Chuck Jostad

Minister of Discipleship


A Little About Me:


I've done a little of everything!  I grew up in North Dakota, studied a year at the University of Vienna, Austria, and even went to Seminary in Kentucky and southern California.  I spent sixteen years on staff with Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ), three of those traveling in South East Asia on a music team doing evangelism. Later, I became a campus director at Humboldt State, and did ministry there for seven years.


Sandy is my wonderful wife of 43+ years. We have three children, and three grandchildren! Sandy and I came to Modesto in 1984. Here, I taught high school for seventeen years, and retired a few years back from that. Some people know that, in addition to ministry, I am a private pilot and love to fly!  I also love the outdoors, especially a long distance ride on a touring motorcycle.  I also still try to water and snow ski when I can.  Recently, I have re-opened my interests in classic cars by obtaining a 1966 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible.


How Long Have You Worked at Trinity?


15 years


Favorite Drink at Starbucks?


I don't drink Starbucks, but how about a favorite sandwich? Bacon, brown sugar, and peanut butter, on toast! Ask for that at your restaurant, and watch for the cook to look out of the kitchen in awe!


Life Verse:


2 Corinthians 5:17 -- "If any person is in Christ, he is a new person, the old is passed away and look, all things become new."


Something I Love About Trinity?


I can always find a way to have a ministry and be used by God in the lives of others. That brings added joy, meaning and purpose to my life!