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Congregational Council

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Gail Olson

Gail Olson

Council President

Gail Olson is a former council member who served for eight years as the lay leader of the Saint Paul Area Synod of the ELCA.   Professionally, Gail served as general counsel to MnSCU (MN State Colleges and Universities) for 17 years. Prior to joining MnSCU, she served for 16 years in the Minnesota Attorney General's Office. 

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Tom Olsen

Tom Olsen

Treasurer

Tom and his wife, Jeneal, have been members of Trinity since 1988, and both of their children were confirmed at Trinity.  Tom worked for 3M for 35 years in the finance area and retired about four years ago.  He recently served on the Long Range planning committee. 

Send email to Tom.

Doug Johnson

Doug Johnson

Vice President

Doug Johnson is a member of the Saint Paul Area Synod council. Doug also chaired the senior pastor call committee and the 2014 Opening Doors Task Force, and served as Washington County attorney from 1999-2011. 

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Arba-Della Beck

Arba-Della Beck

Council Member

Arba-Della joined the council in 2016 and has been an active member of Trinity and the Stillwater community for many years, including serving on council at Trinity more than ten years ago. She has also taught Sunday school, lead small groups for confirmation, sang in the choir, been on mission trips to Mexico and Tanzania, and served with Loaves & Fishes. She recently chaired the lead pastor call committee. Arba-Della is President of FamilyMeans, a local nonprofit organization providing services to families.

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Mel Sullivan

Mel Sullivan

Secretary

Mel has been a member of Trinity for 15 years. During that time she has served in multiple capacities, including a decade of Mexico Mission trips with the high school students, the Texas Border Trip, the “Opening Doors” Capital Appeal team, and many other volunteer activities. She and her husband, Jim, have four children and four grandchildren and reside in Lake Elmo. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her family, travel, and participate in multiple outdoor activities.

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Mary Claire Olson Potter

Mary Claire Olson Potter

Council Member

Mary Claire and her family have lived in Hudson for more than 18 years, during which time she has been actively involved both at Trinity and in numerous community organizations.  By day she's the business development director of AECOM. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, especially growing raspberries, walking, baking and traveling. She and her husband, John, have been married for five years.

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