SPEAK TO A PASTOR
Rev. Dr. James R. Cotter (Pastor Jim) is a 1980 graduate of Concordia Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Indiana. He is a retired pastor who also served 38 years in the Army (30 as a Chaplain and a total of 12 active duty).
Pastor Jim married his High School sweetheart Donna and they just recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They are blessed with three children; Jim Jr. who is also a retired Army officer and lives in Ft. Wayne and working for the Ft. Wayne school District; Jennifer is a Special Education teacher in the Chicago Public School system; and Janelle is serving as the 6th grade teacher at Trinity. They have 8 grandchildren, the youngest three, Talia, Delaney and Avi, attend Trinity.
Pastor Jim enjoys people stopping by his office and his office hours are 10-12 Tuesday –Friday. His cell phone number is 260-615-4394 and is willing to talk or make home visits at your convenience.
Pastor Jim served congregations in Illinois, Colorado, and Indiana and planted a mission congregation.
Message from the Pastor
Trinity Lutheran Church and school is where all are welcomed. We are a friendly congregation who loves first time visitors, and would like to have them return. Our Sunday school classes are based on Biblical Teachings and current issues; our Sunday Worship is a blend of traditional and contemporary music as well as relevant preaching. After Sunday services there is a time to gather and fellowship over great food.
If you’re looking for a church home please try us. If you just want a change of pace you are more than welcome to visit.
Our school is composed of Pre-school (3yrs old), Pre-Kindergarten, and K-8th). Our faculty is composed of loving, nurturing, and above all Christian teachers. For more please look at our School page.