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Sheryl Pugmire

PRE-K 3 & 4


My name is Sheryl Pugmire.  I am very happy, and blessed to be able to say I  will be your child's preschool teacher this year!  I received my associates degree in Early Childhood Education in 2007.  I have been working with children of all ages during my thirty-five years here in Winfield.  I had a daycare for seventeen of those years and worked with special education and the developmentally handicapped youth at the Winfield State Hospital for ten of those years.  

 I have three wonderful grown sons, two of which are currently United States Marines.  I am happily married to my husband of twenty-nine years.  I love animals, and have many!  I am a Certified Lay Minister for the United Methodist Church, in which I have been preaching for eight years.  I do love the Lord, children, people, and animals, and I love to teach!  So I will blend this love and have fun teaching your child how to love the Lord and love learning what they need to in order to become healthy, blossoming children for our world.

I lovingly welcome you and your children to Trinity Lutheran School and Church.  I am looking forward to a great school year full of little blessings!

Peace, and Health,

Sheryl Pugmire


Katrina Tarver


Hi! I’m Katrina Tarver and this is my third-year teaching Kindergarten at Trinity. I’m so excited to start the new school year and see what adventures the months ahead hold. It is truly my honor and a blessing to be teaching these kids.

I have been teaching for 15 years, various ages and subjects, including at risk youth. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family (both extended and immediate). My husband, Charlie and daughter, Kayden and I enjoy keeping physically fit, coaching, cooking/baking and traveling.

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Cynthia Foster


Hi, my name is Cynthia Foster. I am the new 1st and 2nd teacher at Trinity Lutheran School. I have nine-years of experience in teaching.  I have taught kindergarten, 2nd and 3rd grades.  In my spare time like to read, crochet and spend time with my friends and family.  I am looking forward to teaching at Trinity Lutheran School this year.


Erin Miller


Hello, I’m Erin Miller. This will be my 10th year teaching 3rd and 4th grade here at Trinity and I’m excited to start the new school year! After such a crazy year last year, I’m hopeful things will be more “normal” this year, but I also know that we can persevere through whatever we are handed.

My love of kids runs deep and greatly affects my home life. I’ve been a Foster Parent for 4 years. I also enjoy reading, camping, swimming, going on mini family vacations, and also just relaxing in my spare time.

Here’s to a great year!

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Chris Dehning

GRADES 5-6 & Principal

Chris Dehning is currently the Principal for Trinity Lutheran School in Winfield, Ks. He has previously served as a teacher and principal at Lutheran schools in Illinois, Missouri and Minnesota. He obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska. In addition to being principal, he also teaches 5th and 6th grades.

He has a wife, Rachel, and two children, Lydia and Toby that are both enrolled at Trinity. When not at school, he enjoys being active with his family. They especially like hiking and exploring new places.


Sarah Warneke


Sarah Warneke is the wife of Vicar Chris Warneke and is teaching at Trinity for the 2022-2023 school year.

She is a graduate of Concordia University Nebraska. 


Heather Meyer

Religion, Art, Writing, English

My name is Heather Meyer and this is my second-year teaching at Trinity and my thirteenth year overall (including four years homeschooling when our big kids were younger.) I have taught all ages, preschool through 8th grade, and am looking forward to seeing many of Trinity’s students in my classroom each day.

My husband, Seth, and I have seven children, including a new daughter-in-law, gained this summer. The original six span from age 4-20. I enjoy playing cards and board games, traveling, and gathering with our church family. 

What a joy it is to share the love of Jesus with our kids each day! 


Tausha Long


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