What We Are About

Trinity Lutheran Church is dedicated to meeting the needs of our community and changing lives through Jesus Christ. We combine life-focused messages, a welcoming atmosphere and a variety of ministries for today’s family and beyond.

We are a growing part of the worldwide family of Christian believers. As Christians, we recognize that we are imperfect and sinful. Without the mercy and love of God, we are without hope. However, God showed His true love for us by sending His Son, Jesus Christ, to live, suffer, die and rise again on our behalf so that we could become His own children.

We believe God is one God in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We accept the Holy Bible as the true Word of God. Through an understanding of His Word and His active influence in our daily lives, God works to establish a loving and caring relationship with us.

Because the Sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion are connected to God’s command and promise, they are visible means of God’s forgiveness of our sin. The Holy Spirit works through God’s Word and the Sacraments to bring us to faith, keep us in faith and help us grow in living a God-pleasing life. We are also nurtured and strengthen through study of God’s Word, prayer, and Christian fellowship.

Jesus has called us to be His witnesses in spreading the gospel to all people and serving others as he did. As faithful Christians, it is our grateful response to Christ to live a life of love and service to others. We continually ask, “Lord, what would you have me do?”

Trinity Lutheran Church is affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod” (LCMS). 

Our Vision

Trinity Lutheran Church seeks to align our vision with God’s desire for us. We pray that Trinity Lutheran Church will: + grow larger not for the sake of being bigger, but to broaden our impact, our outreach, the breadth and depth of our ministry, in order to lead a growing number of people into a life-changing relationship with Jesus. + grow deeper in our love for God and others as we encourage each person to take the next step toward spiritual maturity.  We will grow deeper in our spiritual practices, relationships with each others and our passion to be Jesus’ disciples. + grow deeper in developing a culture of generosity.  Blessed to bless others; changed lives to change lives! + reach a new generation with the Gospel message, inspiring and empowering them to lead the church of today and tomorrow as they meet needs and change lives through Jesus Christ. Leadership Team

Pastor David Wagner
Pastor Dave was installed as Senior Pastor at Trinity Lutheran on June 4, 2017. After serving more than 30 years as a pastor in North Dakota, he came to Trinity with his wife, Kim, knowing that they were placed here by God to serve the people of this community. Pastor Dave and Kim enjoy doing things together such as: taking walks, singing, visiting with friends and going to the movies. They met in college. Both were both involved in vocal music at the university. Music continues to be a big part of their lives. They enjoy singing with one another as well as with other people. Pastor Dave and Kim consider it an honor to sing with others and to others about our amazing God.

The Wagners have four grown children who live in different states. All of them are married. They have four grandchildren. Pastor Dave and Kim relish the time they are able to spend with their family.


Office Manager – Sue Knowlton
Sue Knowlton has been Trinity’s church secretary since 2000.  She is married to Howard; they have two grown children and two grandchildren.  Sue enjoys listening to music, singing in the choir, gardening, pets, and flowers.  She sees her work as an opportunity to be of service to the people of our congregation and community. Getting to know and working with the preschool children and their families is one of the benefits of her work.    
Preschool Assistant – Jessica VanNoy 
Jessica was born and raised in Bellingham.  She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Central Washington University.  Jessica is married and has two children.  Kennedy is in third grade and Devin, a Trinity preschool graduate, is a first grader at Silver Beach Elementary.  Jessica loves to play soccer and spend time with her family and friends.