Staff and Leadership


  • Pastor James (Jim) Fowler, D.Min.

    Pastor Fowler began his ministry with us in September 2015. 

    He was ordained in 1983, and holds the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Music from Luther College, Decorah, Iowa; Master of Divinity from Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, Ohio; and Doctor of Ministry from the Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago, Illinois.


    Jim and his wife, Heidi, have one daughter, Sarah and grandson, JJ.

    Jim likes to sing, read spy novels, and play golf.

  • Music Director

    Trinity Choir rehearses at 9:00 AM in the Balcony of the Sanctuary (Sept. through May).  All ages of singers are welcome!  Kristin Schmeling, Director. 

  • Karla Tawzer, Office Manager

    Karla obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from The University of South Dakota.


    In April 2006, Karla began her ministry with Trinity as our Office Manager.  


    Karla enjoys a variety of music and books, writing, photography, events of the school district, USD and community. 


    God wants each of us to accept and see the hopefulness in our days; to make healthy choices; to maintain positive relationships; to inspire others. We are called to, "Encourage one another and build each other up."     1 Thessalonians 5:11, and 1 Thessalonians 5:12-14

  • Kolby Riehle, Custodian

    In February 2019, Kolby joined our staff as our custodian.  Being a church custodian requires being observant, respectful, motivated, and committed to providing members, visitors, and fellow staff with clean and orderly places to worship and meet.  There is something unique about serving a church in this capacity.