© 2019 Trinity Lutheran Church


706 SW 6th Ave, Cape Coral, FL 33991

Pastor Charles Kanefke

Before moving to the Sunshine State, Pastor Kanefke spent the first part of his life in the Garden State, just a few miles west of New York City, where he was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Fair Lawn, NJ.  For twenty years he worked in the computer industry specializing in mainframe systems administration, disaster planning, capacity & performance management, and project management.  Eventually God motivated him to attend Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO where he graduated with a Master of Divinity degree.  Pastor Kanefke has been serving at Trinity since 2007.  He is an Eagle Scout, and has served our community as a member of the American Red Cross and as a Guardian ad Litem.  He has been married to Kimberly for over 20 years and together they have four sons.  He enjoys traveling, a variety of music (he plays guitar in our praise band), Jersey style chili dogs and awesome barbecue.

Janet Turner

School Director

Janet Turner has been the Director of Trinity Lutheran Preschool since 2011.  She has worked in Child Care for over 18 years and first joined Trinity as a VPK teacher in 2005.  She has also taught Children's Church, Sunday school classes, and youth groups.  She loves helping children understand that they are special as God's children and instilling in them the knowledge that they are loved just as they are.  Janet also enjoys her interaction with parents and loves to encourage them and support them in their very important role with their children.  She is the mother of three wonderful daughters and enjoys reading, swimming, singing, spending time with her family, and being in God's word.

Joshua Zilberman

Director of Music & Worship

Joshua Zilberman joined Trinity as our Director of Music & Worship in December of 2016.  Joshua earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL.  He played classical piano until the age of 14 when he was invited to play in his father's band where he quickly combined his classical upbringing with other influences like jazz, blues, and pop.  Joshua is experienced with brass instruments, specifically the trumpet, and he received but ultimately declined a scholarship to FGCU.  Later, he was told he had a talented "ear" for music and it was suggested that he become a vocal major instead at Edison State College.  After studying there for a year, he transferred to USF where he studied vocal performance under Charles Wesley Evans.  Joshua enjoys jazz, metal, and rock genres equally, as well as homemade spaghetti.