Reverend Terry Merrill, Vacancy Pastor

Pastor Terry Merrill, of Albany, will begin serving us as a Vacancy Pastor September 1, 2017. Pastor Terry is a second career pastor. It was only after the military, college, and work in the electronics and telephone industries that he sensed a call to the ministry. He began his seminary training in 1977 receiving a Master of Divinity from Concordia Theological Seminary in 1981. He has served churches in Montana and Oregon.

Ruberto Ek Yah, Ministry to Latinos

Seminary student and long time member Ruberto leads the Latino Bible study, the Spanish language worship services on Sundays, and translates the Bilingual Sunday morning services.

Mrs. Ruth Gray, Business/Office manager

Since 2009, Mrs. Gray has been Trinity’s Administrative Assistant, managing all office matters and, in 2013, became the Business Manager for all church and school matters. She is a graduate of Concordia University holding a degree in Business Administration. After an early career in the business world, Ruth became the music teacher and director of student choirs and bands at Trinity School. She, her husband Cedric and their children Rachel, Marcus and Jacob are active participants and leaders in many areas of Trinity’s church and school life.

Dr. Walter Krueger, Organist, Choir Director

Dr. Krueger, organ recitalist, choir director and is an adjunct professor at Concordia University,Portland. His Doctoral degree is from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. Dr. Krueger is regional dean of the American Guild of Organists. He also serves the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod as instructor in the “Lutheran Musician Enrichment” program. He has been serving Trinity since 1992.

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