Our Staff

Our staff is eager to greet you and answer any of your questions. 






Director of Music







Administrative Coordinator










Pastor Jonathan Meraz


Pastor Meraz was born in Newton, IA.  He and his lovely wife Julie were married in 1982.  Pastor Meraz is a second career pastor who served at Zion Lutheran Church in Plainview, NE from 2003-2016.  His District President states "His pastoral characteristics that stand out are tact, patience, cooperation, leadership, administration, and relating to people. His pastoral skills of greater strength are older adult ministry, family ministry, lay leadership, development, personal witnessing, assimilation of new members, preaching content and delivery, teaching, and worship leading.  He is a strong leader who speaks his mind while also being a caring and dedicated pastor. We are extremely blessed that God has led Pastor Meraz to Trinity!


Mr. Stephen Pruitt

Stephen grew up in the Tidewater area of Virginia in Newport News and Williamsburg. He received a bachelor of music degree in organ performance and choral conducting from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. He graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin with a Master of Church Music degree with concentrations in organ, choral, and handbells. His primary organ teacher was Dr. John Behnke.


Stephen has served congregations in Richmond, Virginia and the metro Washington, DC area before moving to Colorado. In Colorado, he served Ascension Lutheran Church in Littleton for fifteen years as minister of music and youth. After Ascension he served Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Aurora, Colorado, for two years, until moving to Virginia.





Mrs. Anne Combes



Mrs. Combes was born in Norfolk, VA  and is a life-long resident of the Tidewater area.  She has been a Lutheran Parish Secretary for over 27 years and has been our Administrative Coordinator for over 16 years.  Anne is extremely knowledgeable on all aspects of Trinity and is very willing to answer any questions you may have.  You may reach her at 757-489-2551 or tlc@trinitylutherannorfolk.org.





Mr. Bill Sontag


Mr. Sontag helps to keep our facility running smoothly.  He works closely with our Board of Church Properties to make sure everything is working properly.





Mr. Antonio Tutt



We are so blessed to have Mr. Tutt and his very supportive family in charge of keeping our building clean.  He is always eager to please!