Our Faculty & Staff

You will find that our school has a professional and dedicated faculty who truly care about every student in their classroom. Teachers use up-to-date technology and resources and because of small class sizes, can offer personal attention to their students. Click below to find out more about our fantastic team!

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Fr. John Hayes

Associate Pastor

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Anthony Biese

Principal

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Tess Hatfield

Guidance Counselor

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Michael Boesche

Business Administrator

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Becky Worm

Preschool

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Allison Moudry

Kindergarten

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Angie Helmbrecht

Third Grade

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Karen Thalmann

Second Grade

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Robin LaFond

Fourth Grade and Middle School Math

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Shelly Mendiola

Middle School Humane Letters/Theology

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Sheila Barth

First Grade

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Neal Maxwell

Science & Religion

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Aimee Bieganek

Middle School Math, Spanish & Theology

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Susan Steinke

Social Studies & English

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Randy Wagner

Math , Physics, Chemistry

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Judy Ide

High School Secretary

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Peggy Lenz

Technology Coordinator

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Lori Penas

Director of Religious Education

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Rose Heimerl

Athletic Director

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Jolie Holland

School Nurse

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Cindy Decker

Health Assistant

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Ken Ficker

Custodian

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Janie Dalbec

Resource Room

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  • 320-485-2182
  • fatherwiering@gmail.com

Fr. Matthew Wiering

Pastor

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  • 320-485-2182

Fr. John Hayes

Associate Pastor

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  • 320-485-2182
  • abiese@htwinsted.org

Anthony Biese

Principal

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  • 320-485-5627
  • thatfield@htwinsted.org

Tess Hatfield

Guidance Counselor

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  • 320-485-5651
  • htparish@htwinsted.org

Michael Boesche

Business Administrator

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  • 320-485-5635
  • rworm@htwinsted.org

Becky Worm

Preschool

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  • 320-485-5636
  • amoudry@htwinsted.org

Allison Moudry

Kindergarten

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  • 320-485-5639
  • ahelmbrecht@htwinsted.org

Angie Helmbrecht

Third Grade

Mrs. Angie Helmbrecht is the first grade teacher at Holy Trinity. She is a graduate of the College of St. Benedict and has been teaching for almost 20 years. She loves sharing her joy of reading with her students and watching them grow into confident readers. When not at school, Mrs. Helmbrecht enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing volleyball, and scrapbooking.

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  • 320-485-5638
  • kthalmann@htwinsted.org

Karen Thalmann

Second Grade

Mrs. Karen Thalmann is the second grade teacher at Holy Trinity. This is her fourth year teaching at Holy Trinity, but she has over two decades of experience teaching in Catholic education. She is a graduate of UW-STOUT with a degree in Early Childhood Education, Preschool - 3rd grade. Mrs. Thalmann loves being able to help children grow in their faith and love of Jesus. When she's not at school, Mrs. Thalmann enjoys gardening and spending time with family.

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  • 320-485-5640
  • rlafond@htwinsted.org

Robin LaFond

Fourth Grade and Middle School Math

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  • 485-5615
  • shmendiola@htwinsted.org

Shelly Mendiola

Middle School Humane Letters/Theology

Mrs. Shelly Mendiola is excited to join the staff at Holy Trinity as a first year teacher. The Mendiolas have been members of the Holy Trinity family for 14 years. She has six children, all of whom attend Holy Trinity and range in age from 11 to 18. She loves that Jesus is an integral part of each day at HT. Mrs. Mendiola received her Bachelor’s Degree in Religious Studies from the College of St. Scholastica. Before returning to school and earning her Graduate Teaching License, she had worked in parish ministry for 25 years. She enjoys reading, watching Christmas movies, drinking coffee, and supporting her kids in all their activities.

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  • 320-485-5637
  • sbarth@htwinsted.org

Sheila Barth

First Grade

Mrs. Carolyn Schmidt will soon begin her seventh year at Holy Trinity. She is grateful to be teaching at a school where she can pray with her students. She has also taught in Wyoming, Louisiana, and Colorado. During her free time, Mrs. Schmidt likes to run, weight lift, hike, kayak, paddle board, and snowshoe.

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  • 320-485-5644
  • rhouston@htwinsted.org

Rhonda Houston

Art

Mrs. Rhonda Houston has served as Holy Trinity’s art teacher in various capacities since 1998. She holds a BA degree in K-12 Visual Arts from UW-Eau Claire. Mrs. Houston feels blessed to be teaching at Holy Trinity and strives for a comfortable, safe and welcoming classroom environment where students can create, explore, build relationships and become lifetime learners both in art and in life. A random piece of timely trivia is that her daughter happens to live in the town where St Edmund, the patron saint of pandemics, is buried - Bury St Edmunds, England.

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  • 320-485-5606
  • nmaxwell@htwinsted.org

Neal Maxwell

Science & Religion

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  • 485-5613
  • abieganek@htwinsted.org

Aimee Bieganek

Middle School Math, Spanish & Theology

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  • 320-485-5611
  • ssteinke@htwinsted.org

Susan Steinke

Social Studies & English

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  • 485-5607
  • rwagner@htwinsted.org

Randy Wagner

Math , Physics, Chemistry

Mr. Randy Wagner is teaching for the first year at Holy Trinity. He is teaching the Math and Physics classes. Mr. Wagner received his BS degree in Engineering at South Dakota State University in Brookings, and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Education for Secondary Mathematics from Saint Scholastica. He and his wife have three children and live on a hobby farm in Maple Lake where they raise beef and chickens.

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  • 320-485-5654
  • jide@htwinsted.org

Judy Ide

High School Secretary

Mrs. Judy Ide has been in Winsted for 43 years and she is starting her 30th year at Holy Trinity. Mrs. Ide has 2 children (both Holy Trinity alumni) and 6 grandchildren who she loves spending time with. One of the nice things about working at a private school is that she can express her faith and talk about God with fellow workers or go up to the chapel for a quiet moment with God. When Mrs. Ide is not at school, she loves to travel, bowl, read and spend time with family and friends.

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  • 320-485-5653
  • plenz@htwinsted.org

Peggy Lenz

Technology Coordinator

Ms. Peggy Lenz is a life long parishioner and a 1978 graduate of Holy Trinity School. She then went on to graduate from Hutchinson Vocational school in the Accounting I program. Peggy has worked at Holy Trinity School since September of 1998 as the Technology Coordinator. She has always been interested in computers and has taken many online courses through St. Cloud State University. A fun fact about her is although she appreciates all the seasons of Minnesota, winter is her favorite with skiing, skating, sledding and testing one's driving skills.

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  • 320-485-5633
  • lpenas@htwinsted.org

Lori Penas

Director of Religious Education

Mrs. Lori Penas has been the Religious Education Director at Holy Trinity since 2008. Mrs. Penas attended Normandale Community College and Hennepin Technical College, worked at Carlson Companies for 19 years and Goebel Fixture Company for four years before accepting the position of Director of Religious Education. She has been married to her husband for 29 years and they have one son. Mrs. Penas is also the owner of a full service flower shop - Jean's Floral - located on her father-in-law's farm.

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  • 320-224-8599
  • rheimerl@htwinsted.org

Rose Heimerl

Athletic Director

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  • 763-219-2469
  • jholland@hlww.k12.mn.us

Jolie Holland

School Nurse

Mrs. Jolie Holland is a Registered Nurse and has been the District School Nurse for 15 years, covering Holy Trinity and the Howard Lake, Waverly, Winsted and MAWSECO schools. She has a BA from Concordia University and BSN from Bethel University. Jolie's background includes Coronary Intensive Care and ICU starting in California and then in various Minnesota hospitals. She says that whenever she interacts with Holy Trinity students, they radiate a special kindness and thoughtfulness that the world needs more of! Jolie has many interests outside of school including a wonderful horse, Isabelle. She also enjoys tatting, which is a very old art taught to her by her grandmother, Hannah, but dates back to Egyptian mummies.

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  • 320-485-5643
  • cdecker@hlww.k12.mn.us

Cindy Decker

Health Assistant

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  • 320-485-5620
  • kficker@htwinsted.org

Ken Ficker

Custodian

Ken Ficker started working at Holy Trinity in September of 1997. He has enjoyed watching many kids grow from Kindergarteners to Seniors. Ken and his wife live on Lake Mary and enjoy boating and fishing. Ken is very grateful for his years at Holy Trinity.

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  • 320-485-5627
  • jdalbec@hlww.k12.mn.us

Janie Dalbec

Resource Room

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We appreciate our teachers who genuinely care for our children’s well being and academic advancement. It is also a treasure to know that Jesus is at school everyday in the school chapel.

leah cathey, parent

Contact Us

110 Winsted Ave. W.
Winsted, MN 55395
Elementary: 320-485-5631
High school: 320-485-5654
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