Pastors & Staff

Tom Schlund

Senior Pastor

Pastor Tom Schlund has served Trinity since July of 2015.  He graduated with a degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 2006 and a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Texas Tech University in 2009.

Tom worked at the University of Missouri in Columbia (MO) as a Residence Hall Coordinator from 2009-2011. In 2011 he entered Concordia Seminary and graduated in May 2015.  While at the seminary Tom served his year-long vicarage (internship) at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Concordia, MO and Faith Lutheran Church in Knob Noster, MO.

Tom is married to his wife Beth and they have two daughters.

Pastor Schlund volunteers in a number of capacities within the community and District:
  • President of the Algona Chamber Ambassadors,
  • Board of Directors for Early Childhood North Central Iowa
  • Good Samaritan Society of Algona Advisory Board
  • Director of Student Financial Aid for Iowa District West
  • Dean of the Junior High Youth Gathering 

Mark Lund

Associate Pastor

Pastor Mark Lund was born and raised in Marshall, MN.  In 2007, he graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a BA in Cultural Anthropology and in 2011 earned an MDiv from Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN.

He was ordained on January 22, 2012 and served a mission congregation of LCMC (Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ) in Canby, MN. He has also has served a two-point parish in Readlyn, IA and a congregation in Boyden, IA. (Both in the North American Lutheran Church)

Mark is married to his wife Hope and they have one daughter.

Mark enjoys watching Minnesota sports (keeps him humble), Ole and Lena Jokes (same reason), cross country skiing, reading, watching movies, and spending time with family.

Thomas Cowell

Associate/Partnership Pastor

Pastor Cowell was born and raised in Reinbeck, Iowa.  He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa and Concordia Theological Seminary.  He has served as the Partnership Pastor between Trinity and St. John's in Burt since 2016.

Thomas is married to his wife Hannah and they have one daughter. 

Henry Friedrich

Pastor Emeritus

Henry served nearly twenty years as Visitation Pastor at Trinity following his retirement from full-time ministry in Iowa, Oregon, and North Dakota.

Henry is married to his wife Evelyn they have four adult children. 

Bonita Meyer

Administrative Assistant

Bonita is the heart of the church office. She coordinates the various tasks, calendars, and printing projects that keep the church running smoothly.

Pam Gogerty

Music Director

Pam serves at the organist and music director for all of our worship services and events. She coordinates the choir and special music throughout the year and shares her talents on the organ and piano.