Leadership & Staff

There are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit.
—1 Corinthians 12:4-6, 12

Robert Barker

Rev. Robert L. Barker III

Position: Pastor

Pastor Barker has been on the staff of Trinity since 2007. He has been the Director of Trinity Summer Camp and the Director of Youth Ministries prior to being Called by the congregation to be its Pastor in 2012. A graduate of Concordia Theological Seminary SMP program, Pastor Barker was Ordained and Installed on 20 June 2015. He is humbled by the congregation’s trust in him and blessed to serve Trinity and her schools.

He is married to Catherine, a writer. They have two daughters, Emily, a graphic designer in northern California (she and her husband, Scott, own a Micro-Brewery in Diamond Springs), and Olivia, a professional Opera singer.

Robert Barker

Pastor

Rev. Robert L. Barker III

Pastor

Dennis Martin

Position: Chairman of the Congregation

Dennis Martin has been attending Trinity Lutheran since 2015, prior to that he attended Sherman Oaks Lutheran Church for 12 years, serving as a Trustee and an Elder. He feels especially blessed to be serving as Chairman of the Trinity Lutheran Church Board of Directors. He has been consistently amazed at the outpouring of support the congregation has shown him and thanks you all for your trust and confidence in him.

He is married to Alyssa, who works for the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and they have a blended family of 5 children; Dillan, a mechanic in Eugene OR, Heather, an Emergency Room Physician Assistant in San Diego, Alex who serves in the U.S. Navy and lives with his wife, Jocelyn in El Centro; Aaron who works with Dennis selling insurance and is getting married to Stephanie this summer and Sophie who is a Junior at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.

Chairman of the Congregation

Dennis Martin

Chairman of the Congregation

Tim Dahme

Position: Vice Chairman of the Congregation

Tim Dahme is currently serving as Vice Chairman of our congregation. He has been an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church for the past 5 years. He previously served as President of our Good Shepherd Lutheran School Board for 3 years. Good Shepherd is our onsite accredited K-8 school. During that time, he was also Facilities Trustee for the church.

Tim is retired after owning his family owned air conditioning business for 31 years. He and his wife Carol have been married 43 years, and are blessed with 3 children and 8 grandchildren.

Vice Chairman of the Congregation

Tim Dahme

Vice Chairman of the Congregation

Tim Nelson

Position: Finance Director

Tim has been the Director of Finance for Trinity since 2019.  Tim is the President of Platinum Claims Services in Newbury Park, CA where he has worked since 1994.  He is also the President of Platinum Castle Holdings and several related real estate LLCs.  Tim is the Chief Financial Officer for Nelson Family LLC and Underwood Farm Supply.  He has an MBA from California Lutheran University and a BA with emphasis in Finance and a minor in Computer Science.  He also holds a CPCU designation.

He is married to Kathie, an in-home daycare provider.  They have three children.  Kyle is a Captain and helicopter pilot with the USAF, he and his wife Kirin and two children live in Spokane, WA.  Tyler is a Captain with the US Army stationed in Fort Stewart GA, where he serves as a field artillery officer.  Jaimi is an accountant with The Drive located in San Diego, CA.

Finance Director

Tim Nelson

Finance Director

Steve Goldsberry

Position: Facilities Director

A member of Trinity since 2015, Steve has owned and operated GCI Construction, Inc. for more than 45 years. He holds a general building contractor license, in addition to specialty licenses in elevator construction and building design/painting. Additional accreditations include journeyman mechanic licenses for conveyances in California and the City of Los Angeles. Steve is able to apply his extensive knowledge of building systems and structures to the position of Director of Facilities.

Steve is married to Kristina Kraves, who has a public relations company. They have two daughters, Stephanie, 21 who is a Biology major at California State Chanel Islands and Katja, 16, who attends Santa Susana High School and is taking Advanced Placement/college prep classes in order to become a speech therapist.

Facilities Director

Steve Goldsberry

Facilities Director

Cheryl Klepper

Position: Director of Records

Cheryl Klepper has been a member of Trinity and a resident of Simi Valley for over 20 years. Cheryl graduated from the Dickinson School of Law and is a member of the California, Hawaii, and Pennsylvania state bars. Cheryl was employed as in-house corporate counsel for Verizon (formerly GTE) for over 26 years before her retirement. She is currently on the Board of Community Conscience, a member of Soroptimist international of the Conejo and volunteers with Ventura County Animal Services.

Director of Records

Cheryl Klepper

Director of Records

Shannon Langbehn

Position: Church Secretary

Shannon joined our staff in the fall of 2018 and has been a member at Trinity for over seven years.

She is excited about being a part of the ministry here at Trinity.

Shannon is married to Paul and they have four children one daughter and three sons.

Church Secretary

Shannon Langbehn

Church Secretary

Jack Raupach

Position: Spiritual Life Director

Jack was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1985, he moved to California, where he met and married his wife, Lori, in 1990. That same year, he stared working for Walt Disney Imagineering as an Electrical Tech. He remained in their employ for 23 years, and currently operates his own laser engraving business, right here in Simi Valley.

In 2015, after only visiting Trinity once, Jack and Lori found it to be the exact type of spirit filled church they were looking for and immediately joined as members. Since that time, Jack has been joyfully serving as a Worship Assistant, a Lay Shepherd and is currently the Director of Spiritual Life.

Jack was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1985,...

Jack Raupach

Spiritual Life Director