Pastor & Staff


Interim Pastor: William J. Sappenfield

William J. Sappenfield became Trinity’s Interim Pastor February 2018. He received a B.A. in Religion from Austin College in Sherman, Texas; a M.Div. from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio; and a D.Min. from the Graduate Theological Foundation in Mishawaka, Indiana. Since his ordination in 1982, Pastor Sappenfield has served congregations in the Midwest, Oklahoma, and Texas. He and his wife, Linda, have one adult daughter.  


Organist: Martha Erickson

Music has always been a very important part of Martha’s life, a source of joy, peace, and comfort to her through the years. In 2nd Grade, she started taking piano lessons and continued with them through high school. Martha graduated from Clifton High School and Texas Lutheran University. While at TLU, she took organ lessons and sang in the acapella choir for two years. During her senior year of high school, she started playing for the church and continued off and on for over fifty years. Trinity has been blessed to have Martha as their full time organist for the past twenty-seven years. Martha has been happily married to Vernon (Pat) Erickson for 56 years and blessed with two children, John Erickson and wife, Jessica and Kim Amundson and husband, Brett and seven grandchildren. 


Office Administrator: Darlene Outlaw

Darlene joined the staff at Trinity in May of 2015. She says, "Trinity felt like I came home as soon as I walked through the doors." Darlene was born and raised in Waco, Texas until she moved to Clifton in 2011 with her husband, Randy. They are blessed with two sons, Randal Outlaw and wife, Kelsey and Zach Nichols and one precious grandson.