Cluster Pastoral Council

 Trinity Cluster Council


The Cluster Pastoral Council offers counsel to and collaborates with the pastor to provide the long-range planning which will guide the cluster toward its future.

  1. To facilitate a process by which the mission of the cluster is determined and to serve as stewards of that mission.

  2. To build an identity as a cluster, creating an atmosphere among the member parishes which values the common good.

  3. To facilitate among the member parishes the development of a unified community of faith.


Membership consists of those who are ex officio and of registered parishioners who are elected or appointed as delineated in the bylaws.


1. The pastor presides over the Cluster Pastoral Council.

2. Other officers are: the chair, the vice chair, and the secretary.  Note: A recorder may be appointed from outside the membership of the council to take minutes, but s/he is neither an officer nor a voting member.
Chair: Julie Heitland
Vice Chair:
Secretary: Mary Sass

Parish Civil Corporations
President: Archbishop Michael O. Jackels, S.T.D.
Vice President: Msgr. Thomas E. Toale, Ph.D.
Secretary: Father Chris Podhajsky


Trinity Cluster Pastoral Council Membership

Father Christopher Podhajsky, Pastor

St. Patrick Parish Rep

James Moritz

Mary Sass

St. Bridget Parish Rep

Dave Koopman

Julie Heitland

St. Mary Parish Rep

Karol Nelson

Meaghan Schneider

Cluster Liturgy Committee Rep

Terri Strutt

Cluster Faith Formation Commission Rep

John Winter

Cluster Social Justice Rep

Lilia Tinderholt

Cluster Stewardship Rep