of Trinity Church since 1970 and received a Music Education Degree from UW Madison in 1976. She has enjoyed various accompanying positions including working with Dodgeland and Beaver Dam schools and playing for weddings and funerals.
Mitch Ulman is the church's main custodian and maintenance person. He works Monday through Friday between the hours of 6:00am and 3:00pm. You can also find him at the church on the second and fourth Saturday mornings leading the Men's Breakfast and Bible Study or on Sunday morning working with the sound and video equipment. Mitch enjoys hunting, fishing, camping and home improvement projects.
Trevor began serving as the Communications Director for Trinity Church in May of 2019, but he isn’t new to Trinity — or to our communications! He began as our Worship Materials Specialist in August of 2017. In this expanded role, Trevor continues to care for our worship materials, along with the majority of our other print and digital communication projects.
When he’s not at Trinity Church, Trevor is an active part of his congregation and local synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, but that only excites him more to be working with his siblings in the United Methodist Church! The two denominations became full communion partners in 2009.
Trevor is typically in the office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays — but he checks his email often. He’d love to hear the ideas you have to create better links of communication for the people of Trinity Church, and most especially for our guests!
Jeni is Trinity Church's Children's Ministry Coordinator. She is excited to work with the children and families of Trinity through the Sunday School program, Vacation Bible School, and other Children's Ministry events. Jeni grew up at Trinity Church going to Sunday school, confirmation, participated in mission trips, and then attended church as a member in high school. She is passionate about children growing and learning to love Jesus in a safe and fun environment. Jeni is excited to be working with a great team of staff and volunteers to expand Trinity's programs and start some fun new ideas.
Jeni lives in Beaver Dam but during the day is a 7th grade special education teacher in Watertown. She loves spending time with her family outside, playing games, traveling, and reading.
Deb Paul is a Beaver Dam native, who has years of experience providing programming for people of all ages, but especially for our 50+ population. Her family is located here in Beaver Dam and in Texas. She's had life experience that gives her depth in compassion and care. Please contact Deb to learn more about Trinity's programs that offer our retired (or close to retired) population meaningful ways to grow in faith and support each other in community.