Pastors & Staff

Pastor David Simonson 

Vacancy Senior Pastor 

Contact information:
515-297-2046 or email: pastorsimonson@trinityalgona.org

Briton Nelson

Associate Pastor

Pastor Nelson grew up in Reedsburg, Wisconsin and graduated in May of 2023 from Concordia Seminary.   While there, he served his vicarage at Messiah Lutheran Church in Clio, Michigan.  Briton was ordained and installed on June 25, 2023, to begin serving Christ's people at both St. John's and Trinity Lutheran Churches.

Briton's wife, Jade, has a degree in education from the University of Northern Iowa and taught middle school math last year in St. Louis.  They also have a daughter, Autumn.

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.

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 as 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. 

Jo Centgraf

Ministry Coordinator

Jo Centgraf serves as our Ministry Coordinator. She works directly with the Pastors, aiding in ministry coordination/support on a wide variety of projects. She is also available to help others to plan and carry out ideas and projects involving worship, study, fellowship, service opportunities, and more.