Reverend William E. Shimkus, Pastor
Trinity Lutheran Church called Pastor Shimkus to the mission and ministry of its church and school in December 2010. He is a graduate of Christ Seminary-Seminex in St. Louis, Missouri, from which he received a Masters of Divinity degree in 1977. In 1978 he completed colloquy requirements for ministry in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Prior to Trinity he served congregations in Anchorage, Alaska; Cottage Hills, Illinois; Wenatchee, Washington; Idaho Falls, Idaho; and Honolulu, Hawaii. For 23 years he served as a chaplain in the US Army Reserve, primarily in hospital ministry. He and his wife Bette have three children: Matthew, married to Emilie, with daughter Robin; Maria, married to Doug Mills; and Emily, In addition to his parish responsibilities, Pastor Shimkus has served in a variety of positions in church and community, including Circuit Counselor and NW District Regional Vice President.