Chad Anderson, Senior Pastor
Chad is a native Nebraskan, having enjoyed the farm life of Phelps County and big-city life of Grand Island. He and Deborah,a native of Hastings, have been married since 2000 and have two boys, Barnabas (b. 2005) and Stephen (b. 2008). After graduating from Covenant Theological Seminary with an M.Div, Chad and his family were called to Trinity in 2006 to work part-time as pastor to youth and families, while working at the local hospital. About three years later, the church called Chad to the role of Senior Pastor. Chad can be found preaching, teaching and leading worship, and enjoys walking alongside small groups and youth. Chad enjoys a good cup of coffee with conversation, tries to stay alive by doing triathlons, believes every Nebraskan should read Wendell Berry and some Tolkien, and counts time with Deborah and the boys a great delight.
David Salyer, Associate Pastor
David grew up in McCook, Nebraska, as did his wife, Dawn. David and Dawn were married in 2002, the same year they moved to Kearney to attend UNK. Shortly thereafter they began attending Trinity and became members. After graduating from UNK in 2007 the Salyers moved to St. Louis where David earned his M.Div from Covenant Theological Seminary in 2010. In 2011 Trinity called David to the role of associate pastor to which he was ordained in October of that year. David and Dawn have four children: son Haven (b. 2009), daughters Evelyn (b. 2011) and Jocelyn (b. 2014), and son Peregrine (b. 2016). In 2018, Dawn began to suffer increasing physical disability which was diagnosed in August of that year as amytrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The disease took her life on January 10th, 2019. Dawn deeply loved, and was deeply loved by, the people of Trinity. Her absence in the life of our body is keenly felt by all. We continue to minister to Pastor David and the children as they learn to live without their beloved wife and mother. At Trinity, David preaches and leads worship regularly. He also teaches Sunday School, oversees the music ministry, and many of the church’s administrative tasks.