Justin Arnold, Bridge Minister                                                


Justin Arnold is a recent graduate of Luther Theological Seminary, and he lives in Chippewa Falls with his wife, Stacy, his twin sons, Clark and Jack, and their wonderful cat, Bailey.

He is beyond excited to be serving English Lutheran Church of Bateman and St. James Trinity as their new Bridge Synodically Authorized Minister (SAM). Justin is also a musician and songwriter who plays around the Chippewa Valley occasionally, and he enjoys taking walks, reading and playing video games in his spare time. 

Laurel Boyer, Administrative Assistant                  


Cell Phone: 715.828.5596

I have lived in Chippewa Falls most of my life.  My family moved to here when I was in 2nd grade from Duluth, MN.  

I have an Administrative Assistant-Associate Degree from Chippewa Valley  

Technical College as well as 25+ years of experience.  I grew up in a Presbyterian Church, with my father being the Pastor. I think this has been very helpful in my role in the church at SJT!  

I have a 26-year-old daughter, Makaya, who is an Art Teacher at DeLong Middle School in Eau Claire.  I also have a 6-year-old son named Greyson, who is a

going into 2nd grade! He is a charmer and is as sweet as can be.  I feel very blessed to be their Mom!  

My favorite thing to do is spend time at our family cabin in Iron River, WI. I also enjoy doing yard work, painting, beading jewelry, crocheting, up-cycling furniture and doing art projects with Greyson (we like painting rocks).  

My faith journey started on September 28, 1979, when I was baptized. My grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles all have (or had) a very strong faith so they have all had a significant role in my faith journey and I am so appreciative of them and the upbringing they gave me. 

My favorite bible verse is Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Sue Sell, Treasurer                 


Elaine Sedgeman, Financial Secretary        


Deb Burfield, Custodian                                

Deb Burfield was born in Duluth Minnesota, the daughter of a truck driver. She attended school in Tomah, and then Altoona, where she completed her freshman year of high school. After her father’s death in 1975, she and her mom moved to Fall Creek, where she finished high school and now calls home.

Deb enjoys camping, working in the yard, taking walks in the woods, and listening to the sounds of nature. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends. She has an older sister and brother-in-law in Black River Falls, and several nieces and nephews in Marshfield and the surrounding areas.

Deb has been a very dependable and respected school bus driver for the past 25+ years. She has been employed by the Fall Creek School district for the last 20 of these years. She loves the children and they love her right back!

For several years Deb has worked as the custodian at St. James Trinity. Her duties include cleaning, setting up and taking down for weddings, funerals and other groups that use the church facilities. She also provides light maintenance inside the church, along with lawn care and light snow removal. 

In Deb’s words, “One of the things I like most about working at SJT is giving back to my church family that have helped me in my faith journey. It gives me great pleasure to offer a clean and welcoming place to worship. I love helping people, both the ones I know and strangers. There is no greater joy than sharing kindness, love, and joy to someone that may not be as fortunate. I also have much pleasure in singing in the church choir. I am thankful that I can share God’s work through the sounds of music.”

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