Rev. Adrian S. Sherrill

Senior  Pastor

Pastor Adrian Sherrill is our senior pastor. He is a graduate of Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN. He received the Divine Call to Trinity in 2001. Pastor is married to Linda and they have thirteen children. With the help of the congregation, he hosts a continuing education class each August.  He does the work of a parish pastor taking an interest in being a help however he might to the people of God. When he was a year old his father entered the seminary and is still serving at Our Savior, Grand Rapids, MI.  He also has a brother who is a pastor at St. Paul Lutheran in Council Bluffs, IA.    


Rev. Dr. Adam C. Koontz


Rev. Dr. Adam Koontz accepted a Divine Call to Trinity Lutheran Church on Lent 1, 2022. He and his family will move from Indiana to Colorado in mid-year. Until then, Pastor Koontz will remain on the faculty of Concordia Theological Seminary, where has taught since Fall 2019. A 2014 CTS MDiv alumnus, he was the pastor of Mount Calvary, Lititz, Pennsylvania, and planted Concordia, Myerstown, Pennsylvania. In January 2020 he successfully defended his dissertation on the imitation of Paul in the Greco-Roman world and was awarded the PhD in Religion from Temple University in May 2020.

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and raised in a small town in central Pennsylvania on the Appalachian Trail, he met and married his wife, Jennifer, while an honors major in comparative literature at Swarthmore College outside Philadelphia. He and Jen have seven children, - Christian, Lydia, Isaac, Julia, Paul, Maria, and Thomas.

Rev. James D. Bauer

Associate Pastor

The Rev. James Bauer was born in Lincoln, Nebraska and raised in rural Seward County. He was confirmed at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Goehner and graduated from Seward High School in 1968 Upon deciding to study for the holy ministry he attended St. John College, Winfield, KS, graduating with an AA degree in 1970. He finished his undergraduate work at Concordia College, Seward, NE, graduating in 1972 with a BS in education. He immediately enrolled at Concordia Theological Seminary, Springfield, IL, graduating in 1976 with a BD and MDiv. His vicarage year was served at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Puyallup, WA. Pr. Bauer married Linda (nee Schardt) Bauer of rural Hebron, NE in 1971. They have two daughters, Angela Hensiek of Arvada, CO and Andrea Bauer of Aurora, CO. Pr. Bauer was called to St. John and Zion Lutheran churches, Chester and Hubbell, NE upon graduating from the seminary in 1976. He served these parishes until accepting the call in 1978, to become the campus pastor at University Lutheran Chapel, Lincoln, NE. In 1990 Pr. Bauer accepted the call of Trinity Lutheran Church, Denver, CO, serving this parish since then. Pr. Bauer has been and is involved, in many circuit, District and Synodical activities. He previously served two six-year terms on the Board of Governors for Concordia Historical Institute in St. Louis, MO.

Rev. Thomas E. Lock


The Reverend Thomas E. Lock was born and raised in Illinois. He was confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Riverton IL [outside of Springfield] and graduated from Riverton High School. He earned a Bachelor of Music [Music Education - Instrumental] from Millikin University in 1984 and a Master of Church Music [Composition] from Concordia University-River Forest in 1991. After serving as a Church musician in parishes in Illinois, Florida, and Wisconsin, he entered Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, graduating with a Master of Divinity in 2002. He has served as pastor in Minnesota and Indiana. In 2010 he earned a Master of Sacred Theology degree from Concordia Theological Seminary; his area of primary study was preaching and worship/liturgy. A number of Kantor Lock's compositions have been performed and recorded by the CTS Kantorei. His setting of "We Praise You and Acknowledge You, O God" has been used in many parishes within America. Recently, he has written articles for the soon to be released book, Hymnal Companion to The Lutheran Service Book, and written Bible Studies on select Hymns of the Day [also soon to be released]. While a student at River Forest, he met a deaconess student, Kathy [nee Horky]; they have been happily married since 1993.