Leadership Staff Bios


Steve Wachtman, Pastor

Steve has a degree in psychology and computer science from Capital University and graduated from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in June, 1992, receiving his first call to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in July of that same year. He began his service as the Associate Pastor for Christian Education and Youth. In 1998, he became a Pastor-in-Mutual-Standing with his colleague Pastor David Markowich. Since Pastor Markowich’s retirement in 2000, Pastor Steve has been serving as the lead pastor among a staff of diversified ministry professionals and several pastoral interns. He is married to Melea and together they enjoy three daughters: Annika, Elli, and Adrienne.

Email: Steve Wachtman


Joshua Brodbeck, Minister of Music

Joshua is a young American concert organist who is in constant demand as a performer and hymn fest leader. At the age of nine, Mr. Brodbeck performed his first concert in the United States. He made his international debut at age 12, playing for an organ dedication in Slovenia, Europe. Throughout his brief career, Mr. Brodbeck is known, and is commended for his varied programs that please audiences everywhere.

Mr. Brodbeck studied at the Capital University Conservatory of Music as well as the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University with Mr. Todd Wilson. Since graduating, Mr. Brodbeck has had coaching sessions with Mr. Paul Jacobs of the Juilliard School of Music and Dame Gillian Weir of the United Kingdom.

Currently, Mr. Brodbeck is the Minister of Music and Artist-in-Residence at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbus, Ohio. In this role, he oversees the entire music program and concert series.

Email: Joshua Brodbeck

Laura Hudson, Director for Equipping Ministers

2012_1013_0237_m300 Laura graduated from Capital University with a degree in Communications. After working in the corporate world for the better part of two decades, she began serving in August 2004 as Holy Trinity’s Director for Equipping Ministers, helping people explore their spiritual gifts and connecting them with ministry opportunities. In February 2006, Administrator duties were added to Laura’s role description giving her responsibility for much of the church’s electronic and print communications as well as overseeing volunteers. Laura and her husband Tim are the parents of adult children, Josh and Rachel.

Email: Laura Hudson

Nancy VanFossen, Director of the Child Development Program


Nancy is a graduate of Wittenberg University and has been a member of Holy Trinity for more than 20 years.  Mother to young adults Joe and Grace who grew up in Grandview, she’s affectionately known as “Miss Nancy” to all the other children of the community whom she loves and treats as her own.

Email: Nancy VanFossen




Sara Wunsch, Vicar

Sara is an 8th year seminary student from Trinity Lutheran Seminary.  When she began seminary in 2011, she was originally commuting from Cincinnati. Then, her family relocated to Asia and they lived in Singapore for four years on an expatriate assignment – so she continued in a seminary there – called Trinity Theological College.  They moved to Columbus in 2016, which has sped up her seminary process.  Sara’s excited to be at Holy Trinity and looking forward to a growth-filled, God-filled experience with everyone.  As you can tell, she’s drawn to Trinity places!


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