Our Staff

Mission Statement: 

"As God's people, we are nurtured by word and sacrament

to welcome, empower and serve others."

  • Rev. Dr. Jeanette Bidne

    Jeanette Bidne is a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  She currently serves Trinity Lutheran Church of Blue Earth, MN.  She received her Master of Divinity at Luther Seminary of St. Paul in 2011 and her B.A. in Religion focused on Youth and Family Ministry and two minors in Worship Studies and Music from Wartburg College of Waverly, IA. in 2007. She was ordained in the ELCA in 2011.  

    She received a  Doctorate of Ministry in Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary, while serving full time as a pastor, May 19, 2019

    She grew up in rural South Central MN and now resides in Vernon Center, MN with her husband, a pastor in the United Methodist Church and their son, Benjamin.

    She enjoys travel, reading, scrapbooking, music, life, and of course, coffee.

    Her Sabbath Day is taken on Friday's.

    Pastor Jeanette can be reached via phone or email.



    Reflections on various trips and doctoral work can be found here: jbidne.wordpress.com

  • Rev. Daphne Hamborg, Pulpit Supply

    Rev. Daphne Hamborg is serving as Pulpit Supply Pastor while Pastor Jeanette is on maternity leave. Pastor Daphne was ordained in 1982, serving congregations in Nebraska and Minnesota, and also worked in hospital and Hospice chaplaincy. Over the years she earned Master's degrees in church history and in anthropology. She retired in 2020. Since her retirement she has focused on pulpit supply as well as on writing and attempting to learn how to draw and paint. She also spends a great deal of time working on jigsaw puzzles and watching British murder mysteries. Pastor Daphne lives in Albert Lea, her hometown. 

  • Donna Perryman - Office Administrator

    Office Administrator

    Phone  507-526-3463

    Office Hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 – 5:00


    I have been in this ministry position since 2004 --  walking beside you in this journey of life.   I enjoy working with all the ‘great cloud of witnesses’ at Trinity and in our surrounding communities.

  • Rachel Kienitz, Ministry Support

    Hello Trinity Family! I am grateful to be part of the Trinity Staff and hope this journey will be a great benefit to all! A bit about me and my family; I grew up in Blue Earth.  My Husband, Joel and I became members of Trinity and were married in 1996.  Our two Sons, Chandler and Parker, were baptized and confirmed at Trinity.  Our family is rounded out by Charlie, our  3 Y.O. Lab mix.

    I have been actively involved with Trinity for many years, serving as a Sunday School Teacher, Chaperoning for several Youth Whitewater and Winter Retreat trips, Singing with the Adult Choir and working with the Education Committee and our Church Council. 

    My Job scope is Ministry Support. Current Project include Sanctuary Technology updates.   I am looking forward to working alongside you, to maintain current programs and create opportunities that will help Trinity grow and prosper.


    507-525-2198 (cell)

  • Kristine Schuldt, Grade 6-12 Youth Coordinator

    Greetings Trinity! My name is Kristine Schuldt and I am excited to be joining the staff at Trinity Lutheran as the new youth coordinator! I grew up in Mankato, MN. I am a 2007 graduate of Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, and have spent the last decade teaching band in several western Minnesota districts. In addition to teaching music, I enjoy playing trumpet in community groups and at church. I will also be teaching elementary music part time at Granada-Huntley-East Chain School. 

    I have several years of outdoor ministry experience in addition to my educational experiences. I have worked in numerous positions with Green Lake Lutheran Ministries, Luther Park at Danbury, and Luther Crest Bible Camp. I am a firm believer that ministry is not confined to the church building and can be experienced in a wide variety of settings! 

    Outside of music and ministry, I enjoy traveling, knitting, photography, reading, spending time with my dogs Bailey and Carter, and coffee! 

    507-407-2099 (cell)  

  • Maria Frank - Pre K-5th Grade Education Coordinator