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 Rural Kiester, MN with her husband Dan Foster, a Chaplain at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center, Blue Earth, 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

  • Donna Perryman - Office Administrator

    Office Administrator

    Phone  507-526-3463

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


    A little bit about me:  I grew up in Cottonwood County, Minnesota, graduating from Windom Area High School.

    Calling Winnebago ‘home’ since 1974, most of my career was as a bookkeeper for Cargill, Inc.

    I joined Trinity Lutheran Church, Blue Earth, in 1997.  I served on Church Council prior to being hired in a part-time position as financial secretary. 

    In 2004, I begin serving as Office Administrator, 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 - Children, Youth and Family Coordinator Team

    0.75 Youth (Gr. 6-12) and 0.25 Tech

    Hello Trinity Family! I am grateful to be part of the Trinity Staff! 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  6 Y.O. Lab mix.

    I have been actively involved with Trinity for many years, serving as a Sunday School & Release Time Teacher, Chaperoning for ELCA National Youth Gathering, several Youth Whitewater and Winter Retreat trips, Singing with the Adult Choir and working with the Tech, Education and Youth Committees and our Church Council. 

    My job scope is Children, Youth and Family Coordinator Team (0.75 Youth and 0.25 Tech).   I look forward to serving alongside you, to maintain current programs and create opportunities that will help Trinity Youth grow and prosper.


    507-525-2198 (cell)

  • Maria Frank - Children, Youth and Family Coordinator Team

    0.75 Birth-5 and 0.25 Youth (Gr. 6-12)

    Hello, Trinity family, I am so happy to be part of the Trinity staff and to get more involved with the youth. 

    Here is a little bit about myself, I have been married to Jeremy since 2003 and we have four kids, Reyes, Lullianna (lulu), Clarissa and Isabella. We have two dogs Lola and Duke, we just added two kittens Ziva and Abby to the family. 

    Since I joined Trinity Church, I have been active as much as possible, I joined the choir, I was the director of children's music from 2014-2018, during that time I also helped out in the office as needed. 

    As the Pre-K - 5th grade Education Coordinator I'm excited to help coordinate the year for these kids and to help them grow in their faith. I look forward to working with Staff, Council, and the Education Committee to create the best experience for all the kids who enter Trinity's door.


    507-525-6680 (cell)