Reverend Terry Merrill, Interim Pastor
Pastor Terry Merrill of Albany is serving as Trinity’s interim pastor. Pastor Terry is a second career pastor and it was after the military, college and work in the electronics and telephone industries that he received a Master of Divinity from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne IN and a Doctor of Ministry from Denver CO Seminary in Marriage and Family Counseling.
Pastor Merrill has served LCMS churches for 37 years including 10 years as spiritual director working with adjudicated youth in residential treatment. He holds clinical membership with Association for Clinical Pastoral Education from Trinity Medical Center in Minot ND. Currently, he is working with churches in transition as an Intentional Interim Minister.
Pastor Terry (Merrill) finds joy in relationships formed through his ministry as pastor and counselor, and in being part of a church and school community working together to connect people with Jesus and grow in Christian love toward one another. He lives with his wife Peggy, in Albany OR. Together they have five children and 13 grandchildren.