Anyone who has come into Trinity Lutheran Church in the past two years, or Trinity School the previous 18, will immediately recognize the warm, welcoming smile that has greeted everyone for the past 20 years. Trinity Lutheran Church, Merrill, recently celebrated Robin Grenfell’s 20 years of service.
A graduate of Trinity School herself, Robin states, “I love the feeling of being a part of the big family of Christ.” She recognizes that many of her most treasured friendships originated at Trinity School. Robin sent her children to Trinity as well.
In her own words, “There is such a special feeling to send your child to a school where you know that your child will be taught the reading, math and science but also most importantly, they’re taught about how much Jesus loves them. Both past and present Trinity teachers show their students that they care about them and that they love them. The love that is shown to the students is contagious and can be seen in the students that come out of Trinity School. The financial sacrifice parents make is paid back when each student gives back to others through what they’ve learned through a Christian education. I loved the hugs from the children, I also loved it when the children would sing to staff on their birthdays and when they would pray when an ambulance or fire truck went by. I loved the first day of school and consoling parents when they dropped off their new kindergartener. It brought back the wonderful memories of dropping off my children at Trinity on their first day too. Many students passed through Trinity School in the 18 years I was there and I love to run into them and have them recognize me. Watching the students grow up and have families of their own has been wonderful.”
Robin is a lifelong member of Trinity Church, and now works as the administrative assistant in the church office. With her typical enthusiasm, she enjoys her work there. The same love she used to show to each child is now shown to all who step into the church office, and she especially loves getting to know more of the senior members of the church family. She feels that she and her husband, Rich, have truly been blessed by Trinity.
Now that she is a grandmother, a new chapter of life is opening for her, but it is certain that commitment to Christ through her service at Trinity will continue to be at the forefront of all she does.