Jerry Schmidt, 76, a long-time member of Trinity in West Bend and active leader in the ELCA Mt Meru coffee project, died on August 15. Jerry was a frequent traveler to Tanzania in accompaniment with the Meru farmers and project leaders and served many years as the President of the Greater Milwaukee Synod Meru project committee. His leadership will be missed by all who knew him and worked with him in ministry to improve the lives of the coffee farmers and their families. Mt. Meru and El Salvador are partnerships of the Greater Milwaukee Synod.