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Pastors and Staff

Senior Pastor

Pastor Steve Troisi

Pastor Steve graduated from the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, SC in 2009. Before attending seminary, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Financial Management with a minor in Accounting from Clemson University. Pastor Steve is married to Stacey, and they have 2 sons, Collin and Kelton. Before coming to Triumphant Love, he served…

Council President

Gene Richards

Gene and his wife, Jan, have been members of Triumphant Love since 1985. Both of their daughters grew up and were married at the church with Kristen marrying Joseph whose family are also longtime members. All four of their grandchildren have been baptized at Triumphant Love. Gene is retired from the State, economic development and…

Children's Ministry

Rachel Nevergall

Rachel first became an Austinite and shortly after a proud member of Triumphant Love in 2013 when she moved here with her husband Mike, and their daughter Caroline, with their son Elliott joining the family last year. Growing up in Manhattan, Kansas, Rachel followed her Lutheran roots and desire to live near a big city…

Visitation Pastor

Pastor Armin Steege

Armin and his wife, Cindy, have three daughters, two living in Austin and one in Los Angeles. He is a graduate of Luther College where he received his B.A.; Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago where he completed his work for his M. Div;  and Pan American University (currently UT-Pan Am) where he received his…

Director of Operations

Doug Nelson

Doug and his wife Suzi have been members of Triumphant Love since 1977. They have been blessed with two daughters, Erin and Lindsay. Since arriving in Austin in 1974, Doug has worked in various engineering and management capacities for IBM, Dell, and Genco Distribution Systems. His service to Triumphant Love has spanned congregation vice-president, social…

Tessa Burns

Tessa Burns has been a member of Triumphant Love for many years and a Child Development Center parent since 2008!  Tessa and her husband, Casey, have three children who have all attended or are currently attending this wonderful preschool. Before staying home, Tessa was a first grade teacher for nine years.  She has a Bachelor…

Vicar Candice Combs

Candice is a 2016 graduate of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and a life-long Lutheran. She comes to Triumphant Love with a love for teaching and small group ministry. She and her husband Jon have lived in Southwest Austin since 1999. They have three children, Zander, Vivian and Victoria. She is looking forward to 2 great…