Rev. Michelle Schultz
Pastor Michelle Schultz joined Trinity Lutheran Church in September 2020.
Pastor Michelle was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, IA. She is a second career pastor, who has a lot of energy. She graduated from University of Iowa with a B.A. in English, and received her MDiv. from Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, IA. Her gifts for ministry are: Pastoral Care, Evangelism, Preaching/Worship Leadership, Small group ministry, and Youth ministry. In her free time she enjoys hiking, boating, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Pastor Michelle has been married to Guy Schultz since 1993. Guy is a Commercial Estimator/Operations Manager with Menefee Drywall. Their daughter Claudia lives in Solon. Their son Drew and his wife Leslie live in Las Vegas while he is serving in the Air Force.
Pastor's Mission Statement: To proclaim Christ's resurrection, presence, and grace for all. To accompany the wounded in mind, body, and spirit. To provide space for authentic conversation, reflection, and connection. To witness to the Holy Spirit's activity throughout God's creation.
Cindy Anderson, Administrative Assistant
My name is Cindy Anderson and I have lived in Fairfax for almost 10 years. I grew up in Waterloo, Iowa and received my BA in Social Work with a minor in Psychology from the University of Northern Iowa. I also have an Associate's Degree in Community Corrections as well as an Associate's Degree in Paralegal Studies, both from Kirkwood Community College.
I worked in the Human Services field with youth at Foundation 2, Linn County Youth Shelter and Four Oaks STOP Program for several years. I then switched to working as a paralegal for the next 21 years. For 16 years I worked in civil litigation and then for the remaining time I worked for the Federal Defender's office doing criminal defense work. I retired from my legal career in 2019, am a full-time property manager, and work part time at Trinity Lutheran Church, Walford, IA.
I have 3 adult children all out on their own. My children were very involved in music, band and sports and I volunteered in each of those areas for a number of years. I love gardening, being outside and animals. I have served on the Fairfax Planning and Zoning Board; I am a current board member on the Board of Adjustment; I am a member of the Parks & Beautification Committee and Fairfax Trails Committee. I volunteered for the Fairfax Food Pantry, helped Fairfax residents during Derecho clean-up, as well as helped with the apartment fire victims securing necessities after their losses.
I am passionate about doing what is right and good for the whole of the community. I will speak my mind and often have strong opinions. I will always be respectful and honest. My personal mottos is – Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean You Should.
Debbie Brooks, Music Ministry