Staff and Leadership


  • Pastor James (Jim) Fowler, D.Min.

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    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.

  • Kristin Schmeling, Choir 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

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    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

    In February 2019, Kolby joined our staff as our custodian.  Being a church custodian requires being observant, respectful, and committed to providing members and visitors with clean and orderly places to worship and meet.  

  • 2024 CONGREGATION LEADERS

    CONGREGATION LEADERS

    President:  Pat Meyers


    Vice President: Rick Retzlaff


    Treasurer:  Kevin Kocher


    Congregation Council Secretary:  

    Nicole Solomon


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    COMMITTEE LEADERS & COUNCIL MEMBERS

    Care and Health:  Amy Richardson

    Education, Discipleship, Youth and Family: Tiffany Kashas and

    Tracy Cleveland

    Worship and Music:  Jeanne Robert’s

    Evangelism, Outreach, Welcome and Community:  

    Amber Anders

    Finance, Administration and Property:  

    John Walker

    Stewardship and Giving:  Jenny Orr