Pastor Constanze Hagmaier
Pastor Constanze Hagmaier is a native of Germany. She grew up as the youngest of two children. At the age of 16 she came as a Rotary exchange student to the United States for one year to attend high school in Brandon Valley, SD. Upon her return she finished high school in Germany and enrolled at the Ruprecht Karl's University in Heidelberg, Germany to earn her Master of Divinity degree. While studying hard she met her husband Dirk. The two of them were married in 1996 and welcomed their son Paul in 1999. The family also immigrated to the United States in the same year. the Hagmaiers served congregations in Waubay, Aberdeen, Florence, Mitchell & Parkston before coming to Trinity Lutheran.
Pastor Constanze is excited about ministering to young children, teaching faith milestones, worship and living out faith in daily life. Her responsibilities at Trinity are best described by administering the mission and ministry of Trinity Luther's family of faith.
Pastor Dirk Hagmaier
Responsibilities: I am in charge of the Program Ministries including confirmation and bible studies here at Trinity Lutheran Church.
Background: I enjoy spending my free time hunting, fishing, walking, exercising, biking and getting spoiled by my wife :) and as the staff would say I enjoy getting spoiled by everyone!!!!
Youth & Education Ministries
Responsibilities: I have been the Youth & Education Director for the last 13 ½ years at Trinity, I have been responsible to recruit and train Sunday School and Confirmation staff, keep detailed records for the Sunday School children and Confirmation youth, organize Summer Ministry Programs, and help organize and run the High School Youth Program. I have been working for the last 25 years doing the same job description at Canton Lutheran Church in Canton, SD and Trinity Lutheran Church in Madison, SD. I love my job and working with the children and youth all of these years. I have been an advocate for the children and youth at both churches. My favorite Bible story is from Mark 10:13-16-when Jesus said “Let the little children come unto me…”
Background: I grew up in Sioux Falls, SD and attended Our Savior’s Lutheran Church where my husband, Marv and I were married and our first son was baptized. Marv and I have been married for forty years and have three sons, Mike, Tim, and Joe. Our sons are each married and we have five grandchildren-Austin, Abby, Cameron, Elaina and Marin. In my spartime, I love to read, be with my family and play with my grandchildren.
Responsibilities: I am a full-time receptionist responsible for worship assistants, baptisms, annual report, newsletters, calling the hospitals, scheduling, answering the phone, updating information, and other duties as assigned.
Background: I graduated from Madison High School, went to Lake Area Institute in Watertown, and got married here at Trinity Lutheran Church. My husband Adam and I have 3 busy children and a dog named Maisey. Adam is the High School Principal at the Madison Central High School. Brandon, our oldest, was baptized here a Trinity Lutheran Church and is active in sports at the Madison High School. McKenna is at the Madison Middle School and has a passion for sports, especially gymnastics. Daveney is at the Madison Elementary School this year, and is a social butterfly! Our family enjoys spending our free time at our children's activities and camping!
Custodial & Maintenance
I grew up in Oldham and was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church. Some of you already know that I studied organ and piano with Colleen Tucker while I was in junior high and high school. My first organ lessons were at Trinity. I was substitute organist for Mrs. Tucker several times during those years and also played at Trinity for funerals and weddings. We also had many piano studio recitals in the Sanctuary.
After high school I earned my bachelor’s degree at Augustana College (now Augustana University) in Sioux Falls in music (sacred music emphasis) and a minor in religion. My internship was at First Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, and I was involved with the chapel musicians on campus. For a while I also played organ at Dow Rummel Village for their Sunday afternoon worship service. I earned my master’s degree in church music (organ emphasis) and carillon from the University of Kansas School of Music. (A carillon is a musical instrument of at least 23 bells located outside and played by a keyboard that allows for variation in dynamics through touch.) After that I moved to Macon, Georgia, to pursue my artist’s diploma in organ performance at Mercer University’s Townsend School of Music. I have served several denominations over the years, including Lutheran, Presbyterian, and Episcopal, but I am glad to be back in the Lutheran Church.
Responsibilities: I am a part time registered nurse with specialized education in faith and community nursing. I incorporate faith, health, and healing into our congregations and community.
Background: I grew up in Brookings, SD and lived and worked in Indianapolis, IN for 8 years. I currently live in rural Madison with my husband, two youngest children, two dogs, and four cats. I enjoy God’s beautiful creation and love being outdoors especially camping with my family.
Favorite part of my job: The variety within my work and the relationships that are formed with those I serve across the lifespan.
Faith Community Nurse
Summer du Randt 2017-2018