Rev. Steve Wiechman
Pastor Steve starting helping at Trinity in July of 2022, and officially became our pastor in January of 2023.
God cultivated a heart for His people and His good news in Steve at St. Mark Lutheran School and Lutheran High North in Houston, TX. Steve graduated with a B.A. in 1995 from Houston Baptist University (now Houston Christian University) with no idea of working in the Church. Before he knew it, God led his home congregation (St. Mark) to ask him to be the Youth Director, where he served from 1995-1999. He married his lovely bride, Jamie Ruppel, at St. Mark in 1998. He graduated from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO in 2003 and has served a number of congregations in Texas over the years.
God called Steve and Jamie, and their four children (Austin, Gabriella, Josiah, and Eliana), on a pretty dramatic journey in February 2015 that they affectionately call "The Trust Adventure" (you can read about it at dropnets.com). During the months and years that followed, Jesus cultivated new hearts and minds in the Wiechmans for an entirely different way of living and serving in His name. One fruit of God's work was the founding of Breathe Life Ministries (BreatheLifeToday.com) in November of 2017, a ministry that breathes life into Christian leaders and their spouses, and the communities they serve by bringing the real hearts and lives of leaders into the presence of Jesus. They gladly continue that work today.
Steve loves cultivating spaces where people can be real and find real help from God. He also loves discovering new foods (and eating them), listening to live music, painting, fishing, and wood-working.