The Rev. Henry Friedrich has served on the Staff of Trinity Lutheran Church since 1999 as Visitation Pastor under the direction of the Senior Pastor. He also serves as Circuit Counselor of the Northeast Circuit, Iowa District West.
He married Evelyn Meyer of Burt, IA on June 21, 1953. They have four children: Barbara King, pediatric nurse in Lacey, WA; Rev. Brian, President of Concordia University, Seward, NE; Rev. Mark, Pastor of Mountain View Lutheran Church, Apache Junction, AZ; Linda, Writing Project, U. of CA, Berkeley, CA. Evelyn is Adult Services person at the Algona Public Library.
After graduation form Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO in 1953 Pastor Friedrich served parishes in Oregon, Iowa, and North Dakota, before retiring in 1995. Since retirement he has served as Interim/Vacancy Pastor at ten parishes.
Pastor and Evelyn moved to Algona in 1999. Presently he provides a Word and Sacrament Ministry at Trinity for the sick, shut-ins, and residents of nursing homes and care facilities. This ministry reflects the concern of Trinity Congregation to keep its members connected with Jesus Christ.