The Trinity Lutheran Family would like to introduce you to our Pastoral Staff and Partners in Mission and Ministry …


Ildiko Rigney

pastorildiko @ trinityvictoria . net

Pastor Ildiko Rigney was born in Croatia, and brings with her Hungarian heritage. She finished college in Zagreb, Croatia, with a major in English language and literature and ethnology. She is a Master of Divinity graduate from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, and in the past she served congregations in Yoakum and Gonzales.

Pastor Ildiko is new to Trinity Lutheran and enjoys exploring the history, people and ministries of the congregation and she is excited to join serving together with all generations of Trinity. She believes in building bridges among people and including all of God’s diverse children in the life of the church. Her passion lies in all things related to healing, especially essential oils, and she often teaches classes related to that interest.

Her family includes her husband Carlos, mother Katalin Szanto and daughter Anna.

Pastor Ildiko loves reading, embroidering and gardening in her free time.

Church Secretary / Financial Secretary

Pam Stanford

pam @ trinityvictoria . net

Pam Stanford

Pam Stanford, our office secretary, is often the first person you meet when arriving at Trinity Lutheran. She and her husband Ronny are long time members and are particularly active in the Scouting Program. Pam also serves as our Financial Secretary as well.


Congregation President

Larry Clark

LarryClark @ trinityvictoria . net

Larry Clark

Larry Clark, current president of our congregation, was born in Victoria. He is graduate of Victoria High School and Victoria College, and after marrying Cheryl Spiegelhauer in 1968, he became a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. As he travelled during his 21-year career in the US Air Force, Larry served on many Lutheran church councils, and as council president in Universal City, Texas and Glendale, Arizona.

After retiring from the USAF, Larry and Cheryl returned to Victoria and to Trinity Lutheran. Here he completed a second career as a real estate business owner. He now serves on several community non-profit boards in addition to his service to Trinity.

Larry says “I believe our congregation is ready to grow and our council is dedicated to mae that happen.”