Our Leadership

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Pastor Tim Smith

Lead Pastor

Pastor Tim Smith was the original Mission Developer at Holy Trinity, and still serves our Lead Pastor today. A graduate of Michigan State University and Trinity Lutheran Seminary, he is veteran of over 30 years of pastoral ministry, having served in Detroit, New Britain, CT, and Cedar Rapids prior to moving to North Liberty. A father of three, Tim is married to Lisa, who teaches in the Education Department at Mt. Mercy University. He is an avid guitarist, audiophile and hiker, and is eager to share his passionate love of Scripture!


Pastor Katie

Lowe Lancaster

Pastor of Discipleship


Pastor Katie Lowe Lancaster serves as Pastor of Discipleship Ministries.  Pastor Katie oversees a number of mission areas, including Small Group Ministries support, Christian Education, and Servant ministries within and beyond the community. Pastor Katie is a Marion native, veteran of more than 30 years of marriage, mother of six children, and graduate of St. Olaf College and Bethel and Wartburg Theological Seminaries.  Prior to her ordination, she served as Director of Children’s Ministry at both St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and at Echo Hill Presbyterian Church, both in Marion. Most recently, she served five years as both the Associate Pastor and Senior Pastor at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Anamosa.

Visioning Council


Ben Meyer



Gretchen Warkentin

Vice President


Judy Taylor



Jack Fratzke


Marcy Duncan

Council Member

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Clay Peterson

Council Member


Steve Roe

Council Member



Richard Tiegs

Office Administrator


Laurel Hibbard

Social Media Specialist

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Paul Castiano

Collaborative Musician

Alex Dueker

Alex Dueker


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