Meet Our Staff

 

 

 

Pastor Patrick Fall13Rev. Patrick M. Rooney, Associate Pastor

Pastor Patrick was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and although he misses Dodger Stadium and In-N-Out Burger, he wouldn't trade living in beautiful Bend for anywhere else!  He is married to Kari, our Director of Family Ministry (below), and their happy baby boy, John, was born in March 2013.  In addition to being a lifelong Dodger fan, he also enjoys Star Trek, history, and reading, and can't say no to a good cookie.

After graduating from seminary, Pastor Patrick was called here to Trinity, where he was ordained and installed in July 2011.  His biggest passion for the pastoral ministry is in helping others learn more about their God and His love for them, so that they grow in their faith and see their life, community, and world through "cross-shaped lenses."

Pastor Patrick's favorite Bible verse is also his confirmation verse:  "But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint."  Isaiah 40:31

Pastor Patrick can be reached via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or the church office.  Find out more about our pastoral ministry. 

 

 

 


 

Jon Vevia Fall13Jon Vevia, Director of Choirs

Jonathan Vevia is a pastor’s son and grew up in the Lutheran church.  He has many fond memories of growing up singing in church choirs, including playing percussion on a 2-gallon water jug in early contemporary services!  He is married to Kyla Vevia and they have an energetic son named Gibson. They moved to Bend in 2011 and feel blessed to be part of the growing community here at Trinity.

Jonathan earned his B.A. in Music from California Lutheran University.  His junior year he got his first church choir conducting job.  Since then he has directed choirs of all ages and led worship bands at many churches, conferences and events.  Jonathan also teaches music to grades 5-12 at Trinity Lutheran School.  He is currently working on his MME in Conducting from Colorado State University and will be finished Summer 2014.

His biggest passion in church ministry is showing people that no matter what gifts God has given you, you can still worship God through the gift of music.  One of his favorite Bible verses is, “Make a joyful NOISE to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into His presence with singing!” Psalm 100:1-2.  If God gave you the gift of singing, sing loud.  If He didn’t, sing even louder - don’t let Him forget what He gave you!

Jon can be reached via  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or the church office.  Find out more about our music ministry.

 

 


 

 

Kari Fall13Kari Rooney, Director of Children's & Family Ministry

Kari was born and raised in Southern California.  She attended Concordia University, Irvine where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Christian Education Leadership.  She married Pastor Patrick (above) in 2008, and in 2011 the Lord called them to Bend.  In 2013, their son John was born.

Kari has no greater passion in the church than family ministry.  She loves working with families to provide opportunities for them to learn from each other and grow in faith together.

Kari's favorite Bible verse is also her confirmation verse, from Exodus 4:12: “Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall speak.”  She finds encouragement that God will give her the words to say.

Kari can be reached via  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or the church office.  Find out more about our family ministry.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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Dawn Rompel, Parish Nurse

Nursing is Dawn’s calling, not just a profession. For almost 20 years, she has done it with her whole heart. She shares quality education and experience with anyone who desires to receive it. Not only that, she shares it with the love of Jesus through the Word of God and prayer. She volunteered for a year at Trinity and became part-time church staff in 2010.

Her hospital nursing experience is vast, having worked in multiple areas of healthcare from birthing to end of life and so much in between. Her personal experience with Alzheimer’s disease and cancer has given Dawn an edge of understanding and compassion. Still, she knows that the gap between all the experience, knowledge, and credible resources she shares is best filled with prayer.

Her passion after nursing is to offer encouragement and hope for your journey. She also loves to sing and dance with her 3 granddaughters and have relationship with anyone willing to take a moment to share.

“My Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27   May these words of Jesus touch your heart today! 

Dawn can be reached via  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or the church office.  Find out more about our parish health ministry

 


 

Margaret Fall13Margaret KlepperChurch Secretary

Margaret was born and raised in Klamath Falls, OR and moved to Bend right after marrying Dave in 1986. They have been members at Trinity since 1989. Dave and Margaret have twin daughters, Hannah and Erin who attend Trinity Lutheran School.

Margaret has an Associate Degree in Accounting and never even considered working in a church setting until a series of events and requests forced her to seriously wonder if God was calling her to a new and different career. She is daily amazed at the work that God has given her to do and thanks Him for it regularly. She's been at Trinity since July 2005.

Margaret can be reached via  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or the church office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chuck Fall13Chuck Haynes, Chief Executive Officer

Chuck was born in Burbank, CA and moved to Bend in 1978.  He and his wife Danna have been members at Trinity since 1984, when they were baptized and confirmed.  Chuck and Danna have two children, Audrey and David, who attended Trinity Lutheran School, now both married, and both Lutheran School Teachers in the LCMS.

Chuck received his education attending classes at COCC and Oregon State University, and holds a degree in Industrial Technology, along with a Supervising Electrician license with the State of Oregon.  He gained some of his experience in the Business and Facilities fields while managing the facilities departments of St. Charles Medical Centers (Bend and Redmond) and maintenance department of the Bend La Pine School District.  Chuck is richly blessed by, and has gained a wealth of knowledge and understanding in, his position at Trinity, his employer since August 2005.

Chuck remembers his confirmation verse often, Romans 3:23-24: “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.”

Chuck can be reached via  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or the church office.

 

 

 


  

Patricia Fall12Patricia Carlson, Administrative Assistant

Trish is a native Oregonian, and has been a Bend resident since 1984.  She and her family have been members of Trinity since 1988.  She has been married to her husband, David, for 32 years, and they have 3 grown children: Heather, Todd and Chad.  She is also a proud Grandma to Hadlie, Andrew & Matthew.

Trish is a graduate of Oregon State University (Go Beavs) with a Bachelor of Science degree. In her leisure time she enjoys camping, reading and cooking.

A favorite Bible verse is from Joshua 1:9 "Have I not commanded you?  Be strong and courageous.  Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."

Trish can be reached via email ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or the church office.